Join the 350 young baseball and softball players as they celebrate the start of the 2015 season with an Opening Day Parade from Finley Middle School through downtown Glen Cove and ending at John Maccarone Memorial (City) Stadium on Saturday, April 18. The parade kicks-off at 10 a.m.
Gold Coast Little League is a baseball and softball program for boys and girls in Glen Cove and surrounding communities currently in kindergarten through ninth grade, operating under the direction of the City of Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Dept.
A Coaches Clinic was held on Sunday, March 15 at Glen Cove High School, with coaches developing formats for their team practices and participating hands-on with a variety of drills. The clinic included specifics on how to instruct players in batting and fielding, as well as pitching mechanics for both baseball and softball.
Thanks to the generosity of Cove Sports Academy in Glen Cove, each team has had a complimentary indoor practice session as the practice fields thawed. Players were also given the opportunity to participate in clinic packages offered at Cove.
Once the season kicks off, in addition to “home” games at the stadium, all girls divisions and several boys teams will be participating in a cooperative league that includes teams from Bayville, Locust Valley, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club, Oyster Bay and new for 2015, teams from Sea Cliff as well.
All players in third grade and up are guaranteed a 12-game season, plus playoffs. The format for younger players is instructional clinics mixed with modified game play. There is also an Instructional Teeball Program for preschool aged children, which begins on April 25.
Registration fees include a uniform (shirt, hat, pants and socks) and team photo for each player. Financial assistance is available to any Glen Cove family in need with application through the Financial Assistance and Scholarship program, which was established by the Glen Cove Recreation Commission in 2014.
The program is additionally supported by over 30 local businesses, organizations and professionals who have sponsored the program.
There are limited openings available in some age groups. For further information, call Glen Cove Parks & Recreation at 516-676-3766 during business hours or email firstname.lastname@example.org.