SFYBL All Star Recognition Day

Greetings Coaches and Managers please check your emails, this info was sent to all Coaches and Team managers.

Every year the SFYBL holds all-star games after the play-offs have been completed. We will be doing them this season as well. They will be June 1 at Silver Terrace Park.

We are now seeking your nominations for this event.
We would like to have representation from all teams. In order to keep the team sizes at a reasonable number (about 12 to 15), teams are limited to sending a maximum of:

Mustang West Division – 3 players per team

Mustang South Division (regular season) – 2 players per team

Mustang East Division (regular season) – 2 players per team

Bronco West Division (regular season) – 2 players per team, except the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place teams get 3 players each (1. SF Seals, 2. West Sunset – Bates, 3. CBS Hawks, 4. The Citi)

Bronco East Division (regular season) – 2 players per team, except the 1st and 2nd place teams get 3 players each

Pony West and East Division – 2 players per team

The all-star game schedule is:

Mustang East – 9:30am (small diamond)
Mustang South – 12:00pm (small diamond)
Mustang West – 2:30pm (small diamond)

Bronco East – 10:00am (big diamond)
Bronco West – 12:30pm (big diamond)

Pony West and East – 3:00pm (big diamond)

The players you send do not have to be your best players. For example, you might consider sending your most committed players. It’s your call on who you send, but please make sure they are able to attend.
Can you please send me the names of the players you would like to send in a response to this email by next Wednesday evening/Thursday morning (May 28/29).

Playoff Rules

The play-offs are set to begin in full force this Saturday, May 17.

We want to make sure all teams are aware of a few things some of which are play-off specific and some of which we have seen a notable amount of violations of throughout the season:

1) Game time is forfeit time. If either team does not have at least eight players present, suited up and ready to play by the scheduled game start time…they forfeit the game.

2) The higher seeded team is always the home team throughout the play-offs.

3) There are no ties in post-season play. Games will be played until there is a winner.

4) Time limits are in effect. This means the inning the game is in at the 2hr mark for Mustang and 2hr 15min mark for Bronco and Pony is the final inning. The only exception is if the game is a tie (see 3 above)

5) Coaches are allowed to visit the pitcher’s mound once per inning. Upon a second visit, the pitcher must be withdrawn from the position.

6) In the Mustang division, three innings is the maximum a pitcher is allowed to pitch. There is no pitching maximum in the Bronco and Pony divisions, but we hope coaches use good judgment.

7) Mustang only: the Mustang stealing rule modification remains intact: a) there is no stealing home (except on a passed ball) and b) a team must stop stealing any time they have a 10-run lead. (Note:  With a Runner on 3rd Base, when the ball is thrown back to the pitcher it becomes a “Dead Ball” situation and runners cannot advance, but if the ball is thrown back the pitcher and is over thrown, this is a “Live Ball” situation and runners may try to advance at their own risk.)

8) Free substitutions are allowed – Any player can re-enter the game.

9) The head coach has the option of using a normal 9-player line up, 10-player line up or a continuous line up with all the players available to hit.  If a team is using a continuous line up and a player shows up late.  The player will be added to the last slot in the order. A game can begin and be played with a minimum of (8) eligible players, you must have (8) eligible players to continue and complete a game. If a team starts with (8) players, an out will be recorded every time the batting order reaches (9) slot in the order.

10) When it is a player’s turn to hit, and he/she is not present, injured, ejected or subjected to some other circumstance and a substitution has not been made, an out will be recorded every time the batting order reaches this turn in the order.

11) All players must play two(2) innings and at least one(1) at-bat, unless the ten runrule or time limit ends the game before the full amount of innings are completed.
12) COACHES: PLEASE REPORT GAME SCORES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE UPON COMPLETION OF YOUR GAME

Playoffs Schedule and Brackets

Now that all the regular season games in the Mustang, Bronco, and Pony divisions have been played, the scores reported, and the final standings calculated; we have scheduled the play-off games. See:

http://sfybl.com/2014_Playoffs/

As previously mentioned, we have restructured a the divisions (Mustang, Bronco & Pony) to make them more evenly balanced and competitive for post-season play.

This is our structure:

Pony
1) Pony West – will be a 7 team single elimination (3-2-1) format and is composed of the top 4 finishing teams from the regular-season Pony West Division seeded 1 through 4 and the top 3 finishing teams from the regular-season Pony East Division seeded 5 through 7. The match-ups will be 1/8, 2/7, 3/6, and 4/5. (with only 7 teams, the #1 seeded team will have a 1st round bye)

2) Pony East – will be a 6 team single elimination (2-2-1) format and is composed of the bottom 4 finishing teams from the  regular-season Pony West Division seeded 1 through 4 and the 2 remaining teams from the regular-season Pony East Division seeded 5 and 6. The match-ups will be 3/6, and 4/5, with the 1 and 2 seeds getting a 1st round bye.

