The Glen Rock Little League Travel Baseball Program is proud of our young players and the amount of hard work, determination and dedication they have put in to our unique program.  Our players begin preparing for their seasons in January of each year and continue to play baseball well into the summer.  The program is 100% volunteer driven, with an incredible amount of work dedicated the development of our young players by our incredible coaching staff and trainers.  This section of the Glen Rock Little League website is meant to provide information related to our program, both for people in our program now, and those who will join us soon.  Welcome to our page, and GO ROCK!

Field Calendars

2019 Travel Baseball Registration

Current Status: CLOSED

Our 2019 teams have been rostered, confratulations to all the players who were able to play baseball for us this season.

Registrations will open again August 1, 2019 for the 2020 season.

Glen Rock Travel Baseball Program Rules and Regulations:

The Glen Rock Little League has adopted Rules and Regulations that pertain directly to the Travel Baseball Program.  Please click on the link (below) to review the most up to date version of the document.  If you have any questions, please reach out to the VP of Travel Baseball – Joe Youngberg

Click Here to review the current Rules and Regulations.

Try-Out Information

Try-outs for the 2020 Season will be on Saturday September 7, 2019 and Sunday September 8, 2019.

Glen Rock Little League will host one (1) try-out per division.  Players are strongly encouraged to ensure they are available for their try-out dates.  Players who are not able to make the try-out dates for their divisions are NOT guaranteed a make-up date to try-out.  

GRLL MOBILE APP!

Glen Rock Little League has gone digital with our “Coach’s App”, available for both Apple and Android phones and devices.

Android Users: Click Here

iOS Users: Click Here

Contact Vice President of Travel

Glen Rock Travel Baseball

Vice President of Travel Baseball

Joseph “Joe” Youngberg

[email protected]

 

The Vice President of Travel Baseball (VP of Travel) is responsible for the day-to-day operation of Glen Rock Travel Baseball.  The VP of Travel is an elected member of the Glen Rock Little League Board of Directors.   The VP of Travel is charged with ensuring that the Rules and Regulations of the Travel Program are followed, and reports to the Board of Directors on all issues related to Travel Baseball.

If you have any issues, questions, concerns or comments regarding Travel Baseball, or baseball in general, please reach out to VP Youngberg.

 

Glen Rock Baseball Community –

Welcome to travel baseball.  The mission of the Glen Rock Little League is to implant firmly in the children of the community the ideals of good sportsmanship, loyalty, honesty, courage and respect so that they may be finer, stronger and happier children and will grow up to be good, honorable, healthy adults.

The Glen Rock Little League intends to achieve its mission by providing supervised competitive athletic games. The development of the children is primary and the attainment of exceptional athletic skill or the winning of games is of secondary importance.

The Glen Rock Little League Travel Baseball Program provides a higher level of competition beyond the recreation programs (“rec”) for those players willing to commit to working hard and improving their skills. The primary focus of the travel program is on player development and education, not just on winning. Particular emphasis is placed on developing position-specific skills. Our goal is to increase the competitive level of play to give players the opportunity to go beyond the basic skill sets and prepare players for success at the middle school and high school levels.

All travel teams are subject to oversight by the Glen Rock Little League. I, as the VP of Travel, will have full responsibility for running and enforcing the travel program and its policies.

Travel teams will be formed for ages 8 through 15 (and potentially 16-18). The number of teams at each age level will be determined by:

  • number of players at qualified level of play;
  • availability of manager / coach volunteers;
  • available # of spots in appropriate leagues / tournaments; and,
  • availability of fields.

The travel program is not intended to be for everyone. It is intended for those players who have had success at the rec level. While we want to encourage and accommodate participation for as many children as possible, the Glen Rock Little League must keep the level of play higher than the recreation program. We must keep the safety of the players in mind, and not allow any player to participate in the travel program who would put themselves or others at risk of injury due to insufficient skills.

Unfortunately, due to the competitiveness and restricted size of teams, some players will be disappointed if they are not chosen to be part of a team.  Before trying out for a team, it is important for parents to explain to their player that there is a chance they will not be chosen. Every parent should take this into consideration before allowing their player to try out.

