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GRAA BASEBALL & SOFTBALL PARADE

Tentative 2018 Parade Date is Saturday - April 21

Just a reminder, our annual GRAA Baseball & Softball Opening Day Celebration is scheduled for this Saturday, April 21. 
 

Parade Details: At 10:30am, all players will gather with with their teammates at the intersection of Baldwin St and Sherman Ave.  Please have your player dressed in their baseball uniforms.  Coaches and parent volunteers will be on hand to help organize/manage the players until the parade begins (volunteers needed!).  All others please line the street along the parade route.  Please note that Sherman Ave will be closed off to traffic/parking beginning at 10:30am.  
 

At 11am,  our very own GRHS marching band will lead the teams down the street to the Sherman Ave field where they will all gather around the infield for the national anthem.  The ceremonial first pitch will be thrown by our special guest, Mark Melito, former AA player for the Royals and GRHS graduate, class of '90.  Additionally, a few special members of our community will also be honored for their years of support and dedication to the GRAA baseball and softball programs.  After the short ceremony, the players will be released to their parents for food & fun!
 

Food & Fun: There will be bagels, a Rita's Ices truck and Jack the Jackal, from the New Jersey Jackals, is doing his best to make an appearance!  
 

Volunteers Needed: We will need 3-4 parent volunteers from each team to help organize the players at 10:30am at Sherman Ave and Baldwin St. Please let your coach know if you can assist with this. This is probably one of the most important roles! 
 

Schedule Conflicts: Your coaches will be reaching out regarding changes to your team schedule so that everyone can attend the parade.

Rain Date: In the event of inclement weather, you will be notified via email if the parade will be rescheduled for April 30th.  
 

Thanks,

GRAA Baseball

GRAA BASEBALL WINTER TRAINING PARTNER

GRIT is brand new baseball and softball training facility in nearby Bloomfield. Our GR travel teams train here once a week. Go to www.gritnj.com or contact GRIT Owner Justin Gerardo at 973-727-9019 for information on team training and individual lessons.

GRAA BASEBALL SPIRIT WEAR!!

GR BASEBALL COMMUNITY,
 
CLICK BELOW TO ORDER YOUR SPIRIT WEAR TODAY
 
 

For questions please contact
Helen Benson
helen.benson@yahoo.com

GRAA BASEBALL SPRING 2018

Welcome to the Spring Baseball Season offered by the Glen Ridge Athletic Association!

2018 SPRING BASEBALL REGISTRATION AVAILABLE IN FEBRUARY

This registration page will allow you to register for both In-Town and Travel Baseball. 

GO TO REGISTRATION

IN-TOWN:
Registrations submitted on or before March 14 shall be at discounted rates, which are $110 for In-Town Baseball Pre-K through 4th grade and $120 for 5-8 grades.

MORE INFO ON GRAA IN-TOWN BASEBALL

2018 PRE-K AGE REQUIREMENTS: Please note, as per the Glen Ridge school age eligibility for Pre-K, your child MUST be born on or before October 1, 2013 to play GRAA Pre-K InTown Baseball. No exceptions.

TRAVEL:
$155 for 8U Travel, and $205 for Travel Baseball 10U and up.  Those travel players who also opt to play In-Town may do so for an additional $60 on top of their Travel fees, but you must register for both at once.

Please be sure to register by March 1st for our early bird pricing to receive the $25 discounted rate!

Also, you now have the option of paying via a payment plan.  If you choose this option, you will be charged $100 at signup and you will be charged the remainder in two equal installments on March 1st and April 1st.  The payment plan does not apply to those who register for in-town baseball only.  There is no extra charge for the payment plan.  It is simply your option.

Please follow the instructions on your screen to register your child and check out. Once you have completed and paid online, your account will reflect a transaction by GRAA. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.

Baseball Skills Recap Highlights


HIGHLIGHT REEL

Many thanks to all who made our Baseball Skills Clinic such a huge success! We had over 60 boys attend.

Special thanks to GR's own Coach Rich Kennedy for putting the clinic together and doing an outstanding job! Extra special thanks to GRHS Baseball Coach Jay Tisseo and his team for running the drills and providing spot-on instruction. Well done!

If you missed the clinic or attended one of the sessions, we thought you might like the following video showcasing the day. Many thanks to Patrick Kilkelly for shooting  and editing it together - excellent job! Click the image above to play the clinic highlight reel.

We are excited about changes to the baseball program and hope to build on our past successes for a great 2015 season.

Good luck to all the boys!

The Baseball Executive Committee

 

WELCOME TO GRAA BASEBALL

 

Looking for more informaton on GRAA Baseball?  

Check out the Travel, Intown, Fundraising & Volunteer pages of this website or Email us at glenridgebaseball@yahoo.com

 

 

GET YOUR SKIN IN THE GAME

Volunteers Needed - It’s never too late to think ahead. 

GRAA Baseball is always looking for passionate volunteers.  Ideally, family members to spearhead the following tasks (no baseball knowledge required, many assignments can be done at your desk, set your own hours, live the dream!)   Email GRAA baseball at richmkennedy@yahoo.com to find out more

  • Umpires for Intown & Travel (Arbiter system)– 2 positions
  • Volunteer Coordination / DIBS 
  • Fields – Lining, checking, helping to maintain
  • Fundraising – Car Wash, Photos, Gear, Burgers for Baseball, Modells  - someone for each and an overall coordinator
  • Events - Annual Meeting, Swap & Sale, Opening Day, Pitch Hit Run,Subway Series – people for each and an overall coordinator
  • Intown Commissioner Admin – Uniforms & Communications
  • Travel Commissioner Admin – One of the following for each team Uniforms, Travel Tryouts, Communications 
  • WebsiteOverall Coordinator, Email Communications

 

 

 

GRAA Baseball Financial Policies

Pay To Play – Any child that is involved in GRAA Baseball activities (winter training, travel, in-town, clinics, etc), must pay the registration fee PRIOR to attending the activity.  Financial Aid is available as noted below.  Children will not be allowed to participate if payment has not been received or Financial Aid has not been requested and provided.

Financial Aid Available – GRAA recognizes the financial hardships many families are enduring.  Inability to pay should not hold any Glen Ridge child back from participating in a GRAA sport.  Please visit www.GRAA.org home page and click on the Financial Aid link on the bottom of the page for more information and an application

Rich Kennedy

Commissioner

Doug Steele

Deputy Commissioner