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Georgetown Baseball - COVID-19 Update - Posted 4/3/2020
Posted Apr 3, 2020

Hello Georgetown Baseball Families,
We wanted to provide an update on the 2020 youth baseball season.   We have been monitoring the local closures as well as the governing bodies of all youth sports.  We recognize that despite this unprecedented pandemic, families are still trying to plan their spring and summer and our players are concerned that they will lose this season.  In an effort to bring as much clarity as we can to this situation, the Georgetown BOD met virtually on Wednesday 4/1 to discuss the latest information and to propose our approach to the 2020 season. As a BOD, we are still committed to host a 2020 season, but only if we feel comfortable that our players, coaches, parents, and game officials will remain safe and healthy.


Per Government officials, schools are currently closed through May 4th.  If schools do resume on or around May 4th (and our town fields are also re-opened), we will look to start baseball activities within 2-3 weeks of school re-opening with games beginning in June.


Note: If schools either push their return date to later in May or don’t come back this year, we will continue to explore any available options to play later in the summer.  We want to allow our kids to play and not miss an entire season of baseball if we can do that safely.


We thank all of our baseball families in advance for being flexible and for sharing our love of the game and our desire to “play ball”!  While we will do everything in our power to have a 2020 season, we will put safety first.


Thank you,Georgetown Baseball BOD

 
Georgetown Baseball's Mission

 

Welcome to the home of Georgetown, MA Baseball!  Georgetown Baseball offers instructional and competitive baseball programs to the youth of Georgetown, Massachusetts.  Georgetown Baseball is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Email georgetownbaseball1@gmail.com for more information and check us out on Facebook @georgetownbaseball!


 
Georgetown Baseball Programs - 2020
Posted Oct 12, 2016

NOTE:  Schedules, Standings, etc. can be found at http://itblbaseball.com/ for Minors and Majors divisions.

Tee Ball (Pre-K and K)

Jason Nadeau, Age Director (jnadeau@suffolk.com) 
Players are eligible for Tball if they currently attend kindergarten, or will be attending kindergarten in the fall of 2020. Georgetown tee ball focuses on teaching basic baseball skills in a very fun and recreational environment.  Players begin the season hitting off of the tee and often end the season hitting soft pitching thrown by coaches. (2020 Fee - $100 per player). 

Practices: There are no practices apart from the clinic-style program that runs on Saturday mornings at Penn Brook School.  

Games: Simulated games take place during the clinic-style program on Saturday mornings at Penn Brook School.

Farm (1st-2nd Grade)

Tony Alves, Age Director (daddyalves3@gmail.com)  & Peter Amadon, Age Director (peter.amadon@gordon.edu)
Farm League is Georgetown’s instructional league bridging the basics of tee ball and the more competitive minor league division.  Players will continue to develop the basic fundamental skills and knowledge of the game needed to progress their skill set.  Farm League is primarily a coach pitch league. (2020 Fee - $115 per player)

Practices: Practices typically take place at Penn Brook School and times vary throughout the week.

Games: TBA

Minors (3rd-4th Grade)

John Crosby, Age Director (jcroz04.jc@gmail.com) & Keith Grant, Age Director (kwg442000@yahoo.com)
The minor League Program is Georgetown’s league which builds upon the basics of Farm League and begins preparing the player for the major league division.  To raise the competitive level, teams play not only other teams from Georgetown, but also compete against some of our neighboring towns.  Players will continue to learn and build upon the fundamental skills and begin developing the mental acumen required to become an effective player.  Minor League is a completely kid pitch league.  (2020 Fee - $140 per player)

Practices: Practices typically take place at Penn Brook School and times vary throughout the week.

Games: TBA, Home Games are at Penn Brook School on S/S/M/T/TH/F (times vary)

Season: The minors season runs from April through June (typically done by the end of school).


Majors (5th-6th Grade)

Mark Thibeault, Age Director (mark.thibeault@verizon.net) & Rob Neilson, Age Director (rneilson@verizon.net)
The major League Program is Georgetown’s league which builds upon the skills developed in the Minor League and begins advancing those skills in preparation for Babe Ruth.  Teams play not only other teams from Georgetown, but also compete against some of our neighboring towns.  Players will continue to build and enhance  the fundamental skills and continue development of the mental aspects required to become an effective player.  (2020 Fee - $140 per player)

Practices: Practices take place at ALP and times vary throughout the week.  Two practice time blocks are usually available: 5-6:30PM and 6:30-8:00 PM

Games: American League (Mo/Th/Sa), National (Tu/Fr/Su)

Season: The majors season runs from April through June (typically done by the end of school).


