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Sharon Springs Athletic Association

6 YEAR OLD DIVISION

  
Welcome to Sharon Springs Recreation Baseball 2019 Spring Season 


Sharon Springs is an excellent place to play baseball.  We are excited to begin the 2019 season.  This page will provide you with the general details and dates for the upcoming season. 

  

Registration details

Online Registration - 11/10 through mid-Jan

Onsite Registration - January 12, 10am to 1pm

Cost - $175

       

What is Provided?

Sharon Springs Athletic Association provides players with full team uniforms including Hats, Jerseys and Pants.  Players will need to bring a Bat, Glove and Batting Helmet.

The appropriate age group is based on his/her age as of April 30, 2019.  

Age Group

Birthday Begin Date

Birthday End Date

6U

May 1, 2012

April 30, 2013

 

Parents may request league approval to play up one age group during the registration process. We recommend that players play in their respective age group unless they could compete for an all-star position in the next age group.

Important Dates

 

  1. 1/12 10 am to 1 pm - On-site registration at the SSAA building located at the rear of Sharon Springs Park
  2. 1/20 - Registration closes
  3. 1/26 – Evaluation Day - Exact time to be determined, but will take place from 1pm to 3pm at Joint Venture Park - 
    3660 Melody Mizer Ln, Cumming, GA 30041 - Field 1.  
  4. 1/26 - Uniform Fittings will be the same day at the Community Building at Sharon Springs Park - 1950 Sharon Rd, Cumming, GA 30041
  5. 2/4 & 2/5 - Draft - Families will be notified by head coach within a week after the draft regarding your team assignment and practice schedule!  Game schedules will not be available until 3/14.
  6. 2/9 - Academy Day
  7. 2/9 - Coaches Clinic on SS3 (5U-7U from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 8U-14U from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm).
  8. 2/10 - SSAA Coaches Meeting (for all coaches) and NYSCA certification (for new coaches)
  9. 2/16 8 am to 11 am - Equipment Day
  10. 2/17 - Team Coordinator Meeting
  11. 2/18 - Recreation Baseball practice begins
  12. 3/9 - Picture Day
  13. 3/13 - Mandatory county coaches meeting (coaches will receive their game schedules)
  14. 3/16 - Rec Baseball games begin
  15. 3/30-4/7 - Spring Break (No Rec Games)
  16. 5/17-5/23 - Postseason tournament for all rec baseball teams


Partnership with professional services expanded!
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Sharon Springs Athletics Association (SSAA) has formalized agreements to deliver an unprecedented level of professional services as well as expanding access to space for teams to practice throughout the season. The goals are to

  • Offer quality recreation and travel programs within our community,
  • Develop players into skilled players that can compete for SSAA All-star, SSAA Travel (beginning at 9u), and Forsyth County High School roster spots,
  • Raise the quality of league play and All-star team play,
  • Offer a year-round competitive alternative to travel baseball for older players at an affordable price, and
  • Develop and equip coaches to run efficient, productive, and fundamentally sound practices for the SSAA teams they coach.


We are pleased to announce partnerships with RedLine Athletics, Rawlings Southeast, Windward Baseball Academy, and D-Bat Johns Creek. For the Sharon Springs 2019 Baseball Season the following investments have been made into the program:



  RedLine Athletics Indoor practice option for all rec baseball teams! 

 

We are partnering with Redline Athletics Facility (1670 Redi Rd, Cumming, GA 30040) this season to provide teams the option to practice indoors, 1 day a week, throughout the Spring 2019 season.

  Windward Baseball Development Programs and Clinics

We have partnered with Howie McCann’s Windward Baseball Academy (1180 Tidwell Rd # 201, Alpharetta, GA 30004) to offer several new exciting player and coach development opportunities. These optional programs are opportunities for your player to work on development during the off-season. Register online using the registration system at www.ssaa-kids.com.

