OVERVIEW OF THE GLENCOE BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
The Glencoe Baseball Association (GBA) was formed in the early 1980s as a 501(c) (3), non – profit Corporation. The purpose of the GBA is to establish, maintain, and promote youth baseball activities for our Community. We oversee Spring, Summer and Fall Baseball Programs as an affiliate of the Glencoe Park District. The primary focus of the GBA is children in Kindergarten through 8th grades. In 2013, the GBA started a Girls Softball program for girls in grades K through 4.
The GBA is comprised of an all volunteer and active Board of Directors. The GBA administers its baseball activities through the Board and a Committee structure by organizing and arranging the teams, coaches, umpires, schedules, tournaments, player clinics, and playing rules, and by providing game equipment and player uniforms.
Our programs are “community driven” and are open to all boys and girls who want to play baseball and softball. Typically we have between 200 – 300 participants in our programs over the course of a year. We will always work to find a place for a child that wants to play ball. In fact, we have a “no cut” policy for our Spring and Fall House Leagues. We also offer “baseball scholarships” for those families in need of financial assistance. Our core belief is that EVERYONE PLAYS!!
GBA MISSION STATEMENT
The Glencoe Baseball Association’s (GBA’s) primary Mission is to provide an environment for Glencoe youth to have an enjoyable, safe, team-oriented, and community based experience while learning and playing the game of baseball. At the same time, the GBA is committed to teaching our youth the life lessons of good sportsmanship and teamwork. Through the game of baseball, the GBA intends to help youth to set and work towards common goals and to build character, leadership ability, and confidence.