For most, there is always next year, when the players are a bit older and when you feel they are better able to handle the situation. Of course, those who do not play travel baseball are strongly urged and encouraged to continue to play recreational baseball with their friends and consider trying out again next year.

I am very proud to be your representative in to Glen Rock Little League, and am always here to help, whenever needed.  I promise that I will never leave a child behind, and will do whatever I can to make sure the youth of our community has a place to play this great game of ours!  Go Rock!

– Joe Youngberg

11u Does it Again! – 11u wins a third straight championship in an 11-1 victory over Oakland!

The Glen Rock Panthers 11u Team opened up scoring in the first inning against their Oakland opponent, when Alvin L singled on the first pitch of the at-bat, scoring one run.  Glen Rock then tallied another three runs in the third inning with an offensive explosion led by Alvin and Charlie G.

Alvin was on the mound for the Panthers. He allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out eight.

The Panthers scattered eight hits in the game. Alvin and Lorenzo each racked up multiple hits for Glen Rock. Alvin went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Glen Rock in hits. The Panthers stole 18 bases during the game as five players stole more than one.  Andy, Tyler, Zack, Daniel and Alvin all stole two bases while Evan stole 4, and Lorenzo lead the way with 6!

Congratulations 11u!!!

Glen Rock High School Varisty Baseball runs practice for 10u Black!

By: Joe Youngberg

Sunday April 28, 2019

Coach Matt McGrath and several of his players from Glen Rock High’s Panthers Baseball team joined Glen Rock Travel’s 10u Team for a practice this past Sunday, marking the start in a long journey of positive coordination and cooperation between the programs.

Coach McGrath and his high school ballers arrived early and joined 10u’s boys in their warmups.  Some 10u boys stood in “awe” of these high school athletes, who to some of the young travel players have the same presence as “Major Leaguers” to the young team.

Coach McGrath and his team spent nearly an hour and half with the young atheletes coaching each and every one of the youngsters in several fundamental aspects of the game.  The high school players could be heard throughout the practice encouraging the players, giving constructive criticism, making adjustments, and cheering on the 10u boys as they went through the practice and bettered themselves.  One coach from the 10u Team could be heard mid-practice saying “I’ve never seen the boys play this well, this is awesome!”.

Coach McGrath addressed the young players near the end of the practice and spoke about maintaining a positive state of mind throughout the game.  “Knowing that you can do it, and seeing yourself do it before you get up to bat will make all the difference” Coach McGrath told the young 10u players.  “You’ll fail, we all fail, baseball is the only game where if you fail 7 out of 10 times your successful” McGrath continued quoting Ted Williams’ famous line.  Some of the Varsity teammates spoke up as well, addressing the team and reflecting on some of their personal struggles as athletes.  Coach McGrath and his players kept the boys completely focussed, almost mesmerized, and provided some key advise that really resignated with the young ballers.  “Get up thinking you’re going to hit a double, not that you’re going to strike out” the Panther’s Senior Captain conveyed.

In the end, following a giant “1-2-3 Rock!” by both clubs, all involved felt an incredible sense of togetherness “I wish we did this when I was that age” one GRHS letterman said to the 10u coaches, “yeah this is really cool, and good for those kids” another was heard saying.

What a way for the clubs to merge and collectively move forward in our program!  Thank you to Coach Rob Morrissey and Coach Matt McGrath for coordinating this event.  It was an incredible expierience for us all.

Glen Rock 10u (Black) Team Starts the Season off Strong with a 15-3 Win over Maywood.

Wyatt M gave Maywood fits, as he bagged four hits in Glen Rock’s 15-3 victory on Sunday. Wyatt singled in the first, doubled in the third, singled in the fourth, and singled in the fifth.

Glen Rock put up six runs in the fifth inning. Wyatt, Daniel S, and Michael L powered the big inning with RBIs.  Matthew H was on the mound for Glen Rock. He lasted two innings, allowing one hit and one run while striking out six.

Glen Rock tallied 17 hits on the day. Wyatt, Michael, Daniel, Noah J, and Evan Y all collected multiple hits for Glen Rock. Wyatt went 4-for-4 at the plate to lead Glen Rock in hits. Wyatt led Glen Rock with two stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases.

