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Forest Grove Youth Baseball and Junior Baseball Association

About Forest Grove Youth Baseball

Mission

Forest Grove Youth Baseball (FGYB) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to
"promote, develop, supervise, and voluntarily assist in all ways,
the interest of those who will participate in JBO Baseball."

    Through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, Forest Grove Youth Baseball assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, Forest Grove Youth Baseball is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.

    Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in Forest Grove Youth Baseball. After completing a volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices and be eligible as coaches, managers, board members and other volunteer positions within the league. Working together we can make a stronger community, build valuable bonds with our youth, and further instill the values and principles of the game. Please, become a volunteer today!

For more information on Forest Grove Youth Baseball's divisions of baseball, contact us at [email protected].

 

Offered Programs

  Instructional League:
           

T-Ball (Pre-School - Kindergarten (Co-ed))

Season: April through May

Estimated # of games:  Approximately twelve games will be played during the t-ball season. Plan for two games per week played in FG against other Forest Grove t-ball teams. Two evenings a week dedicated to games with the possibility of the occasional Saturday morning game, as well.
          
Practices per week: 2 per week for the first 2 weeks of April times and evening dependent on coach and field availability.

At T-Ball level, we focus on fundamental instructional process, not game competitiveness. Primary purpose is to provide players with a strong educational basis in baseball/softball. Play Little League-type schedule against inner FGYB teams. Introductory coach pitching at this level with hitting off tee (no outs). Coach will provide bats and batting helmets for players who do not have their own.  There are no tryouts or evaluations, and teams are chosen by program coordinators. Players should have their own glove; cleats are recommended.  All other equipment is optional and provided by FGYB. Players will get to keep their uniforms.


  Instructional League:         

ROOKIES (1st & 2nd Grade)

Estimated # of games: 16-20 (Played on Tuesdays and Thursday evenings and on Saturday mornings in Forest Grove)

Practices per week: 1 practice per week on non-game days

At Rookies level, we focus on fundamental instructional process and introduction to in-game competitiveness. Rookies play Little League-type schedule against inner FGYB teams with an end of the season tournament. Player pitch and coach pitch level of baseball. All players are encouraged to try every field position. This level is geared toward 1st and 2nd graders. Third graders playing baseball for their first time, if not quite ready to play at the competitive level, are also encouraged to play at the Rookie level. There are no tryouts or evaluations, and teams are chosen by program coordinators.

  

Competitive League: 

ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND AN
EVALUATION TO PLAY AT THIS LEVEL
          
MINORS: 
( 3rd & 4th Grade)            

(2nd Graders may try out to play at this level and should attend
the Midget evaluations)
 

Season: Practices begin in Mid-to-late March; league games scheduled through mid July.  Teams that qualify for district and state tournaments play until mid-to-late July.  Will have the opportunity to play in occasional weekend tournaments throughout the season.  Some travel to surrounding towns for games will be required. 

Estimated # of games: 30-40                                          

Practices per week: 2-4 days

Description: Focus on fundamental instructional process and continued higher emphasis on in-game competitiveness.  All teams play a JBO schedule against teams from local districts.  Players evaluated and grouped into teams based on skill level--National, American & Federal (in order from least competitive to most competitive)--by program directors, coaches, and other professionals in the baseball community.  Player pitch comprises entirety of season with rules similar to high school contests on smaller field.  Standings are kept during league play at all level in order to qualify for end of season district and state tournaments.

   ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND AN

EVALUATION TO PLAY AT THIS LEVEL

JUNIORS (5th & 6th Grade)

Season: Practices begin in mid-to-late March; league games scheduled through mid July.  Teams that qualify for district and state tournaments play until mid-to-late July.  Teams will have the opportunity to play in occasional weekend tournaments throughout the season.  Travel to surrounding towns for games will be required.

Estimated # of games: 30-40                                           

Practices per week: 2-4 days

Description: Focus on advanced fundamental instructional process.  In-game competition becomes a more integral part of games and preparation during practices.  All teams play a JBO schedule against teams from local districts.  Players evaluated and grouped into teams based on skill level--National, American & Federal (in order from least competitive to most competitive)--by program directors, coaches, and other professionals in the baseball community.  Player pitch comprises entirety of season with rules similar to high school contests on smaller field.  Standings are kept during league play at all levels in order to qualify for end of season district and state tournaments.

 

ALL PLAYERS MUST ATTEND AN
EVALUATION TO PLAY AT THIS LEVEL

SENIORS (7th & 8th Grade)

Season: Practices begin in mid-to-late March; league games scheduled through mid July.  Teams that qualify for district and state tournaments play until mid-to-late July.  Teams will have the opportunity to play in occasional weekend tournaments as well throughout the season.  Travel to surrounding towns for games will be required.

Estimated # of games: 35-45                                            

Practices per week: 4-5 days

Description: Focus on advance fundamentals, instructional process, and preparation for high school transition.  In-game competition becomes a more integral part of games and preparation during practices.  All teams play a JBO schedule against teams from local districts.  Players evaluated and grouped into teams based on skill level--National, American & Federal (in order from least competitive to most competitive--by program directors, coaches, and other professionals in the baseball community.  Player pitch comprises entirety of season with rules similar to high school contests on same size field or smaller.  Standings are kept during league play at all levels in order to qualify for end of season district and state tournaments. 

If you have questions or special requests, please email us at [email protected].


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