Babe Ruth (7th-10th)

Pete Lucido, Age Director (petelucido48@gmail.com)
The Babe Ruth Program is the culmination of Georgetown’s youth league and encompasses all the youth skills learned and moves to the large baseball diamond.  To raise the competitive level, teams play not only other teams from Georgetown, but also compete against some of our neighboring towns.  Players will continue to build their baseball skills and acumen in a competitive environment.  (2020 Fee -$180 per player)

Practices: TBA

Games: Sunday through Thursdays, schedule TBA.  Home games are on the GHS turf (13s amd 14-15b) and GHS Varsity field (14-15b)

Season: 13s season begins in April.  14-15s season starts after the GHS season is over (through summer). 

For more information, please email your age director(s) directly!

 
Baseball Evaluations - 2020
Posted Dec 8, 2016

Due to Covid-19 our annual evaluation day is posponed!

 

Every Spring, Georgetown Baseball holds an evaluation day in March for our grade 2-6 players who will play in our Spring Farm, Minor and Major League programs. That day is scheduled for XXXXX XX, 2020 at New England Premier Sportsplex, Route One - Danvers. Players will be evaluated for fielding, outfield, hitting, and pitching.  Our regular-season teams will be formed based upon these evaluations and the summer coaches may take this data into consideration when forming the summer teams.  Players should bring their bats, gloves and helmets- please use sneakers instead of cleats.

The schedule is as follows:

2nd Grade- sign-in 9:30am evals start at 10:00am

3rd Grade- sign-in 10:00am evals start at 10:30am

4th Grade- sign-in at 10:30am evals start at 11:00am

5th Grade- sign-in at 11:00am evals start at 11:30am

6th Grade- sign-in at 11:30am evals start at 12:00pm

This is our ninth full year being affiliated with the Cal Ripken League.  What this means to Georgetown Baseball is an opportunity for some very competitive summer tournaments for our 8-12 years old teams.   A few years ago year we changed the process and criteria in choosing our summer teams.  We will create our Summer Tournament Teams sooner than in years past.  The first step in formulating these teams will begin on March xx, with our annual evaluation day.  The process continues with input and recommendations from regular season coaches once the season is under way.

Historically, the minors and majors teams in Georgetown have needed to have a certain number of "call up players" and/or "permanent play up players" identified to round out their rosters.  This will be done based on evaluations and more information for 2020 can be found at http://www.georgetownathletics.com/baseballpolicies

See you on the field!

 
2020 Royal Academy Baseball Camp
Posted Dec 10, 2019

The Georgetown High School Baseball coaches and players will teach you the skills that they work on everyday! From basic fundamentals to mental skills and strategy that will help get you ready for the upcoming season!

 

Players will work on hitting, throwing and catching, pitching, and position specific defensive drills.

Dates for camp are Monday March 9 thru Thursday March 12 at Georgetown High School.

 

UPDATED -  Grades 1-6 attend 4:00-5:30

 

Cost- $100

All proceeds go to the Georgetown High School program.

Please bring your glove, bat, and helmet. Catchers bring your equipment if you have it.

 

 

 *If you have any questions please contact Phil Desilets at pdesilets@comcast.net


 
Georgetown Baseball Winter Clinic - 2020
Posted Jan 2, 2018

Georgetown Baseball Winter Clinic

Play Ball - Salisbury

Sunday Nights - Feb 9, 2020 – March 22, 2020

(Note: No Clinic on 2/16 due to February Vacation)

Updated TIMES:

Grades 1-3 - 4:00 - 5:30

Grades 4-6 - 5:30 - 7:00

 

 

 Objectives:

  • Knock the rust off in time for the start of the Spring Season
  • Tune up old skills and learn some new ones
  • Focus on both fundamental and mental aspects of the game
  • Hitting, Fielding, Pitching, and Base running Instruction by PlayBall and Georgetown Baseball Experienced Coaching Staff
  • Feedback from last years players/parents and coaches is that those player who attending the clinic were more prepared for the start of the season and really had a leg up

Open to players Grades 1st-6th -  $75.00 per player

Sign up here:  http://www.georgetownathletics.com/baseball

 

 


 
Georgetown Baseball News
Posted Nov 27, 2017

NEW 2018 ITBL BAT REGULATIONS:

ITBL recently voted to adopt the new USA bat regulations along with the other major, national youth baseball leagues (Little League, Cal Ripken, etc.).  Beginning in January, 2018, all ITBL players must use a bat with the new "USA Baseball" stamp (Not USSSA) and bats without this stamp will not be legal.  Bats with the 1.15 Bat Performance Factor (BPF) stamp will not be legal after January 2018.  

Essentially, the new bat standard ensures that the exit velocity and performance of the bats closely mimics that of wooden bats.  This is done to preserve the long-term integrity of the game along with increasing safety for pitchers and infielders.  As this standard is relatively new, bat companies are in the process of releasing 2018 USA Baseball stamped bats.  Some companies released their first line of bats in September and others are slated to release new bats throughout the year.

Our players in grades 3+ participate in a league called "Inter-town Baseball League" (ITBL).  All players in grades 3+ will need to use a USA stamped bat this coming season.  

Note: This does not apply at all to teeball or in-town grade 1/2 farm players.

Thank you!

-Georgetown Baseball Board

 
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