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DISCOUNT DAYS AUG 18TH AND 19TH

DICK’s Sporting Goods believes that Sports Matter. Sports build character, increase confidence and motivate kids to stay in school and aim for higher education. We are excited to be partners with DICK’s Sporting Goods through theircommunity outreach programs.

As part of their support, DICK’s Sporting Goods will be hosting a 20% discount shop event for all Green Bay East Side Youth Baseball Fall Ball families at the Green Bay store.  The discount is valid August 18th and 19th on purchases STOREWIDE – including bats, gloves, cleats, backpacks, apparel, shoes, coolers – AND clearance (excludes guns/ammo and some golf brands)! Present the attached coupon or mention GBESYB at the register to redeem!


Fall Ball Registration is now CLOSED

Registration for the 2018 Green Bay East Side Youth Baseball “Fall Ball” season is now closed.  Drafts for both Majors and Minors will be held this week and parents/players will be notified by this weekend (8/19).  Bambino teams will be notified early next week. 

Practices will start next week with games for ALL leagues starting after Labor Day!  See below for additional information on each league.


Fall Ball League Information

2018 Fall Ball Leagues

Bambino Fall Ball (6-8 games played Monday-Thursday, 1-2 games per week)    COST:  $45.00

              Date of Birth:     5/1/11 - 4/30/12

                                         5/1/10 – 4/30/11

              This is for current T-Ball players moving up to Bambino and current 1st year Bambino players.

The Bambino Fall Ball League is intended to be an introduction to our Bambino Spring/Summer League for both players and coaches.  All pitching is done by the coach of each team.  This is an introduction to real baseball where outs are counted.  Players are allowed to advance bases.  Batters can strike out…although hitters are typically given 4-5 strikes.  Coaches from both teams use their own best judgement for each batter.

This is a great opportunity for parents that want to try out coaching.

As always, this is a volunteer league and coaches are needed to have a league.

Contact Eric Hunter (eric.b.hunter@charter.com) if you are interested in coaching.

 

Minors Fall Ball (6-10 games played on Mondays and Wednesdays)    COST:  $60.00

              Date of Birth:     5/1/09 – 4/30/10

                                         5/1/08 – 4/30/09

              This is for current 2nd year Bambino players moving up to Minors and current 1st year Minors players.

The Minors Fall Ball League is intended to be an introduction to our Minors Spring/Summer League for both players and coaches.  This is a kid pitch league.  This league has umpires and plays regular baseball rules.  Balls and strikes are called and an official score is kept for games.  Typically there is a playoff with a league championship at the end of the season.

This is a great opportunity for parents that want to try out coaching.

As always, this is a volunteer league and coaches are needed to have a league.

Contact Kent Klein (kmklein3495@gmail.com) if you are interested in coaching.

 

Majors Fall Ball (6-10 games played on Tuesdays and Thursdays)    COST:  $60.00

              Date of Birth:     5/1/07 – 4/30/08

                                         5/1/06 – 4/30/07

                                         5/1/05 – 4/30/06

This is for current 2nd year Minors players moving up to Majors next year, current 1st year Majors players and current 2nd year Majors players who are not quite ready for Babe Ruth and want a little experience.

The Majors Fall Ball League is intended to be an introduction to our Majors Spring/Summer League for both players and coaches.  This is a kid pitch league.  This league has umpires and plays regular baseball rules.  Balls and strikes are called and an official score is kept for games.  Typically there is a playoff with a league championship at the end of the season.  This league utilizes a pitcher’s mound with 50’ distance and base paths of 70’.  There is leading off and stealing.

This is a great opportunity for parents that want to try out coaching.

As always, this is a volunteer league and coaches are needed to have a league.

Contact Kent Klein (kmklein3495@gmail.com) if you are interested in coaching.

