Cypress Youth Baseball 2013 Spring Teams
Coach Angel and his team are starting the CYB Sunday Clinics back up beginning on March 9th. These are FREE clinics for everyone currently registered and playing in Cypress Youth Baseball Spring Season. Coach Angel is a very experienced coach who is currently serving as an Assistant coach in our Bronco Division. Coach Angel has many years of experience in youth baseball from young kids all the way up to High School. Coach Angel also many years of coaching/managing Travel Ball teams as well.
If you want your player to get some extra work in then this is the place you want to be. Again, CYB Sunday Clinics are back starting on March 9th. Clinic times are:
Players must wear practice baseball pants, shirt, hat, cleats and protective cup at all times. No participation will be allowed if not dressed properly.
Check out the below video to see Coach Angel and some of CYB players practicing sliding catching drills.
On Saturday, February 22, Cypress Youth Baseball opened its 2014 Spring season with over 550 players including those assigned to 46 teams, at all levels from our Foal to Bronco Divisions to our Champion (Special Needs) Division. Highlights of the ceremony included the singing of the National Anthem by Sophia Santo, the daughter of Joe Santo, Vice President of Marketing & Fundraising, and Angie Santo, a corporate real estate sponsor of the league. Joe would later provide his own rendition of "Take me out to the Ball Game" as he tossed Cracker Jack boxes into the crowd of colorfully dressed baseball players in team formation. Colors ranged from bright orange to bright purple and everything in between.
Jon Peat, Champion Commissioner, spoke of the Champion Division and the service it provides to special needs athletes. According to Abraham Lee, President of Pony, Cypress Youth Baseball has the largest Champion Division in the World.
Jon was accompanied by his son Michael who is a member of the Champion Angels. Michael gained Pony-wide notoriety when a photograph made of him playing in the 2012 World Series Champion Exhibition Game in 2012 was selected to be imprinted on the official Pony Coin and is now used in all coin tosses of Pony World Series games to determine which team is designated visiting team and home team.
Ron Baca had the dutiful task of introducing the names of all players, coaches, managers, and sponsors as they proudly paraded before the standing room only crowd that surround the Bronco Field where the ceremony was held.
In addition to Gift Baskets each team provided as a fund raiser, the league provided Cypress Youth Baseball Tee-Shirt and tossed or shot with a tee shirt air gun out to the players and fans in the stands. If you view the video below, toward the end of the ceremony you will see a lot of movement of the players. It is the players attempting to catch one of the many tee shirts that is causing the stir.
Games were scheduled at all levels on Opening Day: Foal, Shetland; Pinto; Mustang; and Bronco and the weather could not have been better.
League President Alan Crosby closed out the ceremony with the customary "Play Ball" charge and the teams dispersed only to reassemble to have their photographs taken by Ed's Photography.
Sponsors of the event include Angie Santo of RE/Max Tiffany Real Estate of Cypress, Soto Gloves, Play it Again Sports, Flurries, Ed's Photography, Bling it Baseball, It Works, and Tom Hicks Baseball Camp. Our very own Ronnie Hernandez (Mustang Tiger Manager) also provided smoked ribs from his own smoker. Great job on the ribs Ronnie, they were so delicious.
In all, it was a fun ceremony and officially opened the 2014 Cypress Youth Baseball Spring Season.
We hope each and every one of you enjoyed our Opening Day Ceremony.
1. It’s not about you, its about them. Do not live your own sports dreams through your kids. It’s their turn now. Let them make their own choices, both good and bad.
2. Never talk to a coach about your child’s play time after a game. Actually you never should. You should have your kid do that. That said, if you just can’t help yourself, send an email the next day and ask for some phone time.
3. NEVER yell at referees. They are trying. How would you like it if someone came to your job and screamed at you? Not. So. Much. If you have a real issue file a grievance the next day.
5. It is EXTREMELY UNLIKELY you are raising a professional athlete. I promise you. Relax, let them have a good time and learn the lessons they are supposed to be learning in sports.
6. Kids should play the sport that is in season until they are in middle school. Then they can decide which one or two sports they want to play and become more focused. Cross training prevents injuries and burnout.
7. If you have nothing nice to say, sit down and be quiet. Don’t be “that” parent.
8. If you are losing your mind on the sideline of game, it’s time to look in the mirror and figure out why. It’s not normal to care that much about sports. Put that energy into something more productive.
9. Let them fail. Forgotten equipment, not working out, not practicing at home? Let them suffer the consequences of that. It will make them better.
10. Your kids are watching you. Make them proud not embarrassed.
Written by Stefanie Mullen at www.ooph.com
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The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented on the following bat(s):
Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model
Reebok Vector TLS 33-inch model
Marucci CAT5 33-inch model
Marucci CAT5 34-inch model
Marucci Black 33-inch model
Marucci Black 34-inch model
Nike – CX2-BT0636 (light grey)
Nike – CX2-BTO573 (dark grey)
Nike – CX2-BTO598 (blue)
The BPF decertification process has been implemented on the following bat(s):
Louisville Slugger (Hillerich & Bradsby)
TPX Dynasty - 12 bat (Model - YB12D - black/red/grey)
Mattingly Balistk (Model: BTKYB) Blue
These bats should be considered a non-compliant bat in accordance with PONY Rule: 8-C (3) and subject to PONY Rule 18-E (6).They are ILLEGAL.
To give individuals with special needs the opportunity and platform to play the great game of baseball in an environment developed for their specific needs.
The Champion division is a fully sanctioned division within PONY baseball. The Cypress Youth Baseball (CYB) Champions program is a division of CYB and is run by parents of special needs players and their families, and by men and women who work with special needs children as teachers, doctors, nurses, counselors or therapists.
To learn more about our Worlds Largest Champions Division contact
Jon Peat- Champion Commissioner