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YBBC PRE-SEASON SKILLS CAMP

THE YBBC SKILLS CAMP WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY FEBRUARY 17TH FROM 2PM-4PM AT THE CERALAND SPORTS AND FITNESS CENTER. THEY WILL WORK WITH THE CAMPERS ON THEIR SKILLS AND FUNDAMENTALS IN THE AREAS OF HITTING, FIELDING, PITCHING, AND BASE RUNNING. THE CAMPERS WILL BE SPLIT INTO TWO GROUPS AGES 4-8 AND AGES 9-13. THE CAMP IS $30 PER CAMPER AND WILL BE CASH OR CHECK THE DAY OF THE CAMP. YOU CAN PRE-REGISTER YOUR CHILD AT THE LINK BELOW YOU WILL STILL NEED TO BRING YOUR PAYMENT ON THE DAY OF CAMP.

PLAYERS CAN REGISTER AT THE FOLLOWING LINK: 
REGISTER HERE

YBBC INFORMATION

WITH THE NEWS OF THE INCREASING SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19), WE WANTED TO INFORM YOU THAT WE ARE TAKING THIS SITUATION VERY SERIOUSLY. WE ARE MONITORING THE SITUATION CLOSELY, PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR LOCAL AUTHORITIES INCLUDING AREA SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

2021 BASEBALL REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED​

​​YOUTH BASEBALL OF BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY (FORMERLY BCLL)


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR PLAYER OR AS A COACH. 

PLAYER AGE AS OF APRIL 30, 2021.

  • AGE 4/5 T-BALL                 $60 PER PLAYER          GAMES PLAYED ON TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

  • AGE 5/6  (COACH PITCH)    $65 PER PLAYER          GAMES PLAYED ON TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

  • AGE 7/8 (COACH PITCH)      $75 PER PLAYER          GAMES PLAYED ON MONDAYS/WEDNESDAYS

  • AGE 9/10 (PLAYER PITCH)    $85 PER PLAYER          GAMES PLAYED ON TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

  • AGE 11/12 (PLAYER PITCH)    $85 PER PLAYER          GAMES PLAYED ON MONDAYS/WEDNESDAYS

  • AGE 13/14 (PLAYER PITCH)   $100 PER PLAYER         GAMES PLAYED ON TUESDAYS/THURSDAYS

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS WITH FINANCIAL NEED.  TO APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP PLEASE CLICK HERE.  YOU WILL BE CONTACTED AFTER SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION WITH MORE INFORMATION.

EVALUATION DAY
MARCH 6, 2021  INSIDE THE CERALAND SPORTS CENTER            
TIMES: 10:00-11:30AM (AGES 7-8)
           11:30-1:00PM (AGES 9-10)
           1:00PM-2:00PM (AGES 11 & UP)

  • PLAYERS WILL BE EVALUATED ON HITTING, THROWING AND FIELDING.  AGES 9 & UP WILL ALSO BE EVALUATED ON PITCHING.  AGES 4-6 DO NOT ATTEND EVALUATION DAY.

  • PLAYERS SHOULD WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHING AND TENNIS SHOES (NO CLEATS), AND BRING THEIR BAT, GLOVE, AND HELMET. 

  • PLAYERS MAY LEAVE ONCE THEIR EVALUATION IS COMPLETE.  THEY DO NOT NEED TO STAY FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR AGE GROUP. 

                                                                                             
DRAFT DAYS
THE DRAFT WILL BE HELD AT THE CERALAND TRAP & SKEET BUILDING (LOCATED ACROSS FROM THE GOKART TRACK).  
ONLY COACHES AND BOARD MEMBERS WILL ATTEND THE DRAFT.            

MARCH 22ND (6:00-7:30PM 7/8 DIVISION DRAFT) (7:30-9:00PM 9/10 DIVISION DRAFT)
MARCH 23RD  (6:00-7:30PM  13/14 DIVISION DRAFT)  (7:30-9:00 11/12 DIVISION DRAFT)

​TEAM SIZES WILL BE KEPT UNDER TWELVE PLAYERS, DEPENDENT ON FINAL NUMBER OF PLAYERS AND COACHES.