 

If you have any questions or need guidance on which Fall Ball League your player should sign up for, please contact one of the following people:

Eric Hunter (eric.b.hunter@charter.com)

Kent Klein (kmklein3495@gmail.com)

Mike Frelich (mjfrelich@yahoo.com) 


CHANGES COMING TO OPTIMIST PARK

Dear GBESYB Families,

We’ve got some exciting news to share with everyone!  As you’ve probably heard or seen by now, there has been some significant progress in the efforts to build a new concession stand and bathrooms that will also coincide with a city project to improve access to the park that will include a new parking lot, paved walkways to each field and a trailhead for the East River Trail system. 

One of the biggest roadblocks was a state law that made it difficult to proceed with projects of this size.  Through the relentless efforts of Dan Madigan of the Green Bay Optimist Club, that law was recently changed and the announcement was made a few weeks ago at our own Optimist Park (with 2 feet of snow on the ground still!) as the groundbreaking, cornerstone project of the new state law – Assembly Bill 821.  It was covered on the news and you can see it here:

http://www.wbay.com/video?vid=479040383

Between the Green Bay Optimist Club, GBESYB and numerous baseball families and friends, Optimist Park has undergone several improvements over the years including the construction and lighting of Optimist South, dugouts at North, scoreboards at both fields, batting cages at both fields as well as two projects in the works – a second batting cage at each field and the construction of covered dugouts at South.  NONE of these projects happen without the generous support of the people and organizations mentioned above and the new concession stand project is no different.

This is where we need YOUR help.  The plans for the concession stand have been drawn and a materials list has been made.  We are in need of the following building materials and MORE:

-          Concrete/Masonry

-          Metals, Lumber, Insulation, etc.

-          Door Frames/Openings

-          Plastering, Painting, Floor Coating

-          Plumbing - Toilet, Sinks, Accessories

-          Countertops, Cabinets 

-          HVAC, Electrical Wiring

-          Excavation, Site Stripping

-          Landscaping

-          …and more!

The Optimist Club of Green Bay has already made a significant donation to help jump start this project and now we’re once again reaching out to our baseball community for help. 

If you or anyone you know would be willing to donate time, materials or labor in any one of these areas, PLEASE let us know and we will send you the details of what is needed.  We have an ambitious goal of getting this started at the conclusion of our Spring/Summer season.  We hope that you will consider helping this become a reality and improving the experience of greatest game in the world…baseball…for our ballplayers, families and visitors at our own Optimist Park for generations to come!

For more information on how you can help or donate, please contact Eric Hunter at eric.b.hunter@charter.com OR Kent Klein at kmklein3495@gmail.com.

If you’re looking for some additional inspiration, just imagine how glorious it would be coming to your child’s ball game and being able to use an actual bathroom instead of a Porta-Potty….

 

Published: May 23, 2018


Purchasing a New Bat for the Season?

Summer/Fall 2018

New Bat Rule

The Green Bay East Side Baseball League (Minors and Majors) will implement the new Cal Ripken Bat Rule effective for the upcoming 2018 Spring/Summer Season.

All bats must have the USA stamp you see below on the handle to be used.  There will be no exceptions to this rule.  All players are covered by insurance provided by Cal Ripken and therefore we must follow their rules.  BBCOR and bats that are stamped USSSA will not be allowed.

CLICK HERE FOR A LIST OF USA APPROVED BATS.

Bats should be clearly marked with the new stamp, but be sure to ask a store/website associate if you're unsure.  Please click the Dick's Sporting Goods link below for coupons that include 10% off any bat purchase!

Night Out with the Bull Frogs

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for the annual Green Bay East Side Youth Baseball night out with the Bull Frogs. For $15 your child will receive a ticket to the game, Bull Frogs Baseball Hat, hot dog, and drink. 

Reserve your tickets now by completing and returning the attached flyer to Brad Phillips at bradphillips93@gmail.com or by mailing your completed order form and check to 3560 Spyglass Hill Dr Green Bay, WI 54311

All orders due by June 8th. 

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Lost & Found

Did you lose something at the field? Lost items can be found in a bin at Optimist North and Optimist South concession stands.