South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball

Where the game is about the kids

West Albany Athletic Association is now: South Colonie Youth Baseball - Cal Ripken Our boundaries are open to any child living within the South Colonie School District. By converting our program, SCYB will be the only Cal Ripken program offered in the South Colonie School District. What is Cal Ripken Baseball? It is basically a "brand" of baseball similar to the current Little League brand of baseball we have played for years at West Albany. The kids play by slightly different rules, mostly at the 8-12 years of age levels. The rules in which they play by are very helpful as they transition out of youth baseball at age 12 and onto Babe Ruth baseball and/or modified school baseball at age 13. This program offers the same experience for the kids as far as all-stars goes, with all-star tournaments from age 8U to 12U, beginning at a District level and continue right up through a World Series played in Aberdeen, Maryland. In a nutshell, the Cal Ripken style of play allows the kids to experience a more "real baseball" style of play where leading, stealing and bunting are introduced at an earlier age. In what we now call our Majors division, the kids play on a slightly larger field which really has been proven in many other Cal Ripken programs in the area to be very beneficial in the transition to the Babe Ruth level and modified baseball in 7th & 8th grades. While we respect and encourage the competitive nature of baseball, at SCYB we strive to maintain a family friendly environment that children of all playing abilities enjoy being part of as they grow as a player. (Please understand that families currently playing at West Albany that reside in either the North Colonie or City of Albany school districts are NOT affected by this change, you will be grandfathered in and CAN continue playing at our park along with any siblings that have yet to start in our program.)

The South Colonie Softball 8U travel team was “fired up” for their first game last night! Great job girls!

Some actions shots from last nights game (sorry we didn't catch everyone). Thank you again to those who participated. The proceeds allow us to continue funding scholarships to former players of our league.

Another fantastic coaches game in the books. Congratulations to our softball coaches on their 24-20 victory. Thank you to the South Colonie community for the amazing support with over $1100 raised for South Colonie Dollars for Scholars.

Awesome Closing Day! Perfect weather, smiling faces, busy concession stand and best of all ... SC boys and girls playing baseball and softball!

Congrats to our baseball Intermediates Division champs Sweet Willy's Pizzeria and Mikey Giroux with a HR in the championship game!

Congrats to Ava Sillings on a blast of a home run in the 12U Raiders travel win over Nisky by the score of 12-1.
Not only did Ava have the home run but she was a single short of the cycle but didn't get that fourth at bat to make it happen.
Oh and we almost forgot Ava was the winning pitcher giving up 1 run in 4 innings thanks to an amazing infield that didn't let anything past them.

Back again for 2019!!

Come join us on a league TRIP to Yankee Stadium!
We will watch the Yankees take on the Colorado Rockies on Sunday, July 21st, at 1:05pm!

As a bonus, all 2019 registered players and coaches will participate in a pre-game parade on the warning track!*
All tickets are $70 per person for field level seating in Section 136!

Round-trip transportation, provided by Yankee Trails, is an additional $30 per person (pick-up and drop-off will be at the West Albany Pocket Park in the main parking lot off of Exchange Street).

All participating youth players will also receive a voucher from the Yankees valid for 2 tickets to select 2019 Yankees regular season home games!

Purchase game and bus tickets online at www.southcolonieball.org/store .
*A limited number of tickets are available and will sell on a first come, first served basis.
**Only 2019 registered players and coaches are permitted to participate in the parade.

Raider kids awaiting the parade.

The South Colonie 12U girls battling each other under the lights last night. Great game girls!

Thank you for your sponsorship Dickssportinggoods! You've helped gear up our 8u All Stars and got us some catchers gear that might actually fit the older/ bigger ball players! It's very appreciated!
(2nd set of catchers gear not pictured)

[06/07/19]   Come out tonight and check out for the first time that we are aware of.....a South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball girls softball home game under the lights!
Join us as the girls of TRG take on Highline Painting. The action starts at 7:30.

South Colonie Central School District

Congratulations to South Colonie Athletics GIrls Softball team on their Section 2 Class AA championship! Leading the way for the girls developing in our program.

https://www.spotlightnews.com/news/2019/06/04/spotted-colonie-wins-the-section-ii-class-aa-softball-title-w-photo-gallery-and-story/

[06/05/19]   We just want to take a quick minute to congratulate our...

