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Important Information

1. PLAYER REGISTRATION: Online registration will begin on Monday, January 21, 2019 registrations must be made online. PONY Age (13-14U) (7th and 8th Grade) players must also register online at this time as well.

Any player registering after March 4, 2019 is not 100% guaranteed a spot in the league. Registration will close once the maximum number of players is reached for the number of teams established. A waiting list may be created for any player registering after this date.  (Players 9-12 Years of Age Must Register and Participate in Spring League in Order to Tryout for Travel Teams).

2. REGISTRATION FEES: The 2019 Spring league registration fee is $105 per player prior to February 18th and $125 after February 19.  All fees are to be paid at registration unless alternative arrangements are made. Hardship Policy: Payment plans may be arranged for league and/or tournament team fees.

Scholarships are also available for players with severe financial hardship. Contact GL Pony President, Linn Smith at [email protected] for information. All inquiries and requests are strictly confidential.

BIRTH CERTIFICATES: Are not required at registration.  They will be needed if your player plays travel baseball.

3. 15-YEAR OLD 8TH GRADERS: With permission, 8th graders who are 15 (Colt age) may practice with and participate on a GL Pony (13 & 14 year old division) team during league play. However, tournament teams are based on age divisions alone, and all league age 15year-old players are required to play at the Colt (15 & 16 year old division) for the summer baseball season. If you have a player that is in the 8th grade and will be 15 on or before April 30, 2019 this will apply to you. Please contact Linn Smith, League President at [email protected] for additional information.

4. COACHING APPLICATIONS: See coaches application under Coaches Tab.

5. MUSTANG (10U) & BRONCO (12U) SPRING LEAGUE: Teams will be formed following the league's draft process on March  . Players will be notified by their coach for the date, time & location of the team's first practice. League play will begin on Monday, April 8. Every team will have at least a 10 game league schedule (weather permitted) during the 5 weeks of league play. The season will conclude after week 6 with a minimum of two games played in the league tournament, which will be completed by Saturday, May 18.  First place team will receive awards at the conclusion of the league tournament.

6. PONY (13/14U) BASEBALL TEAMS: Teams will be formed and will be entered to play in the Mid-Michigan Pony League which begins play on or around May 1. Players registering at the Pony level will be asked to indicate whether they are interested in participating in league play only or in both league and tournament team play.

Every effort will be made to accommodate the wishes of each player at this age level relative to league/ tournament baseball participation; however, this will be contingent based upon the number of players that register and the participation desires of those players and the available coaching candidates.

Tournament Team Fee: The 2019 tournament team fee is an additional $275 and is required to be paid by check at tryouts (payment arrangements and/or scholarships are available if necessary). If the player makes a tournament team, the check will be cashed, if not, the check will be voided and destroyed.

7. GRAND LEDGE CITY RECREATION SUMMER LEAGUE: The Summer Recreation league is coordinated and administered by the Grand Ledge Public Schools. Play in the league is scheduled on weekday evenings during June & July, culminating with a tournament near the end of July.

8. BASEBALL LEAGUE EVALUATION CLINIC: An evaluation clinic will be held for all baseball players on Sunday, March 10 in the practice gym at the Grand Ledge High School. All Mustang and Bronco age players are expected to participate. The purpose of the evaluation clinic is to allow the head coach of each League team an opportunity to evaluate players prior to the league draft. Participation at the clinic will help to maintain the competitive balance in the league and result in a better experience for everyone involved. Players are required to wear a protective cup, wear "tennis" shoes, and bring their gloves to the clinic.

Bronco:

12U Registration 9:00 Evaluation 9:30-11:00

11U Registration  10:30 Evaluation 11:00-12:30

Mustang:

10U  Registration begins at 12:30pm Evaluation 1:00-2:30

9U -  Registration begins at 2:00 pm Evaluation 2:30-4:00

9. PLAYER DRAFT: Baseball – The Spring League player draft will be held on Sunday, March 10 at the conclusion of each age division's evaluation clinic. Attendance is mandatory by either the head coach or his/her representative. Only one person may be in attendance representing each team. Once rosters are finalized, players will be notified by their coach of the date/time/location of the team's first practice (weather dependent, but generally before the end of March) and of the team's first game date.

10. BASEBALL COACHING CLINIC – Annually Grand Ledge Varsity Baseball Coach Pat O'Keefe and his staff present a free coaching clinic for the benefit of all youth baseball coaches. Attendance is mandatory for the head coach of each Spring League team. Assistant coaches and any other person (including parents) interested in learning more about the art of coaching baseball is welcome to attend.

11. LEAGUE UNIFORMS: Each player will be furnished with a cap and a game jersey for PONY League games. Players are required to furnish their own grey baseball pants. Players are also required to provide their own glove, athletic shoes (NO METAL SPIKES ALLOWED IN Mustang or Bronco League play). Male baseball players are required to wear a protective cup at all practices and games. No Jewelry,including but not limited to, earrings, rings, watches and necklaces are permitted to be worn while participating in any practice or game, except required "medical alert" jewelry.

12. FIELD CLEAN-UP & UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION: Baseball - All Mustang, Bronco and Pony baseball players, coaches & parents are asked to participate in cleaning up their field (Mustang at Fitzgerald Field, Bronco at Hayes North and Pony at Beagle). Each age group is asked to provide an hour and half towards a Spring clean-up at their respective field. Once completed teams will meet with their head coach to receive their caps and game jerseys. Parents are encouraged to bring their own hand tools (rakes & shovels); trash bags and other specialized equipment will be provided if necessary.

13. BASEBALL TOURNAMENT TEAMS: Tryouts for the Bronco 12U (6th grade), Bronco 11U (5th grade)PONY 14 PONY 13 March 17  all tryouts are held at Grand Ledge High School in the PRACTICE GYM.   Mustang 10U (4th grade) Mustang 9U (3rd grade) will be held on April 28 at the softball complex.

Attendance is mandatory and you must be registered for spring league in you are in Mustang and Bronco divisions and must be registered if you are in the PONY divisions in all but the rarest of instances, and generally any absence must be approved by the league President in advance of the tryout date. The tournament team tryout and selection process is available on the League's website (follow the Tournament Teams tab for complete details). In summary, a minimum of two teams will be selected by the League's Tournament Team Selection Committee at each age level.

There will be a one (1) week quiet period during the tournament season where no practices or games can be scheduled for 7 consecutive days. We encourage coaches to establish the quiet week to include the weekend either immediately prior to or immediately after the 4th of July.

If a team's schedule is such that these weekends are scheduled for tournament play, an alternative quiet week period may be substituted, subject to the approval in advance by the League President.

Tournament Team Fee: The 2019 tournament team fee is $275 (for Pony 13/14 this is addition to the $105 ($125) fee to play in the Mason Pony League which is paid via online registration) and is required to be paid by check at registration (payment arrangements and/or scholarships are available if necessary). If the player makes a tournament team, the check will be cashed, if not, the check will be voided and destroyed.


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Grand Ledge Youth Baseball, INC

P.O. BOX 15 
Grand Ledge, Michigan 48837

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