BROOKLYNS BASEBALL CLUB

2013 SEASON PLANS


OUR PRIMARY EFFORT IS TO ESTABLISH A TEAM IN THE 12-14 AGE GROUP WHERE WE HAVE EXISTING PLAYERS AND NEED ADDITIONAL PLAYERS TO HAVE THE TEAM. PLAYERS IN OTHER AGE GROUPS CAN NOTIFY ME OF THEIR INTEREST AND WE WILL TRY TO HAVE ANY TEAM THAT DEVELOPS.

PLEASE READ THE INFO BELOW FOR INFORMATION ON WHO WE ARE.

WE WILL MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE A TEAM IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING AGE DIVISIONS:
DIVISION
AGE GROUP
COMMENT
OPEN
AGES 19 & UP

TEAM PLAYING IN QUEENS ALLIANCE LEAGUE OR PARADE GROUNDS LEAGUE

JUNIORS
AGES 16-18/19
TEAM PLAYING IN LOCAL BKLYN LEAGUE (USUALLY AT BAY8 PARK)
FROSH
AGES 15-16
NEW TEAM PLAYING IN LOCAL LEAGUES - ACTIVELY RECRUITING PLAYERS
GRASSHOPPER
AGES 13-14
NEW TEAM PLAYING IN LOCAL LEAGUES - ACTIVELY RECRUITING PLAYERS
BANTAM
AGES 10-12
NEW TEAM PLAYING IN LOCAL LEAGUES - ACTIVELY RECRUITING PLAYERS
WE WILL REGISTER PLAYERS IN ALL DIVISIONS. IF ANY TEAM DOESNT HAVE THE NECESSARY NUMBER OF PLAYERS WE WILL MOVE A PLAYER UP TO THE NEXT OLDER DIVISON. IF UNABLE TO DO THAT WE WILL FIND A TEAM TO PLACE YOU ON IN ANOTHER ORGANIZATION. WE NEVER LEAVE ANYONE HANGING THAT IS COMMITTED TO US.

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GENERAL INFO
REQUIREMENTS
REASON TO PLAY WITH US

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

* BROOKLYNS BASEBALL CLUB HAS BEEN PROVIDING ATHLETICS TO NEW YORK CITY ATHLETES FOR 48 YEARS IN THE SPORTS OF BASKETBALL , FOOTBALL AND BASEBALL. WE ARE NOW ACTIVE IN ONLY BASEBALL AS THE LEAGUE STRUCTURE IN NYC HAS FALLEN APART IN THE OTHER SPORTS. WE HAVE TRAINED AND COACHED WELL OVER 2500 PLAYERS (WELL OVER 10,000 HAVE ATTENDED AT LEAST ONE PRACTICE ). ALL INSTRUCTION IS BY THE DIRECTOR WHO HAS COACHED A TOTAL OF ABOUT 125 TEAMS IN ALL 3 SPORTS.

* WE HAVE BEGUN TO RECRUIT PLAYERS IN ALL AGE GROUPS FOR THE 2013 SEASON TO PLAY BASEBALL IN VARIOUS LEAGUES IN NEW YORK CITY. WE ARE BASED IN THE BENSONHURST SECTION OF BKLYN BUT PLAY IN LEAGUES ALL OVER THE CITY. OUR PRACTICE FIELD IS BAY8 STREET PARK AT 14 AVE AND CROPSEY AVE IN BKLYN. SEE TRAVEL PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO GET THERE. WE WILL PLAY TEAMS FROM BROOKLYN, QUEENS AND LONG ISLAND. WE TRY TO PLAY IN THE BEST LEAGUES BOTH FROM THE STANDPOINT OF LEVEL OF COMPETITION AS WELL AS HOW WELL THE LEAGUE IS RUN AS WE AVOID POORLY RUN LEAGUES.

* WE PRACTICE ALL YEAR EXCEPT FOR THE COLD MONTHS OF DECEMBER AND JANUARY. WE USUALLY START THE NEW YEAR IN A LOCAL CHURCH GYM IN FEBRUARY. WE PRACTICE OUTSIDE STARTING NOW UNTIL ITS TOO COLD. OUR PRACTICE IS BASED ON THE BEST COLLEGE TECHNIQUES WHICH WE DRILL DURING PRACTICE. PRACTICE IS HELD BOTH AS A TEAM AND IN SMALL 3-5 PLAYER EVENTS.

* OUR JUNIOR DIVISION WAS OUR CORE TEAM WHICH WE NEED TO SUCCEED AT. WE WILL HAVE A FEW RETURNING PLAYERS AND WILL RECRUIT NEW PLAYERS FOR THIS TEAM.

