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Fields Closed Thursday 5/17
05/16/2018
Good Morning All Well, we needed the rain, just did not expect...
5/15/2018 AAA Bracket
05/16/2018
EPN URGENT CARE $15 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS
05/13/2018
  As a proud partner of Golden Gate National Little League for...
Bat Decertification: What You Need to Know
05/05/2018
Dear...
Little League decertifies Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10
05/03/2018
Dear...
Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic
05/02/2018
Register Today for an EXCLUSIVE Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic! Your...
GGNLL Board Election Results
04/18/2018
The new Board was elected.  Here is your new Board.  The...
Saturday 4/21 12pm-2pm All Star Sign Ups for Try Outs
04/13/2018
Dear GGNLL Parents, The end of the Spring season is rapidly...
2018 GGNLL Spring Season Teams Opening Day
03/01/2018
Opening Pitch
03/01/2018
Youth baseball: GGNLL enters state of transition in solid shape shape...
Our New Batting Cage Sign
03/01/2018
 
Fields Closed Thursday 5/17
Good Morning All
Well, we needed the rain, just did not expect a months supply in 3 days.  Once again the fields are beyond being able to prepare for the games this evening and to top it off we now have a shortage of Umpires.
Tonights' Games  #31 & 32 are being postponed to Friday 5/18. We only have 1 Umpire available to us, so the games will be stacked on Field 1. 
GAME #31  WILL  BE  PLAYED  AT  5:45 PM    GAME # 32  WILL  BE  PLAYED  AT 7:45 PM (or immediately after game 31 so be prepared to start earlier)  We will extend the lights to 10:15 PM.
 
GAME  #33  WILL BE SCHEDULED FOR  MONDAY 5/21  FIELD 1 AT 6:00 PM
 
GAME  #34  WILL  BE  SCHEDULED  FOR WEDNESDAY 5/23  FIELD 1  AT  5:45 PM  (if a double header is necessary to determine the Champion second game will start at 7:45 PM)  Lights will be extended to 10:15 PM
THE  BRACKET  IS  POSTED  ON  THE  HOME  PAGE  AT  www.ggnll.net
 
GOOD  LUCK  TO  ALL
 
PRESIDENTS PLEASE  MAKE  SURE  YOUR  TEAMS  RECEIVE  THIS
 

 Sherrad J. Reites

President GGNLL


by posted 05/16/2018
5/15/2018 AAA Bracket


by posted 05/16/2018
EPN URGENT CARE $15 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PHYSICALS

 

As a proud partner of Golden Gate National Little League

for the 2018 spring season, EPN Urgent Care

is offering you and your family members our

$15 special for school and sports physicals,

through the end of August.

 

8am-7pm on weekdays or 8am-4pm on weekends

Walk-ins Welcome

6400 Davis Boulevard Suite 103 EPNcare.com

 

Congratulations to your young athletes on a fun season!

We look forward to supporting you again for fall ball!

 

 

 

 

 


by posted 05/13/2018
Bat Decertification: What You Need to Know
Little League Baseball and Softball

Dear Little League Parents and Volunteers,

Receiving a notice that a bat has been decertified, especially in the middle of the season, is challenging, inconvenient, and disappointing for everyone. On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed Little League and other youth organizations about the decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8. We are committed to sharing that information with all of you as soon as we received it. According to the official notice from USA Baseball, "official compliance testing determined that the Ghost X 30/20 exceeds the performance limit set by the USABat Standard. Per the USA Baseball Youth Bat Performance Test Protocol as well as (USA Baseball's) contracts with Easton, these results constitute a non-compliant bat that must be decertified."

For any family or league that is impacted by USA Baseball's decertification of the Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8, we strongly urge you to read Easton's release, which includes information about how to return your bat to receive a $500 voucher for Easton.com.

How Certification and Decertification Works

For the USABat Standard, bat manufacturers are required by USA Baseball to have their bats certified by following the protocols set out by the standard. Once a bat is certified, additional compliance testing is done to make sure that the bats remain complaint with that standard. Little League® International has no role in bat testing or compliance testing.

Once a bat that is currently in the marketplace and available for purchase fails to meet the performance standard, it is decertified, and pursuant to Rule 1.10, is an illegal bat.

What Little League® Parents and Volunteers Need to Know

Little League does not decide whether a bat meets, doesn't meet, or no longer meets the performance standard. Bats used for Little League play in all divisions must remain compliant to the applicable bat standards, as explained in the current year's rulebook (Rule 1.10).

Through LittleLeague.org/BatInfo, as well as Little League's social media and email efforts, we are committed to sharing any information about the decertification of bats as soon as possible, so that all our families and volunteers know which bats are permitted and which bats that may have already been sold are no longer approved for play.

What are the Standards?

