Last Updated: September 1, 2015


Total Baseball Development

Siouxland’s Home for Extra Baseball!

 Total Baseball Development operated the Sioux City Bancrofts as a high school aged Summer Tournament team, Fall College Prospects Team, and Spring American Legion Team for five years in various seasons from 2008 to 2012.  The Bancrofts were named after Sioux City, Iowa's lone Hall of Famer; Dave Bancroft.  Click on these links below for stats, information, and to keep tabs on our very own Sioux City Bancrofts down on the farm . . .


Jake Peter of Mason City High (Iowa) & Creighton University (Nebraska)

and 7th round pick of the Chicago White Sox in 2014


Matt Jones of Gretna High School (Nebraska) & University of Nebraska & Hutchinson Community College (Kansas)

and 25th round pick of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2014


Taylor Ostrich of Carroll High School (Iowa) & Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) & Old Dominion University (Virginia)

and 34th round pick of the Kansas City Royals in 2015

  Congratulations to former Bancroft and USA Baseball's Nebraska NTIS participant Cole Stobbe of Millard West High School (Omaha, Nebraska ~ 2016) on being named to Team USA 18U.  Stobbe is currently in competition in the 2015 World Baseball & Softball Confederation (WBSC) U-18 Baseball World Cup in Osaka, Japan ~ August 28 to September 6.  Good luck Cole & GO USA!!! 


The TBD Fall League!!!

2015 High School Competitive Fall Baseball League from

Total Baseball Development (TBD)

in Sioux City, Iowa and NEW IN 2015 at the Iowa Great Lakes



Fall Baseball is just around the corner . . . Opening Day is September 13!!!


We are celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the TBD Fall League in Sioux City by expanding the TBD Fall League to the Iowa Great Lakes!  Games at the Iowa Great Lakes will take place at the Spirit Lake High School baseball field in Spirit Lake, Iowa and the Harris-Lake Park High School baseball field in Lake Park, Iowa.  All information for both the Sioux City location and the Iowa Great Lakes locations is the same and is listed below.   

It is the 10th Anniversary of the TBD Fall League here in Sioux City in 2015, and all you high schoolers (including FALL 8th graders) are invited to play!!! Get signed up now!!! 


Games are played on the Sundays of September 13, 20, 27, October 4 and Championship Sunday on October 11 and this gets you primed for next summer . . . Next year is never very far away!!!


(August 26, 2015) Total Baseball Development will be conducting its 10th Anniversary Competitive Fall Baseball League in Sioux City, Iowa for high school baseball players from Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota.  In celebrating this 10th Anniversary the TBD Fall League has expanded to the Iowa Great Lakes region to include players from Iowa and Minnesota.  The games will take place on five Sundays  will begin on September 13, and will run through October 11.  So before the leaves fall and before the snow flies this gets you FIVE extra Sundays of competitive baseball and for sure gets you geared up for next summer!!!

  • The Sioux City location will host games at the Strikers Complex.
  • The Iowa Great Lakes location will host games at the Spirit Lake High School and the Harris-Lake Park High School.  
  • Teams will play at only one of the two locations throughout the fall unless they volunteer for Interleague Play, which means they could play at either site on various weekends based on their request!

There are 12 players to a team.  Individual players can sign up and be assigned to a team or FULL teams can sign up.  Also small groups of players can sign up together and we will keep them together as we combine individuals and groups to create teams of 12.

Three hours of baseball every Sunday keeps your skills fresh and gets you a jump on the competition and ready to roll for the 2016 season!



  • Teams will play 2 five inning games in a scheduled 3 hour time session every Sunday . . . So your team will play one 3 hour session each Sunday for the five Sundays of September 13, 20, 27 and October 4, and 11.  
  • The 1st session runs from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, and the 2nd session runs from 3:15pm to 6:15pm . . . So every Sunday you will play at either 12:00 noon or 3:15 pm.
  • Schedules are set for the first Sunday based on TBD Fall League pre-season rankings, and are set up for all following weeks based on your team's Fall League standings, results, and team record.  
  • Schedules for all Sundays will be posted here on the front page.  After each Sunday the schedule for the next week will be posted by or before midnight on Monday. 
  • FIVE Sundays of competitive baseball starting September 13 gets you a jump on the competition for 2016.  


More about the Fall League .......