DRAFT RULES:

  • DRAFT WILL BE CONDUCTED SNAKE STYLE AND ORDER IS CHOSEN BY RANDOM DRAW.

  • COACHES ARE GUARANTEED THEIR CHILD AND ONE ASSISTANT COACH'S CHILD ON THEIR TEAM.

  • WHEREVER THE COACH'S CHILD AND THE ASSISTANT COACH'S CHILD IS EVALUATED, IS THE PICK FOR THE COACH IN THAT ROUND.  IN THE EVENT THAT BOTH CHILDREN ARE EVALUATED TO BE FIRST ROUND DRAFTS, THE THIRD ROUND PICK FOR THAT COACH WILL BE MOVED TO THE FIFTH ROUND, AND TWO FIFTH ROUND PICKS WILL BE CHOSEN.

  • SPECIAL REQUESTS ARE NOT GUARANTEED.  THE REQUEST IS KNOWN AT THE TIME OF THE DRAFT, BUT IT ULTIMATELY DETERMINED BY EVALUATIONS AND ROUND PICKS.  

​ONCE THE DRAFT IS COMPLETE, IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COACH TO CONTACT EACH PLAYER ON THEIR TEAM.  WE ASK THAT COACHES MAKE CONTACT WITHIN ONE WEEK OF THE DRAFT.

UNIFORMS/SPONSORSHIPS

  • TEAM UNIFORMS ARE PAID BY A TEAM SPONSOR

  • IT IS THE COACH'S RESPONSIBILITY TO FIND A SPONSOR FOR THEIR TEAM.  YBBC CAN ASSIST COACHES WHO ARE UNABLE TO FIND A SPONSOR.

  • THE AVERAGE COST FOR SPONSORSHIP IS $500.

  • IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW WOULD LIKE TO SPONSOR A TEAM, PLEASE LET YOUR TEAM'S COACH KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE OR CONTACT THE PLAYER AGENT FOR YBBC AT AGENT.YBBCBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM


PRACTICES

  • ALL PRACTICES ARE SCHEDULED BY THE COACHES AND AT THE COACH'S DISCRETION, (TIME SLOT, DAY(S) OF THE WEEK, ETC.)

  • YBBC ASKS THAT EACH COACH HOLDS AT LEAST ONE PRACTICE PER WEEK.

  • COACHES MAY START PRACTICES OUTSIDE OF CERALAND ON MARCH 29TH. 

  • PRACTICES AT CERALAND MAY BEGIN ON MARCH 29TH WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS.


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS

  • ALL PLAYERS ARE EXPECTED TO SUPPLY THEIR OWN CLEATS (NO METAL CLEATS), BAT, GLOVE, AND HELMET.

  • BAT REQUIREMENTS ARE OUTLINED IN THE USSSA RULE BOOK.

  • YBBC ALLOWS USA AND/OR USSSA STAMPED BATS.

  • DIVISIONS 4/5 AND 5/6 CANNOT HAVE A BAT WITH A BARREL LARGER THAN 2 1/4".

  • DIVISIONS 7/8 AND HIGHER MAY USE 2 3/4" BIG BARREL BATS.

  • CONTACT THE PLAYER AGENT AT AGENT.YBBCBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT BAT REQUIREMENTS.


OPENING WEEK

  • OPENING WEEK WILL BE HELD APRIL 26TH - 29TH WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS

  • EVERY TEAM WILL PLAY AT LEAST ONE GAME DURING OPENING WEEK, WEATHER PERMITTING.

  • TEAM PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN PRIOR TO YOUR FIRST GAME.  COACHES WILL BE GIVEN MORE INFORMATION REGARDING PICTURES BEFORE OPENING WEEK.


FUNDRAISING

  • PLAYERS WILL SELL PUNCH CARDS FOR THE 2021 SEASON FUNDRAISER

  • PUNCH CARDS ARE SOLD AT $10 PER CARD

  • 100% OF THE MONEY RAISED GOES BACK INTO THE YBBC PROGRAM.  ALL NEW CATCHER'S GEAR WAS PURCHASED WITH THE FUNDS RAISED IN 2019!