There are three bat performance standards that Little League International uses for its various divisions of play:

BASEBALL:

USABat: Overseen by USA Baseball and used by most youth baseball organizations, USABat Standard bats must be used at the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball, Coach/Machine Pitch, Minor League, and Major League (Little League) divisions. USABat Standard or BBCOR bats must be used at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League Baseball Division. USA Baseball reserves the right to select any USABat product for compliance testing. At that time, the bat is sent to Washington State University for additional testing. If the bat is found to be out of compliance with the standards set forth in the USA Baseball Performance Test Protocol, the bat becomes decertified.

BBCOR: BBCOR-approved bats must be used in the Senior League Baseball Division. Either BBCOR or USABat Standard bats must be used at the Little League Intermediate (50/70) Baseball Division and Junior League Baseball Division.

SOFTBALL:

BPF: For all divisions of Little League Softball®, all non-wood bats must be printed with a BPF of 1.20.


Again, we apologize for any inconvenience, and we strongly encourage you to visit LittleLeague.org/BatInfo for complete information about how bat standards impact all divisions of Little League and resources on which bats are approved for Little League use. For all information pertaining to the USABat Standard, visit USABat.com.

For those parents and leagues who purchased the Easton Ghost X, 30" -10 USA Baseball bat (model #'s YBB18GX10 30/20 & LL18GHX 30/20 Japan model), we, again, encourage you to read Easton's release and contact them as soon as possible at 1-844-531-7079, or ghostreturn@easton.com, to return your bat and receive your $500 electronic voucher.

Sincerely,

Patrick Wilson

Patrick W. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Little League Baseball and Softball

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by posted 05/05/2018
Little League decertifies Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10
Little League Baseball and Softball

Dear Little League Parents and Volunteers,

On Thursday, May 3, USA Baseball informed youth organizations, including Little League, that effective immediately, the bat identified as the Easton Ghost X YBB18GX10 30/20 2 5/8" (or the "Easton Ghost X 30/20 5/8" at retail) has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30-inch drop 10 variation of the Easton Ghost X only. Pursuant to Rule 1.10, this is now an illegal bat. At the time of this decertification notice, all other lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X bat remain approved for play.

All parents, coaches, and umpires must check their bats and remove these bats from play if they are in possession of these bats.

Any questions regarding returns, refunds, or warranty claims for the Easton Ghost X 30/20 should be directed to Easton at ghostreturn@easton.com.

Please visit USABat.com/Decertified-Bats for more information.

Easton Ghost Decertified Bat

More information on how the USABat Standard impacts Little League can be found at LittleLeague.org/BatInfo.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you all for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely,

Patrick Wilson

Patrick W. Wilson
Senior Vice President, Little League Baseball and Softball

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by posted 05/03/2018
Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic

Register Today for an EXCLUSIVE Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic!

Your local Chevrolet dealers are teaming up with the Ft. Myers Miracle to provide your community with an exclusive instructional clinic for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 (and special needs participants of all ages). Baseball and softball players of all skill levels are encouraged to attend!

Qualified coaching staff will separate participants into age groups and rotate them through stations to learn and enhance essential baseball/softball skills. Spots are limited so we encourage you to register for this experience right away using the registration code “24389”.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Hammond Stadium – Home of the Ft. Myers Miracle!

14100 6 Mile Cyprus Pkwy.

Ft. Myers, FL 33912

 

Check-in: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Clinic Rotations: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Snack: 12:00 PM

 

– OR –

 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Hammond Stadium – Home of the Ft. Myers Miracle!

14100 6 Mile Cyprus Pkwy.

Ft. Myers, FL 33912

 

Check-in: 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Clinic Rotations: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Snack: 12:00 PM

 

To Register:

1.      Go to www.chevrolet.com/youthsports.

2.      Then, click the gold “Clinic Registration” box on the right side of the screen.

3.      Select “Ft. Myers CYB Clinics” in the drop-down menu and click “Go!”.

4.      Enter the registration code “24389” and click “Submit.”

5.      Complete the registration form, starting with parent/guardian information, then adding clinic participant information.

6.      Download the participation waiver. In addition to registering before the event, participants are required to present a completed waiver form at the registration table on the day of the clinic.

7.      Help spread the word to kids in your community!

 

If you have questions, check out our site and FAQs here. You can also reach out to Amanda Helton at ahelton@gmdealerprograms.com or 770-401-9083 with any additional questions.


by posted 05/02/2018
GGNLL Board Election Results

The new Board was elected.  Here is your new Board.  The transition will take place by August 1.