  • Each player receives a TBD Fall League 10th Anniversary t-shirt/jersey with team colors and a number on the back.
  • Rosters will be printed to identify all players playing in the TBD Fall League and are available FREE of charge at the games.
  • All players hit in the lineup. 12 men to a team. (13 max option available for complete schools – Please ask.)
  • Free substitution on defense. 
  • Pitch counts for pitchers.
  • Fall League standings for all teams, with pre-season rankings based on the overall age of your team and last year's finish if you played in the TBD Fall League!     
  • ALL metal bats used must be BBCOR Certified, and the TBD Fall League will be wood bat optional again this year.  Wood or composite bats must be certified and umpire approved.
  • The 2015 TBD Fall League will be for 2016 High School eligible players. In Iowa this means 8th graders can play in high school, and of course players from all states are welcome to play in the TBD Fall League.
  • Games will be played at the Strikers Complex located at 4900 South Lewis Boulevard in Sioux City, Iowa; and possibly other locations pending the official number of teams competing in the TBD Fall League. On the blue column on the left please click on ‘Directions & Maps’ for directions and maps!




Here is how to sign up for the TBD Fall League .......



Next year is never very far away!

Get ready now!


  • Sign up takes only 10 minutes . . . and you can do it now!!!  
  • To sign up online please click on "ONLINE Signups" on the left hand column by the yellow arrow.  TBD Fall League is only $125 per player! 
  • You can sign up as an individual or small group and be assigned to a created team OR you can sign up as a full team.  When we receive your signups we will build the teams according to schools you list.

If you have more questions about anything regarding the TBD Fall League at either location please contact Bob Protexter by email at or call or text: 712.490.7199


Andy Wolf of Spirit Lake will operate the Iowa Great Lakes TBD Fall League and may be reached by email at or call or text: 515-320-3534



With sign up comes all the above cool stuff and the below cool stuff as well!!!

EVERY SUNDAY - FREE ~ FREE ~ FREE cage time at the Strikers Complex in Sioux City on game days.....Come early & Stay late...HIT UNTIL YOU HAVE BLISTERS and THEN HIT SOME MORE!!!

September 13 - Opening Day & Pre Season Rankings

Dates below for the FREE clinic on one of your Sundays either before or after you play = Priceless!

  • The Sioux City location - CLINIC To Be Announced
  • The Iowa Great Lakes location on September 27 will host a Professional Hitting Clinic with Bill Krejci, former Team USA coach and USA Baseball evaluator

October 11 – CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY with Fall League PLAY-IN GAME & Fall League WORLD SERIES GAMES taking place. Always lots of nail biters & white knuckle games!!! Winning team receives Championship trophies, TBD Fall League World Series Championship Locker-Room t-shirts, and real FAKE champagne!!! ... THAT’S LEGIT! . . . See the pics below of the 2014 Championships!

September & October – Lots of extra baseball . . . AND THAT'S PRICELESS!!!



  • Team / Partial Team Signups: If you are having a full team or partial team please make sure you, your coach, manager, or team organizer goes to our website and clicks "Downloadable Forms & Printable Flyers" by the yellow arrow in the left-hand blue column.  Then fill out the roster and email it to or send it in by regular mail.  This will be cross referenced with the online signups received to make your roster.  We will organize teams by requests and by the school listed on the signup. 
  • Individual Signup: If you are an individual signup or a very small group we will group you by need of position to the create the proper team pitching wise and defensively to the best of our ability.  Remember: Pitching and Defense wins Championships!
  • ROSTERS: As the signups come in and the teams round up we will start posting rosters and lists of players on this website so you can see who has signed up, and so you can get all your guys to sign up in time.  This will be general at first with mostly just names, and then simple rosters, and then more specific with jersey colors and numbers a bit later. We would rather be late and accurate with final rosters than early and constantly making changes.  Thanks for your patience. 
  • SCHEDULES: For the schedule of the first Sunday on September 7 we rank all the teams league wide and schedule championship tournament style.  Because of very many variables and some interesting team creation situations the schedule for Week 1 will come out late the week of September 1.  Again, we would rather be late and accurate than early and constantly having to make changes.  Again, thanks for your patience.
  • Schedules AFTER Week 1; Each succeeding week's games schedules and devised with like records and special pairings and will be posted on the TBD website after Sunday's games and by Monday night at midnight.



***The Strikers Complex in Sioux City will also be hosting a Fall League for younger players as well so for more information please visit this website: or call or email Val at: 712.490.2906 ~

Thanks for your interest in the 2014 Total Baseball Development High School Competitive Fall Baseball League and "THANKS" for being a TBDer!!!


Here is some high-powered action from the 2014 TBD Fall League . . .

