July 2012

 A year in review

Third Annual YCJGSL Clinic – The free clinic hosted by the Ball Hawks took place on April 28.  Over 50 girls attended at the age groups 10U through 14U.  The event filled within two weeks of posting without advertisement outside of our website (which is averaging about one thousand hits per month).  We were impressed with the talent of the girls who attended.  

Diamond Queens Tournaments – Crist Fields – Our first Diamond Queens (USSSA) tournament took place on May 5-6.  This was a 10U only event, as 12U did not have enough teams to be able to hold a tournament.  We had a total of 6 10U teams.  Our 14u tournament on May 19-20 attracted 12 teams.  The profit generated was distributed equally between the 3 14u teams.  A special thanks to Mark Jones and Tony Beam who went above and beyond to make this an awesome event.

Bull Roast – Our Bull Roast was held on March 17th and we are pleased to announce that we had a record attendance.  The proceeds from the Bull Roast have yet to be allocated by the board.  We are looking at ways to best improve the organization through things such as field acquisition, indoor facility upgrades, additional tournaments, a better player appreciation picnic, etc.  A special thanks to Sheri Eckenrode for making the event a success.  Also thank you to all who participated in the event and especially those who volunteered their time to help. 

Board Membership – Sheri Eckenrode’s term as secretary and event coordinator will expire in August. The Board has selected Dana Glover as our new secretary and event coordinator.

Player Appreciation Party Our annual player appreciation party will take place at Lincoln Way Pool on August 10, 2012 from 7p-10p.  The address is 4321 Zimmerman Dr. York, 17408. We are asking each team to bring something to contribute to party.

2013 Tryouts – Tryouts for the 2013 season will be held on Saturday, August 11th and on Sunday, August 12th. On Saturday, 10u-10:00a – 12:00p, 12u-12:30p-2:30p. On Sunday, 14u-1:30p-3:30p, 16u-18u-4:00p-6:00p. Current Ball Hawk players will not need to tryout.  All prospective participants must register through our registration website. http://register.paballhawks.org/grid.php) Current players will be evaluated over the course of the tournament season by the coaching staff from their respective teams to determine placement for next year.  Please remember to pursue potential sponsors for our organizations.  50% of the money from sponsors you bring in goes towards your dues.

Crab FeastWe are hosting our first annual crab feast at the New Oxford Social and Athletic club (same location as the Bull Roast) on Sept 22, 2012 from 1p-5p. The location of the event is 200 W Golden Ln, New Oxford, PA 17350. We will distribute tickets to the coaches very soon. You can also buy a ticket on our website. The cost of each ticket will be $30.00. The menu includes, all you can eat crabs, chicken, corn, pasta and drinks. Also, you may BYOB.