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Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball

Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball

Travel Baseball

Travel baseball team comprised of Glens Falls Youth Baseball House League players that are interested in more competitive baseball.   Glens Falls Cal Ripken Teams participate in the Empire State Baseball League versus other community travel teams from throughout the Capital District.   We field teams from the 8U to 12U Age Groups based on demand and registered participants at each age group.


In order to play travel baseball you must have signed up and attended 85% of your house league games.  If players are injured and unable to play in house league games, attendance of the game will be included in the 85%.


To be considered a coach you must reach out to the Glens Falls league travel coordinator.  The travel coordinator will then make selections on coaches.


After the selection of coaches, tryouts dates will be set.  Tryouts will be held after the All-Star season is finished.  The season will include a fall season (played in September and October) and a spring season (games will be played during house league season).  Board members and coaches will run tryouts.   The selected coach will make selections to the team.  There will only be one try out in the fall for both seasons.


Each coach will be responsible for scheduling and funding of the team.   Teams will be funding for league registration, hats, uniforms, umpires and a payment will be made to the league for game balls and field supplies for each season depending on schedule.   Glens Falls youth baseball and softball will be covering the insurance fees for all teams.


Travel baseball is not part of the house league and a financial commitment should be considered by parents, family members and coaches. Also, coaches can raise money through fundraising to offset team expenses such as uniforms, umpiring fees and offseason training.  All fundraising should be approved by the board of directors.

Glens Falls Tribe Travel Baseball/Softball Program Branch of the Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Organization

Mission: To provide Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball children the ability to continue to develop
their skills in a year round travel sports environment; while working to be an improved developmental
program for the Glens Falls School Districts Athletic programs.

Organization: GF Tribe is a branch program of the Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Organization.
The GF Tribe is managed by a committee consisting of members of the GFYBSO Board of Directors. All
participants of the GF Tribe are required to be registered and pay for the GFYBSO Recreational League.
In addition all participants of the GF Tribe are required to play in 85% of all Recreational League games
and practices; each week that this is not achieved will result in the player being ineligible to play the
following weeks travel games.

Levels: The GF Tribe is available for all skill levels from Bantam through Majors. Please note that due to
registration numbers and team selections some players may be forced to play up a level if there are not
enough registered players at your desired level.

Tryouts: In an effort to create competitive teams and ensure players of similar skill levels are grouped
together tryouts are a vital part of the GF Tribe program. To ensure the highest level of transparency
and fairness the GFYBSO Board has created an independent GF Tribe Advisory Committee consisting of
former board members and Glens Falls Athletic Department coaches to conduct, evaluate and select all
teams. Full criteria for each level will be available on our website in advance of all scheduled tryouts.

Coach Selection: Coaches will be selected AFTER teams are selected. Any parent or community
member with interest in coaching a GF Tribe team should reach out to the GFYSBO prior to tryouts. In
addition all coaches will be required to pass a full background check.

Cost:  2023 Fall Season Cost will be approximately $125 per player. This will include a Hat, Jersey, and ESBL registration fees. Participation in the 2024 Spring Season will be an additional $125 (estimated), and will be payable just prior to the beginning of that season.

Season: The GF Tribe is a year round program and designed for players that wish to develop their skills
in addition the normal recreational offering. The GF Tribe is a member of the Empire State Baseball
League and the Mohawk Hudson Softball League. Each league has both fall and spring seasons with
travel from as far north as Essex County to South of Albany; in addition some teams may choose to
participate in tournaments throughout upstate New York. The following is a sample timeline for the
2023-2024 season:

August 5th OR 6th 2023 – Tryouts (If numbers require them)

1 Week after tryouts- Team Selections

Late August Mid October– Fall Ball Season
- Multiple Practices per week @East Field Complex
-       1 practice mid-week after school, 1-2 games per weekend (8-10 game reg.
season with post season tournament or playoffs)

November – December – OFF

January – March – Sunday sessions at Chase Sports Complex, South Glens Falls, NY

Late March – Spring Season Tryouts at Chase Sports Complex, South Glens Falls, NY

April – June 6th – Spring Ball Season

- All players are required to play in the 2023 GFYBSO Rec League and make 85% of all games
  and practices

- Spring Travel consists of 1-2 practices per week around Rec Schedule and 1-2 games each
  Sunday beginning in mid to late April through June 9th .


Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball
PO Box 223 
Glens Falls, New York 12801

Phone: 518-792-5385
Email: [email protected]

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