Eddie Byrnes - President

Josh Grimm - Vice President

Emily Katz - Treasurer

Matt Hermanson - Secretary

Brian Schaal - Safety Officer

Frank Anzeveno - Coach Coordinator

Matthew Collier - Players Agent


by posted 04/18/2018
Saturday 4/21 12pm-2pm All Star Sign Ups for Try Outs
Dear GGNLL Parents,
The end of the Spring season is rapidly approaching.  We would like to gauge interest for those of you who would like their players to try out for All Stars.  All Stars is a Tournament Team that is comprised of the top players to represent the league.  Tryouts will begin after the end of the Spring season tournament schedule.  All Star Team selections will be made on June 1, with intense practices several days a week until the first round of tournaments around June 16.  If teams win, they can continue competition potentially throughout July and into early August.  As teams advance, travel will be required to possibly Sarasota, Bradenton, Jacksonville and North Carolina.  If your player is interested, please make sure the family can commit to the full schedule of practices and Tournament games throughout the summer. Also depending on fundraising, there may be a registration fee of up to $100 per player.  All players league age 8 and up may try out.  If your player is selected for a team, please keep in mind you will be required to provide GGNLL boundary residency and age verification documents.  
 
We will be at the field on April 21 from 12pm-2pm to sign up for tryouts and answer any questions. Additional sign up times will be held if you can't make this first meeting. See you all there!
 
Best regards,
Amber Hermanson
All Stars Chairperson

by posted 04/13/2018
2018 GGNLL Spring Season Teams Opening Day


by posted 03/01/2018
Opening Pitch

Youth baseball: GGNLL enters state of transition in solid shape shape after efforts of outgoing leaders

 

Dawn Bricco, treasurer of Golden Gate National Little League, throws out the ceremonial first pitch during the league's Opening Day ceremonies Saturday morning at Golden Gate Community Park. Bricco and league president Sherrad Reites will be leaving their posts at the end of this season. GREGG HARDY/CSI

 
BY GREGG HARDY
CSI EDITOR

When Sherrad Reites and Dawn Bricco stepped in five years ago to take charge of Golden Gate National Little League, there was a grand total of 17 players registered.

Ages notwithstanding, that wasn’t even enough to field two full teams.

Oh, and there was little to no money to upgrade facilities, equipment and such.

PHOTO GALLERY: View images from GGNLL’s Opening Day festivities

Fast forward to an unseasonably hot, sunny late Saturday morning at Golden Gate Community Park, and Reites — perched in the dark but spacious announcer’s booth — announced that the end of an era at GGNLL was approaching.

With teams neatly lined up in the outfield after each player and coach were introduced to those in attendance, and just before Bricco walked out to throw the ceremonial first pitch, Reites announced that he and Bricco were stepping down as league’s president and treasurer, respectively, at season’s end.

Reites said he and Bricco will stay involved in an advisory capacity next season to help the incoming leadership make a smooth transition.

A Cubs coach high-fives his players as they get ready to be introduced during GGNLL’s Opening Day ceremonies. GREGG HARDY/CSI

With a great amount of pride welling up in his voice, Reites gave all the credit for the league’s strong standing to Bricco — “I’m just the president,” he humbly said, citing Bricco’s work securing funds and ensuring that all team uniform needs were met, among her other responsibilities.

“We’re leaving behind a good amount of financial aid that was not there for us to start with,” said Reites, who noted that the league’s registration jumped up to 60 in his second year, then 100 in Year 3 (numbers for last year and this year weren’t mentioned). “We got a lot of sponsors involved, and we continue to keep them involved, and we’ll introduce them to the new board so that they can continue to keep them involved.”

Among the recent — and, in some cases, brand-new — upgrades that GGNLL has made include refurbished batting cages, new pitching screens and some fencing. Reites said due to a new rule forcing players to use a USA Baseball-stamped bat, the league bought each team two compliant bats to ease the financial burden on some parents.

Another development for GGNLL, Reites said, is the creation of a 60/90 team for older players. That team, called the Hammerheads, will play against teams from other leagues — on Saturday, they hosted the Mets from Naples Cal Ripken. Reites gave a special mention of gratitude to Cal Ripken for sending over some teams to play in GGNLL divisions that have an odd number of teams.

The brand-new Hammerheads 60/90 team is introduced during GGNLL’s Opening Day ceremonies at Golden Gate Community Park. GREGG HARDY/CSI

“(Collier County’s different leagues) are all here for the kids to play baseball,” said Reites, who plans to continue serving as a GGNLL coach next season. “Everybody’s got to work together. It’s a lot more fun for everybody that way.”

Reites also gave some credit to Collier County’s Parks and Recreation Department for getting fields ready following the damage inflicted by Hurricane Irma in September. Golden Gate Community Park still needs some lingering repairs — scoreboards and a flagpole need to be replaced; and a couple of fences are down.

“They did a really good job getting it ready … throughout the whole county,” Reites said. “Parks and Recreation really stepped it up to make sure they could get the kids out. And not just baseball — soccer, football, everything that’s going on in the parks.”

Reites said plans are in the works for GGNLL to hold a black-tie sports banquet at the end of the season. He’s hoping to get a big-name guest speaker to address the players. Stay tuned.

Email Gregg Hardy at editor@colliersportsinsider.com. Follow CSI on Twitter at @239CSI or like CSI on Facebook at facebook.com/CollierSportsInsider.


by posted 03/01/2018
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by posted 03/01/2018
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