One day left! Majors and Minors Registration Is CLOSING!
The LAST day to register for Majors and Minors will be February 15th -- Register TODAY so you do not miss out on a GREAT 2018 Rec Season!
GB Baseball Families,
Registration on www.gbll.org is openand we are excited about 2018! Our Spring Rec programs are the same as what was offered last year.
2018 Spring Rec Programs include:
TBALL Ages 4 & 5
Coach Pitch Ages 6 & 7
AA (Kid & Coach Pitch) Ages 7 & 8
Minors Ages 9 & 10
Majors Ages 11 & 12
Seniors Ages 13, 14 & 15
While always appreciated, payment is not required to register (just close out of the last screen when payment is prompted). If you do not pay immediately you will be registered but you will not receive a confirmation email until payment in full is made. We will send out a reminder email when payment is due - February 16th 2018 for Majors and Minors and later for other Rec Programs. Since payment is not due for several months, register your player TODAY so we can start planning for a great 2018 Rec Baseball Season! Information regarding Pre-Season practices, Training sessions & Rec Evaluations will be sent as the 2018 season gets closer!
Evaluation information - MAJORS & MINORS Feb 17th @4PM (Full Count Baseball Academy).
AA & COACH PITCH Feb 24th @4PM (Full Count Baseball Academy).
If you have any questions, please reply to this email to contact the Player Agent, Adam Eder.
Evaluation Info for Majors and Minors - February 17th
GB Baseball tries hard to have a competitive balance amongst its Rec teams in order to make an enjoyable season for all of the Players. One of the ways to achieve this goal is by having players come out and be evaluated prior to season. This should not be viewed as a “tryout” but rather an opportunity to show their skills and get some baseball practice in before the season. Please note, all Minors players should be evaluated. Additionally, all Majors players who did not play in the Majors last year should be evaluated.
The Evaluation Session will be held at Full Count Baseball Academy (1001 Lincoln Blvd. in Middlesex) on Saturday February 17th.
MINORS PLAYERS - Please arrive at 3:45 PM so we can check in all the players and be ready to go right at 4 PM!
MAJORS PLAYERS - Please arrive at 4:45 PM so we can check in all the players and be ready to go right at 5 PM!
There will be a limited number spots for a make-up session if absolutely necessary but please try to make the main session. Please note, if your player was already evaluated in November 2017 for Travel, they do not need to attend this Spring Rec Evaluation session as they have already been seen by the Full Count evaluators.
Any questions can be directed to the Player Agent, Adam Eder.
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!
As you may have heard, all youth baseball organizations will be switching to a new bat standard in 2018. The new bat standard replicates wood bat performance with the goal of standardizing this performance across all levels of play. This is NOT Green Brook's rule but rather it was enacted by all major youth baseball associations including Little League & Cal Ripken.
All current bats (other than wood) in use will not be eligible in the 2018 Rec or Travel seasons. All bats for next year must have the "USA Baseball" certification stamped on the bat. DO NOT BUY A BAT AT THE END OF THIS SEASON AS IT WILL NOT BE PERMITTED NEXT SEASON. New bats from the manufacturers will be available on 9/1/2017. Make sure the USA BAT logo is stamped on any bat you purchase.
There is an excellent explanation on Little League's website that can be viewed here: 2018 USA Bat Standard
At this time, we do not anticipate new bats being needed for TBall Division. The Coach Pitch Division and Higher should be prepared for the new bat standard starting 1/1/2018. As you will see in the links, 14U may still be exempt in some cases. New bats are NOT needed for the 2017 Fall Ball season.
While this information may take some getting used to initially, the goal of standardization should ultimately be beneficial to the game. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me or another Board Member.