Great job out the gate 10u Black! Keep up the hard work!

Glen Rock Baseball Goes Near Perfect in our First Weekend!

Following a tremendous win by 11u to capture the NJSBL Fall Championship against Oakland, Glen Rock Teams were raring to go in our first official week of baseball.

The “rookies” of our program down at 8u won their first game (EVER) in travel baseball by defeating the Highlands Bulldogs by a score of 4-3.  It was a tight game until the fourth inning where Rock was able to pull way for good.

10u Red also beat Highlands in a sweet 6-3 Victory at home.  Luca R. lead the charge with an incredible game, earning him the Glen Rock Travel Baseball “Player of the Week” Title.  Team Red was right behind Luca, mounting 6 hits and 6 RBIs to claim the victory over Highlands.

10u Black played away this weekend, and brought home a victory, surpassing Maywood by a score of 15-3.  Matt H. started for the dominating pitching staff who combined to strike out 11 batters, give up only three runs, and three hits. Wyatt M. had a 4-4 day driving in three RBIs.  Michael L. went 3-4 with 4 RBIs on the game.

Vaccari’s 11u Bandits took another game, winning by a margin of 15-5 over Rivervale.  The team combined to score 15 on 12 hits.  11u pitchers combined to strike out 14 of the Rivervale 11u Team, allowing only five hits.

Although not all information was available while writing this, Glen Rock Baseball combined to score 40 runs vs our opponents while only giving up 9.  Not too shabby rock!  Not too shabby at all!

Glen Rock Teams “rock’in” it as we draw close to the end of the Spring Season!

Tuesday May 21, 2019

by Joe Youngberg

Glen Rock 8u goes 3-2 on the season with its most recent win against Ramsey in a 12-2 romp.  Two pitchers combined for a “no-no” allowing no hits in four innings pitched!  Glen Rock’s David and Santino combined to strike out 9 allowing only 5 walks, no easy feat for our young rookies!  Glen Rocks James J. went 1-2 on the game, with a 3 RBI single to right field. 

 

Glen Rock’s 10u Black made easy work of Rivervale on Sunday, winning 12-1 in four innings.  Glen Rock’s Charlie Schlett #24 toed the mound for the Start.  Charlie went 2 innings, striking out 2 and allowing only 1 hit.  Michael Lacey #7 came in, in relief, in the bottom of the 3rd striking out 4 and allowing no hits in 2 innings pitched.  Glen Rock’s Bryan Youngberg #99 started behind the plate, and #8 John Colonna finished us off.  Both catchers did a great job minding the bases only allowing 3 steals.  Glen Rock’s Bats were on fire with Michael Lacey leading the way.  Michael went 3-3, with 3 RBIs in the game.  Wyatt Morrissey #21 and Daniel Stutzke #28 both swung a mean stick, both going 2-3 on the day.  Daniel had two doubles in this game, one of which was a very hard hit ball to right which, arguably, should have been a home run if it hadn’t been ruled a ground rule double by the umpire.  Noah Jacobs #45 had a hard hit double in the bottom of the second inning driving in 2 RBIs.  Great team win 10u Rock!

 

Rock’s 11u studs bring their record up to 6-2 with a great win vs. Mahwah, topping the Mahwah club by a score of 6-4.  Glen Rock’s Julian Paradise started for the Panthers making easy work of the Mahwah team in the three innings.  Julian Stuck out 2 allowing no runs in three innings pitched.  Zach Kaplan #15 came in, in relief, and pitched 2.1 innings.  Zach struck out 3 allowing just 2 hits.  Alvin Li #76 came in for the close, going 1.2 innings striking out 2 and allowing 1 hit.  #2 Lorenzo Vaccari had two RBIs on the game, going 1-3 with a double.  #7 Brenan Burkhardt went 2-3 on the day, with 2 singles and a run. 

