Hello SYB Families,
As always, our excitement is building as we approach Opening Day, and we're sure your families are right there with us. Here are a few announcements regarding this weekend's festivities and the Spring season.
Opening Day and pictures will be held this Saturday, March 17th. The picture schedule link can be found below, and will also be emailed to all coaches. We hope to see all players participate in the team photos, even if you will not be purchasing picture packages through this league fundraiser.
All players and coaches are encouraged to join us on the field for the Spring Opening Ceremonies at 9:00am. This will include the presentation of the colors by ECHS JROTC, the National Anthem performed by a local middle school, and a few words from our County Commissioners and Brett Cammons (SYB Alum and former Minor League prospect for the Braves). There will also be inflatables and other activities for the kids.
Please remember, any updates related to weather, for both opening day and the regular season, will be made immediately available on the website and Facebook, so keep www.SharpsburgBaseball.com in your favorites and like and share us on Facebook.
Game schedules are now posted on SharpsburgBaseball.com. We suggest you always use the website to ensure you have the most current version as there have been several iterations as we worked to identify and address issues. Unfortunately, it just isn’t possible to address every issue but we do our best to avoid conflicts (and then it rains J ).
As in previous seasons, rain-outs will be rescheduled throughout the season as possible. But, please be aware we often end up adding a week or two at the end of what you see scheduled to accommodate any games that still need to be played, as well as the league tournament for upper age groups. So, while the current schedule shows completion to be mid-May, we may be playing until the end of May, and in some years the beginning of June.
Welcome to another season with Sharpsburg Youth Baseball, and I look forward to seeing you around the park!
President-Sharpsburg Youth Baseball
Want to match your ball player this season or get some extra uniform pieces? Select one of the links below to get SYB specific gear or visit www.bsnsports.com website and use flyer code BSNSPRING18 for 20% off other items and free shipping.
Here are the links to the specific league jerseys and pants:
Majestic Youth/Adult Eagle 2But jerseys - http://www.bsnsports.com/adt-mlb-prm-2b-clrblk-jsy-blanks
Alleson Open Leg Baseball Pants - http://www.bsnsports.com/open-bottom-baseball-pant-8774046
Alleson Closed leg Baseball pants - http://www.bsnsports.com/belted-waist-baseball-pant
Baseball belts - http://www.bsnsports.com/baseball-belts-one-size-fits-all
This shop is just one more way we are working to improve your SYB game experience.
Sharpsburg Stixx make it into the news!
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Thanks to Coaches Scott Kelly of the 12U Stixx, Coach Justin Horner of the 8U Stixx and Coach Jim Brantley of the 13U Stixx for helping with this article!
C. SYB INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY SYB INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY will apply to all SYB Practices, Scheduled Games or Tournaments
The cold weather policy is fairly straight forward: If the “feels like temperature" is below 40 degrees during any game play or practice times we will not permit players on the fields. SYB will make every effort to make decisions related to this policy as far in advance as possible on game days & for practice times.
Umpires, Coaches and League Officials shall monitor for the signs indicating that thunderstorm are developing. Since the average distance between successive lightning flashes is approximately two to three miles, ANYTIME that lightning can be seen or thunder is heard, the risk is already present. If lightning is imminent or a thunderstorm is approaching, all personnel, athletes and spectators shall evacuate to available safe structures or shelters.
Fields will be reviewed daily between 3:00 and 4:00 pm to ensure they are dry enough to play. Fields will be closed any time there is a weather warning in effect in the county. Fields will be closed when the wind chill temperature is below 40 degrees. If you have any questions about Field Status, please reach out to your Divisional Directors.
In the event, Rain has occurred in the past 24 hours or the fields were "CLOSED" the previous day, the Field Status will show as "PENDING". until an SYB Board Member can check the Park.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO AS A COACH, PARENT OR PLAYER IF IT IS RAINING?
The most important thing a Coach, Player or Parent you can do if it is raining outside is be patient. SYB will make every effort within reason to play all games as scheduled.
In the event it is raining outside, SYB will make every effort to evaluate the fields by 4:00 pm on the day of the event. Please monitor the website for the latest information. It will always be the first think we update in the events of a cancellation.