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2015 Baseball Season
Late Player registration ($25 Late Fee added) contact Daren at 850-420-6828
First Games are Thursday Mar 26th & Opening Day is Saturday Mar 28th
Coach Certification - Thursday, Feb 26th 6pm - 9pm NYSA Gym, cost $20, mandatory for head coaches, recommend & invite assistant coaches, dad's, etc.
Pre-Season Practice Schedule and Coaches Phone list are posted below
Select Baseball Program - Navarre Ravens
The Select Baseball program was developed to provide the opportunity for Rec baseball players to play additional competitive baseball against other GCYB parks. The focus is on player development while participating within the rules structure of the GCYB which limits pitch counts to protect our pitchers.
Cost is $125. Covers hat, jersey and cost for all tournaments and All-star tournament.
Raven Tryouts will be held Saturday, March 7th. Times are TBD. Teams are 8U, 9U, 10U, 12U & 14U.
InterLeague Tournaments: Saturday April 11th at Navarre, April 18th at Gulf Breeze Shoreline Park and May 2nd at Perdido Youth Sports Association.
The GCYB Allstar Tournament - June 9th thru 16th - location Myrtle Grove Ball Park.
Please see the Baseball Code of Conduct, General Policies & Rules which are located in the Attachments section below.
**Players playing Travel Baseball are NOT Permitted to play Rec or Select Baseball.
2015 Baseball Sports Fee and Expense Breakdown
Baseball Registration fee for 2015 = $100
1. $40 is deducted for NYSA Admin Costs per player ($20 - Utilities, $10 - Office, $10 - Insurance).
Net Registration fee to Baseball = $60 per player
2. Uniform cost is approximately $38 per player (full uniform includes MLB hat, shirt, pants, belt and socks)
Net Remaining Fee to cover all other operating expenses = $22 per player ($22 @ 300 players = $6,600 remaining to cover all other expenses.
3. Umpire Expense - $14,608
4. $5,000+ for Equipment - Baseballs, bases, chalk machines, L-screens, batting cage nets, chalk, paint, scorebooks, catchers gear, catcher mitts, rakes, etc. runs approximately $5,000+ per season of which baseballs alone account for about half of that figure.
As you can see, after our registration fees we are short approximately $13,000+ to operate. We make up the shortfall with our fundraising efforts including Concessions, Dances and sales of Sponsor Banners. We rely on our volunteer coaches and parents to support and help out with our fundraising efforts so we can have a successful season each year. Fortunately, over the past several years we have had great support from our parent volunteers and community businesses to where we generate enough revenue to break even each year.
Bat Rule for 2015
NYSA Park Play - All bats having the USSSA/BPF 1.15 Thumbprint stamp and/or the BBCOR stamp are acceptable and any ALLOY bat that does not contain the words "Coach Pitch" or "CP" are also acceptable for ALL DIVISIONS. Composite bats are permitted only if they contain the USSSA/BPF 1.15 or BBCOR thumbprint stamp. Big Barrel bats are acceptable up to widths of 2 3/4". Bat length and weight are NOT restricted to a "Drop -3" in the 14U division.
GCYB Inner-League & All-Star Play - All bats must have the USSSA Thumbprint and/or the BBCOR stamp to be acceptable for play.