FAQs and Info
Minors is open to boys and girls age 7, 8, or 9 on April 30, 2024. In other words, their birthdays fall between May 1, 2014 and April 30, 2017. We do not hold try-outs for Minors, but there is a required evaluation day to help make the teams fair and competitive. Players are also encouraged to sign up for the TK Winter Clinic through GBA to help with evaluation.
Minors at GBA is an in-house rec program. GBA teams will play other GBA teams in a regular season, and a short playoff and championship series. The season runs April through the end of June. Depending on weather and make-up games, there is a chance the season could go a little longer. Minors games are played at Hammer Field. (For the 10U team, there will be a tryout and separate evaluation based on our registration numbers and as determined by the GBA Board.)
Players who are age 7 will be pitched to by their coach. Players ages 8 and 9 will be pitched to by the opposing team's pitcher (a kid player).
Schedules will be determined closer to the start of the season. Typically, players can expect at least 1-2 practices and 1-2 games a week. Your player's coach will communicate with you directly about practice schedules.
There is a service/fundraising duty for all families of GBA players. For each player you register, you will need to work 2 pop stand shifts (usually 1.5 hours each shift). If you do not want to work the pop stand, you will have to pay a $50 opt-out fee per child when registering.
Equipment for Minors includes:
Bats must be stamped USA (USSSA bats are not allowed.)
Batting Helmet with a cage or jaw guard (this is a requirement for Minors)
Plastic molded spikes (metal not allowed)
Please review more FAQs on our general teams page. If you are interested in coaching or volunteering, or have additional questions about Minors at GBA, please contact Tony.