 

Our Cooperstown Team was on the wrong end of tough walk off in a 12-11 loss to Oakland on Saturday.  Despite the tough loss, Glen Rock played well.  Peter Lagemann #34 went yard to left field in the top of the 4th to bring the Panthers to a 10-6 lead.  Despite the loss, Glen Rock fought hard, producing 12 hits, Ryan Loren #39 driving in 2 RBIs on the day.  Rock was only struck out 1 time by the hard throwing Oakland Squad.  Good game Rock!

Glen Rock Team “aces” as we are half way through opening season of 2019

Monday April 28, 2019

by Joe Youngberg

For those of you who braved the cold, what an exciting week of baseball for Glen Rock Travel!

Our rookies down at the 8u level brought us an incredible win vs. Waldwick, winning by a huge margin of 17-1!!  Two players, Ben C and Santino, combined to pitch a NO HITTER against their Waldwick foes!  Santino allowed zero hits and one run over three innings, leading the way with 6 k’s.  Ben C. lead the Panthers in hitting, going 1-2 driving in 2 runs in the second, a single in the third, and on a fielder’s choice in the fourth.  Felix, Ben, Ryan, Cameron, Ryan D. and James P. all scored in the fourth inning, tallying six runs for the Panthers.  Great job 8u!!

Another great game by our 10u Black Team showing an incredible amount of resilience with a “come from behind” win to best the Teaneck Bandits, with a final score of 6-5.

Glen Rock was down 3-0 in the bottom of the fifth. Rock was able to score two on some key walks, bringing the score to 3-2. With two outs, bases loaded, Evan S. hit an incredible triple to drive in all three runs giving Glen Rock the lead, 5-3.  With Evan S. on third base, Wyatt M. come to bat and hits a second triple scoring Evan in what would be the deciding run. Teaneck managed to score two more in the top of the 6th on an error, but in the end they were no match for Rock.  Final score 6-5 in this nail-biter!

Our boys at the 11u level came out with another “W” for Rock, besting Ridgewood with a final score of 14-8.  Glen Rock’s bats were alive as Lorenzo, Zack, Charlie and Luke all had multiple hits for Rock.  Luke B. had another powerful game, racking up six stolen bases on the game, leading the way for Glen Rock’s 23 stolen bases on the game.  The pitching staff today came out strong, combining to strike out 8 and allowing no walks through six innings.  Alvin, Zack K. and Julian combined to keep the hard-hitting Ridgewood team to just 7 hits on the game.

Although I don’t have the details of the games, I want to give a “shout out” to our 13u Program who is tied for 1st place in the NJSBL 13u Ruth Division.  13u is playing among all “Club Teams” and doing some damage!  Keep it up 13u!

Glen Rock 10u (Black) Team Wins Another, shutting out Washington Twp with a 12-0 Victory. 

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Glen Rock 10u Black and Washington Twp. 10u faced off on April 17, playing on Township’s Memorial Field.  Glen Rock opened it up in the first inning swinging the bat, scoring 4 runs on four hits including three single and a triple by Glen Rock’s Evan Settlow. 

Glen Rock scored three more in the bottom of the second following two RBIs from a hard hit single by Daniel Stutzke.

Glen Rock’s Noah Jacobs scores a run on a single in the third to bring Glen Rock’s score to 7-0.  Glen Rock drove in 5 runs in the top of the 4th inning to close out the game, winning by a score of 12-0.

Glen Rock stole a total of nine 9 bases this game with Charlie Schlett leading the way.  Wyatt Morrissey, Daniel Stutzke, Patrick O’Keefe, John Colonna and Bryan Youngberg also took a couple of bags from Twp during the outing. 

Glen Rock 8u Baseball

Manager: Jon Diamond

Coaches: Roman Vaccari, Anthony Cece, Jason Taylor, Ron Colonna

Glen Rock 9u Baseball

Manager: Ryan McNair

Coaches: Matt McGoey, Evan Rooney

Glen Rock 10u Baseball – Team Black

Manager: Rob Morrissey

Coaches: Eric Stutzke, Joe Youngberg

Our 10u team currently plays in the NJSBL league hosted in the Bergen County area.  We compete against teams that include: Ridgewood, Midland Park, Teaneck and Oakland.  The 10u program is the last year of 46′ x 60 ‘ baseball, and will graduate to the 50′ x 70’ rules in the 2020 season.

