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Picture Day
Posted Apr 24, 2018

Just a reminder Team Pictures are scheduled for Sunday 4/29 from 2:00-4:00 at Putnam. Please check with your coaches to find out the specific time your team should arrive.

 
Game Schedules are up!

 

JBO Team schedules are online!! Check schedules and current standings on the CCJBA website.


 

Team communication for important information, game times, rain outs, and practices is all announced through your team page on Team Connect and through the Team Connect app for your phone.  If you have not received your invitation to Team Connect yet please let us know! We will get your coaches contact info out to you and send a new activation code for the team webpage.

Practices start soon for T-Ball and Rookies with JBO Teams practicing now!  Let's hope for some SUN!!


 
Registration for Spring 2018 is now Open
    If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
     
    T-ball or Rookie Ball?

    We offer both T-Ball and Rookie Ball for our younger players. Placement is based on players experience and grade level.

    IF YOUR PLAYER IS NOT YET IN KINDERGARTEN PLEASE EMAIL US BEFORE REGISTERING.

    T-Ball is the perfect option for younger players that have no experience catching, throwing, or hitting a baseball. T-Ball is designed to teach fundamentals and have fun while doing it. T-Ball teams are smaller and require parent participation at practice and games. T-Ball is a great option for 5 and 6 year olds just starting out. 

    Rookie Ball is for players in Kindergarten to 2nd grade who have the coordination to catch and toss a baseball. Rookie Ball starts off on tees progresses to coach pitching and eventually player pitching by the end of the season. Rookie Ball is a full team and players have the opportunity to play every position during the season. There are no "strike-outs" in Rookie Ball but players can get tagged out.

    **If you feel your 2nd grader is ready for an even higher level of play please email registrar@putnamyouthbaseball.com and we will invite your player to assessments in early February.

     
    2017 PUTNAM SENIOR AMERICAN TAKES STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Coach Carrillo and the Senior American team battled hard and came out VICTORIOUS at the JBO State Championship Tournament July 20-23rd. We want to congratulate the team for all of their hard work and dedication this season. This was the last year of JBO play for many of the players as they are moving on to Putnam High School next year. Great Job Team - We can't wait to see what you do next!


     
    2017 Juniors Place 2nd at County & Top 8 in State

    Coach Skiles and Coach Lundgren brought out the best in a talented group of players this season and earned 2nd place at the CCJBA Junior National Tournament July 7th-9th. The team then advanced to the JBO State Tournament in Lebanon, Oregon and placed in the Top 8. Congratulations to this young team. These players showed great sportsmanship in victory and defeat. We are proud to have you wear the Putnam colors.


     
    JR American wins two tournaments over the season
    Posted Jun 17, 2015

    The Jr American team won both the Milwuakie and Tualatin invitational tournaments over the season.   Great job guys and we look forward to seeing you at the county tournament.


     
    Midget Nation wins Gladstone Tournament
    Posted May 17, 2015

    Congrats to the Midget National team for winning the Gladstone Invitational this past weekend. Way to go Putnam!!


     
    SR American wins Tournament!!
    Posted Feb 6, 2015

    The SR American Team won the Tournament they were in last weekend.  Congrats Coach Geertsen and Team!!!


     
    Thank you Volunteer Coaches.
    Posted Jun 13, 2015

    PUTNAM YOUTH BASEBALL would like to thank all the coaches that have made this year possible. For if not for you and  your volunteerism we would not have a league. THANK YOU!!

    This letter is reposted from a post on the Barrie Minor League Hockey website.

    Letter From a Volunteer Coach

    "Today I heard a comment made about me behind my back. I started to turn around and look, but then decided better of it and kept my eyes on the field.

    My wife hears things like this more often than I do, because many of you don’t know who she is. She tells me what you say. I have received... angry emails, full of “suggestions,” about who should be playing where and how I... lost that day’s game for the kids. I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it. I’ll start it this way: “I am a volunteer.”

    I’m the one who answered the call when the league said they didn’t have enough coaches. I understand that you were too busy. I have some news for you. I’m not retired. I’m busy too. I have other children and a job, just like you do. Not only do I not get paid to do this – it costs me money. I see you walk up to the game 15 minutes after it started, still dressed for work. Do you know I’ve already been here over an hour? Imagine if you had to leave work early nearly every day. I’ve never seen you at a practice. I’m sure you’re plugging away at the office. But I’m out here, on the field, trying my best to teach these children how to play a sport they love, while my bank account suffers.

    I know. I make mistakes. In fact, maybe I’m not even that great of a coach. But I treat the kids fairly and with respect. I am pretty sure they like coming to my practices and games, and without me or someone like me, there’d be no team for them to play on. I’m part of this community too and it’s no picnic being out here on this stage like this. It’s a lot easier back there with the other parents where no one is second-guessing you.
    And I also know you think I give my son or daughter unfair advantages. I try not to. In fact, have you ever considered that maybe I’m harder on him than on the others? I’m sure he hears plenty of criticism at school from classmates, who hear it from you at home, about what a lame coach I am. And if, even unconsciously, my kids are getting a slight advantage because I know them better and trust their abilities, is that the worst thing in the world, considering the sacrifice I’m making? Trust me, I want to win too. And if your son or daughter could guarantee we’d do that, I’d give them the chance.

    After this game is over, I’ll be the last one to leave. I have to break down the field, put away all the equipment and make sure everyone has had a parent arrive to pick them up. There have been evenings when my son and I waited with a player until after dark before someone came to get them. Many nights I’m sure you’ve already had dinner and are relaxing on the couch by the time I finally kick the mud off my shoes and climb into my car, which hasn’t been washed or vacuumed for weeks. Why bother cleaning it during the season? Do you know how nice it would be if, just once, after a game one of you offered to carry the heavy gear bag to my car or help straighten up the field?

    If I sound angry, I’m not. I do this because I love it and I love being around the kids. There are plenty of rewards and I remind myself that while you’re at the office working, your kid is saying something that makes us all laugh or brings a tear to my eye. The positives outweigh the negatives. I just wish sometime those who don’t choose to volunteer their time would leave the coaching to the few of us who do."

     

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