  • High School Winter Development Program: A 5-session development program at Windward Baseball Academy, in partnership with SSAA, offered to 15U-18U players. The dates are Sunday 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6, and 1/13 from 7:15 pm to 9:15 pm. Total cost is $175. Limited to the first 21 kids that register.
  • 6U-14U Winter Development Program (option 1): A 6-session development program at Windward Baseball Academy, in partnership with SSAA, offered to 6U-14U players. The dates are Wednesday 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, and 1/23 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm. Total cost is $175. Limited to the first 21 kids that register.
  •  6U-14U Winter Development Program (option 2): A 6-session development program at Windward Baseball Academy, in partnership with SSAA, offered to 6U-14U players. The dates are Thursday 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Total cost is $175. Limited to the first 21 kids that register.
  •  Pre-evaluation Tune-Up Clinic: Come out to Windward Baseball Academy on Saturday January 19 for a 90-minute baseball clinic from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm to knock the rust off prior to baseball evaluations. We will send communication prior to the clinic for the specific time your player should attend. Players will be grouped by similar age. Total cost is $25. Limited to the first 80 kids that register.
  •  Catchers Clinic: A 2-session catcher’s development clinic conducted by Windward Baseball Academy at Sharon Springs Park on Saturday 2/23 and 3/2 from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm. Registration will open prior to the first week of practice and head coaches should refer players to this clinic.
  •  Coaching Clinic: A coaching clinic conducted by Windward Baseball Academy on Saturday 2/9 at Sharon Springs Park Field 3. At least 1 coach from each 5U-14U team is required to attend. 5U-7U from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm and 8U-14U from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

Related imageD-Bat Friday Night Clinics

We have partnered with D-Bat Johns Creek to offer Friday Night Baseball Clinics throughout the Spring 2019 season. 5 Friday night clinics will be offered for 5U-14U on 3/1, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, and 4/26. All clinics will be held on Sharon Springs Field 3. Details, pricing, and registration information to come.


Sunday Select Run by Professional Services

 

Sunday Select is the all-star selection process at Sharon Springs. Players with the highest evaluation scores, and head coach referred players attend 2-hour practices on Sunday afternoons. Upon conclusion of the 6-week process, all-star (and potentially development) teams are selected. This year, professional services will run each of these practices:

  • Rawlings Southeast will run 6U-8U Sunday Select practices. Our 9U and above travel teams at SSAA are Rawlings Southeast branded and run teams. By partnering with Rawlings Southeast for 6U-8U Sunday Select, players will learn the system and techniques that Rawlings teaches, so that players can compete for major and travel spots beginning at 9U and above.
  • Windward Baseball Academy will run 9U-10U Sunday Select practices. Howie McCann and his group of coaches at WBA have delivered professionally run clinics at SSAA for many years and we are pleased that they they will bring their expertise to Sunday Select.
  • D-Bat Johns Creek will run 11U-14U Sunday Select practices. D-Bat is a great partner that offers free cage nights to SSAA, discounted cage rentals to SSAA coaches, and will run our Friday Night clinics this season. We are very excited that they will bring their expertise to Sunday Select.


How to get Involved

Are you interested in getting involved as coach? Are you hesitant because you haven’t coached a team before? We have you covered! All you need is a positive attitude, desire to influence youth, and passion for the game. SSAA will provide the rest. We offer coaching clinics at the start of every season. These clinics are run by Howie McCann’s Windward Baseball Academy. They will show you how to run a practice, provide you sample practice plans, and teach you many drills to build fundamentals in your players.

Need even more incentive? Head coaches are reimbursed part of their registration fee each year. If you are interested in volunteering as a head or assistant coach, please complete the coaches' application and background check found under For Coaches How to Volunteer once registration opens in December.

Coaches will receive a $75 fee reimbursement if they complete all of the following:
1. Attend the SSAA coaches meeting
2. Attend (or have an AC attend) the coaches clinic
3. Have a team coordinator present at the Team Coordinator meeting
4. Return their equipment (either themselves or someone from the head coaches team)

Contact for Assistance

Please direct questions to the 6U volunteer Age Group Director - Roger Gallivan at  [email protected]

I look forward to seeing you at the park soon!


Roger Gallivan
6u Age Group Director
[email protected]

 

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