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Garden City Youth Athletic Association
2018 T-Ball, Baseball, & Fast Pitch Softball

Registration & Information Letter

Welcome to the 64th season of T-Ball, Baseball, and Fast Pitch Softball in Garden City! Our goal is to have fun and have family participation throughout the season. We want everyone involved in supporting the children of the local communities!!

Opening Day – Saturday, May 5, 2018

*Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser and Pictures will be held at the
Burger Transition Center, 30300 Maplewood, Garden City

*Opening Day Ceremony will be held at
Moeller Field, 31713 Birchlawn, Garden City

*Pancake Breakfast will be held between 8am – 12pm.
All proceeds directly support the T-Ball, Baseball, and Fast Pitch Softball programs.

*Pictures will be taken throughout the day for players aged 4 years through 12 years.
Picture schedule will be published on your player’s game schedule.

*Opening day ceremony will be held at 1pm at Moeller field.
Some leagues will have games following the ceremony.

 For Information, contact the following
(734 area code):

Baseball & Fast Pitch Commissioner:
David Ferracciolo  513-3831
T-Ball Director:
David Ferracciolo  513-3831
Boys Pinto Director:
Kyle Blackmore     686-1205
Boys Mustang Director:
Josh Willis             891-4323
Boys Bronco Director:
Jody Mockridge     377-0744   
Boys Pony Director:
Brian Oyer             649-1278
Boys Colt Director:
Ken Kibit               516-7605
Boys Palomino Director:
Ken Kibit               516-7605
Girls Fast Pitch
Director:
Tracy Blalock        674-5107

WE NEED COACHES AND MANAGERS IN ALL LEAGUES
We are looking for volunteers who are willing to make a sincere effort to teach the fundamentals of the game as well as letting the children have fun. For more information, contact the commissioner or the director of your child’s age group.

ATTENTION Parents/Guardians: All players (except T-Ball) and parents/legal guardians must sign a code of conduct agreement before players start practicing. The code of conduct agreement is signed at registration.
*ALL PLAYERS IN ALL LEAGUES MUST HAVE A PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN SIGNED CONCUSSION FORM ON FILE.*

 INFORMATION ABOUT EVALUATIONS
T-Ball players are put on teams with children from around their neighborhood. Boys and girls in all other age groups go through an evaluation and are selected to teams in a draft as to even out all the teams. *Please refer to the evaluation schedules on the back of this letter and note the number your child should wear on his/her back to evaluations. NO OTHER NOTICES WILL BE SENT.

UNIFORMS
Players keep their uniform after the season is over. Uniforms are passed out during the last week of April. Your coach will keep you informed as to the date/time of uniform handout. Contact your coach immediately should your child have uniform issues.

SEASON
The 2018 season will extend from the beginning of May to the end of July, with some leagues starting and ending before others. The length of specific leagues will be based on the number of games to be played and the start of the league. This will be reflected in league specific schedules given out by team coaches.

Opening Day for players age 12 and under is May 5. The season ends by June 30 unless weather conditions extend the season. Some games may be played the week of May 1.

Games for 13 & 14 boys will begin near the Middle of May. Exact dates, TBD.

Games for boys above ages 14 will start near the beginning of June. Exact dates, TBD.

  

T-Ball

Hands-On T-Ball (ages 3 & 4) T-Ball (ages 5 & 6)
Games played on Friday at 6 PM
and Saturday morning at 10 AM.

Baseball

Pinto (ages 7 & 8) games played on Tuesdays & Thursdays 6PM

Mustang (ages 9 & 10) games played on Monday, Wednesday and some Saturdays

Bronco (ages 11 & 12) games played on Monday, Wednesday and some Fridays/Saturdays

Pony (ages 13 & 14) games played on Monday, Wednesday and some Fridays/Saturdays

Colt (ages 15 & 16) games played on Monday, Wednesday and some Fridays/Saturdays

Palomino (ages 17, 18, & 19) games played any day of the week.

It is possible to play games on Sunday, although none are planned at this time. We are exploring the possibility of playing a mid season house tournament for some age groups which may require a Sunday game for teams in the finals.

Girls Fast Pitch Softball

Pinto (ages 7 & 8) games played on Monday, Wednesday and some Saturdays 6PM

Mustang (ages 9 & 10) games played on Tuesday, Thursday and some Saturdays

Bronco (ages 11 & 12) games played on Tuesday, Thursday and some Fridays/Saturdays

Ages 13 and up, Game days TBD

It is possible to play games on Sunday, although none are planned at this time. We are exploring the possibility of playing a mid season house tournament for 10U and 12U which may require a Sunday game for teams in the finals.

T-Ball/Baseball/Fast Pitch Softball Commissioner:
David Ferracciolo 
gcyaabaseball@gmail.com or call (734) 513-3831

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