2019 South Colonie 8U All Stars!

Michael Campagna
David Clary Jr
Nolan Czarnick
Trevor Hart
Chance Ives
Michael Moran
Tristan Murphy
Ryan Muscato
Kallyn Page
Cash Pugsley
Ryan Schaap
Daniel Valente
Samuel Valente

Manager: Dan Valente
Coaches: Dave Murphy, Mike Moran and Joe Campagna

Save the date! Our 3rd annual Coaches Game will take place on Saturday night, June 22nd. This fundraiser helps us raise funds for our scholarship through South Colonie Dollars for Scholars.
Come watch your coach relive their glory days or just help support the scholarships.
More details to come!

Congratulations to Ava Sillings and Gianna DeGonza on their back to back home homeruns today in their first South Colonie travel game of the season. Keep up the great work girls!

Looking for something to do today? South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball is hosting 7 12u Softball games today with the last game starting at 3.
Good luck to our defending Div 3 12u champs and their 10u sisters as they kick-off the travel season today.

Our 10U travel Softball girls enjoying some indoor practice tonight at Upstate Premiere Sports..

Congratulations to Ava Sillings for hitting a 2-run bomb tonight for team TRG against a competitive Westland Hills team. Great job Ava!

South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball

Reminder of 8U and 9U tryouts tonight! Rain or shine as we need to make plans and go over options...

2019 All-Stars - Open Tryout for 8u and 9u Divisions

The South Colonie Youth Baseball Raiders are holding an open tryout for the 8U and 9U All-Star baseball teams on Wednesday, May 29th on the Cal Ripken Field. The tryout will begin at 6pm sharp. All players interested in trying out for either of the teams are strongly encouraged to attend this tryout. (6, 7, 8, 9 and some 10 year old players are eligible to play).
The cutoff date for age eligibility is May 1st, 2019.

Districts (location TBD) will begin on Friday, July 5th. Each team who competes in the district tournament receives an automatic bid to the State Championship tournament beginning July 12th (8U location TBD, 9U will be in Queensbury). Each tournament guarantees a minimum of 3 games.

Registered players should have received an email with additional information.

All Star Coordinators:
Dan Valente - [email protected]
Chris Decker - [email protected]

President of Baseball:
Matt Conley - [email protected]

Field #3 getting some much needed love!
The often forgotten Jackie Robinson field got a drain system under the swamp known as third base as well as an infield mix face lift! Take that mother nature!

South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball

South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball

[05/24/19]   2019 All-Stars - Open Tryout for 8u and 9u Divisions

The South Colonie Youth Baseball Raiders are holding an open tryout for the 8U and 9U All-Star baseball teams on Wednesday, May 29th on the Cal Ripken Field. The tryout will begin at 6pm sharp. All players interested in trying out for either of the teams are strongly encouraged to attend this tryout. (6, 7, 8, 9 and some 10 year old players are eligible to play).
The cutoff date for age eligibility is May 1st, 2019.

Districts (location TBD) will begin on Friday, July 5th. Each team who competes in the district tournament receives an automatic bid to the State Championship tournament beginning July 12th (8U location TBD, 9U will be in Queensbury). Each tournament guarantees a minimum of 3 games.

Registered players should have received an email with additional information.

All Star Coordinators:
Dan Valente - [email protected]
Chris Decker - [email protected]

President of Baseball:
Matt Conley - [email protected]

Congratulations to our two scholarship award winners at Awards Night last evening. Best of luck to Tyler and Brianna in the next phase of your life. We are happy that South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball could be a part of your childhood.

Did you know what we have 5 girls playing modified softball for the school? Next year many of their 12u teammates will join them. What better way to cheer them on then by grabbing dinner tonight.

ncaa.com

2019 NCAA Softball Tournament: Bracket, schedule, teams | NCAA.com

Tonight’s tv... 😀

ncaa.com The 2019 NCAA Softball Tournament bracket has 64 teams. Find the bracket, schedule and team information here. Play continues through to the Women's College World Series.

