On behalf of the Clifton Park Board of Directors, we would like to share some exciting news regarding our Babe Ruth program beginning in the Fall of 2019. Beginning this year, the Clifton Park-Halfmoon Gators program will be encompassing all levels of Babe Ruth, starting at the 13U age group! For those of you that are not familiar with Gators, this program has been in existence for over 5 years and combines the Clifton Park Plainsmen and Halfmoon Mariners travel programs into one combined travel program at the 16U and 18U levels. The Gators program is coached by paid, professional coaches with many of the head coaches being certified teacher/coaches within the Shen Baseball program. The Gators program is guided by the Shen Baseball program but they are not under their direction and act independently. This is not a ‘Shen Players’ program. In order to be eligible for Gators, a player needs to fall within the Shenendehowa school district boundaries, regardless of what school they attend.
Player ID/Showcase will be August 1st (Commons Steel Field at 5:30pm) for 14U and 16U eligible players, new and existing players in the Gators program. A make-up date will be held on August 13th at 5:30pm.
Questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or access the website at www.cphgators.com
The player ID/Showcase will charge a $20 fee and all players must register online ahead of time. The link is already active>> CPH GATORS PLAYER ID/TRYOUT REGISTRATION
The Gators program is run under two separate seasons: Fall and Spring/Summer. Gators anticipates fielding up to 4 teams this fall - two at the 14U level (new this year), 16U and 18U, although the actual number of teams will be based on interest. The 14U level will include those players in the 13U and 14U level (Please remember that if your child is currently in the 12U age group in the summer, they are 13U for the fall and eligible for Gators).
Specific to this fall, the Clifton Park and Halfmoon leagues will remain separate under the Gators umbrella due to timing and logistics of combining the two organizations. However, in the Spring/Summer, these two leagues will be combined at the Babe Ruth Level.
We are excited about this new program and look forward to combining with the Halfmoon Baseball league at the 13U age group beginning in 2020.
If you have any questions regarding the Gators program, please contact Matt Abatto, CPBL Vice President of Babe Ruth at email@example.com.