BYBA needs your help. Expensive equipment is missing, being abused and not being put away. Additionally, the City no longer drags and lines our baseball fields. WE pay to have it done on Saturdays and do not have a solution for the weekday games. That means COACHES NEED TO WORK TOGETHER AND DRAG AND LINE BEFORE THE GAME. NOT JUST THE HOME TEAM…ALL TEAMS… H.E.L.P. before the equipment/fields guys quit… IMMEDIATELY DO THE FOLLOWING…
PUT BASES, MOUNDS, AND FIELD EQUIPMENT AWAY AT THE END OF THE LAST GAME
DO NOT ABUSE OUR EQUIPMENT…IT IS EXPENSIVE AND WE DO NOT HAVE FUNDS AVAILABLE TO REPLACE ANY OF IT.
DO NOT WASTE BASEBALLS…THEY TOO ARE EXPENSIVE
USE THE EQUIPMENT CORRECTLY (DO NOT PLACE BASES UPSIDE DOWN-PEG UP…SOMEONE WILL GET HURT)
RETURN THE HOSES TO THE CORRECT LOCATION
LOCK THE EQUIPMENT UP
WE ARE MISSING 4 FIRE HOSE NOZZELS THAT NEED TO BE RETURNED (VERY EXPENSIVE)
WHOEVER TOOK THE CUERNAVACA FIELD EQUIPMENT…PLEASE GIVE IT BACK!
DO NOT REMOVE EQUIPMENT FROM THE GATOR (THE GREEN CHALKER, HOSE, QUILL, AND HOME PLATE TEMPLATE NEED TO REMAIN IN THE BACK SO IT CAN BE USED ON SATURDAY MORNING)
NOTE: Pat and Niall bust their butts to get everything you need to have fun. PLEASE help them and the entire BYBA program by taking care of everything we have…PLEASE!
Calling all coaches – our second and final pre-season Coaches Meeting is happening this coming Wednesday, March 11 from 6pm to 8pm at the Recreation Center. Lots of important information to relay, so please ensure at least one representative from each team is present.
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.
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.
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.
All new and returning BYBA umpires are reminded that training meetings are scheduled for February 10 and February 26. You should refer to byba.us 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.
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
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
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 byba.us.
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.
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.