Patrick O’Keeffe – #3

Michael Lacey – #7

John “Cena” Colonna – #8

Matt Heenan – #18

Wyatt Morrissey – #21

Jack Finn – #22

Charlie Schlett – #24

Evan Yuson – #27

Daniel Stutzke – #28

Evan Settlow – #42

Noah Jacobs – #45

Bryan Youngberg – #99

2019 - 2020 10u Black Team

Glen Rock 10u Baseball – Team Red

Manager: Bill Wise

Coaches: Frank Ronquillo, Steven McCarthy, Eric Nissenbaum

10u Red Player of the Week!

Glen Rock 11u Baseball

Manager: Roman Vaccari

Coaches: Brian Brassil, Kevin Brassil, Phil Paradise

2018 NJSBL Champions!

NJSBL Champions

2018 NJSBL Fall Champs

2018 NJSBL Summer Champs

2018 NJSBL Spring Champs

11u Teammate named "Player of the Week"!

ANOTHER 11u Teammate named "Player of the Week"!

Glen Rock 12u Cooperstown Team

Manager: Rory Tennant

Coaches: Anthony Flaccavento

2018 BCCC Champions!

Chamionships!

2018 BCCC National Champions

Glen Rock 12u Team

Manager: Mark Stappenbeck

Coaches: David Viggiano

Glen Rock 13u Team

Manager: Bob Baratta

Coaches: Joel Destaso

Glen Rock 14u Team

Manager: Kevin McKegney

Coaches: Keith Stewart, Frank Clark, Erik Neubart

Home Jersey

Our default Home Jersey.  This jersey is worn with the white baseball pants, red belt, red socks, and the GRLL Baseball Cap.

 

Home Pants

The “Classic” Glen Rock Look!  The white pants can be worn “knicker” style or full length style.  The pants are all white, with a red bead down the outside seam of the pant.

The white pants are worn with the “Home (White) Uniform”.

 

 

GRLL Cap

The 2019 Style of Cap, these caps are worn with both the “home” and “away” uniforms.

 

 

"Away" Jersey

Our “Away” Uniform in classic Glen Rock Red.  Normally, this uniform jersey is used for practices and for away games.  This jersey is worn with grey pants, red belt, red socks and the GRLL Cap.

 

"Away" Pants

For the first time this year, we’re getting away from the “classic” Glen Rock look and adding in a new pair of pants.  This grey pant with red stripe is intended to be worn in practice, or with the “Away” Uniforms.

 

How many seasons are there?

In general there are three seasons for Travel Baseball; a Spring Season, a summer season and a fall season.  Generally, the GRLL will open registrations following the fall season for the upcoming year.

 

How are teams rostered and players selected?

After the registration deadline has past, registered players will be invited to a try-out or skill evaluation.  Teams will be selected (as per GRLL policy) based on the results of the skills evaluations or try-outs in mid fall.  Once teams have been selected, coaches will be responsible to contact their teams to schedule practices for the upcoming season.

Are there minimum skills my player must possess to play travel baseball?

Yes, there are minimum standards that are incredibly important for GRLL to strictly adhere to.  The main purpose for having a minimum set of skills to play baseball can be summed up into three words: Safety, Safety, and Safety!

Players who do not possess these minimum skills, or who do not have the potential to learn these skills, may pose a risk to him/herself and other players.  They will not be permitted to play travel baseball in the GRLL.

The minimum skill requirements are:

  1.      Ability to CATCH a baseball;
  2.      Ability to THROW a baseball with minimal accuracy;
  3.      Ability to DODGE an object (baseball) if necessary; and,
  4.      Ability to LISTEN when told to do something.

 

Is my player guaranteed to see playing time?

There is no guarantee that a player will play, despite making the team.  The GRLL vests the authority of all line-ups and playability on the Manager and Coaches.  If a parent of a player feels their player is not being played, or is otherwise being treated unfairly, please contact the Vice President of Travel Baseball.

 

Is there a standard to my player’s level of commitment to his/her team?

