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    COVID-19 Update

    Date: 4/27/2020

                    We trust that everyone is staying safe and ready to begin getting out and especially playing ball again soon!  We are in communication with the Coweta Rec Department and are aware that other youth baseball leagues in the area have already announced the cancellation of their Spring baseball Season.    While we know that our spring season would have ended in May, we are currently planning an early Summer season to possibly start in June.  The board is meeting this week to discuss details so we can announce those as soon as possible.  Refunds for the spring season have not been finalized yet as we are still working through those details as well. Thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing everyone soon!

     

    Date:3/12/2020

    Sharpsburg Youth Baseball has suspended all activities at the park until further notice.  This comes as part of a Coweta County Parks & Recreation mandate.  Any dates and times on this website are currently null and void.  We will update everything once we have been cleared to play again.  

    Thanks!
    SYB Board of Directors

     

    Email we received from Coweta County:

    All,

    After internal discussions, Coweta County Parks & Recreation will be suspending activities, programs and leagues operating within our park system beginning at 9:00pm this evening (Thursday March, 12) until further notice.   In addition, all facilities, gymnasiums and centers will remain closed during this period.  

    We will provide updates as they develop.

    After a period of assessment, we will advise those participating in our in-house programs, what their options will be moving forward.

    I will be scheduling meeting with all league officials beginning tomorrow morning to discuss our next steps.

    Thank you.

    Jim Gay
    Director
    Coweta County Parks & Recreation

    Pictures - Postponed

    Our Picture day will be rescheduled after we come back from the County mandated break.

    Thanks,

    SYB Board


    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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    NEW COACHES, RETURNING COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS BACKGROUND CHECKS AND PICTURES

    It is required for all coaches & assistant coaches to attend one of the league provided coaches clinics.  Coaches that did not attend one of the league provided clinics for training are required to follow the process below:

    Make Up Certification:

    Coaches that show as incomplete from the SYB clinics must sign up and take this on-line certification. Once they complete the class they will receive certificate of completion they must share with the league. The coach must provide a certificate of completion by Mar 9 to the league

    https://us.humankinetics.com/products/coaching-youth-baseball-the-babe-ruth-league-way

    The certification class costs $19.95 and takes around 2-3 hours (similar in time for the SYB provided coaches clinic ).

     

    Umpire Communication from the league for the 2020 Spring Season:

    In the spirit of Safety for our children we must ensure we have done all we can to “know” who we allow around the children during practices and during games.

    Any one entering or remaining on the field MUST AT ALL TIMES display a 2020  picture ID provided to them from the league.  Anyone without a properly displayed badge will be asked to leave the field.  Play will stop until the individual leaves the field/dugout.

    ·        We will No longer allow the “Believe Me” Policy.

    BACKGROUND CHECKS

    Any parent volunteer who is going to be on the field to assist or in the dugout with the players must submit a background check and submit a head shot picture for their certified badges;  which must be worn at all times while on the field or in the dugout.  Notarized forms should be dropped in the mail slot in the Board room located behind the field 1 concession stand.  Send an email along with a picture to sharpsburgbaseball@gmail.com when you drop off a notarized form. 

     

    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED FOR AGE GROUPS 4U - 12U

     

    Late Registration is open for 
    13/14U and 18U
    Late Fee Waived
     
     
    Registration is now OPEN for the SPRING 2020 Season for certain AGES 3 - 18.  The divisions will be based on the players age as of 5/1/2020.

    Spring Registration

    Click button below to get started!


    MPH Throwing Academy

    MPH Throwing Academy is a locally owned baseball facility focused on individuals and team training. MPH does not have their own teams for travel nor are they looking to establish teams. The goal is to help players get better through healthy training. MPH is owned by 2 former Sharpsburg Baseball players and is a valued partner of Sharpsburg Youth Baseball.

    MPH contact info can be found in the flyer.

    General Info:

    SPRING PRICES: 
    3U & 4U = $75
    5U - 8U = $170
    9U - 12U = $180
    9U - 12U = $190
    OUT OF COUNTY FEE = $75


    Practices will start the week of Feb 10th after Evaluation and Draft on Saturday Feb 8th.  All non-frozen players 7U and up should plan on attending evaluations that day in order to give coaches the ability to fairly pick teams.    