* WE WILL BE RECRUITING PLAYERS IN ALL THE AGE GROUPS BELOW 17 THIS SEASON FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE. WE HOPE TO RE-BUILD THESE DIVISIONS WITH ALL NEW PLAYERS. THERE IS ALSO A NEED FOR COACHING HELP FOR THESE TEAMS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO CAN RUN THE TEAMS GAMES ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY AND WHEN CONFLICTS EXIST DURING THE WEEK. WE TAKE CARE OF ALL THE PRACTICES, THE TRAINING, DRILLS, INSTRUCTION, AND ADMINISTRATION OF EACH TEAM.

* THE JUNIOR TEAM NORMALLY WILL PLAY IN THE "BBL" LEAGUE (ALUMINUM BATS) PLAYING A DOUBLE HEADER ON SUNDAY MORNINGS AT 8:45AM AT BAY8 STREET FIELD DIAMOND #3 AND ONE GAME DURING THE WEEK ON FRIDAY NIGHTS AT BAY8 PARK DIAMOND #2 AT 6PM. BAY8 IS LOCATED IN THE BENSONHURST/BATH BEACH AREA OF BROOKLYN. WE MAY BE ABLE TO PLAY IN A SECOND LEAGUE DEPENDING ON THE PLAYERS AVAILABILITY. WE MAY PLAY IN THE BKLYN KIWANIS WOODEN BAT LEAGUE PLAYING A DOUBLE HEADER EVERY SATURDAY AND ONE GAME DURING THE WEEK AT BAY8 STREET PARK . THIS CAN RESULT IN THE JUNIORS PLAYING FROM 40-50 GAMES BEGINNING IN APRIL AND ENDING AFTER LABOR DAY IN SEPT.

* THE OPEN TEAM WILL PLAY A DOUBLE HEADER ON SUNDAYS IN THE "QUEENS ALLIANCE LEAGUE". WE PLAY ON MANY DIFFERENT FIELDS IN QUEENS - THERE WERE 17 TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE THIS PAST SEASON. WE HAD 2 TEAMS IN THE LEAGUE DURING THE 2002 & 2003 SEASON, ONE OF WHICH USES COMPETITIVE GUIDELINES TO DETERMINE PLAYING TIME AND THE OTHER WHICH IS MORE RECREATIONAL TO ALLOW FOR BOTH NEW OR AVG SKILLED PLAYERS AND FOR COLLEGE LEVEL PLAYERS. HOWEVER WE WERE ONLY ABLE TO HAVE ONE TEAM IN THE 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007 SEASON. THE 2007 SEASON PLAYED OVER 20 GAMES ON SATURDAY AND ON SUNDAY PLAYING OVER 40 GAMES. TEAMS HAVE A 16 PLAYER ROSTER. IN THE PAST WE HAVE HAD A TEAM PLAYING IN THE QUEENS ALLIANCE FALL LEAGUE GIVING US GAMES TILL THANKSGIVING. WE ARE RE-BUILDING THIS TEAM SO ITS LEVEL WILL DEPEND ON THE NEW PLAYERS WE GET. WE GET ENOUGH INQUIRES FROM COLLEGE AND TALENTED PLAYERS TO HAVE A GREAT TEAM BUT MOST INTERNET INQUIRES HAVE PROBLEMS EVER COMING ONCE. WE ALSO WELCOME PLAYERS OF ALL TALENT LEVELS AS WE ARE ONE OF VERY FEW TEAMS WHO PRACTICE AND USE COLLEGE LEVEL DRILLS TO IMPROVE PLAYERS.

* THE FROSH GRASSHOPPER AND BANTAM TEAMS ARE NEW THIS SEASON AND WILL PLAY IN A LOCAL LEAGUE IN BKLYN AT BAY8 STREET PARK (14 AVE & CROPSEY AVE). THE BBL OR KIWANIS OR BOTH LEAGUES ARE AVAILABLE. IF A GOOD TEAM DEVELOPS WE WOULD PLAY AT THE PARADE GNDS LEAGUE WHICH OFFERS THE BEST COMPIPTION IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK. GAMES WOULD BE AT PARADE GNDS - NEAR PROSPECT PARK IN BKLYN.

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REQUIREMENTS:

* EVERY PLAYER IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP HIS SKILLS AT PRACTICE. WE ARE ONE OF A VERY FEW ORGANIZATIONS THAT SPEND PRACTICE TIME ON SKILL IMPROVEMENT VIA PROPER TECHNIQUES BEING REPEATED MANY TIMES THRU WELL DEVELOPED DRILLS. THOSE TEAMS IN ANY AGE GROUP THAT DO PRACTICE, AND NOT MANY DO, WORK ON TEAM COORDINATION ASPECTS OF THE GAME.