  • PUNCH CARD ORDER FORMS WILL BE GIVEN TO THE COACHES AT THE DRAFT.  COACHES SHOULD DISTRIBUTED THESE FORMS TO ALL PLAYERS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

  • ORDER FORMS AND MONEY ARE TO DUE BACK TO YOUR TEAM'S COACH DURING OPENING WEEK.


GAMES

  • ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED FOLLOWING USSSA BASEBALL RULES THAT HAVE BEEN MODIFIED TO FIT OUR REC LEAGUE FORMAT.

  • THE OFFICIAL RULE BOOK IS POSTED ON YBBCBASEBALL.ORG AND COACHES WILL RECEIVE A COPY.

  • THE REGULAR SEASON WILL CONSIST OF 10 GAMES

  • GAME DAYS ARE

    • MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS- DIVISIONS 7/8, 11/12

    • TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS- DIVISIONS 4/5, 5/6, 9/10, 13/14

  • THE OFFICIAL SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE A FEW WEEKS PRIOR TO OPENING WEEK.

  • CERALAND WILL MAKE THE OFFICIAL CALL ON RAINOUTS, RAIN DELAYS, OR ANY WEATHER-RELATED DELAYS/CANCELLATIONS.  YBBC WILL NOTIFY COACHES AND PLAYERS AS SOON AS THE DECISION IS MADE.  GAME CANCELLATIONS SHOULD BE AT A MINIMUM WITH THE NEW TURF INFIELDS.

  • CANCELLED GAMES WILL BE RESCHEDULED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE.


TOURNAMENT GAMES

  • ALL GAMES ARE PLAYED FOLLOWING USSSA BASEBALL RULES THAT HAVE BEEN MODIFIED TO FIT THE REC LEAGUE FORMAT.

  • ONLY DIVISIONS 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, AND 13/14 WILL HAVE TOURNAMENTS GAMES.

  • TOURNAMENT GAMES WILL START THE WEEK FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE REGULAR SEASON .  GAME CANCELLATIONS CAN AFFECT THE START AND SCHEDULE OF THE TOURNAMENT.  YBBC DOES THEIR BEST TO KEEP ALL GAMES ON SCHEDULE.

  • TOURNAMENTS WILL BE A DOUBLE ELIMINATION FORMAT.  

  • TEAM SEEDING IS DETERMINED BY THE TEAM'S REGULAR SEASON RECORD.


CALL UP PLAYERS

  • A CALL UP PLAYER MAY ONLY BE USED IN THE EVENT A TEAM DOES NOT HAVE ENOUGH PLAYERS TO FIELD A FULL DEFENSE.

  • CALL UP PLAYERS MUST BAT LAST IN THE LINEUP

  • COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ROTATE CALL UP PLAYERS WHEN NECESSARY.

  • DURING THE COURSE OF THE SEASON, A LIST OF CALL UP PLAYERS AND THEIR INFORMATION WILL BE DEVELOPED AND SHARED AMONG COACHES.


ALL-STAR TEAMS

  • YBBC WILL NOT HAVE POSTSEASON ALL-STAR TEAMS.  IN LIEU OF THE ALL-STAR TEAMS, YBBC HAS CREATED THE DIESEL BASEBALL PROGRAM.

  • DIESEL PLAYERS ARE REQUIRED TO PLAY IN THE YBBC REC LEAGUE.

  • TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD IN AUGUST 2021.

  • CONTACT AGENT.YBBCBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION.


YBBC BOARD MEMBERS

  • PRESIDENT- CHRIS WEATHERFORD        PRESIDENT@YBBCBASEBALL.ORG

  • PLAYER AGENT- JUSTIN STOTT              AGENT.YBBCBASEBALL@GMAIL.COM

  • COACHES AGENT- CHRIS NORDYKE

  • TREASURER- ALVIN LECHER

  • SECRETARY- MEGAN THOMPSON

  • EQUIPMENT MANAGERS- JASON KNOKE 

  • MEMBERS AT LARGE- CHRIS BAKER,  JR HUFF

  • FUNDRAISING COORDINATORS- DELANA KNOKE AND BRITTANY STOTT