What is the difference between Glencoe Baseball and the for profit baseball programs?

Glencoe Baseball is a community based, not for profit organization.  Our programs are run by volunteers who live right in our community.  These men and women give of their time and effort to help in the development of our kids – not just as baseball players but as members of our community.  Kids play with their friends and play games locally.  For profit programs are just that, they are run for profit and they are not based in our community.  Players come from many communities and games may be all over the region.

Are there bat size restrictions for the House Leagues and Summer Baseball?

YES!!  Read 2014 Bat Rules

What is the right size mitt for my child?

Based upon information provided by Rawlings (a Top Flite glove manufacturer), for children under 8 years old for infield positions a 9 inch mitt is appropriate – for outfield an 11 inch mitt is right.  Our comment: a 9 or 10 inch mitt probably works for everything.  For children 8 – 13 years old for infield positions a 9 – 10 inch mitt is appropriate – for outfield positions an 11 – 12 inch mitt is right. Our comment: a 10 or 11 inch mitt probably works for everything.




When will I know my team?

House League Coaches will contact their players before Spring Break (or soon after).  

When do practices start?

House League practices for Mustang, Bronco and Pony will start, weather permitting, the week after spring break.  K-League, Pinto & Stallion start in late April/early May (due to inclement weather and field availability). 

What times are most games played?

House League:  Mustang & Bronco games will start at 5:30 or 5:45 p.m. on weeknights and any time on weekends with no regular pattern.  K-League, Pinto & Stallion are on the weekends at designated days/times.

In the past, Pony “A division” games are scheduled on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, while “B division” games are scheduled on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

What equipment will I need?

Players must have gloves and wear protective cups (boys in 3rd grade and up).  Recommended equipment includes plastic cleats, and baseball pants.  Optional equipment includes batting gloves, catcher’s gear, bats, etc.

When will we get our uniforms?

House league uniforms, consisting of hats, jerseys, pants, and socks will be distributed before the first scheduled game.

Have a question for us?

Please contact us at info@glencoebaseball.org