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2020 GBL SPRING BASEBALL/SOFTBALL (for league ages 4-18)*
Baseball ages are determined by age as of 4/30/2020
Softball ages are determined by age as of 1/1/2020


Registration for the 2020 Spring GBL Baseball and Softball seasons will open Thanksgiving weekend and run through the end of January. The Germantown Baseball League is a primarily volunteer run organization which was founded in 2009. The mission of the GBL is to teach and instill the ideals of good sportsmanship, team play, honesty and respect for the game and for one another. Games and practices are held primarily at the Cameron Brown and Bob Hailey sports complexes off Farmington Road in Germantown, Tennessee.

Here’s a good amount of information on the Spring program which should address many of the questions we get this time of year:

When and where can I register my child? All registrations will be handled by online registration through the GBL web site www.gblbaseball.org starting Thanksgiving weekend and running through the end of January. We encourage everyone to sign up early as a lot of divisions will go on a waiting list – especially the younger age divisions. Register early to insure your roster spot.

How much does it cost? The cost for ages 7 thru 18 is $200 a player. The cost for T-ball and Jr. Coach Pitch and softball 6U is $130. There is a $25 fee for participants who live outside of Germantown. We do offer discounts for families with more than one sibling playing in the Spring.

When does the season start? Practices for the GBL season will start mid-February. The game schedule will begin the Tuesday after Spring Break and run through the Thursday prior to Memorial Day Weekend.

How many games and practices should I expect each week? We tell parents to anticipate 2 to 3 baseball/softball events per week. That number can vary depending on the age division of your child (See division information for more information.)

Do you have tryouts? No. Instead of tryouts we hold player evaluations for ages 7 and up. The evaluations usually take place the first weekend in February, with two sessions scheduled for most age groups. (Players only need to attend one session). If you register you have a roster spot.

How do you put the teams together? Is there a draft? GBL does not use a draft system for the creation of teams. We use the evaluation scores to place players on teams in an effort to keep the competitive balance among all teams and divisions.

What about playing up or playing down a division? We do not normally allow players to play up an age division or down and age division. Some exceptions may be made, but those decisions will be made by the GBL Board of Directors and League Directors.

What is your policy on play together requests? We will consider play together requests on an individual basis for players ages 7 and up. Our goal is to make sure we keep a competitive balance in place for all teams across all the divisions. We normally grant all play together requests in the T-ball, Jr. Coach Pitch Division and 6U softball.

What Equipment will my child need? Players of all ages will need to have their own fielding glove and a batting helmet. Most players, especially ages 7 and up, will want to have baseball cleats (Metal spikes are ONLY allowed ages 13 and up). We do not provide bats, but players can purchase their own or borrow a bat.

For more information regarding specific age divisions, please click on the GBL Divisions tab on the GBL website at www.gblbaseball.org

 

Contact

Germantown Baseball League
2565 Fox Hill Circle E 
Germantown, Tennessee 38139

Phone: 901-473-3856
Email: [email protected]

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