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2 Days Left to Register for PBA 2016 Fall Baseball

 

2016 PBA Fall Baseball

​2 Days left to Register!! Registration is going great get signed up today!!!

Reminder PBA 2016 Fall Baseball Registration is open. Below is information for the upcoming Fall Baseball Season. Dates and times may change due to weather. 4-5 T-ball will be coach pitch and Tee. 6 Yr olds will be machine pitch and Tee.

CLICK HERE to Register Online now!!!!

 

Remember Registration and Payment must be done online using Dwolla or PayPal or with cash or card at tryouts. PBA will no longer except checks. Please try and pay online it will save a lot of time on tryout day. Registration Closes on Sunday August 28th. Cost is 4-5 Yr Olds $55, 6-12 Yr Olds $65 and 13-18 Yr Olds $75. Players will play in the age group that they will play in Spring of 2017. If balance is not paid in Full by the End of Tryouts your registration will automatically be deleted

There is no uniform fitting, each players shirt and adjustable hat is included in your registration cost. You will be able to select your shirt size and number during registration.

Tryouts date will be the week of August 29th. Times and Locations will be put out at a later date. Tryouts will be on Tuesday August 30th at 6PM at fields directly across from the YMCA.

IF you did tryouts for Spring 2016 Baseball you will not tryout for Fall 2016 we will use your same data for the draft. 4-6 year olds do not tryout all 7 year olds will Tryout

Draft will be the week of August 29th. Draft will be on Thursday September 1st!

Practice will start the week of September 5th.

Games will be from September 19th-October 14th. 8 Games total will try to play on Monday and Thursday. There will also be a Make Up Saturday if Needed.

End of Season Tournament (all ages except T-Ball) will be the week of October 17th. There will be a gate fee for the end of season tournament.

All Parents interested in Head or Assistant Coaching must fill out a coaching application on the register online page. ANYONE interested in Head Coaching contact Derek at


by posted 08/16/2016
USM Father/Son Baseball Camp

 

 

USM Father/Son Baseball Camp

 

The Golden Eagle Baseball program is excited to offer our 2nd Annual Father/Son Baseball Camp on Saturday, August 27th at Pete Taylor Park / Hill Denson Field.

 

This camp will provide an outstanding bonding opportunity for the parent and child while also learning the game of baseball and developing an understanding of key fundamentals in maximizing their son’s full potential.  Teaching areas will include pitching, hitting, catching, infield and outfield play. The goal of this one-day camp is to provide answers and training solutions to the questions that are most often asked by today’s fathers and youth league players.

 

Southern Miss Baseball Camps include specific and professional caliber instruction in all phases of the game including hitting, pitching, defense, and base-running. Camp counselors and staff will include the Southern Miss Baseball coaching staff, and current collegiate athletes along with a professional athletic trainer.  

 

FATHER/SON CAMP INFORMATION

Location: Pete Taylor Park / Hill Denson Field

Camp Date / Time: August 27, 1PM - 5PM

Check-In: 12:15PM

Camp Cost: $100 (Fee includes T-Shirt for both child and parent) ($25 For each additional son)

Entering Grades: K - 8TH

 

Camp Registration for all Southern Miss Baseball Camps can take place at http://www.southernmissbaseballcamps.com/. Walk ups are welcome. Our camps are open to any and all entrants limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender. For any questions or advanced information, please contact us at 601-266-6542.


by posted 08/16/2016
New Bat Rules for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth

 

New Bat Rules for Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth

Please read before you buy a new bat!!!!

 

Implementation of USABat Standard Begins on January 1, 2018

USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations (NMOs) announced the decision to adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats.  Informed by the research of leading scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee, and supported by its NMOs, -- including the American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball -- USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.

The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), which will apply to bats that are classified below the NCAA and NFHS level of play, will be implemented on January 1, 2018, allowing the bat manufacturers sufficient time to bring these bats to the marketplace.

The Cal Ripken Division of Babe Ruth League, Inc. have approved the use of the 2 5/8 inch barrel bats for local league play and tournament play beginning in January 2018 and coinciding with the new USA Bat standard.

Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard, which helped to eliminate discrepancies with different length bats and thus provide a more direct measure of bat performance, the new USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.

It is important to note there will be no immediate change to youth baseball organizations’ bat rules.  All bats, currently accepted for the respective leagues, remain permissible through December 31, 2017.  Each participating national member organization will incorporate the new standard into their rules for the 2018 season and will begin, with this announcement, to inform their membership of the USABat standard.

Frequently Asked Questions about the USABat standard:

Which national member organizations are implementing this new standard?

To date, the following organizations are participating (in alphabetical order): American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball.

Why the change to a wood-like standard?

USA Baseball’s national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials.

Why not just use wood bats?

Wood is a scarce resource. The new bats will be designed to perform much like wood, where its performance will be limited to the highest performing wood.

How is the USABat standard different from the BBCOR standard used by the NCAA and NFHS?

Both the USA Baseball and NCAA bat performance tests are based on the coefficient of restitution from a bat-ball impact. The scale of results is different, however, since they use different test balls and test speeds. The testing difference is necessary to address the various levels of play in the respective age groups.

Why is USA Baseball involved?  

The national member organizations asked USA Baseball as the national governing body to take the lead in this process to establish a new standard.  Many other national governing bodies set and enforce standards for the equipment in their respective sports. To that end, USA Baseball established a Bat Study Committee of leading scientists and conducted theoretical modeling, field testing and lab testing. The committee shared its findings with the national member organizations, who then endorsed the new USABat standard.

Who were the scientists on the USA Baseball Bat Study Committee?

Alan Nathan, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois

Dan Russell, Ph.D. Professor of Acoustics at Penn State University

Glenn Fleisig, Ph.D. Research Director of American Sports Medicine Institute

Why wait until 2018?

The implementation date of 2018 will allow bat manufacturers sufficient time to conduct the appropriate research, design, testing, manufacturing and shipping needed to get new bats into retail outlets. This date also allows the participating national member organizations adequate time to educate their memberships of the USABat standard.

Is my current bat good for league play?

Yes.  Current league-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017.

Is safety the reason for the change?

No.  Youth baseball continues to be one of the safest of all sports for youth participants.

How will I know which bat to buy?

All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in the leagues and tournaments of the participating youth baseball organizations.

When can I buy the new bat?

It is the intention of the bat manufacturers to make the new bats available in the fall of 2017, in sufficient time for the 2018 season


by posted 08/12/2016
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