Bronco
1) Bronco West – will be an 8-team single elimination (4-2-1) format and is composed of the top 4 finishing teams from the regular-season Bronco West Division seeded 1 through 4 and the top 4 finishing teams from the regular-season Bronco East Division seeded 5 through 8. The match-ups will be 1/8, 2/7, 3/6, and 4/5.

2) Bronco East – will be an 8-team single elimination (4-2-1) format and is composed of the 5th through 8th place finishing teams from the regular-season Bronco West Division seeded 1 through 4 and the 5th through 8th place finishing teams from the regular-season Bronco East Division seeded 5 through 8. The match-ups will be 1/8, 2/7, 3/6, and 4/5.

Mustang
1) Mustang West – will be an 8-team single elimination (4-2-1) format and is composed of the top 8 finishing teams from the regular-season Mustang West Division seeded 1 through 8.

2) Mustang South – will be an 8-team single elimination (4-2-1) format and is composed of the top 4 finishing teams from the regular-season Mustang South Division seeded 1 through 4 and the top 4 finishing teams from the regular-season Mustang East Division seeded 5 through 8. The match-ups will be 1/8, 2/7, 3/6, and 4/5.

3) Mustang East – will be a 10-team single elimination (2-4-2-1) format and is composed of the 5th through 9th place finishing teams from the regular-season Mustang South Division seeded 1 through 5 and the 5th through 9th place finishing teams from the regular-season Mustang East Division seeded 6 through 10. The 1st round will be match-ups of the 7 seed vs. the 10 seed and the 8 seed vs the 9 seed. The 2nd round. match-ups will be 1 seed/winner of the 8 seed vs. the 9 seed game; 2 seed/winner of the 7 seed vs the 10 seed game, the 3 seed vs. 6 seed, and 4 seed vs. 5 seed.

(the Mustang East Playoff bracket has been expanded to 10 teams and I’m waiting on the extra fields before I publish the bracket, the 10 teams are the 5th thru 9th place teams in the Mustang South and Mustang East Divisions).

We have published the brackets. There may be a few time/location changes over the next few days, so you are STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO CHECK THE SCHEDULE AGAIN ON MAY 15. We expect the schedule as is to remain largely intact, but will inform impacted coaches if there are any changes.

2014 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

2014 PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

The top 8 teams in each Mustang, Bronco and Pony division will advance to a single-elimination playoff bracket. (Divisions may be re-seeded to foster competitiveness)
The following are the game dates for each division.

Mustang
Round 1 – May 17th
Round 2 – May 21st
Round 3 – May 28th (Championship Game)
Bronco
Round 1 – May 17th
Round 2 – May 21st
Round 3 – May 28th (Championship Game)
Pony  (East)
Round 1 – May 17th
Round 2 – May 19th
Round 3 – May 22nd (Championship Game)
Pony (West)
Round 1 – May 17th
Round 2 – May 22nd
Round 3 – May 29th (Championship Game)

SFYBL Announces PONY League Summer All-Star Try-Out Dates

SFYBL Announces PONY League Summer All-Star Try-Out Dates

SFYBL will be fielding summer All-Star teams in the 9U-14U age groups. Try-outs will be in an open format this year, meaning all players who played in SFYBL during the 2014 Spring season are welcome to try-out. Please note the following rule that was announced at the beginning of the season:

- If a 10U player “plays up” on a Bronco (11U-12U) team during the regular season, that player is ineligible to try-out for a 10U Summer All-Star team. However, he may try-out for an 11U All-Star team.

- If a 12U player “plays up” on a Pony (13U-14U) team during the regular season, that player is ineligible to try-out for a 12U Summer All-Star team. However, he may try-out for a 13U All-Star team.

- Also, 8U players that “played up” in the Mustang (9U-10U) division are eligible to try-out for a 9U All-Star team.

All-Star try-outs will be held at Silver Terrace from 3:30pm-6:30 on the following dates. It is recommended that 9U-12U players attend both sessions, but it is not a requirement.

Mustang-9U and Mustang-10U - Monday, May 12th AND Thursday May 15th

Bronco-11U and Bronco-12U - Tuesday, May 13th AND Wednesday May 14th

Pony-13U and Pony-14U - Friday, May 16th

COMMITMENT : If your child is selected to be on of one of our summer all-star teams, a significant time commitment to summer baseball is required. The teams will practice at least 2 days per week for 2 hours and you can expect to be involved in tournaments every weekend starting with Memorial Day weekend through the end of July. If you are not prepared to dedicate this type of time to a baseball team this summer, please DO NOT try out. Also, if you accept the invitation to be on one of our teams, we expect that this team will be your priority over all other baseball teams your child might be involved with this summer and SFYBL will not tolerate practice or game absences to play for other baseball teams.

