AYBA Seeking Coach for 2015 Cooperstown Team
For the 12th year in a row, AYBA will sponsor a trip to the Cooperstown Dreams Park tournament for a group of our 12U Recreation League All-Stars. This tournament is one of the most prestigious in the US and takes place in Cooperstown, New York. For more details on the tournament please go to the Cooperstown website . All interested coaches must have prior coaching experience at AYBA and should contact David Mitchler or Mike Harris.
Registration is now open!!
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Congratulations to our 9U and 11U AYBA All Star teams for winning the Dizzy Dean State Championship!!
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AYBA Bat Rules
The AYBA Recreation League adopted the new Dizzy Dean bat rules on August 1st, 2012. The net-net of the new rules are:
• 4-12 year olds –Bat must have a certified "BPF 1.15" label. Big barrel bats up to 2 & 3/4 inches in diameter are allowed for 9-12 yr olds.
• 13-14 year olds - Bat must have a certified "BPF 1.15" label or be a drop 3 BBCOR certified bat. Diameter m...ust be 2 5/8 inches or less.
• 15-18 year olds – Bat must be a drop 3 BBCOR certified bat. Diameter must be 2 5/8 inches or less.
Attention Propsective Umpires
GOA (Georgia Official's Association) is conducting a search for
prospective Rookie umpires for the 2014 season. We are holding our yearly
MANDATORY clinic on February 9th, 2014, from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM at the
Crabapple Government Center (12624 Broadwell Road, Alpharetta, GA). Use the
bottom floor entrance and walk straight back to the classroom.
To be considered for this opportunity, a young man or woman must be 14
years of age by February 28, 2014, and maintain a grade point average of B
or better. You must also have a passion for the game of baseball, a
willingness to learn the rules and background of the game, and a passion for
maintaining the integrity of the game through the objective adjudication of
An application must be filled out and either brought to the clinic, or
mailed to GOA or Charlie Strohecker at 15280 White Columns Drive,
Alpharetta, GA 30004. The other paperwork can be filled out at the clinic.
Be sure to bring a driver's license, permit, school ID, or a copy of one of
them. Our organization's yearly dues are $35 if you are 16 years old or
younger, and $70 if you are over the age of 16. You can bring cash or check
to the clinic to pay this fee. If you are not selected to umpire, or do not
receive games for some reason, these dues will be reimbursed.
You must attend the clinic on February 9th to be considered for an
umpiring position. Candidates who come to us after the clinic date will
have to wait until next year. If you know you are busy this Spring, but
want to umpire in The Summer and Fall, come to the February 9th clinic and
we can have a refresher course before the Summer season, at which point you
will be considered for games assuming you are graded to do so.
If you have the passion and love for the game of baseball, this is a great
opportunity to learn more about the game and make some extra money. If you
have any questions, please email to Charlie Strohecker.