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New Bat Rules for 2018 **UPDATED**

By GYB 08/22/2017, 12:30pm CDT

2017 Bats will be allowed for the 2018 season

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA Baseball has announced that the testing standards for bat performance will be changed for next year.  For organizations who choose to adapt these standards, all bats will require a USA Baseball performance certification stamp beginning in January 2018.  This stamp will replace the current USSSA BPF stamp.

The Lake Shore Feeder Baseball League (LSFBL) HAS REJECTED the adoption of these rules and will continue to allow the use of USSSA approved bats.  The new USA Baseball bats are also approved for use in this league.  As a result, all bats with either a USSSA or USA Baseball stamp ARE approved for used in the 2018 season.  

A revision to the LSFBL rules will now allow big barrels (up to 2-5/8") to be used at the 9U level.  Bat rules for all other age groups remain unchanged.

Glenview Youth Baseball has also rejected the adaption of the new USA Baseball bat rules for their 2018 House League seasons (spring & summer).  All house league players will be allowed to use both their USSSA 1.15 BPF bats and new USA Baseball bats throughout the 2018 season.  Barrel diameters restrictions will increase to 2-5/8" for the Mustang. Bronco and Pony levels.  Bat barrels must not exceed 2-1/4" in diameter for the Shetland & Pinto levels.  

PLEASE NOTE:  Some tournaments may still require the new USA Baseball certification for bats used in their event.  GYB and LSFBL bat rules may not apply to outside tournaments.

Click here to read the full release from USA baseball.

2018 Patriot Teams Posted

By GYB 08/05/2017, 10:15am CDT

Congratulations to the 2018 Patriots!

VIEW TEAMS

2018 Patriot Tryouts - REGISTRATION CLOSED

By GYB 07/12/2017, 2:00pm CDT

Dates

Patriot tryouts for the 2018 season will be held on Sunday, July 23 with the time and locations listed below.  These tryouts will be held for players entering the 9u - 14u level.  8u Patriot tryouts are held in the spring and will not be part of this evaluation.

If you are unable to make the tryout date, a make-up day will be held on Wednesday, July 26, 6:00pm at CPW. 


Tryout Times

Level of Play (Entering) Date Time Location
9U 7/23 1pm - 3pm Westbrook
10U 7/23 3pm - 5pm Westbrook
11U 7/23 8am - 10am Westbrook
12U 7/23 5pm - 7pm Westbrook
13U 7/23 10am - 12pm Westbrook
14U 7/22 6pm - 8pm CPW

 

Evaluators

Evaluators will be independent from GYB with considerable baseball experience and knowledge.  The tryouts will also be run by independent instructors working the players through the various stations.

Registration

All participating players will be required to pre-register and pay a $20 tryout fee.  This helps offset the cost of facility rental and instructors.  Players can register for tryouts at the link below.  ALL PLAYERS WHO WISH TO TRYOUT MUST REGISTER.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Award Acceptance

Award notifications that a player has made the team will be sent via email and accompanied by payment request.  This $250 payment request will serve as a non-refundable deposit to secure your roster spot and will ultimately be applied toward the total cost to play.  Players must accept and pay the deposit within 24 hours of receipt or their roster spot will be forfeited and awarded to the next deserving player.

Any questions can be directed to Tim Heublein (theublein6@comcast.net ).

Patriot Teams Have Success in JC Tournament

By GYB 07/11/2017, 12:30pm CDT

# WINNING

Glenview Patriot teams fared extremely well in last weekend's JC Tournament.  In an event where 64 teams participated, the Glenview Patriots won the top prize at the 9U, 13U and 14U level.  The 10U team also claimed 3rd place in their division.

CONGRATULATIONS!

 
9u Patriot Red - Jim Christ 9u Tournament Champs

 


10u Patriot Red - Jim Christ 10u Third Place Finishers
 


13u Patriot FT - Jim Christ 13u Tournament Champs
 


14u Patriot Red - Jim Christ 15u Tournament Champs

House League World Series Champs

By GYB 06/24/2017, 5:45pm CDT

Congratulations to the 2017 House League Champs!

Mustang 9: Cardinals

Mustang 10: Nationals

Bronco: Tigers

Pony:  Glenview Black

2018 Patriot Team Tryout Date Announced

By GYB 06/15/2017, 11:15am CDT

Sunday, July 23

Patriot tryouts for the 2018 season will be held on Sunday, July 23 with the time and locations is TBD.  These tryouts will be held for players entering the 9u - 14u level.  8u Patriot tryouts are held in the spring and will not be part of this evaluation.

Evaluators will be independent from GYB with considerable baseball experience and knowledge.  The tryouts will also be run by independent instructors working the players through the various stations.

All participating players will be required to pre-register and pay a $20 tryout fee.  This helps offset the cost of facility rental and instructors.  Players can register for tryouts at the link below.  Any questions can be directed to Tim Heublein (theublein6@comcast.net ).

REGISTER FOR 2018 TRYOUTS

Yankee Experience Winner!!

By GYB 06/14/2017, 7:00pm CDT

Congratulations to Dan Diversey on winning the Yankee Experience raffle at Baseball Balooza!!

All-Star Weekend - SUCCESS!

By GYB 06/11/2017, 7:15pm CDT

The 2017 All-Star weekend was a huge success.  All-Star players from the Mustang 9, Mustang 10 and Bronco levels competed on Sunday, June 11 at the Westbrook fields.  It was a fun-filled day goofballs and baseballs.

View the team rosters and photos of the event here.

2017 All-Star Teams Announced

By GYB 06/08/2017, 2:00pm CDT

Bronco All-Stars  

Mustang 10 All-Stars  

Mustang 9 All-Stars

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All-Star Games:
All-Star teams from the Mustang 9,10 and Bronco level will be played at the Westbrook school fields on Sunday, June 11.  Everyone should arrive at Westbrook by 9:45am.  Introduction will start at 10:00am.  Games will begin promptly at at 10:45am.

Baseball Balooza is Coming!!

By GYB 06/02/2017, 9:30am CDT

Friday, June 9 from 5pm - 8pm at Westbrook Fields

Come to the Westbrook fields on Friday, June 9  from 5pm - 8pm for Baseball Balooza, a fun-filled evening of baseball themed excitement.  Activities will include a dunk tank, radar gun station, bouncy house, obstacle course, golden arm contest, HR Derby and more!

Have you ever dreamed of taking your kids on the field at historic Yankee Stadium? Ever want to stand with them behind home plate and watch Yankees & White Sox stars Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Todd Frazier & Jose Abreu crush batting practice home runs into the stands at Guaranteed Rate Field?  Remember the joy you felt as a kid when you got an autograph from a player?

GYB is raffling off chances to win 4 player’s section seats to a NYY vs. CWS game at Guaranteed Rate Field AND on field access during batting practice with autograph opportunities! The winner will get to choose a game during the Yankees visit to Chicago on 6/26/-6/29.  Balooza also will feature a silent auction for a game at historic Yankee Stadium in New York. The winner will go on the field for batting practice and autographs with Yankees players.

Raffle tickets are $20 each. All contributions will be used to improve our baseball fields. The raffle drawing and silent auction will be held during Balooza. You can buy raffle tickets on our web site or at the link below. Tickets also will be on sale during Balooza near the concession stand. You don’t have to be present to win.

BUY RAFFLE TICKETS

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