SF Rec and park Hosts SF Youth Baseball League Coaches Clinics


SF Rec and park Hosts SF Youth Baseball League Coaches Clinics


SAN FRANCISCO – San Francisco Recreation and Park Department announced today mandatory coaches clinics for all San Francisco Youth Baseball League (SFYBL) coaches.  The first coaches clinic took place on January 11th which included instruction with professional coaches on pitching, catching and fielding.  The second coaches clinic will take place on Saturday, January 25th with the presentation on how to run a practice, hitting and base-running from professional coaches.  The clinic will be held at Sports Batting Cages on Treasure Island located at 800 Avenue H.


“We are proud to kick off another season of San Francisco Youth Baseball League,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec and Park General Manager.  “We want to work with all our coaches to nurture our kids’ sportsmanship and team spirit.”


The San Francisco Youth Baseball League (SFYBL) is the largest and oldest youth baseball league in San Francisco. The SFYBL is a partnership between the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department and SF FLAME (San Francisco Fire Department youth athletics program).  The season begins in March and ends in early June.  Players practice and play games on 28 San Francisco Recreation and Parks fields throughout San Francisco.  More importantly, its teams are coached by 350 committed mostly volunteer coaches.


For nearly 30 years this partnership has continued this San Franciscan tradition of giving the City’s kids the fields, services, and commitment necessary to experience competitive and fun youth baseball with the unique opportunity of forming their own teams.  In the 2013 season, SFYBL had 2,500 players competing on 168 teams within seven PONY divisions and sub-divisions.


Registration for SFYBL begins in late November and ends in late December. Registration is team-based as well as individual.  More about SF Rec and Park, please visit www.sfrecpark.org, and more about SFYBL, please visithttp://sfybl.org/.


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