Saturday morning t-ball. Building blocks to a love of the game.

Your 9U Raiders getting their game on despite some rain due to fresh coat on the Cal Ripken infield! Looking great... Go Raiders!

Some fun at our pictures tonight. We had some great looking players represent tonight! Looking good everyone!!!

A reminder that tonight is Picture Night!

We will again be in the cafetorium at Shaker Road Elementary School (512 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville). Please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled time to lineup and be ready to go - thank you!

If paying by credit card, you can order photos ahead online at www.sportsjournalphotos.com by entering our club code: SOCOLN868X19. Please just remember to bring your receipt with you tonight to place in an envelope! You can also pay by credit card, cash or check tonight just before the pictures are taken.

PLEASE plan to attend picture night with your team even if you choose not to order individual pictures of your player, as team photos will also be taken - thank you!

We will see you on tonight!

Team picture times are as follows:

TIME - COACH - TEAM
6:00pm - Kelly - Highline Painting
6:00pm - Keane - TRG
6:00pm - Hewitt - Yankee Trails
6:15pm - Kelly - Pellegrino Importing
6:15pm - Mcgraw - DC's Pizza
6:15pm - Turcio - Inferno Pizzeria
6:30pm - Weigel - M Romano & Son
6:30pm - Angier - Sports Journal Photos & Trophies
6:30pm - Baker - Awards By Walsh's
6:45pm - Miller - JNC Management
6:45pm - Pugsley - FAM Funds
6:45pm - Stefanik - Niko's
7:00pm - Hotaling - TJ's Café
7:00pm - Valente - JCB Specialties, Inc
7:00pm - Schaap - NYSCOPBA
7:15pm - Murphy - Master Barber Supply
7:15pm - Peck - Anjoe Tree Service
7:15pm - Sillings - TechEast Fire & Water Restoration
7:30pm - Hodson - ShopRite
7:30pm - Blodgett - The Bone & Joint Center
7:30pm - Valente - Sweet Willy's Pizzeria
7:45pm - Delaney - Colby Body & Fender Works
7:45pm - Decker - Core Building Materials

wnyt.com

South Colonie youth baseball & softball opening day

Special thanks to WNYT NewsChannel 13 and Chris Onorato for taking part in our opening day festivities.
https://wnyt.com/sports/south-colonie-opening-day/5341198/?fbclid=IwAR3-pgrspywu5hL4wEaIScXyFnEzIC6Aaa1jvWZiPrd2EzfpVWW64Gvmszs#.XM5hkufsGWA.facebook

wnyt.com The station representative that can assist any person with disabilities with issues related to the content of the public file is Laura Sousa. She can be contacted at [email protected] or 518-207-4703.

Opening Day 2019... Part 2
Thank you to everyone for making it such a fun day for the kids! We lost 1 game due to weather/ fields, but mother nature gave us what turned out to be a great day otherwise! We are all exhausted, but thrilled to see the season officially kicked off... Now Play Ball!!

Opening Day 2019
Greatest day of the year! (1 of 2)

Our field resurface and a nice new grill to cook on, for tomorrow’s opening day! Let cross our fingers for no rain! Thanks to all who helped thus far!

😀

Working hard setting teams for the 2019 season!!

[04/09/19]   Notes from last night's board meeting...

- 2nd park cleanup this Saturday 4/13, 9am-Noon.

Given the cold weather last weekend, there is still a bunch of work that we could still use your help on Saturday! We will take whatever time you can give!

- 2019 Team Draft Day for SCYB&GS will be this Thursday 4/11, 7pm at Swifty's (95 Everett Rd, Albany, NY 12205).

Baseball and softball coaches join us for a relaxed evening with pizza, wings and drinks, while we divvy up the teams as evenly as we can. If you are not already registered as a coach, we ask for you to please sign up beforehand, otherwise we will spend a few minutes and get you signed up when you arrive. WE STILL NEED MANAGERS/ COACHES. We will assign teams for those not in attendance. Everyone should hear immediately after finalized which teams you've been assigned to. Your Manager should follow up shortly after with additional information (introduction, practice times, etc).

