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BASEBALL 2020 SCHEDULE

ABOUT: The Green Hornets Baseball Program is available for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 18. Green Hornets offers club or recreational and travel (more competitive) baseball opportunities. For club baseball, the Spring season typically begins with practices in mid-March (weather permitting) and concludes prior to the end of the school year. The Fall season typically begins the last week of August and concludes by November 1st. The following pertains to club players.

CLUB LEAGUE ASSIGNMENTS: Players are placed in a league according to their age on August 31 of the current year for the Spring Season. For Fall Baseball, players are assigned to leagues based upon their age on August 31 of the following year. Except in travel baseball, players are not permitted to play up (i.e. a younger player may not play outside his age-group on a team composed of older players). 

CLUB GAME AND PRACTICE SCHEDULES: Teams typically practice twice a week in the pre-season. After games begin, the schedule transitions to one practice on a week night one game on a week night and a game on Saturday. There are typically 12 in-house (i.e. intramural games among Green Hornets teams) games (weather permitting). Practice days and times are coordinated with the head coaches and established when rosters are released.

CLUB ROSTER ASSIGNMENTS: Players in the Little Gloves, T-Ball, Clinic and Rookie 7 leagues are typically placed on teams based upon the school they attend followed by area in which they live. Parent requests are honored to the extent practical. Each year, Green Hornets succeeds in accommodating a large percentage of parent requests; however accommodation of all requests is impractical and may not occur. Roster assignments in the Rookie 8 through Colt leagues are based upon player evaluation results and/or a player draft at the league's discretion.

LEAGUES: Each league is described below:

League Assignment Reminder: Players are assigned automatically by the registration system to the appropriate league based upon the age the player will be on August 31, 2020. 

Example: If your child will be 9 as of August 31, 2020 then you must register player for MINORS (9/10 year old club division).

Little Gloves (3-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2016 - 8/31/17): This division is structured for children just being introduced to the game and focuses completely on instruction of beginning fundamentals in a fun atmosphere.

T-BALL 4 (4-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2015 - 8/31/16): T-Ball 4 players use a batting tee the entire season. Instruction focuses on having fun. Game results are not recorded nor are any standings or statistics kept by the league. There are no player evaluations prior to roster assignment.

T-BALL 5 (5-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015): T-Ball 5 players will follow a slightly more advanced curriculum than T-Ball 4 using a batting tee initially and progressing to coach pitch with Tee rescue) by mid-season. Instruction focuses on having fun. Game results are not recorded nor are any standings or statistics kept by the league. There are no player evaluations prior to roster assignment. 

CLINIC 6 (6-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014): All games are played as coach-pitch with Tee rescue (i.e. a hitting Tee will be used to assist players with hitting the ball and to move games along). Instructional emphasis is on having fun with greater concentration on foundational baseball skills. Game results are not recorded nor are standings or statistics kept by the league. There are no player evaluations prior to roster assignment.

ROOKIE 7 (7-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2012 - 8/31/2013): Games are played as coach pitch. Instructional emphasis is on having fun with greater repetition on foundational baseball skills. Game results are not recorded nor are standings or statistics kept by the league. There are no player evaluations prior to roster assignment. 

ROOKIE 8 (8-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012): Games are played as coach pitch. Introductory player pitching instruction is provided in practices and scrimmages. The last 2-4 games of the season are played as kid pitch, subject to coach discretion on the readiness of the team. Player evaluations are conducted prior to team assignments to balance teams. Players are rostered based upon evaluation results and / or a player draft at the league's discretion. Games are in-house (i.e. intramural) against other Green Hornets Club teams and may include games within the County versus other organizations. Scores and standings are kept. Playoffs and a championship game are held.

MINORS (9/10-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2011): Games are player pitch. Player evaluations are conducted prior to team assignments to balance teams. Players are rostered based upon evaluation results and / or a player draft at the league's discretion. Games include in-house (i.e. intramural) against other Green Hornets Club teams) and may include games within the County versus other organizations. Playoffs and a championship game are held.

MAJORS (11/12-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2007 - 8/31/2009): Games are all player pitch. Player evaluations are conducted prior to team assignments to balance teams. Players are rostered based upon evaluation results and / or a player draft at the league's discretion. Games include in-house (i.e. intramural) versus other Green Hornets Club teams and may include games within the County versus other organizations. Playoffs and a championship game are held.

PONY LEAGUE (13-15-year-old Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2004 - 8/31/2007): Games are all player pitch. Player evaluations are conducted prior to team assignments to balance teams. Players are rostered based upon evaluation results and / or a player draft at the league's discretion. Games include in-house (i.e. intramural) versus other Green Hornets Club teams and may include games within the County versus other organizations. Playoffs and a championship game are held.

COLT LEAGUE (16-year-old through high school senior Club division; DOB Range: 9/1/2001 - 8/31/2004): Players must be a currently enrolled high school student. Player evaluations prior to team assignments are held to place players at a level where they are comfortable playing and to balance every teams' abilities. Players are rostered based upon evaluation results and / or a player draft at the league's discretion. Games include in-house play versus other Club teams and may include games within the County versus other organizations. Playoffs and a championship game are held.

TRAVEL BASEBALL: Green Hornets offers specific opportunities for those kids wishing to play baseball at a higher level. Those opportunities exist for players from ages 8 - 14. Our travel baseball league utilizes the April 31st/May1st age cut-off/age determination date. The number of games, depending on the wishes of the coaches, could vary, and may be 40 to 70 games during the spring and summer. Travel throughout the area and out of state may also occur, depending on the leagues, tournaments, etc. It is important to understand that the opportunities at the travel team level require competitive tryouts. Playing time, batting line-up and position rotation are determined by the coaches and may not be equally distributed. Tryouts are typically held late in the summer or early in the fall prior to the operative spring season. Travel team seasons typically include winter work-outs, spring league play and spring and summer tournaments. Some travel teams elect to play a fall schedule after tryouts as well. Travel teams are self-funded and require additional fees and expenses over and above the standard registration fee. Travel Baseball involves a significant time and financial commitment. In addition to the contacts listed below, specific questions can also be directed to Commissioner, Michael Phillips [email protected] or to Travel Coordinator, Dave Ferris, 410-987-2320, [email protected]

COST: 
Little Gloves: $80
T-Ball & Clinic: $100
Rookie 7 through Majors: $130
Colt & Pony: $140
Travel Baseball: $140
Costs are subject to change, and all families are required to pay a once per calendar year $75 family fee.

SEASON: The Green Hornets spring and fall baseball seasons begin with online registration. Spring baseball registration starts in mid-January and fall registration in May. To assure your child a spot on a team, you must register within the set timeframes. Late registrations will be accepted (with a non-negotiable $25 late fee) if there is space available in your child's specific league.

REGISTRATION: All players register for Club with the exception of players who tried out for and were selected to participate on a travel team. Travel team players register under Select and then choose the team identified by Head Coach last name. 

BASEBALL COMMISSIONER:

Michael Phillips,
Phone: 410-977-1786
e-mail: [email protected]

 

Contact

Greater Severna Park Athletic Association
P.O. Box 643 
Severna Park, Maryland 21146

Email: [email protected]

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