2022 Junior Baseball Evaluations!
Evaluations will be on Saturday, March 12th at Glencoe High School on the turf field. All players must be registered in order to participate.
There are currently no makeup dates, any changes will be communicated to all participants. If you are unable to attend the evaluations please contact email@example.com.
Evaluations will be split by level (Minor, Junior, Senior):
Minors 3rd/4th Grade: 9:00am-10:30am: Please arrive 30 minutes early for check in
Juniors 5th/6th Grade: 11:00am-12:30pm: Please arrive 30 minutes early for check in
Seniors 7th/8th: 1:30pm-3:00pm: Please arrive 30 minutes early for check in
Please dress accordingly. We will be mostly outside on the Glencoe High School turf field and within the batting cages or small gym.
Equipment needed for evaluations:
-Cleats & Regular Athletic Shoes
-Baseball pants/sweatpants (NO SHORTS)
-Long sleeves, this can be a long sleeve shirt, sweatshirt, or athletic jacket
Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season! Your league coupon is available here. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above and should be shown at the register during checkout.
In preparation of our JBO season, we are pleased to announce our spring pre-evaluation camps for 3rd through 8th graders. This will be an excellent opportunity for players to get back into baseball before the March 12th evaluations.
Camp Days & Locations:
Cost: $10 per player per Friday (total cost for all 4 days = $40, + a small processing fee or pay day-of at the camp).
What to Bring: Mask, glove, bat, helmet, water, and appropriate baseball attire (hat, long sleeves, pants). We will be outside so warm layers are encouraged.
Registration: If you'd like to pre-register, click the registration link for "2022 Winter Camp" on this website. If you'd rather just show up on the day of the camp, please do so.
HSD Outdoor Mask Requirements: Students involved in practicing or playing a competitive sport (including Color Guard and Cheerleading) are not required to wear a face mask indoors or outdoors while actively engaged in physical activity, though they may wear a face mask if they so choose. If the students are not engaged in physical activity (e.g. sitting on the sidelines, participating in a team meeting, etc.) they are required to wear a face mask. Masks are required indoors for all other persons (5 and older) at all other times, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are required outdoors for coaches, support staff, and spectators (5 and older) when 6’ of physical distance cannot be maintained.
Presented by the Glencoe High School Baseball Program. Run by Head Baseball Coach, Andy Ackerman, and the high school baseball players.
Who: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
Where: Glencoe High School Turf Field/Batting Cages
Players will be taught the fundamentals of baseball, including fielding, catching, throwing, hitting, and running, through the use of drills and exercises that the high school baseball team uses to prepare for the season.
Players participating must provide their own glove, wear athletic attire - preferably baseball pants, and a hard-working attitude. Depending on the weather, we would like to be able to utilize the turf field, so please bring a sweatshirt, as well.
To register, please see the 2022 Spring Skills Camp flyer posted on this site.
We are pleased to announce that registrations for the 2022 spring season are live!
New to Glencoe Youth Baseball (GYB)?
GYB was created to provide kids ages Pre-K through 8th grade in the Glencoe community access to baseball. Players at all skill levels are welcome, even if that means they’ve never played before. Last year we had over 200 boys and girls playing in the GYB program and we have room for more this year.
Options for this season:
K-BALL – This level is for Pre-K and Kindergarten players. The K-Ball program provides boys & girls (co-ed teams) the opportunity to learn beginning baseball skills and have a lot of fun! All kids will hit off tees and play in the field. There are usually two events a week with the season starting in April and ending in June. Registration is open now through April 8th.
ROOKIES – This is our transitional program between K-Ball and Junior Baseball. It is made up of 1st and 2nd graders and played on local Minor size (60 foot bases) fields. Rookies coaches will teach the rules of baseball as well as introduce the players to pitching. Rookies integrates a combination of player and coach pitching. There are usually two events a week with the season starting in April and ending in June. Registration is open now through April 8th.
JUNIOR BASEBALL (JBO) – This is our competitive program for 3rd through 8th grade players. Players will have the opportunity to tryout/be evaluated for a JBO team. Evaluations will be at Glencoe High School on March 12th. More information will be provided to those that register. Registration is open now through March 12th.
This level of play requires multiple practices per week and typically increase in amount based on the level of play. Once games begin expect two league games per week and there may be weekend tournaments. Practices are anticipated to start shortly after evaluations with the season running through the end of July.
As many of you know, it takes a large group of volunteers to continually offer programs like this to our kids. You do not need prior baseball experience to volunteer. We at GYB strongly believe in the positive coaching experiences we can and should be giving our kids, to help them be successful on and off the field.
Currently we have multiple board positions available. If you are interested in learning more about the available positions, please contact one of the current board members. A list of open positions, along with board member contact information, can be found on the GYB website.
Interested in coaching? No experience needed, we offer a coaches clinic and online resources that will get you ready for the season.
Similar to prior years, we will be offering winter camps starting in February and ending early March. More information will be shared in the coming days.
Registering 2 or more siblings?
If you are registering 2 or more siblings for baseball, please contact Andrew (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a 10% discount code.
Check out the Glencoe Youth Baseball website for more information. If the site doesn’t address your question(s) feel free to reach out to email@example.com.
K-Ball, Rookies, and JBO baseball are right around the corner. We are working through the details and will be opening registration in the very near future.
Field day completed, thank you volunteers
Pre-K through 2nd grade we offer recreational levels of play. Their respective seasons run from the beginning to mid-April through about the time school ends in June. *Registration for these levels is open until April 1st.
3rd through 8th grade participate in evaluations and are placed accordingly on competitive level (there are three different levels at each age group with the lowest (National) being much less of a commitment for families) teams which play within the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO). *The season runs through July.
Fall Baseball runs from mid-August through October.