GBBC operates a FREE Equipment Exchange where parents of older players can donate gently used items that their player has outgrown to the next generation of baseball players. Parents (especially TBall and Coach Pitch) are encouraged to come down to the Shack and look through the items that have been donated before buying new equipment for the season. We often have bats, gloves, helmets, and cleats that are in great shape. The exchange is open to browse:
Saturday 3/16 from 8:30 am to 2pm
Sunday 3/17 from 8am to 12pm
Saturday 3/23 from 8am to 2pm.
We accept donations to the Exchange anytime the shack is open. As you are spring cleaning or on your way to Field Clean Up, please drop off any items you come across that you aren't using anymore to help out the new parents in our League!
The Green Brook Baseball Club would to invite all registered players to participate in our Indoor Training during the month of March. Indoor trainings will be held at the Green Brook Middle School (GBMS) Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please see the schedule below for dates for the program your child could attend.
Monday March 18th GBMS Bengal's Den 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday March 25th GBMS Bengal's Den 6:00-7:00 PM
Monday March 18th GBMS Bengal's Den 7:00-8:00 PM
Monday March 25th GBMS Bengal's Den 7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20th GBMS Bengal's Den 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27th GBMS Bengal's Den 6:00-7:00 PM
Wednesday, March 20th GBMS Bengal's Den 7:00-8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 27th GBMS Bengal's Den 7:00-8:00 PM
Our League was built on the foundation of VOLUNTEERS as we need your assistance in maintaining and enhancing our community baseball complex. The operation of our all-volunteer league and the concession stand (THE SHACK!) at Green Brook Fields continues to require family support. Accordingly, it is mandatory that GB Baseball member families fulfill two volunteer requirements; a "Field Work" bond AND a "Shack Work" bond. The bond part of the requirements is a fee that is paid if the family does not work the required hours. If the hours are worked, then there is no additional charge to the member families beyond the registration fees. There are different work/fee requirements for the Field Work and Shack Work bonds.
Field Work bond volunteer time is accomplished through general maintenance work during March before the season begins in order to prepare the fields for the season. The per family Field Work bond requirement is 8 hours (may be split across multiple days or across multiple adults from the same family) or the bond is $120. If a family does not complete the required field work hours before the season, a check for $120 must be given to the player's manager before that player will be permitted to play in any games. Please come to the GB Baseball fields during one of the days listed below and check in at the table in front of the Snack Shack. The address of the GB Baseball complex is 8 Highland Street in Green Brook (next to IEF school).
This year's Field Work days are:
Saturday 3/16 (Leaf Blowing/Raking Day - No Shack Clean Up) 8 AM to 4 PM
Sunday 3/17 8 AM to 12 PM
Saturday 3/23 8 AM to 4 PM
We need volunteers to bring Leaf Blowers (first day only), Branch Cutters, rakes, shovels, or tool sets to help assist. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AS IT HELPS KEEP THE LEAGUE'S COSTS DOWN! Please consider helping in this way.
Team Managers are exempt from the Field Work bond requirement and Team Coaches receive 4 hours of credit toward their work bond. Also, please note - there is no Field Work requirement for families with a player(s) in T-Ball only.
Field Work days are subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. Additional days may be added if needed. Announcements regarding both will be sent via email.
If you have already paid your Field Work bond using the Optional payments from the registration menu, please disregard this notice as you are exempt from working for this season.
Shack Work bond time is accomplished throughout the spring recreation season by working a total of 6 hours in the snack shack. The Snack Shack bond of $60 was paid upfront at the time of registration. An email will go out soon with instructions on how to sign up for your Shack Work volunteer time on the www.gbll.org website. In order to receive your bond money back, you need to work a total of 6 hours (usually two 3-hour shifts) and will be paid in cash at the end of the season at the rate of $10 per hour worked. If you do not work some or all of your Shack hours during the season, the difference will be kept in order to fulfill the Shack bond requirement. The last day to fulfill the Shack bond work requirement for the season is June 6th. Managers and Coaches are NOT exempt from Shack duty.
The SHACK Sign-ups will be posted on www.gbll.org shortly and an email will go out notifying everyone that sign-ups are open.
We thank you for your efforts and are looking forward to a GREAT season!
For those who are new to Green Brook Baseball Club, here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q:What activities does the registration include?
A: First,there are FREE Winter Clinics at an indoor facility in the months of February/March for those that register early. No additional registration is necessary for the clinics. Then, once the teams are chosen, there are some practices before the season starts. Then there are approximately 12 regular season games.
Q: When is the season?
A: We hope to start games around April 9th but that may be delayed due to a severe winter. We will go to approximately June 5th.
Q: When are the games played?
A: There is usually one game on Saturday morning/afternoon and another game on a weeknight at 6 PM. The day during the week may vary due to weather and scheduling.
Q: My player is 5 years old and has no experience with baseball. Where should she/he start?
A: T-Ball (Introduction to Baseball) is the best place to start and get ready for the next level. It is a lot of fun!
Q: My player is older than the TBall age but doesn't have a lot of (or any) baseball experience. Can they start in the Coach Pitch League?
A: Absolutely! The Coach Pitch League is an instructional environment where kids can learn fundamentals while playing the games.
Q: Do you need managers/coaches/Team Parent/volunteers?
A: Yes! We are an all-volunteer league with many parents pitching in to make a great season of baseball for the kids. If you would like to help out, please email the President on the "Board" tab.
Q: Who can I contact if I have a question?
A: Reach out to any Board Member - they are happy to help!