The manager for each team has the authority to set their own standard for what their commitment expectations are.  The GRLL policy is that all players make GRLL the priority of all Travel / Rec / Club Baseball Teams. The manager has the authority to enforce their standards as per GRLL Policy.

 

How much does it cost to play?

The GRLL Travel Baseball Program will (on average) cost a family between $150 – $500 per player, per season.  This cost includes: registration, umpires, uniforms, training/practice space and other expenses. This does not include tournament fees and reimbursing the GRLL/Coaching Staff for ‘out of pocket’ expenses throughout the season.  These expenses may include baseballs, training equipment, and other misc. items for the team.

Equipment such as athletic supporters, batting gloves, bats, baseball mitts, helmets, and eye black are not included in the fees and are the responsibility of the individual players.

 

What is the average time commitment on a team?

Each team has different schedules from year to year.  Some coaches opt to practice more often, while others practice less.  Generally, teams will practice once a week during the winter and early spring.  Once the spring season begin, teams will practice once per week and play a game once per week.  In the summer season, teams may practice once per week, and play 2-3 games per week.

 

Where do I go to find a schedule?

When you register your player for travel baseball you are also signing up for TeamSnap.com.  TeamSnap is a tremendous tool that helps coaches communicate with their team and publish schedules.  It’s very flexible and instantly reaches out to all people involved when changes are made. Please speak to your coach about ensuring you have access to TeamSnap.com.

 

Does my player have to play rec if they are playing travel baseball?

Yes, a player is responsible to play recreational baseball in order to qualify to play for travel baseball.  Moreover, players are responsible to participate in at least 60% of all recreational games throughout the rec season.

The GRLL’s policy is that Travel Baseball is an extension of the recreational program, and is designed for players who are looking to play baseball at a more competitive level.

Exception: Players from Travel Divisions 12u and up are NOT required to play recreational baseball.  Please note, players ARE required to play recreational baseball to qualify for Little League All-Stars!

Can my player play a Club Team at the same time as Travel?

Yes, your player may play for a club team while also playing for GRLL Travel; however, we do ask that your player prioritize the GRLL Travel Team over the club team.

 

I missed the deadline for my player’s age group, what can I do?

Unfortunately there may be very little that can be done when a deadline is missed.  The GRLL recognizes that families may, at times, be very busy and things may ‘slip through the cracks’ or get overlooked.  Deadlines are put in place because there is a considerable amount of planning that goes into the fielding of a travel baseball team, and we have to allow time for that planning to take place.  The GRLL also has to consider the fairness to the other players who registered before the deadline.

If you’ve missed a deadline, and you would still like for your player to be considered for the GRLL Travel program, please email Travel Baseball Vice President.

Late Registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on the needs of the team/league.  There is no guarantee that a player will be allowed to register after the deadline has passed.

 

Can girls play travel baseball?

Yes, GRLL does not restrict against any child, boy or girl, who wants to play travel baseball as long as they are able to perform the Minimum Basic Skills to safely play baseball at a Travel Level.  Girls will be required to play at a recreational level as well (either softball or baseball, at the discretion of the Board of Directors).

Travel Baseball FAQ's

How many seasons are there?

In general there are three seasons for Travel Baseball; a Spring Season, a summer season and a fall season.  Generally, the GRLL will open registrations following the fall season for the upcoming year.

How are teams rostered and players selected?

After the registration deadline has past, registered players will be invited to a try-out or skill evaluation.  Teams will be selected (as per GRLL policy) based on the results of the skills evaluations or try-outs in mid fall.  Once teams have been selected, coaches will be responsible to contact their teams to schedule practices for the upcoming season.

Are there minimum skills my player must possess to play travel baseball?

Yes, there are minimum standards that are incredibly important for GRLL to strictly adhere to.  The main purpose for having a minimum set of skills to play baseball can be summed up into three words: Safety, Safety, and Safety!

Players who do not possess these minimum skills, or who do not have the potential to learn these skills, may pose a risk to him/herself and other players.  They will not be permitted to play travel baseball in the GRLL.

