To Our PYBS Membership:
There is just so much to talk about.....
As we usher in a new year - Happy New Year to you and your family from everyone here at Plymouth Youth Baseball & Softball. One would think that January is not a busy month for baseball and softball but we have been working hard behind the scenes to make the 2018 season the best PYBS has ever offered.
The Winter Clinic Series continued this past week with the three-day Christmas Clinic and was a big success with over 70 players taking advantage of the clinic. We are going to work on at least one more over the February break and hopefully our guest - Coach Follette and Coach Dolan - will be available again. Thanks to both of them for making everything work over a very chilly week at Plymouth Sports Complex.
First order of business in 2018 is the NorEasters. Our NorEasters program continnues to flourish and this year will be no different. We are looking to staff two teams at each level. For those new to PYBS - the NorEasters can be best explained by saying it is "more baseball" for those enthusiests that have players that love the game and want to practice and play more then the regular town league season allows.
Some families choose to go with outside AAU travel baseball programs. But the NorEasters compete in the same exact divisions as these travel programs for a fraction of the cost. Some AAU programs can cost up to $3000 per player for an extra 25 games a season. PYBS provides this same exact opportunity with Sunday doubleheaders with a 12-14 game season.
We have teams at 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U. Depending on the number of kids to tryout - we will enter two teams at each level in the travel program. We are also allowing 8 year olds to tryout for the 9U team this season. These are true tryouts and does not guarantee your player a spot but we do all we can to staff two teams at each division with coaching staffs. This is treated like a developmental league for those parents interested in getting more out of the game of baseball but staying within Plymouth Youth for cost-savings.
The tryouts are free. The only pre-requisite is to register for the upcoming 2018 season for the PYBS town league. You absolutely need to be registered to play in 2018 to tryout for the Noreasters. Payment for the Noreasters will be due after tryouts are complete and the payments will be made known after tryouts. We have historically charged $375-$400 a player with a family discount for multiple players. We are working on a pricing and payment schedule at our next board meeting.
NOREASTERS COACHING INTERVIEWS:
Each season - we open the coaching opportunities to those interested in running a team. This is open to any coach in the league - you do not have to be a head coach in PYBS to be a head coach for the Noreasters program. There are expectations of winter workouts, being available for evaluations of every age-level program, Sunday doubleheaders, and possible vacaiton weekend tournaments. We are looking for coaches at each age-level. Please contact Brian Fabry at email@example.com or Larry Peruzzi at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Coaches from 2017 are not automatically brought back as coaches for 2018. The head coach jobs are re-opened each and every season. If you were a head coach last season - please make your intentions known via email to Brian Fabry at email@example.com if you are interested in re-applying to be the head coach this season or if you are not interested.
Coaching interviews will be on Thursday, Janaury 11th.
Nor'Easters Tryout Schedule:
The NorEasters tryout schedule is as follows (**again - you need to click the registration banner on the home page to sign up for 2018 season to be eligible):
Friday, Janaury 12:
9U - 5pm to 6:30pm
10U - 6:30pm to 8pm
Friday, Janaury 19:
11U - 5pm to 6:30pm
12U - 6:30pm to 8pm
Tryouts are all held at the Team Mizuno USA Facility in the Industrial Park in Plymouth.
Team Mizuno USA
14 Apollo 11 Road #7 (May not show up on all GPS devices)
Plymouth, MA 02360
Door #7 is in the back of the building and the building itself is the last building on the left as you go down the road.
We are looking to rehab Haskell Field at Nook Road from home plate to the warning track and that includes the batting cages. Last season we patched up the metal fencing and hung some padding and netting to make it safer but the time has come to replace the cage. We are looking to build two cages to expand the experience at Haskell Field and need some excavating done to take away the concrete under the ground so we can re-level the design to fit two cages.
We have a few volunteers to remove the scrap metal and remaining fencing. We have the group in place to build and design the cages and we will hold onto the netting as it was donated. But we need some heavy lifting completed to have everything covered. The work would need to be completed in February. Do you know anyone that can remove concrete in Plymouth? There are a few local companies and we could use some help if you work for or know some local help.
Also - we have opportunities for our signage program to have your company, restaurant, business splashed all over the outfield fences in Plymouth. We have pricing tiers for one or all five Plymouth Baseball & Softball Fields.
Again - we at PYBS are committed to making 2018 the best season in our history and we need your help. Contact Brian Fabry at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any leads, questions, or concerns moving into the new season.