We are hardly out of the holiday season, and it may be hard to imagine warm weather and green grass at the ball field, but the Grayslake Youth Baseball Association (GYBA) is ready to go for the Spring season.
Registration for In-House baseball is now open online at www.gybaonline.org. Or you can register in-person on the next two weekends, Saturday, January 12 and Jan. 19 at the State Bank of the Lakes, 50 Commerce Drive from 8:30 - 11 a.m.
GYBA is open to Grayslake residents in first- through ninth-grades who live within the boundaries of Grayslake Central High School and Grayslake North High School. Current incoming Freshman are eligible to play if they are not playing high school baseball and their birthday is after May 1, 1998.
Looking Ahead to the Spring Season
The organization expects about 340 kids will be divided among 28 teams for the in-house leagues this Spring. Each team is lead by a manager, first coach and additional assistant coaches and helpers.
GYBA Chairman Terry Toth said the organization is stepping up efforts of training the volunteer coaches on specific skills they should be teaching each age group.
"We really want a progression of skill at each age level," Toth said. "It's something we've heard comments about and something we're really focusing on now."
If you are interested in coaching GYBA, check out this link.
GYBA will also be online more, taking advantage of Facebook to better interact with its members. Check out the GYBA Facebook page here.
Registration for the In-House league will be open through Feb. 9 when the GYBA hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Grayslake Fire Station #1.