The minimum skill requirements are:

  1.      Ability to CATCH a baseball;
  2.      Ability to THROW a baseball with minimal accuracy;
  3.      Ability to DODGE an object (baseball) if necessary; and,
  4.      Ability to LISTEN when told to do something.

 

Is my player guaranteed to see playing time?

There is no guarantee that a player will play, despite making the team.  The GRLL vests the authority of all line-ups and playability on the Manager and Coaches.  If a parent of a player feels their player is not being played, or is otherwise being treated unfairly, please contact the Vice President of Travel Baseball.

 

Is there a standard to my player’s level of commitment to his/her team?

The manager for each team has the authority to set their own standard for what their commitment expectations are.  The GRLL policy is that all players make GRLL the priority of all Travel / Rec / Club Baseball Teams. The manager has the authority to enforce their standards as per GRLL Policy.

 

How much does it cost to play?

The GRLL Travel Baseball Program will (on average) cost a family between $150 – $500 per player, per season.  This cost includes: registration, umpires, uniforms, training/practice space and other expenses. This does not include tournament fees and reimbursing the GRLL/Coaching Staff for ‘out of pocket’ expenses throughout the season.  These expenses may include baseballs, training equipment, and other misc. items for the team.

Equipment such as athletic supporters, batting gloves, bats, baseball mitts, helmets, and eye black are not included in the fees and are the responsibility of the individual players.

 

What is the average time commitment on a team?

Each team has different schedules from year to year.  Some coaches opt to practice more often, while others practice less.  Generally, teams will practice once a week during the winter and early spring.  Once the spring season begin, teams will practice once per week and play a game once per week.  In the summer season, teams may practice once per week, and play 2-3 games per week.

 

Where do I go to find a schedule?

When you register your player for travel baseball you are also signing up for TeamSnap.com.  TeamSnap is a tremendous tool that helps coaches communicate with their team and publish schedules.  It’s very flexible and instantly reaches out to all people involved when changes are made. Please speak to your coach about ensuring you have access to TeamSnap.com.

 

Does my player have to play rec if they are playing travel baseball?

Yes, a player is responsible to play recreational baseball in order to qualify to play for travel baseball.  Moreover, players are responsible to participate in at least 60% of all recreational games throughout the rec season.

The GRLL’s policy is that Travel Baseball is an extension of the recreational program, and is designed for players who are looking to play baseball at a more competitive level.

Exception: Players from Travel Divisions 12u and up are NOT required to play recreational baseball.  Please note, players ARE required to play recreational baseball to qualify for Little League All-Stars!

Can my player play a Club Team at the same time as Travel?

Yes, your player may play for a club team while also playing for GRLL Travel; however, we do ask that your player prioritize the GRLL Travel Team over the club team.

 

I missed the deadline for my player’s age group, what can I do?

Unfortunately there may be very little that can be done when a deadline is missed.  The GRLL recognizes that families may, at times, be very busy and things may ‘slip through the cracks’ or get overlooked.  Deadlines are put in place because there is a considerable amount of planning that goes into the fielding of a travel baseball team, and we have to allow time for that planning to take place.  The GRLL also has to consider the fairness to the other players who registered before the deadline.

If you’ve missed a deadline, and you would still like for your player to be considered for the GRLL Travel program, please email Travel Baseball Vice President.

Late Registrations will be considered on a case-by-case basis dependent on the needs of the team/league.  There is no guarantee that a player will be allowed to register after the deadline has passed.

 

Can girls play travel baseball?

Yes, GRLL does not restrict against any child, boy or girl, who wants to play travel baseball as long as they are able to perform the Minimum Basic Skills to safely play baseball at a Travel Level.  Girls will be required to play at a recreational level as well (either softball or baseball, at the discretion of the Board of Directors).

*Please Note: The Borough of Glen Rock has final say over the condition of fields.  GRLL will monitor the fields as best as possible; however the Boro as the right to overrule our determinations and close fields.

Under Construction – Please check back later!

Nominate a Player

Nominations are now being accepted for the Travel Baseball Program’s Player of the week. We’ve been able to secure some generous incentive prizes for each week’s winners thanks to a few local merchants.

