Early Registration Period Extended

Registrations for the spring season have been strong with most leagues at or very near our planned capacity.  The new online site appears to be working very well and is providing a very clear picture of where league numbers stand.  Therefore, the Board of Directors has approved an extension of the early registration period for Leagues 1, 2, 3, and Babe Ruth to March 6th.  The early registration period for League 4 & 5 will remain open through at least mid-March.

This action waives the late fee for registration only.  Once a league reaches the planned capacity, a waiting list will be started in the order of registration.  We will evaluate the ability to expand the number of teams based on the availability of players, coaches and sponsors.

If you have any questions, please email us at registration@newburghjuniorbaseball.com.

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Skills Evaluations

Skills evaluations for the 2016 spring season will be held on March 12th and 13th at Castle High School in the main gymnasium.  Dates and times for each league are as follows:

Babe Ruth
League 1 (11 & 12)
League 2 (9 & 10)
League 3 (7 & 8)
League IV (6)
T-Ball (4 & 5)
Sunday 3/13
Saturday 3/12
Sunday 3/13
Saturday 3/12
No evaluations
No evaluations
1:30pm – 3:00pm
4:30pm – 6:30pm
1:30pm – 4:30pm
4:30pm – 8:00pm
N/A
N/A
CHS Gym
CHS Gym
CHS Gym
CHS Gym
N/A
N/A

The evaluation will consist of a brief workout consisting of throwing, hitting, fielding, and running.  The workout will take 10-15 minutes, however wait times may be lengthy at times.  Players may arrive anytime up to 20 minutes before the end of their scheduled time slot.

Players should wear tennis shoes and bring their glove at a minimum.  For more info, please visit the Skills Evaluation section on our FAQ page.

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Castle Baseball Fundamentals Camp

The Castle Baseball coaches will be holding a fundamentals camp for all 3rd through 7th grade players in the Castle feeder system.  The camp will be held at the high school from 5:30 to 6:45 on the following dates:

  • February 22nd
  • February 25th
  • February 29th
  • March 3rd
  • March 7th
  • March 10th

Players can attend whatever nights they are available.  The staff is asking for a $6 donation to the Parents Club for each night a player attends.  If your player plans to attend at least one night, please email Coach Welch at cwelch@warrick.k12.in.us to let him know.  Please fill out the registration form and bring it to the camp.

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Volunteer to Coach a NJB Team

We are looking for volunteers to coach and/or manage teams for the upcoming spring season.  All prospective coaches and managers must complete the online application process to be assigned to a team.  This will also include a background check to help ensure the safety of our players.  If you are interested in helping out on the field this spring, please visit our registration page at njb.siplay.com.  Click the link to register online and then click the button to “Apply to Coach/Volunteer”.  If you have questions or need help, email us at registration@newburghjuniorbaseball.com.

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NJB Spring Season Registration Underway

Registration for the spring 2016 baseball season at Newburgh Junior Baseball is underway.  We are excited to announce that we have partnered with Sports Illustrated to offer a much improved registration system.  Therefore, we will NOT be accepting paper registration forms this year.  All registrations should be done at njb.siplay.com.  There is no fee for users to register online and you can choose to pay by check or credit card when you checkout.  The early registration period will end February 28th.  Registrations received after this date are not guaranteed a spot on a team and are subject to a $15 late fee.  For more information, visit our website Registration page or go directly to njb.siplay.com.  Contact registration@newburghjuniorbaseball.com if you have questions or issues.

 

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Umpire Call-Out for 2016

The first umpire meeting for the official NJB Umpire School will be held on Sunday November 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm at Pizza Chef in Newburgh. Attendance is mandatory for any umpire wishing to be eligible to umpire during the 2016 calendar year.  Prospective umpires must be 14 years of age or older by May 1st, 2016 to be eligible to be a student in the umpire school.  If you are interested in becoming an NJB umpire or if you need additional information, please contact Jason White @ 812-459-3441.

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Season Ending Work Days

Now that the Fall Ball season has concluded, it’s time to put away our facilities for the winter.  There is much work to do to store away equipment and winterize the fields so we can continue to maintain safe and enjoyable facilities for our players and fans.

We need your help.  Please donate an hour or two of your time to support the league and our players.  No special skills are required.  Bring yourself and a pair of gloves.  The work days will occur on the following days:

Vann Road Park – Sunday October 25th @ 11:00AM
Mulzer Field – Saturday October 24th @ 10:00AM

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NJB Board Elections Coming Up – Get Involved!!!

The NJB Board will hold annual elections for board positions at the October 25th meeting.  Many positions will be open this year and we encourage you to consider getting involved.  To see a list of board positions, please visit the website.  You can learn more about specific positions or how the board works by contacting any board member.  If you are interested in a position, please contact Keith Laswell at keith.laswell@newburghjuniorbaseball.com.

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Castle Baseball Cub Open Field This Sunday

The Castle High School baseball coaching staff will hold two open field workouts  for players in the 7th and 8th grade in the Castle HS system.  The open field sessions will run from 1:00 to 2:30 at the CHS baseball field on Sunday August 30th and Sunday September 13th.

Players should wear a tshirt with their last name on the back.  Also, print out a Cub info form from the CHS baseball website (http://padlet.com/cwelch1/welch20) and bring it to the field on Sunday.

Contact Coach Welch at cwelch@warrick.k12.in.us with any questions.

 

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2016 NJB Select Team Selections

Based on feedback from the changes announced earlier this year, the NJB Board has approved further changes to the 2016 NJB Select Team and All-Star selection process.

The primary change is that Select Teams for the 2016 postseason will be selected in the Fall of 2015 to allow teams to form earlier in 2016 and to reduce the amount of activity in March as the league gears up for the Spring Season.

The schedule for Select Team selections is as follows:

To learn more, view the Post-Season letter and visit the All-Stars page.  If you have questions, please email allstars@newburghjuniorbaseball.com.

 

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