Umpire Training This Thursday and Saturday

An on-field umpire training session has been scheduled for Saturday February 28 at the Washington small field from 12:00 to 3:00.  All new and returning umpires should attend this meeting because we will be reviewing umpire positioning and other important items.  It will not be necessary for you to be at this training session for all 3 hours but make sure you allow yourself enough time to go through all the training material.   Some of you will have your own team practice so I have allowed this time slot to accommodate as many of you as possible.

See you there!

Also, don’t forget about our meeting Thursday, February 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Burlingame Recreation Center.

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Coaches Meeting Friendly Reminder

Coaches Meeting Friendly Reminder:  Wednesday February 11th, 2015 at the Park and Rec Center, starting at 6PM.  At least one of the team coaches must attend this meeting.  You will receive your official team roster, select the teams pre-season practice times, and, depending on league, select batting cage times.

Once you have completed the above, you’ll drive over to Bayside to pick up your team equipment.

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Update on team formation and practice schedules

We know that many of you and your children are eager to get the 2015 season underway.  We are too.  We hold our initial coaches meeting on Weds, February 11th.  At this meeting, coaches are given their team rosters and they select their initial practice slots. You will hear from you child’s assigned coach sometime after the 11th.  Practices will not begin until Saturday, February 21st at the earliest.

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BYBA Umpire Meetings Coming Up

All new and returning BYBA umpires are reminded that training meetings are scheduled for February 10 and February 26.  You should refer to for the details of the meetings.  One important change this year is the addition of umpires for the Sandlot division.  So, any first year Reyna player (or at least 11 years old) is eligible to umpire in the Sandlot division.

Remember, it is important to be at these meetings to familiarize yourself with the details of umpiring for BYBA.  Remind your friends of these meetings.

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New Player Evaluations: January 25th

Got a brand new player to the league in the MUDVILLE (10U), REYNA (12U) AND SAUER (14U) leagues? Bring them along to Washington small (the baseball diamond nearest the playground and picnic tables) on January 25th to be evaluated.  Not only is this a fun event it is the only way that we can ensure the teams are balanced, and all players enjoy a competitive season.  Details follow:

  • Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 – New Player Evaluation (10:00AM – 2:00PM), for new Mudville, Reyna and Sauer League players
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Mandatory Coaches Clinic: Saturday, January 24

All coaches for the BYBA 2015 season are required to attend our annual Mandatory Coaches Clinic.  The clinic will be held at Washington Main (the High School baseball diamond), so get it on your calendar now so you don’t miss out. Details follow:

  • Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015  – Mandatory Coaches Clinic-Presented by BYBA professional standards advisor Jeff Hipps
    • 0900-11:15 Coaches and Assistant Coaches for Bambino and Sandlot: meet at the Grandstand
    • 11:30-1:00 All Coaches (Lunch and General): meet at the auditorium of the Parks & Recreation Center
    • 1:15-3:30 Coaches and Assistant Coaches for Mudville, Reyna, and Sauer
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2015 Umpire Training Dates & Times

Umpire training for new and returning umpires will be held at the Burlingame Rec Center, Social Hall, on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 and Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30pm.

In addition, there will be a mandatory field training session scheduled in the days following – date and tme of this field exercise is still to be determined.  Look for additional information on the details here at

All new and returning umpires are required to attend.  Parents or interested adults are also invited.  If you know of any interested kids or adults interested in joining our BYBA umpires program, please let them know.  Remember you must be at least 12 years old or in the second year of Reyna baseball division to qualify.

Please direct questions regarding training meetings to John Serrato, Director of Umpires, at or at 650-703-2037.

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Registration Open Through January 9

Registration for the upcoming Spring 2015 season will remain open until Friday, January 9, 2015.
If your child is a new BYBA player, you can email a copy of their birth certificate to .  Proof of age is required for all new players.
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BYBA Spring Registration Is Now Open!

Registration is now open for the upcoming Spring 2015 season.  This is for all players, coaches and volunteers.

We will have three walk-in registration sessions (see below for schedule). Players who are new to BYBA MUST come to one of the three walk-in sessions so that we can get a copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport for age verification purposes. If you can bring a copy that we can keep, this will help us out. You can register your child in person at the walk-in session, or in advance, online.

The walk-in sessions also provide a good opportunity to meet BYBA board members and get any questions that you may have answered.

The dates for the walk-in sessions are as follows. All sessions are from 6 pm to 8 pm at the Burlingame Rec Center, in the computer room:

  • Wednesday, October 15
  • Tuesday, October 28
  • Wednesday, November 19

Here are the instructions for registration (available only after October 1st):

  1. Go to this link:
  2. If you are new, click on “Create an Account” and follow the step by step instructions. Once completed, return to the main page where you can register a player or an adult.
  3. If you already have an account, log in using your user ID email and password.
  4. Choose “Register to Play/Participate
  5. Select the player’s name that you want to register
  6. Click “Register Now”
  7. You should see the “Spring 2015″ registration session.
  8. Select the appropriate Division based on the player’s age.
  9. Proceed with following the steps all the way through to check out and payment
  10. Please note: If you are registering as an adult volunteer (coach, assistant coach, or other) you must do two things. Your registration is not complete until you:
    1. Register as per above instructions
    2. Complete a background check. This is a requirement for all adult volunteers. This is a separate step in the process from simply registering yourself as a coach.  It can be found by going back to the same page where Spring 2015 registration was available.

BYBA offers financial assistance to families in need of this. You can apply online for this, or confidentially discuss with a board member.

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Remembering Steve Chase

Dear BYBA Families:

As many of you know, it was with great sadness that we learned that Steve Chase (long time BYBA coach and father of three wonderful boys) suffered a heart attack last Friday evening and passed away.  Steve’s family asked that I let all of you know that a Memorial Service will be held in Steve’s honor on Friday, May 30th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Burlingame.  A reception celebrating Steve’s life will immediately follow the service, location not yet determined.

Steve’s family will have a ‘Private Rosary’ the night prior to the service.

In addition, this year, BYBA will be dedicating our annual June Invitational Baseball Tournament in memory of Steve.  Tee-shirts recognizing Steve will be for sale with all proceeds going into college accounts for his three boys.

A specific bank account for the college fund has been established.  The account is titled “Alannah Chase (DBA) Chase Boys College Fund”.   Anyone who would like to help should send checks to:  Chase Boys College Fund, 507 Dorchester Road, San Mateo, CA 94402.

Please forward this message to those who may wish to attend Steve’s service or donate to the Chase Boys College Fund.


Mike Brunicardi

President, BYBA


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