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SCYBGS Yankee Stadium Trip 2018!

Come join South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball on a league trip to Yankee Stadium!

We will watch the Yankees take on the Kansas City Royals on Sunday, July 29th, at 1:05pm! As a bonus, all 2018 registered players and coaches will participate in a pre-game parade on the warning track!* All tickets are $60 per person for field level seating in Sections 135 or 136, and include a customized South Colonie Game Day t-shirt created just for the trip! Round-trip transportation, provided by Yankee Trails, is an additional $30 per person (pick-up/drop-off information still to come).  One bus ticket per person riding the bus is needed.  All participating youth players will also receive a voucher from the Yankees valid for 2 tickets to select 2018 Yankees regular season home games!

Click HERE to purchase game and bus tickets!

*A limited number of tickets are available and will sell on a first come, first served basis.
**Only 2018 registered players and coaches are permitted to participate in the parade.

MARCH 2ND TRAVEL TRYOUTS FOR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL ARE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER

Well, we were all hoping to be done with this white stuff, but with the school cancellations we also lose our gym space and will have to postpone tonight’s travel tryouts. Revised dates are shown below. For baseball, this is obviously much less notice than we wanted to provide, so please let us know if you wanted to try out but simply can not make it. We will have to set up a separate date if needed. Softball will still hold its previously scheduled 2nd session date and a postponed date for tonight (see below).

Postponed Open Travel Baseball tryouts are scheduled for:

• Tuesday, March 6th and Tuesday March 13th
• Veeder Elementary School, 25 Veeder Dr, Colonie
• 5:30pm – 6:30pm – 8U (age 8 and under)*
• 6:30pm – 7:30pm – 9U (age 9 and under)*
• 7:30pm – 8:30pm – 10U (age 10 and under)*

Additional information available on our website www.southcolonieball.org/baseball/travel-programs

If you have any questions for Baseball, please contact: Matt Conley at mattconley@southcolonieball.org

Open Travel Softball tryouts are scheduled for:

• Friday, March 9th and Friday March 16th*
• Roessleville Elementary School, 100 California Ave, Colonie
• 6:30pm – 8:30pm – 10U & 12U**

* Interested players must attend at least one of the two tryouts, and are highly encouraged to attend both.
**17U Travel Softball tryouts will be on an undetermined later date.

Additional information available on our website www.southcolonieball.org/softball/divisions

If you have any questions for Softball, please contact: Bryan Kelly at bryankelly@southcolonieball.org

Registration for 2018 Spring season is now OPEN!!

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  T-ball = $40
  Rookies/ Mini Minors = $90
  8U and above (both baseball and softball) = $125
  $20/ player early registration discount if registered before Jan 12, 2018 plus multi-player registration discounts!

 

To register for any of our programs, head over to our Registration page and click on the ‘Register’ button.

 

Opening Day is set for April 21, 2018!  Free winter clinics for those registered, so don’t delay and register now!

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR CCHS GRADUATING SENIORS

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South Colonie Youth Baseball and Girls Softball board voted unanimously to continue our Dollars for Scholars donation, but with the money earned from the AWESOME coach’s game last year, we bumped the donation UP to $1500 (previously $500)! This established two $750 scholarships that will benefit college-bound seniors at Colonie Central High School. Graduating seniors are encouraged to visit the South Colonie Dollars for Scholars website (https://southcolonie.dollarsforscholars.org) for further details.

To qualify, graduating seniors need to have played baseball or softball within our South Colonie (formerly West Albany) league, located at the West Albany Pocket Park, off Exchange Street in Colonie. The Dollars for Scholars Awards night is May 15, 2018.

Please share with anyone you think may be eligible!

 

2018 Travel Baseball & Softball Tryouts

In addition to our recreation programs, SCYB&GS also has a great travel program for our older players.  Any player with any interest in our travel programs will need to attend their appropriate tryout. Tryouts are open to ALL players that meet the age requirements and are registered for recreation ball. Registration is available at http://www.southcolonieball.org/registration/. Player age is determined by their age as of May 1, 2018 for Baseball and Dec. 31, 2017 for softball. Tryouts are open, FAIR and great competitive experience for players. Even if you would just like to see what the programs are about, come join us, let your players have some fun and ask lots of questions to our wonderful coaches! Attendance at multiple sessions is more than welcome if unsure what level your child would like to play provided they meet the age requirements. 

See Baseball and Softball tabs on the website for additional information.

Open Travel Baseball ball tryouts are scheduled for:

Date: March 2, 2018
Location: Veeder School
Time:
8U (8 & Under) = 5:30-6:30pm
9U (age 9 & under) = 6:30-7:30pm
10U (age 10 & under) = 7:30-8:30pm

* Additional tryouts may be necessary, depending on attendance

Open Travel Softball tryouts are scheduled for:

• Friday, March 2nd and Friday, March 9th*
• Roessleville Elementary School, 100 California Ave, Colonie
• 6:30pm – 8:30pm – 10U & 12U**

* Interested players must attend at least one of the two tryouts, and are highly encouraged to attend both.
**17U Travel Softball tryouts will be on an undetermined later date.

Questions? Email
Baseball mattconley@southcolonieball.org
Softball bryankelly@southcolonieball.org

 

Opening Day!! 4/21/2018

Opening Day is set for Saturday, April 21, 2018. Kicking off the day will be the annual players parade down Sand Creek and into the park. We will gather at the Hebrew Academy at 54 Sand Creek Rd at 9:30 am and the parade will begin promptly at 10:00 am. (*Current Plan)

The parade will lead into the opening day festivities and introductions on the Cal Ripken field (check out the map on our website). Following the ceremony will be plenty of games, great food, activities and auctions to keep everyone busy.

We also plan on having plenty of spirit wear apparel on hand to purchase and order. Make sure to check out our silent auctions too as we’re sure to have some terrific items to bid on.

We look forward to kicking off another successful season down at the SC Pocket Park. We’ll see you there!

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Slush Puppie Machine!

SLUSHPUPPiEWe didn’t forget about concession where we got a few more surprises for 2018! New register with iPad based inventory/ sales, credit card ability and the board favorite… a real Slush Puppie machine!

Restoring the batting cages Nov. 2017

Big project turfing the batting cages! … Removed weeds/ topsoil, re-graded, new compacted subgrade and added full length donated turf!  Finished with some fence work and gate re-alignment.  Much more user friendly cages ready to go for the 2018 season!

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Continuous Can Drive opened at Colonie Beverage

Tired of bottles and cans collecting in your house?
Hate putting them one at a time through a machine?
Wish you had an easy way to help others?

We are excited to announce the arrival of a continuous bottle drive to benefit all the ball players at South Colonie! 

In an effort to keep costs where ALL kids can play ball, our friends at Colonie Beverage have opened up an on-going account at their shop on 1823 Central Ave, where you can just pull up, drop off your returnable cans and bottles and drive away. Just tell them its for “South Colonie Youth Baseball” and they will take the cans, count them and credit our account. The league will then receive a check by mail… it’s THAT EASY to help!

Can DriveStore hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm, Sun 9am-6pm

 

Our Opening Day is scheduled for April 21, 2018!  The day’s activities will kick off with our annual parade and a few other fun surprises.  Save the date!

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