Travis Sterler #32 of the Sheldon Texas Oranges . . .  is . . . SAFE . . . no wait . . . he's OUUUT . . . Tagged out with a Web Gem quality play by Parker Meier #77 of the Alta-Aurelia Navys . . . It's the closest play all fall and it's all caught on film and named the TBD Fall League 2014 PHOTO OF THE YEAR!!! (Photo taken by Rod Winkel)






2014 TBD FALL LEAGUE Sioux City

September 14 - October 12



FINAL Pre-Season Ranking number and team Record RGU
1 8. Sgt. Bluff BLACKS 9--1  
2 14. Hinton YELLOWS 8--2  
3 1. Gehlen KELLY GREENS 6--4  
4 3. Cherokee VEGAS GOLDS 6--4  
5 2. Sioux City East ORANGES 6--4 28
6 6. Sheldon TEXAS ORANGES 6--4 43
7 4. South O'Brien SILVERS 6--4 49
8 7. South Sioux City REDS 5--5 29
9 13. Sioux City West FOREST GREENS 5--5 47
10 11. All-Star MAROONS 5--5 54
11 15. Alta-Aurelia NAVYS 4--5--1 34
12 9. All-Star INDIGOS 4--6 30
13 17. Sioux City Bishop Heelan IRISH GREENS 4--6 45
14 12. Sioux City North CAROLINA BLUES 4--6 56
15 18. Sioux City East CARDINAL REDS 3--4--3 35
16 10. MMC-RU ROYALS 3--5--2 48
17 16. Kingsley-Pierson GOLDS 2--8  
18 5. All-Star PURPLES 1--9  



Sgt. Bluff BLACKS

Back row – Coach Matt Klemme, Connor Prescott, Ryan Admire, Alec Davis, TJ Heineman, Trevor Mohrhauser, Brady Click, Coach Jamie Stoltze
Front row – Tyler Stoltze, Dylan Moore, Ryley McGregor, Chris Kroll, Colby Laughlin


  1. Gehlen KELLY GREENS - 15.71428571
  2. Sioux City East ORANGES - 15.90909091
  3. Cherokee VEGAS GOLDS - 16.30769231
  4. South O'Brien SILVERS - 16.09090909
  5. All-Star PURPLES - 16.4
  6. Sheldon TEXAS ORANGES - 16.5
  7. South Sioux City REDS - 16.54545455
  8. Sgt. Bluff BLACKS - 16.63636364
  9. All-Star INDIGOS - 16.63636364
  10. MMC-RU ROYALS - 16.76923077
  11. All-Star MAROONS - 16.8
  12. Sioux City North CAROLINA BLUES - 16.83333333
  13. Sioux City West FOREST GREENS - 16.84615385
  14. Hinton YELLOWS - 16.91666667
  15. Alta-Aurelia NAVYS - 17.38461538
  16. Kingsley-Pierson GOLDS - 17.57142857
  17. Sioux City Bishop Heelan IRISH GREENS - 17.85714286
  18. Sioux City East CARDINAL REDS - 18.91666667

Each team's preseason ranking is devised by adding the graduation dates up and dividing by the number of players on the roster, so in general terms a 15 ranking = 2015 graduation; 16 ranking = 2016; 17 ranking = 2017; and 18 ranking = 2018.  The team's preseason ranking will be listed on all subsequent weeks rankings, and can and may and will be used for scheduling purposes.


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Click here for directions to the Strikers Complex on Highway 75 in Sioux City, Iowa. Physical address: 4900 South Lewis Boulevard; Sioux City, Iowa  51106


91,776 - JULY 23, 2014

106,735 - JULY 27, 2015

Play hard or go home...........and watch out for that bacon cheese hamburger!!! Kansas City Royals center fielder Tommy Murphy hits the wall and the burger in Spring Training 2009.....................WELL DONE!!!.......The play and the burger!!!


Total Baseball Development (TBD) is a baseball school located in Sioux City, Iowa, USA that offers individualized personal and group instruction, out-of-season leagues, camps, clinics, and player placement services for high school, college, and professional baseball players.

Total Baseball Development operated a select high school age baseball club called the Sioux City Bancrofts for five years (2008-2012) that competed as a Summer Tournament Team in 2008 & 2009, a Fall College Prospects Team from 2009-2012, and an American Legion Baseball Team from 2010-2012 that participated in a Spring schedule.  The Bancrofts were named after Dave Bancroft ~ Sioux City's only Hall of Famer in Cooperstown; inducted in 1971.

Total Baseball Development and this website serves as a local resource for baseball in the Siouxland area, and baseball opportunities state-wide & nation-wide. For more information please contact Bob Protexter at 712-490-7199 or by email at

Total Baseball Development - Siouxland's home for extra baseball.......

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Theodore Roosevelt
26th President of the United States of America
"The Man In The Arena"
Speech at the Sorbonne
Paris, France
April 23, 1910