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7u Travel Tryouts Set for April 26th

Hello Parents,

We are excited to announce our GVAA Youth Baseball is holding 7U Travel Baseball tryouts on Thursday, April 26th at 6pm. 

Players interested in trying out MUST REGISTER by email to Travel Director Dean Michalski by 12pm on Thursday at deanmic@comcast.net

Please include, your player's name, birthdate, grade, Parent's name and email address.

Below are some details you should read and understand about this 7U travel baseball team. 

  • This team is separate from your current rec baseball team and will be in addition to your child's rec baseball team.
  • For players born between May 1, 2010 through April 30th, 2011.  This means your child should be 7 years old before May 1, 2018.  
  • The tryouts will be evaluated by at least 4 to 5 individuals who have experience coaching baseball at all different age groups. 
  • We are not certain if we will carry one or two teams, so all players that are interested are welcome!
  • The 7U travel team will play the following 4 local tournaments:
    • Dates: 05/25/18 - 05/28/18 - GVAA
    • Dates: 06/15/18 - 06/17/18 - Cherry Hill
    • Dates: 06/22/18 - 06/24/18 - Hainesport
    • Dates: 06/29/18 - 07/02/18 - Burlington Twp
  • We would expect your child to be available for these tournaments, and also some team practices that will be separate from rec baseball. 
  • The tournaments are scheduled to take place Friday through Sunday, 7U typically playing 2 to 3 games each tournament.
  • All of these tournaments are Coach pitch only.
  • There is also a cost to play travel baseball.  We are fortunate where two tournaments this year will be free. The expected cost per player should be around $150. This would cover the fees for the two other tournaments and uniforms for each player. 

If you have any further questions, please give me a call on my cell phone or email me your questions. Thanks for taking time to read this email and I look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Thanks, 

Brian Scharle

7U Travel Baseball Manager

Cell: 856-904-1116
Email: brian0711@yahoo.com



GVAA Vikings Baseball Apparel Now on Sale!

12u Travel Team Fundraiser!
Help the Vikings Get to Ripken

GVAA Vikings Baseball Gear is on sale now until April 29th!

Visit the Team Store for t-shirts, sweatshirts and tank tops

Items bought by April 29th will be delivered to the fields within two weeks.

Proceeds from all sales will help the 12u Team raise funds for their trip to Ripken in Aberdeen, Maryland this July!

To Shop Online Visit:
http://www.marlkress-awards.com/GVAA.html


Memorial Day Tournament Countdown!

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2018 GVAA Home Run for Heroes Memorial Day Tournament Information


Click on the Viking to Register Today!

The Annual 2018 GVAA Home Run for Heroes Memorial Day Tournament will be held May 25-May 28, 2018 at Rabinowitz Fields in Voorhees 320 Kresson Road. There will be A and B divisions for ages 8 through 12, with a single division apiece for 7U, 13U, 14U and 15/16U. Town travel teams interested in registering should visit our tournament webpage here.

Teams that pay in full by March 15 will receive a $50 early bird discount. Otherwise, teams must pay the full price ($495 for 7U & 8U, $550 for all other age groups) by April 30.

This Tournament will abide by the new USA Bat Standards for 2018.

All bats will need to have a USA Stamp of Approval. 


New Bat Rule for 2018 Season

USABat Stamp of Approval

USABat Stamp of Approval

GVAA Members,

An Important Rule Change is coming in 2018 that will affect every player in our league.

Starting in January, Cal Ripken Baseball in conjunction with USA Baseball has implemented new bat rules that must be enforced at all levels in both our GVAA Rec and Travel programs. 

These new bats are designed to act like wood bats and they must have a USABat Stamp of Approval to be legal for play. 

The Bats you used in the 2017 season will not be allowed during our rec & travel games.

With this rule change, there is obviously a cost. These new bats will range in price just like the bats you have now. 

To help our league and families transition to this new rule, GVAA will be purchasing and supplying each team in our Spring League with a USA Approved Bat.  

While many of you will still opt to buy your own new bat, we wanted you to know, you don't have too.  

We hope you take the time to read the new rules and the bat standards shown below. Our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible.
 

