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
SPRING BREAK NO GAMES
SEASON ENDS (Last Day of School)
EAST SIDE NEWS AND NOTES
√ƒƒƒ¯»¿INFO ON ROOKIE LEAGUE
East Side's Rookie League provides instructional tee ball for players who will be 4 years old on April 30, 2015. Teams meet each Saturday starting March 14, and the season ends May 16. Teams meet for 90 minutes and split time between practice drills and games. East Side provides uniforms, balls, bats, helmets and batting tees. Teams coordinate sizing and purchase of pants. Players provide their own gloves and shoes, and some bring their own bats, helmets and bat bags. Rookie registration begins January 1. Note: Players not yet age 5 on April 30, 2015 may not play up in Shetland.
THANK YOU ATLANTA BRAVES!
In conjunction with the Braves moving to Cobb, they have volunteered to provide facility improvements to Fullers Park. The Braves' Field Director Ed Mangan recently 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. Looks and plays great! Ed plans to return this summer to replace the infield turf. 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
SPLOST CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
Demolition and construction of three new concession buildings is underway. During construction we will operate concessions from a POD trailer. With restrooms also gone, the county has provided porta-potties. We regret the inconvenience during this construction phase, but look forward to the new buildings.
The playground has been replaced and is much improved. Feedback from kids has been very positive.
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.