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BULLDOG 2015 SPRING TEAMS TRYOUTS – AGES 9-14

Final Tryouts for previous Bulldogs and those called back from December tryouts for the Spring 2015 Bulldogs teams will be held on Sunday, January 11, at BSC – PS142 (610 Henry Street) as follows:

Age/Time

  • 9 yo – 9:30am
  • 10 yo – 2pm
  • 11 yo – 12:30pm (some will be called back for Monday also, see below)
  • 12 yo – 11am (some will be called back for Monday also, see below)
  • 13 yo – 3:30pm
  • 14 yo – 5pm

Please arrive 10 minutes early to check in. If there is a conflict with a 78 Rec basketball game, please let us know and we will direct you to another time. Send the email to bulldogs [at] 78pyc.org

11 and 12 year olds – one of this age group’s managers cannot be there on Sunday. She will need to see some of the players, so please be available to be called to another tryout the following day. You will be told if you need to go to that tryout at the close of your child’s session on Sunday, January 11. That second tryout will be at PS230 (Albemarle and McDonald) on Monday January 12, at your choice of either 6:15 or 7pm.

We hope to select teams the week of January 12 so that practices will begin January 18. We will let you know asap.

Thanks, see you January 11 and have a happy holiday,

78th Precinct Youth Council Baseball for the Spring 2015 season is now open for registration.

78PYC SPRING 2015 BASEBALL IS NOW OPEN: It’s game time!

78th Precinct Youth Council Baseball for the Spring 2015 season is now open for registration.

Click here to register. Payment is by credit (Visa, Master, Discover & Amex) or debit card only. All credit/debit card fees are included in the price.

KEY INFORMATION:

  1. Ages: For ages 4 through 17 and softball for girls 8-16. Players must be no older than the highest age of their division on April 30, 2015. A list of divisions is posted on the Baseball page of our website.

     

  2. Registration: On-time registration will close on January 18, 2015. Teams fill up quickly, so don’t delay. 

     

  3. Fees: The fee for the divisions varies. Please see our Active Programs & Events webpage for more information. The Pony (8yo) division fee includes a batting helmet; the older baseball divisions are a little more because there will be two umpires for their games. Batting helmets will be offered to the older divisions when registering. They will not be offered to the 4-7 year olds or the girls’ softball teams as those teams will be supplied four helmets with their team equipment.

     

  4. Season: Begins the weekend of April 11, with the Parade on Saturday, April 11. The end dates have not been set but usually the younger teams end the second weekend in June and the 8s, Freshmen and Colts teams one or two weeks later.

     

  5. Schedule and Uniforms: Schedules will not be available until late-March the earliest. Uniforms are picked up and distributed by the coaches usually during the week before the parade.

     

  6. Choosing teams/Coaches: When you register, you will be taken to the appropriate age group and you will be able to select a coach/team on which to play. If you don’t have one in mind, select “No Preference.” If your child wants to play with friends, contact those parents before you register to coordinate which team you will all select when registering – moving kids around afterwards is difficult and sometimes impossible because teams fill up quickly. For various reasons — such as a limit on the number of players we can place on each team — we cannot guarantee that your child will end up on the team you choose, but we try out best.
     

    A list of coaches for the recreational teams is presented to you when you register. In some cases a coach will not be returning or hasn’t confirmed that he or she will continue. In that case, the listing will read “2014 [coaches name] Team.” It is listed that way so that players from that team last year can register and thus be grouped, allowing us to try to keep them together. If the coach ends up not coaching the team we assume that assistant coaches from the prior year and other parents will step up to carry the team forward. Otherwise we will have to divide the team and place the players on other teams, assuming there are enough teams and coaches.

    Girls’ 11-12u Hardball Bantam Team
    This year there is interest in forming an all girls’ hardball team for 11 and 12 year olds. If enough players sign up, the team will be coached by Mike Amoroso. That option will be presented when selecting a coach for the Bantam Division. He is also listed as a girl’s softball Bronco coach. If he coaches the hardball team he may also coach that Broncos softball team as well (with help). We will try our best to make sure both teams are covered. 

  7. Playing up or down: Playing up or down in age is generally not permitted. The specific policies are set forth in detail in the Rules & Policies section of our website and, for those 9 and older, are set by the Prospect Park Baseball Assoc’n. Bottom line is that you have to register for the appropriate age then send a message to Baseball using our contact form making a request otherwise, listing specific reasons.

     

  8. Coaching: Please volunteer to coach or be an assistant coach to ensure that all boys and girls will have a team on which to play. While we have almost always been able to place on-time registrants on teams, having to rely on parents to volunteer as coaches means that we can neither guarantee placement on a team nor that your request for a specific team can be honored. Teams fill up quickly. We will try out best. Email your interest by sending a message to Baseball using our contact form.

For parents of children trying out for travel baseball/Bulldogs: You should create an account (if you do not already have an account), pay the recreational baseball fee, and select a recreational team should your child not make a Bulldog team. If your child makes a Bulldog team, the recreational fee will be credited towards the travel fee. Bulldogs teams will not be chosen until mid to late January, so if you wait to register for a recreational team and your child doesn’t make a Bulldog team, you run the risk of being closed out of a recreational team.