These USABat Standard baseball bats are already on sale. Major brands like EastonDeMarini,Louisville Slugger, and Rawlings are in stores now with the USABat stamp.

Here Are the Key USABat Standard Baseball Bat Facts

  • Approved Youth Bats with 2 5/8” barrels will be legal for all ages (14 and under) in Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie, AABC, AAU.
  • The 2 5/8” big barrel lengths will be much shorter than the current 2 5/8” 1.15bpf barrels used in today’s game due to the performance regulations put in place.
  • All current youth baseball bats will continue to be legal in the above mentioned organizations through December 31st, 2017
  • 1.15bpf bats will NOT be grandfathered in for the 2018 season.
  • The goal is to make youth bats perform like a wood bat.
  • There will be no limit to how light a bat can be, which should be helpful to younger players.

To See a Complete List of USA Approved Bats Click Here
2018 USA BAT RULES for BABE RUTH/CAL RIPKEN Baseball

TEE BALL BAT RULES:

Beginning January 1, 2018, participating National Member Organizations will adopt the USABat standard for youth baseball and tee ball bats. Unlike standard youth baseball bats, tee ball bats (lengths 26” and shorter) are not required to undergo lab testing to receive approval under the USABat Program.

However, to be approved for play within the participating National Member Organizations, tee ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying permanent text which reads:

ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS 

 

GVAA Board of Directors


2018 Spring Travel Tryouts

Travel Tryouts for the upcoming 2018 season were held on Saturday, October 7th.  Teams have be formed but we are still looking for players for our 10u team for this season.  

If you are interested in playing, please contact, Travel Director, Dean Michalski at deanmic@comcast.net  

To be eligible to play for a GVAA Travel Team, you must play in the 2018 GVAA Spring Rec League.

Tryouts for our 7u Team will be held in the Spring towards the end of April.



2017 GVAA Spring Rec Playoffs


Dbacks-1st/2nd Grade League Champions!

Congratulations to the Phillies, who capped off an undefeated season and captured the Majors Championship with a 14-8 win over the Rangers!

Majors Playoff Schedule

Wed, May 31st- Phillies 11  A's 1 

Thurs, June 1st- Orioles 10  Rangers 6

Mon, June 5th- Rangers 24 v. A’s 9

Tues, June 6th  Phillies 6 Orioles 1   

Wed, June 7th   Rangers 8 Orioles 6

Mon, June 12th League Championship

Phillies 14 Rangers 8

 

And in the Minors Division,  Congratulations to the A's who rallied to beat the Orioles 10-9 in an exciting League Championship Game!

Minors Playoff Schedule (Single Elimination)

Wed, May 31st- Quarterfinals Orioles 5 Dodgers 3

Thur, June 1st- Quarterfinals  Phillies 8  Padres 6

Mon, June 5th- Semifinals      A's 8   Phillies 2

Tues, June 6th- Semifinals  Orioles 7 Royals 6

Wed, June 7th- League Championship  A’s 10  Orioles 9


The Phillies Win the Majors Championship!


Congrats to the A's and Orioles who battled to the final out in the Minors Championship. The A's pulled out a dramatic 10-9 victory to claim the title.


Home Run for Heroes Championships


Our 8u Vikings took home a second place finish!

Congratulations to all our Champions and thank you for competing in our annual Memorial Day Tournament. We hope to see you next year!

Here's a look at the final scores from Championship Monday!

8u-A Championship
Washington Township 12 GVAA 2 

8u -B Championship
Medford 13 Harrison 3 

9u Warrior Championship
Medford 11 Harrison 10 F/7

9u Patriot Championship
SJ Blue Jays 5 Marlton Cardinals 4

10u Patriot Championship
GC Brawlers 10 Mt. Laurel 0 

11u Warrior Championship
 Sacred Heart 7 CHYAA 6

11u Patriot Championship
West Deptford 4 Medford 3

12u Warrior Championship
Mt. Laurel 11 AC Outlaws 9

12u Patriot Championship
 Mt. Laurel 8  Pennsville 7 

13u Championship
Ewing 3 Harrison 2

14u Championship
Mt. Laurel 8 Combat 6


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