Weekly Update- Fall Ball Continues & GATORS Travel Tryout Date
GB Fall Ball Nation,
Majors - seeding determines schedule. The last 3 regular season games are this weekend!
4v5 on Wednesday 10/27
1v4/5 winner and 2v3 on Friday night 10/29
Championship is on Roth on Saturday 10/30 at 4pm!
Minors - Saturdays game determines the other team in Finals!
Championship is Lions on Saturday 10/30 at 4pm!
the last showdown is on Elicker Saturday 10/30 at 4pm!
Spring 2022 Rec and Travel Registration are OPEN!
2022 Spring/Summer GATORS Travel Tryouts Date Announced - November 6th!
Special DONATION Notice:
As service project for his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, 12u Gators Green and Seniors player Jake Six is collecting Dog and Cat food and treats, and small toys. These will be organized into Puppy Packs and Kitty Crates and donated to local food banks, as a “Grab and Go” option for those who visit the food bank, to help make sure our community’s pets are cared for. A donation box will be available throughout the fall ball season at the shack whenever it is open for small containers of non perishable food/treats, and small toys.
Thanks to all who have stepped up already to keep our Shack running GREAT! Slots to complete your hours are posted – you must sign up online for your shift under the SHACK tab on the website. Make sure to login! Also this will take you straight to the SIGN UP PAGE
The last 2 days are Saturday 11/6 and Saturday 11/13 from 8am to 12 noon. MAKE SURE TO SIGN IN & OUT AT THE SHACK IN ORDER TO RECEIVE CREDIT.
While always appreciated, payment is not required to register (just close out of the last screen when payment is prompted). If you do not pay immediately, you will be registered, but you will not receive a confirmation email until payment in full is made. We will send out a reminder email when payment is due - February 15th, 2022. Since payment is not due for several months, register your player TODAY so we can start planning for a great 2022 Rec Baseball Season! Information regarding Pre-Season practices, Training sessions & Rec Evaluations will be sent as the season gets closer!
Travel Baseball program info:
Travel Baseball is not a requirement for those that simply want to play Spring Rec. Travel is an extra opportunity to play competitive baseball above and beyond our core Spring Rec Baseball program. In an effort to standardize the Travel experience and to become more competitive, those players interested in playing Travel Baseball in the 2022 season will be required to register and tryout in the Fall of 2021 for the next year. This is very similar to club-type programs. These tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, November 6th at the Green Brook Baseball fields. The tryout process will be standardized and independent to ensure impartiality in the travel selection process. Complete tryout information is listed at the bottom of this email.
Please note, registration for a 2022 Spring Rec Program is a requirement in order to register/be considered for Travel Baseball in the 2022 season.
The Travel registration cost will cover a 10-game travel schedule in the Spring of 2022. These games are usually on Sundays but will be scheduled around the Spring Rec season by the appropriate travel manager. We will be offering a winter training module that is included. Summer Travel Baseball will also be included in the cost. Separate evaluations/tryouts for Summer travel will NOT be held. Travel players for 2022 will be selected in Fall of 2021. Selections to each team are made by the President and the Player Agent.
Registration for the appropriate Travel level (7U, 8U, 9U, etc.) is required in order to try out for the 2022 travel teams. However, payment is not required upfront in order to be evaluated and there is no fee to tryout. If your player is selected for the travel team, payment will be required at the time of selection in order to ensure participation.
The Green Brook Gators Travel Baseball program attempts to replicate and even exceed the typical "club" baseball experience for a fraction of the cost. This goal is achieved in a number of ways. First, all of our coaches are volunteers with many having just as much, if not more, baseball experience than some club coaches. Second, we use our own fields so we do not have to rent out baseball fields like club programs. Third, the Gators Travel experience meshes seamlessly with the Rec programs offered with no conflicts between the two programs to ensure more baseball games and practices being played each week. Lastly, the Gators travel team is comprised of your friends and neighbors allowing for a deep level of caring, commitment, and FUN which may not be present with many club teams. We have had members give club baseball a try only to return to the Gators because their experience did not measure up to the standard set by GB Baseball.
The age determination day for all players is April 30, 2022. Your player's age on that day is the age they are considered for age determination purposes. Please register your player in the appropriate age bucket based on this determination date.
2022 GATORS Travel Baseball Tryout/Evaluation Days
Sat 11/6/21 @ 10:00 - 11:00: 7U & 8U
Sat 11/6/21 @ 11:15 - 12:15: 9U & 10U
Sat 11/6/21 @ 12:30 - 1:30: 11U & 12U
Sat 11/6/21 @ 1:45 - 2:45: 13U
Green Brook Baseball Complex - 8 Highland Street, Green Brook NJ
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for check in.
If you have any questions regarding Rec or Travel, please reply to this email to contact the Player Agent.
For those who are new to Green Brook Baseball Club, here are answers to some Frequently Asked Questions:
Q:What activities does the registration include?
A: First,there are FREE Winter Clinics at an indoor facility in the months of February/March for those that register early. No additional registration is necessary for the clinics. Then, once the teams are chosen, there are some practices before the season starts. Then there are approximately 12 regular season games.
Q: When is the season?
A: We hope to start games around April 9th but that may be delayed due to a severe winter. We will go to approximately June 5th.
Q: When are the games played?
A: There is usually one game on Saturday morning/afternoon and another game on a weeknight at 6 PM. The day during the week may vary due to weather and scheduling.
Q: My player is 5 years old and has no experience with baseball. Where should she/he start?
A: T-Ball (Introduction to Baseball) is the best place to start and get ready for the next level. It is a lot of fun!
Q: My player is older than the TBall age but doesn't have a lot of (or any) baseball experience. Can they start in the Coach Pitch League?
A: Absolutely! The Coach Pitch League is an instructional environment where kids can learn fundamentals while playing the games.
Q: Do you need managers/coaches/Team Parent/volunteers?
A: Yes! We are an all-volunteer league with many parents pitching in to make a great season of baseball for the kids. If you would like to help out, please email the President on the "Board" tab.
Q: Who can I contact if I have a question?
A: Reach out to any Board Member - they are happy to help!
GBBC operates a FREE Equipment Exchange where parents of older players can donate gently used items that their player has outgrown to the next generation of baseball players. Parents (especially TBall and Coach Pitch) are encouraged to come down to the Shack and look through the items that have been donated before buying new equipment for the season. We often have bats, gloves, helmets, and cleats that are in great shape. The exchange is open to browse and donate anytime the shack is open. As you are spring cleaning or on your way to Field Clean Up, please drop off any items you come across that you aren't using anymore to help out the new parents in our League!