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FALL BALL REGISTRATION
07/22/2014
Registration for FALL BALL IS NOW OPEN. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Volunteers...

07/21/2014
12u
07/20/2014
Oak Park beats Mundelein 9-7 in extra innings.  What a game!
13&14U Ram Travel Tryouts
07/16/2014
Learn the Ram Way!   Become Part of The Ram Tradition!   If...
2015 Coyote Travel Parent Meeting
07/16/2014
The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents on the cost, timing,...
Coyote Travel Tryout Dates
07/09/2014
Players are required to attend one of the two evaluation dates and...
2015 Coyote Travel Manager Applications Now Open
07/07/2014
If you are interested in managing a 2015 GYBA Coyote Travel Team...
Lake in the Hills Registration
07/07/2014
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
USSSA Baseball Bat Performance Standards
03/12/2013
  This year, GYBA will comply with USSSA Baseball...
 
FALL BALL REGISTRATION
by posted 07/22/2014
 

Registration for FALL BALL IS NOW OPEN.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Volunteers are still needed to help coach.  I know that many feel like they cannot take on the responsibility of managing.  In order to manage numbers, we need the adult volunteers.  Therefore, if you feel like you can coach, you can team up with another and split the responsibility.

Notes:

It looks like we will have at least 2 to 3 teams per division.

Players that are trying out for the Coyotes and are still planning on playing Fall baseball can still sign up for Fall Ball. 

If you make the Coyote team, that fee will be applied to the Travel fees and you would be playing in the Mundelein league with your Travel team and not be playing GYBA in-house Fall Ball. 

If you do not make the team, then you will be drafted on an in-house Fall Ball team.

Because of this, the Fall Ball draft will take place on Aug 24, once Travel teams have been selected.

Opening Day would still be on Aug 30.  However, practices will be run differently until teams have been selected.

Here is an example plan: Let’s say that there are 40- 10yr olds signed up.  Mustang coaches and volunteers would set up skill stations and players would rotate through each station.  These stations will help build skills and will carry over into the season when teams are made. 

Dates and times will be made for these practices and players can come if they can. 

 

 

 

Below is a tentative schedule:

Aug 6- Coaches will be selected and contacted
Aug 11-Aug 29- Team practices- 2-3 times a week
Aug 30- Opening Day
Oct 18-19- Playoffs

 

Thanks,

Tom Guryn


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12u
by posted 07/20/2014
 

Oak Park beats Mundelein 9-7 in extra innings.  What a game!


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13&14U Ram Travel Tryouts
by posted 07/16/2014
 

Learn the Ram Way!   Become Part of The Ram Tradition!

 

If you are a 13 or 14 year old boy who loves playing travel baseball and plans on attending Grayslake Central High School, the Rams Baseball Club wants you!

 

Ram players:

  • Play a full travel baseball schedule
  • Learn the "Ram Way" of playing baseball
  • Are coached by paid coaches
  • Play on the varsity field

Tryouts will be held at the Grayslake Central High School on August 2nd and August 10th.

  • 13u 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
  • 14u 12:00 PM - 2:00PM


Players are encouraged (but not required) to attend both dates.   The rainout date is August 16th.

 

 

 
Play Ball!!!


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2015 Coyote Travel Parent Meeting
by posted 07/16/2014
 

The purpose of the meeting is to inform parents on the cost, timing, new additions to the program and expectations for playing on the 10U, 11U, and 12U Coyote teams in 2015.  Also address any questions you have about our program or any other travel program.

Date: 8/3
Time:
10U 3pm-4pm
11U/12U 4pm-5pm
Location: Grayslake Fire House downtown (across from Tastee Freeze)


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Coyote Travel Tryout Dates
by posted 07/09/2014
 

Players are required to attend one of the two evaluation dates and the scrimmage date.  Players should arrive 15 minutes prior to start time.

CLICK HERE FOR FREE REGISTRATION

  • Players are required to attend the scrimmage date.
  • Players are urged to pre-register online, however, walk-up registration is available
  • A parent meeting will be scheduled prior to evaluation dates to discuss fees, player and parent expectations, games/tournaments, and fall/winter schedules.  An email with date, time and location will be sent out separately.  

Eval Date #1

Saturday August 9th

8-10am 12U (Allegheny #2/#4)

10:30-12:30pm 11U (Allegheny #2/#4)

1-3pm 10U (Jaycee North/South)

 

Eval Date #2

Sunday August 17th

10:30-12:30pm 12U (Allegheny #2/#4)

1-3pm 11U  (Allegheny #2/#4)

3:30-5:30pm 10U  (Jaycee North/South)

 

Scrimmage

Saturday August 23

8-10am 12U (Allegheny #2)

10:30-12:30pm 11U (Allegheny #2)

1-3pm 10U (Jaycee South)


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2015 Coyote Travel Manager Applications Now Open
by posted 07/07/2014
 

If you are interested in managing a 2015 GYBA Coyote Travel Team please fill out an application using this link.

http://gybaonline.org/UserForm.asp?RegID=80892&org=gybaonline.org

Application process will involve the following process and timing:
  • Timeline:
    • Applications being accepted now through 7/21
    • Candidate interview process 7/22-8/10
    • Final selection and notification week of 8/18

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Lake in the Hills Registration
by posted 07/07/2014
 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


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USSSA Baseball Bat Performance Standards
by posted 03/12/2013
 

 

This year, GYBA will comply with USSSA Baseball Bat Performance Standards by requiring all players to use bats that have either BBCOR or USSSA 1.15 bpf stamp.  

BBCOR is only for high school type bats (drop 3).



In summary, the  Baseball bat rules for 2013 are as follows:

Pinto & mustang – 2 ¼” max
Bronco – 2 5/8” max
Pony – 2 ¾” max

2 3/4" barrel bats are LEGAL only in PONY divisions.

2 5/8" barrel bats are LEGAL in BRONCO and PONY divisions, If a 2 5/8" bat is a -3, it must be BBCOR certified. 

2 1/4" bats are LEGAL in all divisions, if they are manufactured to a Bat Performance Factor of 1.15 or less. In addition the bat must be labeled "approved for play in PONY Baseball" and stamped "BPF 1.15" and the year manufactured. Recognizing that some bats may not have the year manufactured on the bat, it still must have BPF 1.15 stamped on the bat. 

Bat material is factored into the Bat Performance Factor (BPF) testing protocol as well as the BBCOR testing protocol. Subsequently as long as the aforementioned "marks" are on the bat that is the indication they have passed the appropriate testing protocol and are approved for play in GYBA Baseball. 



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