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    ****PICTURE DAY RESCHEDULED****

    BPRBA Photo Day will be rescheduled at a later date due to the weather...

    This year we are happy to welcome back Highpoint Pictures as our photo company.  Photo orders are due BEFORE Photo Day (by FRIDAY, MAY 18 at 11pm) thru their online ordering site, here:   https://preorder.groupphotographers.com/?wo=961732

    There will be no hard-copy Order Forms – orders are to be placed online only.  After placing your order, parents will need to bring their printed receipt to Photo Day and hand it to the photographer.  Orders will be shipped directly home within 2-3 weeks, and everything is 100% Guaranteed from our photographers.

    UPDATE & REMINDER

    BPRBA 2018 Summer and Fall Travel Try-outs

     

    We are pleased to announce that Matt Valenti will be our 9U Travel Team Manager! 

     

    REMINDER:  The second of two tryouts for the BPRBA Lightning Travel Teams (for Summer and Fall) will be held on Friday,  May 18 at the Pound Ridge Elementary School Field 

     

    Times for 8U and 9U players;:  5:45 arrival for registration and warm-ups ---- 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm tryout

    Times for 10U and 11U players:  4:15 pm arrival for registration and warm-ups ---  4:30 pm to 6:00 pm tryout

     Please note at the tryouts, each player will be evaluated in fielding and throwing skills (infield and outfield), batting and running. Evaluations will be conducted by both the coach as well as an independent professional evaluator. Recreational league rankings will also be considered in the team selection process.

     

    Team

    Manager

    Manager email

    Manager cell

    Required Birthdates

    8U

    Carlos Rodriguez

    crodriguez1211@gmail.com

    914-843-2011

    5/1/09-4/30/10

    9U

    Matt Valenti

    matt_valenti@yahoo.com

     612-875-5311

    5/1/08 – 4/30/09

    10 U

    Chris Bain

    chris.bain@gmail.com

    917-868-4176

    5/1/07-4/30/08

    11U

    Jay Furst

    jfurst@forteriswealth.com

    914-522-8462

    5/1/06-4/30/07

     

    For the summer season, the teams will participate in the Greater Hudson Valley Baseball League which runs generally from mid June until the end of July/beginning of August.   There will be approximately 15-20 games, scheduled both during the week with 6 pm start times as well as weekends (at any time).   Generally, games are played within Westchester and Putnam counties with the longest travel time to any particular game of about 1 hour.    

     

    Costs for each season are $225 for the Summer program, $200 for the Fall program plus $100 for the uniform (which would cover both seasons).  

     

    The Fall season runs from early September to approximately late October with games only played on weekends (with expectations that there should be very little conflict with the Flag Football program).

     

    Travel Team Requirements 

    There are travel baseball teams in the summer and fall for age groups 8 and up. You must play in the current Spring  recreational baseball season. Age is determined as of April 30th of each year.

    What To Do If Interested:

    1.     Please complete the sign-up form included below prior to the tryout and submit it at tryouts.

    2.     For any player who cannot attend a tryout, please reach out directly to the team manager to discuss an individual situation.

    3.     Please RSVP to team manager if  you believe your child may be attending tryout.

    4.     At the tryout, please arrive early, dressed in baseball gear, including glove, helmet and baseball bat.

     

    Should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to BPRBA travel directors (Michael Kornblau 914 299 1571 or Chris Bain 917-868-4175).

     

    IMPORTANT NOTICE Re:  Easton 30/20 Ghost X bat

    BPRBA has been informed of a statement issued by Easton informing the public that their Easton Ghost X, 30” -10 USA Baseball bat (model #’s YBB18GX10 30/20 & LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model) is no longer certified or approved by USA Baseball.   Please note - while we make no comment as to the validity of the decertification, due to the loss of USA bat certification, this bat cannot be used at any BPRBA game or practice.

    As we understand the situation according to the statement, if you purchased one of these bats, Easton will provide a pre-paid mailing label that you can use to return it to Easton. Upon receipt of your bat, Easton will send you via email a one-time use electronic voucher with a value up to $500 to compensate you for your bat and your inconvenience.  The voucher can be used toward another Easton bat and/or any other products on Easton.com up to $500 before May 31, 2019.

    To return your bat and receive your voucher, Easton suggested contacting them at 1-844-531-7079, or email us at ghostreturn@easton.com. Please do not contact the BPRBA regarding this matter.

    The complete statement issued by Easton can be found here:  http://news.easton.com/info/releases/easton-ghost-x-3020-2-58-decertified-for-use-by-usa-baseball

    The BPRBA believes it is important to alert you of the information we have been provided regarding this matter.  The BPRBA, however, does not take any responsibility toward remedying this situation on behalf of anyone in our league who may have been impacted and makes no explicit or implicit representations as to the validity of the decertification or about Easton or Easton products. 

    Attention K - 6th grade BPRBA families

    The Bedford Pound Ridge Baseball Association will be adopting the 2018 Little League bat rule changes.  

    This impacts all players in our program from kindergarten through 6th grade.  Bat rules for the 7th - 10th grade are unchanged.

    The change is intended to improve the safety of all players by making all the non-wood bats impact the ball similarly to wooden bats.

    As of January 2018,  all bats that are not on the approved list are banned for practices and games.  Here is the list of approved bats   https://usabat.com/

    Answers to frequently asked questions can be found here:  http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

    If you have any questions please contact us at bprbaseballassoc@gmail.com 

    Buy Your Bat and Support the Cooperstown Team!

    If you are considering an online bat purchase, you can do so while supporting the 2018 BPRBA Cooperstown Team, by shopping through their Flipgive site.  There are many options including Easton, Baseball Monkey, Dick's, and Walmart. 

    There is no cost to join, but a percentage of your purchases will go to the team. You can even add the "reminder tool" to your search bar to automatically choose to give cash back, if you are shopping from any participating site. 

    Here's the link:   https://teamsnap.flipgive.com/f/378437

    Thanks everyone!  See you on the field1

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