LEVELS OF PLAY
For 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.
Players 3rd through 8th grade participate in evaluations and are placed accordingly on competitive level teams which play within the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO). 2018 GYB JBO evaluations are taking place March 17th at Hillsboro Stadium and Ron Tonkin Field. Registration for JBO is open until the beginning of evaluations on March 17th.
Fall Baseball for JBO players runs from mid-August through October.
It is the mission of Glencoe Youth Baseball to provide the youth of our community with a quality baseball experience while incorporating the principles of determination, teamwork, character and good sportsmanship. Our hope is the opportunities put before our players will lead them to develop as athletes and future leaders.
In September, 2017, the JBO Board of Commissioners decided to NOT implement the new USA bat standard. JBO will continue to follow the official JBO rule, listed below.
Official JBO Rule:
Beginning January 1, 2013, all baseball bats used while playing JBO will be either "BPF 1.15" or "BBCOR" certified. Umpires are required to perform a pre-game inspection of all equipment, especially bats, to ensure proper certification. Use of an illegal/altered bat shall be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and the player and head coach will be ejected from the game. Both the ejected player & coach may be subject to further disciplinary action by their District as well as the JBO Board of Commissioners.