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2019 Division Descriptions

2019 Division Descriptions:                                             

 TeeBall   |   PeeWee   |   Softball:  8u & 10u  - 12u & 14u   |   Baseball:   Farms Minors - Majors - Babe Ruth 13u-18u - Club Teams

 

TeeBall & PeeWee for Little Ones:  

• Tee Ball:  This division is designed for our very youngest 1st year players that are 4yrs old as of April 30, 2019. Game play and rules are based entirely around fun, player engagement, sportsmanship, team building, and the very basics. All players hit off a tee, no coach or machine pitching. Players run the bases one at a time and attempt to make an out on defense. Roster batting is enforced without keeping track of score or outs. This ensures all players receive a chance to hit off the Tee in each inning played. Emphasis is on fun, making new friends, teamwork, and building community with our families who will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come. 2019 deadline to register online is March 9th


• Pee Wee:  This division is designed for players who are just beginning their baseball or softball journey. The Pee Wee division is designed for players age 5 & 6 as of April 30, 2019, with 0-2 years experience. Game play and rules are based on creating a fun and engaging atmosphere where players learn fundamentals and basics of the game. In this division players are given opportunities to hit a live 'coach' pitch from 20ft away, on one knee. This provides a huge margin of success for players to hit and gain valuable experience with a moving target. Each player will receive two pitches from the coach and if needed, will be given an opportunity to hit a ball off the Tee. Roster batting is enforced without keeping track of score or outs. Emphasis is on fun, basic strategy, fundamentals, making friends, teamwork, and building community with our families who will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come. 2019 deadline to register online is March 9th


Cal Ripken Baseball:  

• Baseball Rookies (pitching machine):  This division is for players age 7 & 8 as of April 30, 2019 with 0-3 years experience. In the Farms division game play and rules are based around fun, teamwork, and establishing fundamentals to playing baseball & softball at the next level which includes players pitching. The Farms division utilizes a mechanical pitching machine which offers an opportunity to put the ball in play consistently while also acclimate to the dynamics of the average fastball at the next level. The Farms division is built around equipping each player with the tools to be successful in their journey including tracking outs in the field to change sides. There are no player evaluations at this age. There are post-season tournament team opportunities (additional fees apply) which include provide great exposure to tournament baseball with an opportunity. Emphasis is on fun, advanced player development & game strategy, as well as making friends, teamwork, and building community with our families who will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come. 2019 deadline to register online is March 2nd


• Baseball Minors (60ft field):  The Minors division is for players age 9 & 10 as of April 30, 2018 with 1-5 years experience. Teams are formed based on preseason evaluations in February. In this division the game play and rules are those of the Cal Ripken Minors division where players pitch, base runners are allowed to steal, and score books are kept. There are post-season tournament team opportunities (additional fees apply) which provide great exposure to tournament baseball with an opportunity for state tournament. Emphasis at the Minors division is based on fun, player development, preparing players for the next step in their baseball journey, building each player’s knowledge of the game, fundamentals across all aspects of the game, developing pitching mechanics (for those who want to pitch), developing catcher’s fundamentals (for those who want to catch), making friends, teamwork, and building community among all the families which will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come within the program. 2018 deadline to register online is February 8th


• Baseball Majors (70ft field):  The Majors division is for players age 11 & 12 as of April 30th, 2019. This division is played with a 50’ pitching distance and 70’ distance between bases, commonly referred to as 50/70. Game play and rules are those of the Cal Ripken Majors/70 division. In this division the game is played with mostly High School rules on field dimensions adapted to the players age/size at this level. Due to the limited number of players in this age group, teams will play games against neighboring leagues. This division offers an environment conducive to player skill development which helps bridge the gap before High School baseball on a 60/90 baseball field. There are post-season tournament team opportunities (additional fees apply) which provide great exposure to tournament baseball with an opportunity for state, regional & world series tournaments. Emphasis in this division is based on continuing to keep baseball fun, advanced understanding of baseball concepts and game situations, preparing players for High School rules 60/90 baseball, team role, team dynamic, building lasting friendships, teamwork, community pride, and continued development of the baseball community among families involved which will be integral for the continued advancement of the group for many more years of baseball in our program and area. 2019 deadline to register online is February 8th

• Summer Tournament Season:  An additional season of baseball available to players that want more baseball in a tournament environment. Teams travel around the Portland Metro area as well as into Washington for a minimum of 4 weekend tournaments. Registration opens in April, teams form in May. Tournaments start as early as Memorial Day Weekend. Depending on placement in state tournament, teams can continue to regional tournament in Idaho, Oregon or Montana as well as the Cal Ripken World Series, televised on Fox Sports. 

