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 Great Neck Baseball Academy Teams 

This program is geared to those players who can play at a higher level and are ready for more team fundamentals and structured, focused training to hone individual skills and development. 

 

Teams will be available for ages 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, and 14u. 

 

One professional coach (collegiate player or higher) will be assigned to each individual age division and be present for practices, double header game days, or tournament days. 

 

One GN Manager will be assigned to assist the professional coach with practices, scheduling, planning, and game day operations and coordination. 

 

Each team will carry a minimum of 10 players with a maximum of 12 players. Players will be selected by professional coaching staff in partnership with the Academy Director and GN Team Manager. * Teams may carry the option of 13 players at the discretion of professional coach, Academy Director, and GN Team Manager. *The Cooperstown team may carry up to 14 players. 


Players will be evaluated for GN Academy teams via a one day tryout with the option of a second day call back, if warranted. Tryouts will be conducted in mid- July for the fall season and mid-January for the spring season. As with any competitive environment, playing time will be earned and is not guaranteed. 

 

There are two seasons for the GN Academy teams. The fall season runs from August 15-November 15. Teams will break between seasons and players will be required to tryout in the spring*. The spring season runs from February 1 through the 3rd week in May.
*The Cooperstown team remains together for both fall and spring seasons and is required to sign a 1 year commitment agreement. 


Each season will consist of five doubleheaders on alternating Sundays with practices on off game day weekends. A potential warm up tournament and in-season tournament may be played at discretion of individual teams. 

 

Practices are scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. -Preseason (Fall: August and Spring: February) 1.5 hour team practice at HRSA on Thursday, Friday and/or Sunday (total 3 hours of training).  In Season (Fall: Sept. to Nov; Spring: Mar. to May) 1.5-2 hour team practices on Friday and Sunday (non game days).

 

Practices will be held outdoors at the GNBL park facility. Preseason practices and select weekday practices will be held at Hampton Roads Sports Academy (HRSA).

In the event of inclement weather, practices will be moved to the indoor training facility, however there is no guarantee for game make ups due to field availability. If game is rained out, every attempt will be made to reschedule the game for a later date and time. Sunday practices will not be rescheduled.

 

GN Academy Team players are required to register through the Academy website, www.academygnbl.com.  Players are responsible to pay $150 per month in order to participate.  Credit Card payment though the site requires an additional $4.50 per month for credit card fees.  Sports Engine, which operates the website, charges a $1 service fee per transaction.   Current year amounts $600 total for fall/spring (prices do not include additional credit card and sports engine fees). Players must also register and pay for GNBL recreation baseball. Recreation ball play is optional in fall, but mandatory in spring.
*Cooperstown team requires an additional Cooperstown Dream Park Experience of $1500 per player (this can be offset by fundraisers and/or area sponsorships). 

 

Tournament registration fees and umpire costs agreed upon and played by teams are the responsibility of the individual team.  All umpire fees for games played at GNBL are covered by GNBL through concession stand sales.

 

A team store will be available for required purchase of uniforms and equipment. Uniform and accessories for academy teams may result in an additional expense per player on top of the monthly $150 fees.


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