Welcome to the Spring, 2017 season and thank you for registering to play baseball/softball with the North Gwinnett Baseball Softball Association (NGBSA)! We are ready for another season and are excited that you have chosen to be part of our Association. The NGBSA Board has worked hard to strengthen our organization and to provide a quality experience for your family. We are pleased to share these recent successes:
1. We are growing. The number of baseball and softball players registered for the spring season has increased over previous seasons. Our aim is to continue growing the number of families served by the NGBSA.
2. Our finances are improving. An operating loss in 2015 has been turned around and the NGBSA had a positive cash flow in 2016. Continuing on this path enables us to invest money back into our program and facilities as we seek to enhance your experience.
3. Our 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit designation was renewed after a great deal of hard work by our Treasurer. This will be attractive for those in our community who wish to support our organization through tax-deductible donations.
With teams being drafted recently, you will likely be spending more time at George Pierce Park. You will notice work being done to improve the pitching mounds and the fields, and there are new distance signs on the outfield fences.
You will see signs of our Rebranding effort as we align our organization with the North Gwinnett name and logo. First and foremost, NGBSA is a feeder organization for the North Gwinnett High School cluster. To fulfill this role, we are building loyalty to the NGHS “brand.” This will build a strong foundation for NGHS and we hope your children can be part of that success beginning with their development with the NGBSA. Two ways you will immediately recognize the rebranding efforts are:
1. Field number signs have been installed at each field with the field number and one of two North Gwinnett logos.
2. Player uniforms will be North Gwinnett rather than MLB teams as in the past. Jersey colors will be different for each team, and colors will be associated with traditional North Gwinnett colors. The NG jerseys and spirit wear are likely to be worn off the field as well, such as to school and in our community.
Finally, our Board is developing a list of capital projects for consideration. This could eventually include new scoreboards, improved batting cages, a new, more user-friendly website and registration system, and many other potential improvements for our park and our Association. As you can tell, there is much going on and we are glad you have chosen to be part of the NGBSA. Good luck to everyone as we begin a new season. Let’s play ball!
NGBSA President (Email: email@example.com)
PS- Stay tuned for upcoming spring events, such as Opening Day Festivities at Suwanee Town Center on Friday, March 10th.
|1/7 (Sat.)||Baseball & Softball Registration – George Pierce Park Community Center 10 - noon|
|1/28(Sat)||BB Coaches Meeting (all Leagues)|
|1/28 (Sat)||Baseball Field clean up day|
|1/28 (Sat)||Equipment Pick up 9AM to 11:30AM|
|1/29 (Sun)||Softball Coaches Meeting (mandatory)|
|1/29 (Sun)||Softball Field clean up day|
|2/3 (Fri)||Baseball and Softball Registrations ends|
|2/4 (Sat)||Softball Skills Assessment|
|2/4 (Sat.)||Baseball Skills Assessment – Coach Arrival 8:30 AM/ Start 9AM|
|2/4 (Sat)||Equipment Pick up – 11AM to Noon|
|2/7 (Tue.)||BB Draft (PeeWee/Tball) 6:30 PM Location NGHS|
|2/8 (Wed.)||BB Draft (Major/Minor) 6:30 PM Location NGHS|
|2/9 (Thurs.)||BB Draft (Pony) 6:30 PM Location TBD|
|2/11 (Sat.)||High School Baseball Camp $20.00 (1 pm – ages 5-8 /3 pm – ages 9-12) NGHS field|
|2/11 (Sat.)||Rainout Date – BB Skills Assessments|
|2/11 (Sat.)||All uniform information turned into Team Mom Coordinator|
|2/11 (Sat.)||Softball Players Clinic Location GPP|
|2/13 (Mon)||BB Practices Begin|
|2/15 (Wed)||Team Mom Meeting GPCC – 7PM|
|3/3 (Fri.)||Uniform delivery|
|3/6 (Mon.)||First day for REGULAR SEASON GAMES|
|3/10 (Fri.)||OPENING DAY Festivities at Suwanee Town Center|
|3/25 (Sat.)||Picture Day Location at GPP|
|3/27 (Mon.)||NGBSA Night at NGHS Varsity Baseball vs Collins Hill 5:30 pm at NGHS|
|3/30- 4/9||No Games - -Spring Break|
|4/19 (Wed.)||NGBSA Night at NGHS Varsity Baseball vs Mill Creek 5:30 pm at NGHS|
|4/23 (Sun.)||NGBSA Day at Gwinnett Braves|
|5/5 - 5/7||Wood Bat Tournament|
|5/8 - 5/23||BB Post Season Tournament|
|5/8 - 5/23||SB End-of-Season Tournament|
|5/13 (Sat.)||Fall 2016 BB & SB Registration|
|5/26 – 5/28||T-Ball/Pee Wee All Star Bulldog Bash Tournament|
|TBD||Softball All-Star Warm Up Tournament|
|6/5 - 6/10||Softball Pre-Tri County All-Star Tournament (Collins Hill)|
|6/12 - 6/18||Softball Tri-County All-Star Tournament (Mountain Park)|
|6/24 - 6/25||Softball USSSA All-Star Tournament (Cumming)|
|NOTE: Above dates are subject to change as circumstances require.|
North Gwinnett High School Baseball Clinic
Thank you Coach Moity & Team
NGBSA Tee Ball Champion Red Sox!
Front Row: Adrian Samarasekera, Alex Turner, Logan Dean, Evan Owens, Hayden Jones, Carson Jackson Back Row: Alexander Son, Hudson Gerry, Benjamin Wickham, Caleb Neese, Andrew Davis, Mason Devine Coaches: Chris Owens, Sammy Jackson, Matt Neese, Rob Davis, Joey Devine
8U Mizuno Gwinnett
2016 Training Legends Spook-Tacular Champions!
L-R: Chase Kiewert, Charlie Griffith, Harrison Cantrell, Ryan Johansen, Austin Neese, Boogie Lowit, Brayden Mentzer, CJ Brown, Payton Walker, Andres Jiminez, Vance Bock
8U Mizuno Dirt Dawgs Win “Two in the Bucket” Tournament!
The 8U Mizuno Dirt Dawgs travel softball team went 5-0 and won the CAMsports "Two in the Bucket" tournament in Covington, GA. The Dirt Dawgs defeated the Lady T-Birds 15-10, Lady Tide 16-8, FPS 17-8, Lady Vipers 18-4, and the 8U Gamers 21-9. Way to go, girls!
Coaches (L-R): HC-Rob Blackburn, ACs:-John Berry, Jacquan Ray, Kristin Belyea, Joe Saucier
Players standing (L-R): Imari Brewer, Jordyn Ray, Peyton Powers, Avery Prado, Kylie Berry
Players sitting (L-R): Hailey Sanchez, Reagan Saucier, Emily Belyea, Maddie Blackburn, Violet Shultz, Lilly Maynard
|11U||Kevin Chunn||678-642-0786|| firstname.lastname@example.org
|11U||Greg Hocutt||205-965-4838|| email@example.com