2019 Player of the Week Teammates!

All of our “Players of the Week” will recieve a gift certificate courtesy of our Local “Teammates”!

francescas
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This week’s Player of the Week award will, again, be a ‘team award’.  For young baseball players in their first year of “real” baseball, I can’t imagine how intimidating it must be to throw a 4 oz. hard object at another player as fast as you can, and try not to hurt him.  Also knowing that the ball can, at any moment, come right back at you just as fast must weigh heavily on their minds.  Anyone who has coached at the 8u level knows that young players tend to “struggle” a bit with pitching at this young age, as is to be expected – after all they are “rookies” in travel!  Despite the difficulty they may have had, we had two players who rose above it and combined to pitch a “no-no” hitter against their Ramsey foe.  David Timem and Santino Vaccari combined to pitch 4 innings, striking out 9 batters, allowing only 5 walks.  This is no easy feat for these young players.  To cap their stellar pitching performances off, Santino scored 3 runs on the day with an RBI and David went 1-2 with 2 RBIs! 

 

Week 8 Player(s) of the Week:

David Timem and Santino Vaccari

2019 Players of the Week

Player of the Week - Week 1

This week, our Francesca’s Pizza / Travel Baseball Player of the Week helped lead his team to a dominate victory in the 2018 Fall Championship Game vs. Oakland this past sunday.  Our player pitched to nine straight batters, striking out eight.  He didn’t stop there, as he went 3-4 at the plate, driving in three runs and hitting a triple to help bring his team to a 11-1 victory for the 2018 Fall Championship!

 

This week’s Player of the Week is:

Alvin Li

WEEK 2

Player of the Week - Week 2

Luca Lanza-Ronquillo had an MVP-esq performance in his team’s first outing of 2019. Luca went 2-3 with 2 RBIs, 2 Runs, 1 Stolen Base and a two-run moon shot for his first homer of the season. Luca didn’t stop there where on the mound he pitched 3 innings allowing only 1 hit, 2 walks and striking out 7. Luca was a huge part of his team’s 6-3 Victory over Highlands!!

 

WEEK 3

Player of the Week - Week 3

Luke went 3-4 on the day with two doubles and a triple, and grounding into a fielder’s choice.  Luke had 5 RBIs on the game with 7 total bases!!! What a game!

 

WEEK 5

Players of the Week - Week 5

Combined, these two teammeates went 4-6 with 2 3B, 2 1B, 4 RBIs and 1 R.

Wyatt Morrissey had another good game at the plate, going 2-3 with a single and a triple, and driving in 1 RBI on the game.  Wyatt also had two magnificent plays in the field.  Both times, with runners in scoring position, Wyatt made diving catches to stop the ball from going into the outfield, holding the runs and keeping the score low enough to help his teammates get the “W” for this game.

Evan Settlow went 2-3 this game, with a single and triple.  His triple scored three runs, clearing the bases and giving Glen Rock the lead, and the eventual win over Teaneck.  Evan went 2-3, 1B 3B, 3 RBI 1 R on this game.

Both players had incredible performances this week that significantly impacted there team and our program.  Congratulations guys!  Well deserved!

Luke went 3-4 on the day with two doubles and a triple, and grounding into a fielder’s choice.  Luke had 5 RBIs on the game with 7 total bases!!! What a game!

 

 

WEEK 6

Players of the Week - Week 6

Despite a tough loss as a team, Bosco stood out, going 4 Innings, striking out 6 players.  Bosco showed the “Rock Determination” and commanded the mound!  For this, he is the Week 6 Player of the Week!

 

WEEK 7

Players of the Week - Week 7

Week 7 Players of the Week

Zach Silberstein, of our 12u A team, is our Francesca’s Pizza Player of the Week.

Glen Rock 12u was down 5-4 in the 7th inning and was able to come back and tie the game on a strong hit by Maddox Tennant.

With two outs, in the bottom of the 8th inning Zach came up to bat, and walks it off on a single to right field scoring Crag H. for the win!

Zach went 2-3 this game, with the game winning RBI!  Congratulations Zach, for being the Francesca’s Pizza Player of the Week!