Reminder spring cleanup tomorrow (4/6) at the park! Bring a rake and please help us get the park ready for the kids raking the fields, picking up the dugouts, cleaning the concession stand and hanging banners! We will be there, 9am-Noon, but ANY time you can offer we would very much appreciate!!

southcolonieball.org

Registration | South Colonie Ball

We received quite a few requests to register after Monday's cut off, so we have re-opened registration for TODAY (4/3) ONLY! We need to order our jerseys and set teams/ schedules immediately after.

http://www.southcolonieball.org/registration/

southcolonieball.org REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 SPRING SEASON FOR BOTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL! 2019 prices (all prices include $50 in raffle tickets) Tball = $50 (free with sale of raffle tickets) Mini Minors/ Rookies = $100 8U and above = $140 (both baseball and softball)   $20 early bird discount if registe...

We just wanted to take a moment and congratulate your 2019 Spring 9U Raiders! Best of luck this season!

There is still time, but hurry - registration ends this coming Monday, April 1st!!! Come join us for another fun season!!!

A reminder that registration for the Spring 2019 Rec Season is OPEN!

We at South Colonie Youth Baseball / Girls Softball, of the West Albany Pocket Park, are proud to be ONE park for boys AND girls - ONE community!

We offer recreational ball with in-house games and open try-outs for travel ball in our older divisions.

2019 prices (all prices include $50 in raffle tickets):
• Tball = $50 (*FREE with sale of raffle tickets)
• Mini Minors/ Rookies = $100
• 8U and above = $140 (both baseball and softball)

Register now online at www.southcolonieball.org/registration .

Baseball questions can be e-mailed to: [email protected]

Softball questions can be e-mailed to: [email protected]

*** SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR TONIGHT'S INDOOR CLINICS - PLEASE READ! ***

We will only have the use of one gym tonight for indoor clinics at Lisha Kill, and have changed the schedule accordingly. See below:

Friday, March 29th - FREE Indoor Clinics
At Lisha Kill Middle School (68 Waterman Ave, Colonie). This clinic is FREE and open to all currently registered Spring 2019 baseball and softball players. See division times below:
• Tball/Rookies/Mini Minors Divisions - 5:30 - 6:30pm in the 7/8 New Gym
• Softball Minors and older Divisions - 6:30 - 7:30pm in the 7/8 New Gym
• Baseball Minors and older Divisions - 7:30 - 8:30pm in the 7/8 New Gym

Please have your player bring the following:
• Glove and helmet
• A bat if you have one, but not necessary
• A facemask (softball)
• Sneakers - no cleats
• Something to drink
• A snack if needed

If you have not yet registered, registration is CLOSING this coming MONDAY, APRIL 1ST, so don't delay any longer! You can register online at: www.southcolonieball.org/registration .

We will see you tonight!!!

southcolonieball.org

Registration | South Colonie Ball

***INDOOR CLINIC TONIGHT 3/28 - MINORS AND OLDER DIVISIONS***

Join us tonight from 7:00 - 8:30pm at Sand Creek Middle School (329 Sand Creek Rd, Colonie) in the Old (BLB) Gym.

This clinic is FREE and open to ALL currently registered Spring 2019 baseball and softball players in the Minors and older divisions.

Please have your player bring the following:
• Glove and helmet
• A bat if you have one, but not necessary
• A facemask (softball)
• Sneakers - no cleats
• Something to drink
• A snack if needed

If you have not yet registered for the Spring 2019 rec season, do so now online at: www.southcolonieball.com/registration !

Registration closes this coming Monday, April 1st, so don't delay!

We will see you tonight!

southcolonieball.org REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE 2019 SPRING SEASON FOR BOTH BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL! 2019 prices (all prices include $50 in raffle tickets) Tball = $50 (free with sale of raffle tickets) Mini Minors/ Rookies = $100 8U and above = $140 (both baseball and softball)   $20 early bird discount if registe...

There is still time to sign up! Registration for the 2019 Rec season ends on Monday, April 1.
Sign up at http://www.southcolonieball.org/registration/

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