• FallBall  Season:  A short season of baseball in a more relaxed environment. Games are played on Sundays in Sept and October. Registration opens in August. 

Babe Ruth Baseball:  


• Babe Ruth 13u, 14u & 13-15:  The Babe Ruth divisions are for all players 13 and older as of April 30th, 2019. These divisions are played on a regulation field (60’ 6” pitching distance and 90’ distance between bases) with High School rules. Teams are separated by age where possible, to have teams play against other “like-age” teams within GBYBS and through inter-league opportunities with neighboring leagues. Teams stay together from April through July playing both league and tournament games including state, regional and World Series possibilities. These divisions serve as a prep league for High School as well as a supplemental league for players already playing at the High School level to gain more opportunity outside of their league schedule and into the summer months. 2019 deadline to register online is February 8th

Club Division Baseball:  

• Selcet Teams 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u:  The Club Division is made up of select teams who form 1 team in each age group. Interested players register for tryouts. Players in this division commit to staying together as one team from Feb through July. There are post-season opportunities which provide great exposure to tournament baseball with an opportunity for state, regional & world series tournaments. Emphasis in this division is on continuing to keep baseball fun, advanced understanding of baseball concepts and game situations and preparing players for the next level. Along with this, select teams will represent our league with pride when playing inter-league games and tournaments with other communities. 2019 deadline to register for tryouts is January 5th


ASA Softball:     

• Softball 8u & 10u:  These divisions are for girls age 10 and under as of January 1, 2019 with 0-3 years experience. Both player pitch and coach pitch are utilized offering players an opportunity to try pitching in a non stressful environment. Emphasis at these levels is on fun, player development, knowing game situations and appropriate play, fundamentals, making friends, teamwork, and building community among all the families which will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come within the program.


• Softball 12u & 14u:  These divisions are for girls age 14 and under as of January 1, 2019 with 2-7 years experience. All pitching is done by the softball players. Emphasis at these levels is on fun, advanced player development and game strategy, as well as making friends, teamwork, and building community among all the families which will be integral for the development of the group for many years to come within the program.


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Registration Fees:                                             

          TeeBall - $50
          PeeWee - $75
          Softball - $100
          Rookies - $100
          Minors - $150
          Majors
- $150
          Club Teams - $10 tryout + $150 league fee
          Babe Ruth Spring -
 $150
          PeeWee Summer Ball - $25
     
          Other costs to keep in mind
          Fundraising Buy-out - $50
          Summer Baseball Tournament Season - $300 (2 payments)
          



   
Baseball and Softball has been in the community for more than 40 years. Gresham Barlow Youth Baseball / Softball values the process of learning fundamentals by instilling determination, courage and teamwork from TeeBall to High School age players. We are a volunteer organization utilizing involvement of adults sharing our common passion of community and excellence.

Questions or suggestions? Lets us know via email [email protected] as well as follow us on facebook, instagram and twitter to join the conversation about what's happening with our league.

 
Gresham Barlow Youth Baseball / Softball, formerly Gresham Barlow Little League, was established over 40 years ago to teach basics of baseball & softball to kids in the community. We value the process of learning fundamentals by instilling determination, courage and teamwork from TeeBall to High School players. We are a volunteer organization utilizing involvement of adults sharing our common passion of community and excellence.

Questions or suggestions? Lets us know via email [email protected] as well as follow us on facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube to join the conversation about what's happening with our league.
 
 
 
Gresham Barlow Youth Baseball / Softball, formerly Gresham Barlow Little League, was established over 40 years ago to teach basics of baseball & softball to kids in the community. We value the process of learning fundamentals by instilling determination, courage and teamwork from TeeBall to High School players. We are a volunteer organization utilizing involvement of adults sharing our common passion of community and excellence.

Questions or suggestions? Lets us know via email [email protected] as well as follow us on facebook, instagram, twitter and youtube to join the conversation about what's happening with our league.
 
 
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