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    Chevy Youth Baseball “Kid Reporter”

    Attention Sharpsburg Youth Baseball!!!

    Chevrolet is interested in casting one boy or girl from the Chevy Youth Baseball program to act as their Chevy Youth Baseball “Kid Reporter” for the Atlanta Braves’ 2018 season! The selected players will have the opportunity to try out their own interview skills at three or four various Chevrolet-sponsored events at Suntrust Park.

    In addition to submitting a short video of your child telling us why they should be the kid reporter and what they love about the game and the Braves, please complete the nomination form, using this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JLR2FSG. For question #1, be sure to select Atlanta.

    This is a volunteer program that is intended to provide a fun, educational, and positive experience for kids. To make this event a success, we do require that the selected candidate and one (1) parent/guardian be available to attend each of the three (3) to four (4) separate Kid Reporter activities that will be scheduled throughout the Bravesseason (mlb.com/braves/schedule/2018-03/list). While the exact Kid Reporter schedule is not yet set in stone, please be mindful that this opportunity is available to only a select few, and ensure your schedule should allow full participation for three (3) to four (4) separate home-game activities spread throughout the season before you apply.

    The selected Kid Reporter will receive one (1) $100 gift card for MLB.com, and four (4) tickets/passes for each of the three (3) or four (4) scheduled activities:

    ·        One (1) ticket/pass for the Kid Reporter

    ·        One (1) ticket/pass for a parent/guardian

    ·        Two (2) additional tickets/passes for guests

    This opportunity is open to girls and boys between the ages of 8-14, who showcase an outgoing personality and love for the game of baseball – particularly Atlanta Braves baseball.

    The two-minute video submission must include:

    §  Child’s full name and age

    §  A statement attesting to the child being a fan of baseball/softball, mentioning his/her favorite player and/or memory involving his/her favorite team

    §  The candidate mock interviewing him/herself

    Click here to view a previous Kid Reporter’s audition video.

    Tips! The candidate should:

    §  “Ask” and “respond” to 3-5 questions to show off his/her interview skills

    §  Tell us why he/she wants to be the kid reporter for the Braves’ season and what he/she loves about the sport

    §  Be unique in telling us about his/her experiences with the team and mention who are among his/her favorite players, particularly current Braves players

    §  If the candidate is bilingual, he/she should speak in both English and Spanish at times throughout the video

    §  Submit a video of good quality which allows us to see and hear the candidate well

     

    The email accompanying the video submission must include:

    §  Your name and email address

    §  Child’s full name

    §  Child’s current age and full date of birth (MM/DD/YYYY)

    §  The following subject line –

    §  CYB Kid Reporter Submission for Atlanta Braves – CHILD’s FIRST AND LAST NAME

    §  EXAMPLE: CYB Kid Reporter Submission for Atlanta Braves – John Smith

    Please complete your nomination form and submit your candidate video to me by 4:00 PM EST on Friday, April 20. If you use the proper subject line for the submission video (CYB Kid Reporter Submission for Atlanta Braves – CHILD’s FIRST AND LAST NAME), you will receive a response within 48 hours informing you that the submission has been received. Please note that all submissions will be considered and selected by Chevrolet. Submitting a video does not guarantee selection.

    This is an exciting educational opportunity that not only allows baseball enthusiasts a chance to meet MLB players and representatives but also the chance to see what it would be like to be a reporter first hand, while accompanied by qualified staff who can provide tips and tools for a one-of-a-kind experience.

    SYB Uniform Shop

    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!

     

    Sharpsburg Stixx make it into the news!

    Check us out on page 62

    https://issuu.com/times-herald/docs/__ncm_marapr

    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!


      INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

      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.

      Field Status will be "Open", "Pending" or "Closed"
       
      • "OPEN" - Fields and Cages are Open for Play or Practice. Coaches, please ensure fields and mounds are properly raked and dragged after use.
      • "PENDING" - SYB will review the Field Status by 4:00pm for play 
      • "CLOSED" - All areas "Closed".  No Practice or Play is allowed.

      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.