COST : If selected, each player will be expected to pay $150 to cover tournament and uniform costs. SFYBL will be hosting its own summer 9U-12U baseball tournament at Kimball Field on June 12th-15th. All-Star players parents will be expected to donate 4 hours of time helping out at concessions, field prep, ect. OR pay $100 exemption fee.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks 2014 Junior Giants

San Francisco Recreation and Parks 2014 Junior Giants

San Francisco Recreation and Parks is excited to start the 2014 Junior Giants season! Registration begins on May 3, 2014 at 12:01 AM. Registration is on a first come first serve basis. Teams fill up quickly so we suggest you sign your child up as soon as registration goes live. Volunteer coaches are needed! If you are interested in volunteering please see the volunteer section below. We look forward to working with all the players, parents and volunteer coaches to make this another fun and successful season! PLAY BALL!

Registration Dates: May 3, 2014 through June 20, 2014

Season: June 9th through August 2nd

Age Divisions: 5-7, 8-10 and 11-13

Practice Locations:

Jackson Playground

Kimball Playground

Moscone Recreation Center

Palega Recreation Center

Potrero Hill Recreation Center

Rolph Playground

St. Mary’s Recreation Center

Upper Noe Recreation Center

Victoria Manalo Draves Park

West Sunset Playground

**Practice will be held once a week, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 4:00PM-7:30PM. Practice location and time can vary depending on age division**

Games:

6/21 Crocker Complex
6/28 Potrero & Jackson
7/12 Balboa
7/19 Crocker Complex
7/26 West Sunset & Sunset
8/2 Moscone Rec

**Games will be held on Saturdays. Game times can vary depending on age division**

 

Volunteer Coaches:

We are looking for volunteer coaches who would like to join the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Junior Giants team. Coaches are needed in all age divisions and require a minimum commitment of 3-4 hours per week during the 8 week season. Volunteer coaches must register on our Sports Sign Up web page and complete a background check. The Junior Giants will provide each coach with the equipment and materials necessary to run the team.

Coaching for the Junior Giants can be a rewarding and educational experience. Volunteer coaches will enjoy the benefit of attending a training clinic at AT&T Park hosted by former Giants players and coaches.

If you have additional questions regarding becoming a volunteer coach please contact: Cortez Espinoza

City Wide Youth Athletics Coordinator

cortez.espinoza@sfgov.org

PONY League Day at ATT Park – Game Day Itinerary

PONY League Day at AT&T Park!

On April 13th, come watch the Giants take on the Colorado Rockies at 1:05pm as PONY League members, families and friends from all over Northern California come together to cheer on the Giants and participate in the following activities:

  • Pre-game Q&A with Giants players & coaches
  • League Banner Parade on the field
  • Post-game Kids Run the Bases

Please refer to the timeline below for the day of game events!

9:00am: Lefty O’Doul Gate opens for PONY League Day participants

  • All guests 14 and under will receive their Sport Sleeves give-away item upon entry
  • Guests will be directed to sections 108 & 109 for seating

10:00am-10:50am: Q&A with Giants players and coaches

  • Players and coaches will not be offering autographs
  • If you leave before the conclusion of the Q&A, you must exit out the Marina Gate and get your ticket and hand stamped for re-entry into the ballpark

10:55am: Everyone participating in the Banner Parade MUST exit the ballpark through the Marina Gate

  • Everyone must retain their game ticket and get their hand and ticket stamped while exiting out the Marina Gate for re-entry into the ballpark
  • If you wish to stay in the ballpark and not participate in the Banner Parade, you must exit sections 108/109 and got to your assigned seats immediately as gates will open to the general public at approximately 11:05am
  • If you do forgo the parade and stay in the ballpark, if you leave the ballpark at any point you must get your hand and ticket stamped upon exit if you want re-entry

11:00am-11:30am: All groups participating in the Banner Parade line-up on the Port Walk    

  • The start of the line will begin at the Barry Bonds 600 plaque on the Port Walk floor, and line direction should go back towards Seals Plaza – Giants personnel will be on the Port Walk for direction
  • Everyone must line-up against the railing along the waterline and leave ample room for the general public to up to the Port Walk as a public walkway

11:35/45am-12:30pm: On-Field Banner Parade (all uniformed PONY League players and coaches)

  • At the end of the parade loop, participants will not be exiting the ballpark, but directed up the 2nd & King ramp to access their seats for the game
  • Don’t forget to wear your PONY League uniforms – No cleats please

1:05pm: San Francisco Giants vs. Colorado Rockies game time

Conclusion if the game: Kids Run the Bases

 

The Following Fields are Closed Today – 4/3

Palega, Balboa-Sweeney, St. Mary’s, Holly Park, Louis Sutter, the Polo Fields and Crocker Diamonds 3, 4 & 5 are CLOSED. ALL other grass fields are OPEN.

The Pony Division Game at Aptos at 5:30 between SFDS Dolphins and The CiTI is ON

For the most up to date Rain-out/Field Closure information, please refer to RPD’s rain-info  site located here:

http://sfrecpark.org/permits-and-reservations/athletic-fields/rain-out-information/