* TEAM EXPENSES ARE PARTIALLY MET THRU PLAYER DUES. OUR DUES ARE AMONG THE LOWEST CHARGED IN THE CITY. THIS SEASON AN OPEN DIVISION PLAYER WILL PLAY FOR THE DUES OF ABOUT $225.00. ABILITY TO FOLLOW OUR RULES & REGULATIONS PARTICULARLY THE COMMUNICATION RULES CAN AFFECT THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID.

* OUR SEASON IS ALL YEAR LONG. PLAYERS MUST CHECK THE "PLAYER PAGES" OF THIS WEB SITE EVERY WEEK TO DETERMINE THE EVENTS OCCURRING (IF ANY) AND BOTH EMAIL & CALL ME ON EVERY FRIDAY NIGHTS WITH YOUR ABILITY TO MEET THEM. THE WEB PAGES WILL HAVE THAT WEEKS ANNOUNCEMENTS, WEEKLY EVENTS AND UPDATED SCHEDULE OF GAMES. ALSO AVAILABLE WILL BE PICTURES OF GAME ACTION AND PLAYERS AS WELL AS STATS AND WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED AT PRACTICE, PICTURE ROSTERS OF ALL TEAMS, INSTRUCTION MANUALS, HOW TO KEEP SCORE, AND MANY MORE ITEMS.

* EACH PLAYER MUST BE PROPERLY DRESSED FOR ALL EVENTS. YOU WILL BE GIVEN A HAT, UNDERSHIRT AND SOCKS. YOU MUST PURCHASE A PAIR OF PLAIN GRAY PANTS AND A HOODED NATURAL MATERIAL SWEAT SHIRT. YOU MUST ALSO HAVE YOUR OWN GLOVE, CLETES, CUP & SUPPORTE & BATTING GLOVE. THE UNIFORM SHIRT WILL BE GIVEN JUST BEFORE GAMES START. A $50.00 DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED.

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REASONS TO PLAY WITH US:

* WE ARE ONE OF THE OLDEST AND MOST ESTABLISHED ORGANIZATIONS IN NEW YORK CITY. WE HAVE PLACED 12 BASKETBALL TEAMS IN LEAGUES OVER A 5 YEAR PERIOD, 28 FOOTBALL TEAMS PROVIDING FOR PLAYERS FROM AGE 9 UP TO TEAMS OF PLAYERS 19-22 OVER AN 18 YEAR PERIOD, AND ABOUT 90 BASEBALL TEAMS FOR PLAYERS AGE 9 UP TO OPEN DIVISION WITH UMLIMITED AGE PLAYER OVER A PERIOD OF 45 YEARS. WE BEGAN IN MAY 1963 WITH A 14-15 YEAR OLD BASEBALL TEAM AS ST FINBARS CHURCH IN CYO LEAGUE AND DEVELOPED IN 3 SPORTS PLAYING IN EVERY AGE GROUP IN ALL THE CITIES BEST LEAGUES.

* DESPITE IT BEING AN ORGANIZATION RUN BY AND COACHED BY ONE PERSON, WE PROVIDE EVERYTHING A PLAYER GETS NOMATTER WHERE HE GOES. WE HAVE PLAYED AGAINST THE BEST COMPETITION AVAILABLE IN NEW YORK CITY OVER THE YEARS.

* WE PLAY AS MANY GAMES AS THE BEST WINNING ORGANIZATIONS AND RARELY FAIL TO FINISH OUR SEASONS.

* WE PROVIDE THE BEST AVAILABLE TECHNICAL TRAINING FOR SKILL IMPROVEMENT IN THE CITY. THERE ARE A FEW PLACES THAT CAN MATCH US BUT NOBODY BEATS US. OUR TECHNICAL LEVEL OF COACHING IS AS GOOD AS THE BEST AND IS MUCH BETTER THAN WHAT IS AVAILABLE TO 95% OF THE TEAMS PLAYING IN NEWYORK CITY.

* WE PROVIDE MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES EACH WEEK (BOTH SUMMER MORNINGS AND MULTIPLE EVENINGS ALL SEASON) SO THAT PLAYERS CAN MORE EASILY MEET THEIR REQUIREMENTS AND FIT IT INTO THEIR SCHEDULE OF THINGS THEY MUST DO.

* WE ARE ABLE TO GIVE LARGE AMOUNTS OF PLAYING TIME INDEPENDANT OF THE SKILL LEVEL OF THE PLAYER WITHOUT AFFECTING OUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

* OUR PLAYERS GET ALONG VERY WELL WITH EACH OTHER AND USUALLY ENJOY PLAYING AND HAVE A PRODUCTIVE ATHLETIC EXPERIENCE.


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