Winter Training and Summer Baseball Camp: Finally, our summer camp, Camp Bulldog, will open for registration soon and be on the lookout for our winter baseball training for which we expect to be release a schedule soon!

We look forward to seeing you on the fields and gyms,

Have a happy holidays,

Eddie Albert

Baseball Commissioner
78th Precinct Youth Council

2015 Bulldogs Academy Baseball Fundamentals for 5-8 year olds - WINTER B Session, February 7 - March 1 - Registration is now open!

Is your 5-8 year old child anxiously awaiting the start of the spring baseball season? At the same time help your child acquire the basic skills to make the game enjoyable. Join the Bulldogs Academy Baseball Fundamentals clinics run by professionals.

The specifics (for more about the program itself, see below):

  • At PS 321 (7th Avenue and 2nd Street)
  • For 5-8 year olds (as of 4/30/2015)
  • 55 minute sessions on 6 Saturdays: February 7 – March 28 (No sessions Feb 14 & 21)
  • 2pm and 3pm for 5 – 6 year olds
  • 4pm and 5pm for 7 – 8 year olds

Fee: $160

Structured and run by our professional training staff as part of our Bulldogs Baseball Academy program.

Focus will be on learning the core skills necessary for players to succeed in baseball (or any other sport for that matter).

Using fun games, the sessions will teach skills that apply to all athletic endeavors – balance, weight transfer, gross motor movements, flexibility, and more, and then shown their specific application to baseball. The games will turn to baseball-specific actions, such as hand-eye coordination, throwing mechanics, lateral movement, and batting.

In the mix we will add the fundamentals of building strength, conditioning, a proper diet to attain the body’s proper chemical balances and to avoid obesity, and teach them how to gain mental control through visualization and other proven techniques.

It is our goal to jump-start all our players onto a smart path toward physical competency and confidence.

Register now! We always fill up quickly and take on a first come, first served basis.

78PYC Registration is now open for the Sports Conditioning Winter B session Feb 2 - Mar 20

78PYC Sports Conditioning Program

A 6-week conditioning program for young athletes

Winter B Session – February 2 through March 20
(No sessions February 16–February 20)

Do you want to be faster, stronger and quicker than the competition? Here’s your chance. The 78th Precinct Youth Council continues its new strength and conditioning program for athletes between the ages of 11 and 17 (that age on 12/31/2015).

Register Now

This 6-week program is designed with the young athlete in mind. The program is conducted in 55-minute sessions and designed to introduce and create foundations of overall athleticism in a fun, positive, and high-success environment. Every exercise is based specifically on athletic movements that will have your child reacting quicker, running faster, jumping higher and exploding like never before.

All exercises are used with body weight, resistance tubing, medicine balls and most importantly, NO WEIGHTS, which makes this program perfect for athletes of all ages. Athletes move in short, quick burst for a short period of time. It is important that we train our athletes to perform the same way.

Our curriculum is focused on running technique, athletic coordination, balance and relative strength and the introduction of essential muscular movement patterns. These are vital in establishing a child’s athletic foundation for improved performance, injury prevention, and long-term enjoyment of sports participation.

Our lead instructors, Luis Monell and Marc Lussier II, will run this program, which will be held in the gym at PS/MS 282 (180 6th Ave, between Berkeley Pl. and Linclon Pl.).

There are 2 sessions to choose from:

  1. Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 p.m. – 6:55 p.m.
     
  2. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. – 7:55 p.m.

* Particpants can also attend for free on Fridays or come on Fridays instead of Monday/Wednesday.

Fee: $300 for the entire 6-week session.

Session capacity is limited to 40 participants, sign up now to secure your athlete’s spot.

To sign up, click the Register Now button to login to your registration account or create a new account.

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2014-15 Rec Basketball Schedules have been posted on the Schedules page.

Click the Schedules link on the top of any webpage on this site to find the schedules for the Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior co-ed divisions.

Pony Advanced Division teams and schedules will be sent to parents shortly. 

78PYC Flag Football Post-Season Dedicated to the Memory of Jon Kaye.

This year we are dedicating our post-season to the memory of Jon Kaye, who passed away earlier this year after contracting a rare terminal illness. I knew Jon for years and coached his son Henry in baseball for a few years. His son Danny played in our very first flag football league 6 years ago when we had 40 kids and then became a referee. Both boys played for our Bulldog travel baseball teams and Jon was assistant coach for Danny’s team. His wife Joyce was always there to cheer her crew on and is still a great supporter of the 78th. The Kaye family is and always will be part of our family.

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In memory of Jon, all players will be getting a “Livestrong” style JK Bracelet (see picture), and our organization will be making a donation of $1,000 to Brooklyn Community Foundation through The Kaye Family Charitable Fund. This Fund provides financial support to youth sports programs in underserved low income communities throughout Brooklyn, which is a great cause and very appropriate for us. If anyone would like to make their own donation, please go to the following link — http://www.brooklyncommunityfoundation.org/kaye-family-charitable-fund

Jeff Ginsburg
Commissioner, Flag Football
78th Precinct Youth Council

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The Only Six Words Parents Need to Say to Their Kids About Sports – or Any Performance (PDF)

These activities are not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.

Character, Teamwork, and Sportsmanship.