Mustang, Bronco and Pony/Colt Fields will be closed
from July 6 to August 7 for infield renovation
2015 ESBA TRAVEL TEAM TRYOUT SCHEDULES
Tryouts are being held at various locations due to several Fullers fields being renovated.
15U East Side Heat Travel Team Tryouts
The 2016 15U East Side Heat will be having our tryout on Saturday, August 15th @ 10am to 12 noon and again on Sunday, August 23rd at 1pm to 3pm. Both tryouts will be on the Pony/Colt field at Fullers Park.
This will be the Heat's third season together and look to expand upon our seven tournament and league championships during the past two years. Our coaching staff includes two former college baseball players and former Atlanta Brave, Terry Harper, who serves as our hitting and pitching coach.
We will be seeking motivated players who want to work hard, improve their baseball skills, and join our family of players and parents.
*Please complete the player application under the Info/Forms tab (select the option for 15U) by Wednesday, August 12th.
*For more information please contact Tony Vitulli at 770-365-3784 or email at
15U East Side White Sox Travel Team Tryouts
The 2016 15U East Side White Sox (formerly the 14U East Cobb White Sox) will have tryouts on Saturday, 8/1 @ 10:00am at Wheeler High School and again on Sunday, August 16th @ 1:00pm at Fuller’s Park. Our 2015 Tournament schedule will consist of Perfect Game and Triple Crown Tournaments. We have been playing competitive tournament baseball since 2010 and are seeking players who have passion for the game, play with high intensity and have ambitions to play high school baseball. This team will practice out of Fuller’s Park and Wheeler High School in Cobb County.
Please complete the player application under the Info/Forms tab above by Thursday, July 30th (select the option for 15u). For more information, please contact Adam Yapkowitz at 404-840-2326 or email
14U Travel Team Tryouts, Saturday, July 25, 3PM-7:30PM
East Side will host tryouts for both of its 14u teams on Saturday the 25th from 3-7:30. Due to field maintenance work at Fullers Park, the tryouts will be held at Larry Bell Park Field #2 (592 Fairground Street, Marietta, GA 30060). This will be a joint tryout for both the 14u teams. Please complete the player application under the Info/Forms tab above by Thursday, July 23rd (select the option for 14u) at eastsidebaseball.com in order to participate in tryouts.
The Eastside Hurricanes is heading into its 3rd year together. The Hurricanes just came off a very successful year of baseball and expects to compete at a AAA level. We will be looking for motivated players who want to work hard, improve their skill set and have fun doing it and be a part of our family of players. We have a very experienced coaching staff led by Tommy Carola who has over 20 years of coaching experience. Please contact team manager, Josh Berman, at
@gmail.com with any questions.
The 14U Eastside Eagles, in their inaugural year, will be coached by Mike Nelson. Justin Schlie will assist Coach Nelson. Martin Sickles is the Team Manager. We expect the Eagles to compete at the AAA level. Coach Nelson has 3 years college PO (pitcher-only) experience (most recently at Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA). Also, first base and outfield. Coach Schlie also played at Reinhardt College at 3rd, short and batted 4th. We look forward to continuing your son’s development and knowledge of the game. Fall season begins after Labor Day. 2 practices/week including conditioning; 2-3 tournaments. Spring season begins February 1. 2-3 practices per week until tournaments begin; 11-12 tournaments. Season ends at end of June. Questions? Email Martin at
12U East Side Chargers and East Side Panthers Tryouts
(Date and Time Changed)
East Side will host tryouts for both of its 12u teams (Chargers and Panthers) on Saturday the 25th from 11-2 (please be prepared to arrive by 10:15 to start warm ups). Due to field maintenance work at Fullers Park, the tryouts will be held at Larry Bell Park Field #2 (592 Fairground Street, Marietta, GA 30060). This will be a joint tryout for both the 12u Chargers and the 12u Panthers. Please complete the player application under the Info/Forms tab above by Thursday, July 23rd (select the option for 12u).
The 12U East Side Chargers are a fourth year team that that currently plays at a USSSA high AA level and will be coached by Rich Benson. The Chargers are a Spring Travel Team that will practice once a week during the fall and will play play in some games after the fall rec season concludes (Nov. 1st). If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail Rich Benson at or call 404-372-0233. The 12u Panthers will be entering its third year and just recently completed a very successful season playing at the "AA/AAA" level. The Panthers will have a flexible and light fall schedule that allows players to play other sports, but, will play in 2-3 "Sunday-only" tournaments during the fall. For more information, please contact the head coach, Andy Martin email@example.com.
9U East Side Raiders Tryouts
Sunday, August 2nd, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fullers Park
Tryouts will be held for our 9U Travel Team at Fullers (Softball Field)
When entering the park continue forward past the tennis courts on the left and continue to football complex and recreation center.
The Softball field is on the left across from the recreation center.
Fullers Park address: 3499 Robinson, Marietta, GA 30068
We will have a workout and several drills with multiple evaluators on-hand to monitor the players.
Please complete the player application (under Info/Forms tab above) by July 24 to register for the tryouts.
For more information, please feel free to contact the head coach:
Tim Shields at
11U East Side Canes Tryouts
Saturday, August 1st @ 10am at Lassiter High School
Manager Mike Van Bruinisse and coach Mike Lavelle plan for the Canes to compete at the high AA/AAA level for this first year team.
For more information email Mike Van Bruinisse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
13U East Side Makos Tryouts
Sunday, August 2 from 2-6 pm at Mt. Bethel Christian Academy North Campus, 2509 Post Oak Tritt Road, Marietta 30062. Park in the main parking lot in front, walk gravel road to back of campus.
Home park will be Fullers Park, temporarily closed for field renovation.
For more information, or if you cannot make tryouts, contact coach Wayne Hauenstein at email@example.com or 770.633.7202.
2015-16 ESBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Brad Russell
Shetland: Davy Summers Pinto: Mark Morneau
Mustang: Tim Shields Bronco: Kristy Hartzell Pony: Josh Berman
Colt: Rob Bryan At Large: Jeff LaClaire and Rich Benson
FALL 2015 ESBA SCHEDULE
Online Registration Opens (All Leagues)
Registration Deadline (late fee applies after this date)
Skills Evaluations (All Leagues)
Fall Games Begin
Fall Season Ends
EAST SIDE NEWS AND NOTES
2014-15 ESBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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 providerÃ¢â‚¬â€¹
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.Ã¢â‚¬â€¹
Friends of East Side
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.
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