All leagues EXCEPT ROOKIE will be scheduled for photo shoots with SMAX photography on Saturday, March 8 at the Fullers Park Gymnasium. Your coach will alert you in the next few days when your scheduled shoot will be.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT NO CLEATS ARE ALLOWED IN THE GYMELITE SPORTS EAST COBB is now BROOKS TEAM SPORTS
Now located in Roswell one block south of the square at 476 Atlanta St.
Visit Brooks Team Sports for East Side Baseball Spirit Wear2014 SPRING CALENDAR
Opening Day -- Pinto, Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Colt
Opening Day -- Shetland (PICTURE DAY FOR ALL BUT ROOKIE)
Opening Day -- Rookie (ROOKIE PICTURE DAY)
End of Season
EAST SIDE NEWS AND NOTES
Rookie League Message
Rookie League provides tee ball for players who will be 4 years old on April 30, 2014. Teams meet each Saturday starting March 8, and the season ends May 18. Teams meet for 90 minutes and split time between practice drills and games. East Side provides uniforms, balls, bats and helmets, and players provide own gloves and shoes - some bring their own bats, helmets and bat bags. Rookie registration begins January 1. Note: players not yet 5 on April 30, 2014 may not play up in Shetland.
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.