Green Bay West Side Youth Baseball is a volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors and co-sponsored by the City of Green Bay Parks & Recreation Department. Our mission is to provide each player with the facilities, equipment, and supervision to l

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Welcome to the Green Bay West Side Youth Baseball Website!

Green Bay West Side Youth Baseball is a volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors and co-sponsored by the City of Green Bay Parks & Recreation Department.  

Our Mission is to provide each player with the facilities, equipment, and supervision to learn and enjoy the game of baseball and to teach the players the principles of fair play and good sportsmanship.

Update 3-10-2017 * As part of our ongoing mission to improve the state of the game of baseball for the kids of the west side of Green Bay, we are now partnering with other baseball programs that also serve our area. These partners would include Babe Ruth Leagues, American Legion, and the High School Programs our players will eventually represent. As part of this initiative, we will share opportunities with past and present players and families to provide as much information as possible to the community we serve. Thank you and PLAY BALL!


Our website is your one-stop location for communication and information regarding our program. Register for league, submit Feedback for the Board, discuss baseball topics in the Forum, and buy/sell/trade items in the Exchange.  

Baseball Bat Changes - 2018

Effective January 1st, 2018, USABat (USA Baseball) is forcing several little league programs including the one we use (Cal Ripken) to use a standard wood-like performing youth baseball bat.  This means all BBCOR (ie. Mako, Vapor, Z-Core, etc) would be illegal in 2018. 

The GBWYB Board is going to talk to our Cal Ripken rep to see if we transition to the new bat in 2019 which would mean the old bats could be used during league play in 2018.  If you are purchasing a new bat, we recommend you purchase the USABaseball approved bat so it can be used in tournaments and in league play going forward.  Once we have more information on transitioning to the new bats, I will send out another email.  Thanks for your patience as we work through this.

 

There's a lot of information out on this topic.  Here's just one article on it....

 

http://www.justbats.com/bat-resource-guide/usabat-standard/

WHAT THE NEW STANDARD WILL CHANGE AND WHY

The new USABat standard will create wood-like performance in youth baseball bats in order to make the game more uniform at the youth level and ensure the long-term integrity of the game. Similar to the BBCOR standard implemented in 2011, USA Bat regulates how much trampoline effect the barrel of a bat has on a ball. Unlike the -3 length-to-weight ratio restriction for BBCOR bats, USABat will not have a drop weight limit. Players within the affected organizations will also now be able to use a 2 1/4” or 2 5/8” barrel bat as long as it carries the USABat compliance mark.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A NEW BAT

New youth baseball bats under this standard will have less trampoline and consequently less ball exit speed. Balls fisted or in off the hands are much less likely to carry over the infield for hits. It will be more difficult to hit the ball far and with high velocity, but far from impossible.

 

HOW PLAYERS SHOULD PREPARE

Learn proper hitting mechanics! Be coachable and spend more time in the cage. Also, these bats are designed to perform more like wood, so a good way to prepare is by swinging a wood bat. Wood bats have smaller sweet spots, and to hit them effectively you must be more precise with your swing. They're also heavier, so every time you swing them, you’ll get stronger. A more precise swing combined with a stronger swing can help you make up that 10% in batted ball speed you lost under the USABat standard, so get cracking!

 

What will the USABat logos look like on the baseball bat?

Here is where the logos will be placed on the bat, as well as what the logo will look like.

USA Baseball Logos

 


by posted 10/08/2017
Green Bay Westside Baseball - Another Open Board Position

Good Evening Parents and Volunteers,

    One last email, the Green Bay Westside Baseball board is looking for anyone interested in filling our president board position.  This is a voting position on the board and is in charge of furthering the organization's mission.  If you would like to apply for this position or know someone that would make a great president, please send an email to gbwybaseball@gmail.com.  We are looking for the best candidate and they do not have to have a child in the program.

 

Thanks

- GBWYB


by posted 10/08/2017
Green Bay Westside Baseball - Open Board Position

Good Morning Parents and Volunteers,

    I hope everyone is having a great off season.   The Green Bay Westside Baseball board is looking for anyone interested in filling our treasurer board position.  This is a voting position on the board and is in charge of helping with the budget, depositing league money, and paying vendors.  If you would like to apply for this position or know someone that would make a great treasurer, please send an email to gbwybaseball@gmail.com.  We are looking for the best candidate and they do not have to have a child in the program.

Also, we are going to have a couple other non-voting positions open in 2018.  If you are interested in helping out the league, please send an email to gbwybaseball@gmail.com with your name and position you are interested in.

Non-Voting Positions Open

  • Director of T-ball
  • Umpire Coordinator

Thanks

- GBWYB

 


by posted 10/08/2017
Spring is in the air! 2017 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Spring is in the air, DON'T MISS OUT! CLICK TO REGISTER or visit gbwybaseball.org for the 2017 GBWY Little League Season! If you have already registered, please spread the word!

 

NEW for 2017:

  • No Fundraising requirement!
  • Scholarship Grant Funds are available to ensure all kids get the chance to play!
    • Contact to apply for full and partial grants.
  • The primary rate was lowered from $90 to $75!
  • We will soon announce details for an MLB Pitch, Hit & Run competition we will host!
  • There will be an opening weekend celebration with many fun surprises!
  • We are working with other leagues to develop inter-league play for 2017!

It's going to be one of the best seasons we've ever had, and we want as many kids as possible to join in!

 

CLICK TO REGISTER

 

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by posted 02/23/2017

Concessions Sign-up - NEW

 

New - Facebook Link

NEW GBWYB Facebook Page

OLD page is no longer being updated as of February 2, 2017

CAL RIPKEN BASEBALL DIVISION:
Bat Regulations:
The bat may not exceed 33"in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2¼" in diameter.  Only 2¼" barrel non-wood bats marked BPF 1.15 will be allowed.  Wood 2 ¼" barrel bats are allowed.

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