    Practice days and times will be decided by each individual coach after teams are formed.  Games will start March  14th.  Most age groups will play 1 weekday game (either Tuesday or Thursday) and 1 Saturday game.  The first game on weekdays will begin at 5:45. 

    We will not play the week of Spring break and hope to finish the season before Memorial Day.  

    We are looking forward to a great Spring Season at SYB!

     

    Also, follow us on FaceBook for all your SYB information, including SELECT League Tryouts.

    Spring 2020 Coaches Application

    Click the link below to begin the Coach's Application Process.


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    Ball Park reminders...

    Parents, Players and Coaches,

                   Now that the season is underway, we wanted to ask that you continue to remember the following items of concern so we can all enjoy the season. 
     

    Concession Stand

    First off, we want to give a shout-out to our concessionaire, Brenda Kay, for the great work she and her team of helpers have done the last few seasons and continues to do for our families this season.  They work hard keeping the concession stands stocked, grilling burgers and hot dogs, and then working during the games so you, the parents, can watch your kids play ball instead of having to take turns working in the concession stand. 

    In order to ensure the success of our concession stand, the SYB Board is asking that you please do NOT bring outside food into the park.  We invite you to enjoy the food they sell in the concession stand... see below for the menu!  The more we can support the concession stands, the better chance we have of keeping them each season.  One cooler per team is allowed for after game drinks and snacks...  With that being said, we have worked out a deal with the concession stand where you can purchase after game drinks and a snack for $2 a player.  This will eliminate each parent having to remember to buy drinks and snacks and then lug a cooler to the game.  If you choose to do this, please let them know ahead of time so they can be prepared.  They can be emailed at sybfood@gmail.com.

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    GUM

    Please ensure your players are disposing of their gum properly.  No one should be discarding their gum onto the ground ANYWHERE.  Please remind them to throw it in a trash can.  If they are seen discarding it onto the ground they will be asked to pick it up and discard it properly.  

     

    OTHER “HOUSEKEEPING” ITEMS:

    1. No smoking, vaping or tobacco products allowed at the park – We are a county facility, and this is a county ordinance:
      1. Sec. 2-1. - Tobacco use in and on county-owned properties. Smoking, the use of tobacco products and the use of any smoking device that produces smoke, steam or vapor, is hereby prohibited on all public properties and in all public areas owned by Coweta County, including, but not limited to, county-owned government facilities, buildings, vehicles, playgrounds and athletic fields. This prohibition shall not restrict smoking in private vehicles parked on county property or public rights-of-way;
    2. Seeing that we are a County Facility, we must also all adhere to the Coweta County Park and Recreation codes that can be found by CLICKING HERE
    3. Please help keep the park clean and be sure that players pick up trash and bottles in the dugouts after every game.
    4. We also ask that everyone remembers the code of conduct that you all agreed to during the player registration and coaches application process: 

     

    Parking

    We know that there is a limited number of parking space.  It is something we try to take into consideration when making the schedules, but sometimes, mainly on Saturdays, there are a lot of folks coming in and out of the park.   Please obey the law and use the Stop Signs as they are posted and DO NOT park in a handicap spot illegally.   Also, use some common sense.   Try not to cross the line and take up two spots and if you are going to jump the curbs, be careful and do not block someone else in.  See below for some good examples of how NOT to park.

    Sorry for the "RULES" email, but we want to make sure everyone is aware so that we can all enjoy our time at the park.

    Hope everyone has a great season!

    Thanks,
    SYB Board of Directors.





    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.

    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.


    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 sburg2019 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 -

    https://www.bsnsports.com/adt-mlb-prm-2b-clrblk-jsy-blanks

    Alleson Open Leg (Pajama Bottom) Baseball Pants - https://www.bsnsports.com/open-bottom-baseball-pant-11993673

    Alleson Closed Leg  (Standard) Baseball pants - https://www.bsnsports.com/belted-waist-baseball-pant

    Elastic Waist baseball pants - https://www.bsnsports.com/elastic-waist-baseball-pant

    Baseball belts - http://www.bsnsports.com/baseball-belts-one-size-fits-all

    Parent caps - https://www.bsnsports.com/oc-mlb-400-replica-caps-youth

    Equipment/Bats/Gloves/Apparel/Accessories - https://www.bsnsports.com/equipment/sports/baseball-softball

    This shop is just one more way we are working to improve your SYB game experience.