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2015 Baseball Season
Game Schedules and Regular Season Practice Schedule are Posted below in Attachments
First Games are Thursday Mar 26th & Opening Day is Saturday Mar 28th
Picture Day is Saturday, April 4th. Picture Day schedule with team times is attached below.
Select Baseball Program - Navarre Ravens
The Select Baseball program was developed to provide the opportunity for our Rec program baseball players to play additional higher level competitive baseball against other GCYB parks. This is very competitive baseball with the focus on player development while participating within the rules structure of the GCYB which limits pitch counts to protect pitchers.
Cost is $125. Covers hat, jersey, pants, belt, socks and cost for all tournaments and All-star tournament.
InnerLeague 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.
Ravens Select Teams Coaches: 14U - Lee Solt, 12U - Darrell Watkins, 10U - Jason Smith, 9U - Daren Thomas and 8U - Brian Ney
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.