The photos are ready! Just like last year we have set up a site for you to view the proofs, choose your packages and pre-order them for pickup at the park or have them mailed to you. You can link to them HERE or click on the banner at the right.
2017 registrations are now being accepted – You can download a copy HERE
Registrations may be dropped off or mailed to Randy at the address on the bottom of the form. Cheques payable to 'Gourley Park' please.
COST : $70 – $80
This fee includes jersey, ball cap, all team equipment (except glove), umpires for 3-pitch & Slo-Pitch, a team photo, personalized trophy, end of year family BBQ.
SEASON : commences June 5th, 6th & 7th and finishes August 28th, 29th & 30th
Please note that in 2016 we had 580 youth registered on 37 Teams. All levels were 98-100% full in Junior & Senior T-ball, 5-Pitch, 3-Pitch and Junior Slo-Pitch. The only level we really had openings was Sr Slo-pitch for the 14-17 year olds.
Don’t miss out ………..… REGISTER EARLY ……………. In 2016 we added 90 players. There is not the room to add many more. It is first come first registered.
Junior T-Ball (4&5) – 4 Teams Mondays at 6:45 or 4 Teams Wednesdays at 5:30
Senior T-Ball (5&6) – 4 Teams Mondays at 5:30 or 4 Teams Wednesdays at 6:45
5-Pitch (7&8) – 6 Teams Mondays at 6:15
3-Pitch (8-11) – 6 Teams Tuesdays at 6:15
Jr. Slo-Pitch (11-14) – 4 teams Wednesdays at 6:15
Sr. Slo-Pitch (14-17) – up to 4 teams TBA 2 game nights per week at 6:15
For any 3 year olds turning 4 after the season has commenced at least one parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle (somebody) will need to volunteer as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach.
2017 Schedules will be posted on this site
New Sponsors would be appreciated – please check with your work as we always need a few
BLUE JAYS/HONDA Instructional Clinic – TBA hopefully as I will put in for a 3rd clinic
JUNIOR JAYS SATURDAY – July TBA once the 2017 schedule is released
JUNIOR JAYS SATURDAY – September – last weekend for Fan Appreciation days once the 2017 schedule is posted
Notice to Parents:
Gourley Park Community Council is pleased to welcome you and your child to the Gourley Park Youth Baseball League.
Our Community Council is comprised of a group of volunteers who freely give of their time to provide activities for the community. We strive to ensure that all activities are provided in a safe and enjoyable manner. As part of our activities, we offer a Youth Baseball League. The coaches and volunteers who run this league are local volunteers. They give of their time to teach and supervise the youth baseball players. This is done in an open park, in an open group setting, surrounded by parents, and other community members. However, volunteers working with children and youth are according to the city in a high risk situation, regardless of the setting. Gourley Park is committed to providing a safe environment for the children to learn and play baseball, and it is our goal to have all our coaches and parent volunteers Vulnerable Sector Screened for next baseaball season. This letter is for your information, and as required under our Affiliation with the City of Hamilton that at present, our coaches and volunteers have not been Vulnerable Sector Screened.
We are asking that coaches and parent volunteers who have already obtained a Vulnerable Sector Screening within the past year, please provide a copy to the Gourley Park Association. Others wishing to obtain their Vulnerable Sector Screening may complete a check themselves by contacting: https://hamiltonpolice.on.ca/how-to/obtain-criminal-records-check/vulnerable-sector-check
Upon submission to Randy you will be re-imbursed for your costs, if specifically done for Gourley Park. We will also accept copies of other accredited Volunteer organizations completed within the last 3 years.
Gourley Park offers a variety of fun-filled activities for the community which include:
Pumpkinfest (the Sunday before Hallowe’en)
Winterfest (usually the first Sunday in February)
Easter Egg Hunt (Good Friday)
Annual General Meeting (usually in October)
Bi-annual Movie Night in the Park
All events are run by volunteers, and are offered free of charge to the community. We welcome volunteers to join our Community Association or to volunteer at one or more of our events. We also welcome student volunteers and are willing to provide signatures and/or letters of Volunteer Hours.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the President or Vice-President via email or phone.
Gourley Park Community Association
President Randy Chapple (mail) (905) 388-5185
1st Vice-President Carol Gadal (mail) (905) 387-2879
2nd Vice-President Andy Brydon (mail) (289) 441-6769
Treasurer Alex MacKay
Secretary Lynda Chapple
Directors Karen Marcoux
BLUE JAYS HONDA INSTRUCTIONAL CLINIC – is coming to a Park near you on Saturday July 9th 9am-1pm. This is for players aged 8-14. Registration for this event will be on-line only through the Blue Jays website. The youth participating also receive a Blue Jays T-shirt and ball cap.
Register at bluejays.com/clinics
You’ve arrived at your source for information on everything Gourley! If it’s happening in the park, it will likely be here too. And if it’s not, you’re invited to email your request and submit your information to be considered for posting.
We’re here to provide local residents, organizations and visitors access to news, information, and upcoming events in our neighbourhood. Our goal is to promote participation in park activities, and ‘get the word out’ that we’ve got a great little park just down the street.
A great thank you to our sponsors who keep our baseball program alive