It is time to start making Summer Travel baseball plans! If your son or daughter is interested in continuing to play baseball at a competitive level after the Spring Rec season, it is time to plan for the commitment required for Summer Travel baseball.
You must visit www.gbll.org and register your player(s) by clicking the green “Summer Travel” button on the top right on or before May 16th to be included for consideration for Summer Travel Baseball at the 8U thru 12U level. While payment is not mandatory to register for Summer Travel consideration, payment will be required for both the Shack Bond and the Travel Registration fee prior to the start of the Summer Travel season.
We will have a separate 7U registration and tryout info posted shortly.
Summer Travel Objectives:
· Offer a Competitive Baseball program that enables each District and Travel Baseball player to attain maximum skills development, while having lots of fun.
· Place players at the appropriate District and Travel team level determined by the player’s baseball skill and ability through independent evaluations along with Player Agent’s input.
· Provide opportunities for capable and committed players to improve themselves through excellent coaching and strong competition.
· Compete against teams from other municipalities in district play, area leagues and tournaments, as well as some out-of-region, high-profile tournaments (older age groups).
· Provide a positive learning experience to enhance a player's overall personal development.
Travel Team Registration, Evaluation, and Placement:
Player evaluations have been conducted by experienced and independent evaluators prior to the Spring Rec season. These player evaluations determine the competitive level at which each prospective Travel player will participate. Input from the League’s coaches will be a component of the evaluation process. Each player is expected to play on the team for which he/she qualified.
Frequent schedule changes are to be expected due to weather and changing dates in leagues and tournaments, so players and parents must plan to be flexible. Prompt and regular attendance is a must for all Travel players. Parents must plan summer vacations to avoid conflict with practices and games.
Eligibility and Details:
All Players who played in in the GBLL Spring Rec program are eligible for the Summer Travel Team(s) however, there may be residency restrictions when it comes to District teams for players outside of Green Brook and North Plainfield.
Multiple travel teams may be established at each level if sufficient interest from players and coaches exists
Age is defined as the player’s age on May 1st of that year. Each team is designated with the maximum league age).
Summer baseball is extremely competitive, and is intended for players interested in playing at a more competitive level than our Rec program. Players must commit to attendance at all games and practices. (It is recommended that no vacations be scheduled for players during the months of June and July)
Player selections will be based on the resulting evaluation and positional roster availability. Players will be evaluated at various positions (1B, 2B, SS, 3B, C, P, OF)
The Summer Travel Baseball Fees are $175 per child which includes uniform costs plus an additional $60 shack bond. The Shack bond will be refunded if 6 hours are worked during the summer season. Please note, that some Travel teams, in a particular age group, may elect to participate in tournaments that could result in additional participation fees to offset the higher expenses associated with these other venues. There will be no refund of the basic Travel Baseball registration fee for any other reason than not having enough players and managers to form complete teams.
The Shack Bond will be $60 to be paid at the time of registration. If the Parent/Guardian works the requisite 6 hours during the Summer Travel Season, the $60 will be refunded after the end of the Summer Travel season
No player is guaranteed playing time or at bats during either the District Tournament or Travel Season. Rules for playing time and substitutions will be followed as dictated by Little League or the sponsoring organizations of the Travel League/Tournaments.
No player is guaranteed to play any specific position during either the District Tournament or Travel Season. Coaches will endeavor to field the team, lineup, and defensive positions that, in their estimation will afford the team the best opportunity to win.
Sportsmanship and teamwork are the two cornerstones of Green Brook baseball. There will be zero tolerance for poor sportsmanship or degrading a fellow team mate. This applies both to players and parents.
Managers and Coaches:
Managers for District and Travel teams will be selected by the GB Baseball Board and consideration will be given to coaching skills, experience and the ability to foster a positive team experience. In addition, managers and coaches must exhibit good sportsmanship and represent Green Brook and the communities of Green Brook Township in a highly civil and supportive manner when competing at home and in other area communities. The Managers, from the previous years, will continue to support the club based on their commitment to the program unless they opt out or they did not adhere to the league standards. If a candidate wants to be considered, he or she must contact the player agent.
For additional questions, please contact the PLAYER AGENT