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A Letter from the President

I hope this letter finds you well. For those of you who do not know me, my name is Bob Johnson, and I was elected the president of CGYBS on November 1, 2022. I previously served as the vice president since the end of 2019. I have been a member of the board serving in various positions for nearly 10 years.

I am honored to serve as your president. CGYBS is an amazing organization that has been an important part of my family for the past 16 years. Not only have my family and I met outstanding players and coaches throughout the years, I have also had the privilege to work with dedicated board members who have volunteered their time tirelessly serving the needs of CGYBS. As a coach and assistant coach, I can tell you I would not trade a minute on the fields with my sons for all the money in the world.

I want to thank Scott Smith. Scott served as the CGYBS president for 13 years and set an extraordinary example for all those who follow. I have big shoes to fill.

2023 is an exciting year for CGYBS. It is our 70th anniversary. CGYBS amazes me. The organization has successfully provided baseball and softball to our youth without the financial support of any government or other organization since 1953. Additionally, CGYBS has employed many of our young people in field crew, concessions, and umpiring. Possibly the most amazing part is CGYBS is run by volunteers.

We have begun massive field improvements. See the photos on our website. These improvements would not have been possible without the careful financial planning of our treasurer, Barb Saylor, and the efforts of our travel director, Greg Case. Please thank them if you see them. Once we learned Maplewood hadn’t sold. . . again, we doubled our efforts to improve all our fields for our players.

2023 will also bring struggles which we will work through together. Inflation and cost of living has affected every one of our families. We continue to recruit umpires as the shortage has affected youth sports across the country. If you are interested or know someone who is interested in umpiring, please contact umpire@cgybs.org.

Our nation has devalued volunteerism and service. I am so grateful for the example my parents set for me while I was growing up. Each of you has the opportunity to do the same for your children. The biggest excuse we hear about volunteering is people being too busy. The members of the CGYBS board are some of the busiest people I know. If you have ever thought about volunteering, now is the time. Now is the time to continue a rich tradition. Becoming a coach, assistant coach, or board member not only allows you to have a positive impact on our children, but you also have the honor of meeting and working with some wonderful people. Please give it some thought.

Lastly, please know the members of the CGYBS general and executive boards are dedicated to serving the needs of our young people. We are constantly striving to improve and grow. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me or any of our board members if we can be of assistance.

Until we see each other at the fields, be safe and well.

Respectfully,

Bob Johnson

Pardon our dust!

2022 CGYBS survey participants

You spoke, and we listened.

Field and batting cage improvements are underway at Cary Junior High. More improvements to follow…stay tuned.


If you would like to help out with any of the above, or wish to help in other ways, please send an email to secretary@cgybs.org.

COVID-19 POLICY

With the recent uptick in COVID cases, we want to remind everyone of current isolation and quarantine protocols. 

Quarantine is required for anyone exposed to someone with COVID for five days if the exposed person is not up-to-date on his or her COVID vaccination.

Isolation is required for anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID or for anyone who tests positive for COVID. Isolation can end five days after symptoms provided the person has been fever-free for 24 hours. Continued symptoms require a longer isolation period. Isolation is required for five days beginning with the date of positive test (day zero) if a person does not develop symptoms.

 

 

CGYBS RainedOut Text Alerts

You must sign up for RainedOut Text Alerts each season to receive Text Alerts regarding CGYBS Game Cancellations and other important information.

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  1. Type in your 10 digit mobile number (a confirmation code will be sent to your mobile)
  2. Enter the confirmation code
  3. Subscribe to the appropriate leagues (eg Mustang, Bronco, Minor, Major)

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DICK’s Sporting Goods Coupons

If you missed our CGYBS Savings Weekends, DICK’s Sporting Goods has provided additional coupons that can be used through the year!

Coupons expire 1/31/2023!

Click Here for Coupons


2022 Baseball Bat Regulations and Information

Please see our new Bat Requirements page for league-by-league information on bat weight, length, and BPF requirements.


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Facility Rules

CGYBS families - A few reminders on various policies that apply to our facilities.

No Pets allowed on School District Property (Maplewood and Cary Jr High).  Please observe this rule so that we may continue to have access to our fields.

No Smoking allowed at CGYBS games.

Parking.  Please limit car parking to designated spots in our lots or on the streets.

Thank you !


Need help finding your team schedule ?

Please see the document below for instructions on using our calendar.