Our friends and partners at Steve Rayman Chevrolet will have new cars available at the Pinto parking lot. ESBA will receive a generous donation that will depend on the total number of test drives taken. All you have to do is drive a brand new Chevy to benefit ESBA! This is a simple and important fundraiser, so please make an effort to take a test drive on May 2.
ESBA BOARD ELECTIONS MAY 2
Voting for 2015-16 board candidates will be held Saturday, May 2 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Mustang Pavilion and Bronco Pavilion. Any member who wishes to be included on the ballot should so notify President Carl Pilger by email: firstname.lastname@example.org prior to April 27.
ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 27
The April 27 ESBA Board meeting serves as an annual meeting.
ESBA members are welcome to attend at the Fullers Rec Center at 7:00 pm.
East Cobb Indoor Sports Is Open!
7 batting cages: Custom-designed to be wide enough for all sized hitters
4 pitching tunnels: Enough room for the pros to practice
100' x 60' open turf area for soccer, lacrosse, flag football, baseball; leagues will be forming soon
3000 sq. ft. indoor personal training area; speed & agility and boot camps
Heated parent area with FREE Wi-Fi
Party area for birthday parties, team parties
Expert pitching and hitting lessons
Camps and clinics; we will be offering a spring break camp as well as summer camps and clinics
EAST SIDE SPRING CALENDAR
SEASON ENDS (Last Day of School)
EAST SIDE NEWS AND NOTES
THANK YOU ATLANTA BRAVES!
In conjunction with their moving to Cobb, the Braves provided facility improvements to Fullers Park. Braves Field Director Ed Mangan visited the Pony/Colt Field to make some great improvements. Ed and his crews replaced the deteriorating safety nets, added infield mix, edged turfgrass, laser graded and rolled the infield and rebuilt the pitchers mound. Thank you Ed and the Braves!
ESBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Carl Pilger
Colt: Rob Bryan Pony: Josh Berman Bronco: KristyHartzell
Mustang: Andrew Davis Pinto: Jeff LaClaire Shetland: Brad Russell
At Large: David Heaton, Ryan Monette
East Side Baseball Concussion Policy
East Side Baseball Association (ESBA) recognizes that adolescent athletes are particularly vulnerable to the effects of concussions.
To comply with the passage of House Bill 284, and to ensure the ongoing safety of our youth athletes, ESBA has adopted the following protocols effective January 1, 2014:
Prior to the beginning of each athletic season, an informational sheet emphasizing the risks of concussions shall be distributed to the parents/guardians of all youth athletes.
Any youth athlete who participates in youth athletics and exhibits signs of a concussion must be removed from the game, practice, competition or tryout and be evaluated by a health care provider
Any youth athlete who is deemed by a health care provider as having sustained a concussion shall not be permitted to return to play until he/she receives clearance from a health care provider for a full or graduated return to play.
East Side Baseball Featured in Big Sports Report
Big Sports Report, a local online news organization dedicated to covering youth sports, has published recent reports on East Side's Fall Tournament. Here are a couple from Fall Championship Games:
Special thanks to the hundreds of ESBA families who have contributed to the Friends of EastSide program. In addition to helping finance player and coaching clinics, your support has improved the park and playing fields. For more information click on the Friends of East Sidebutton on the left, then the Park Improvements button to see the many recent projects completed.
BaseballRox is a recommended website for players and coaches - lots of solid playing instruction in video form. We also highly recommend one-on-one lessons from experienced baseball instructors. The more you develop your skills, the more you'll enjoy this great game! Click on the logo above for the BaseballRox website.