Parents, Players, and Coaches:
As we begin a new season, Creeks Baseball Club is set to have another great 20 years. The previous boards and board president have set the new board up to thrive in this highly energized and competitive travel baseball world. We have some new members that are ready to do some great things. In the past month, we have created some smaller committees which will allow us to better serve and support our parents, players and coaches.
If you have been around CBC a short time or have kids at the 14U age group, you know our brand is something we take a lot of pride in. Our new website, www.creeksbaseballclub.com, is the first of many things to come. This website now allows parents to purchase fan gear year round. This is where updates on registration, field closures due to weather, and so many other topics will be listed. In addition, please be sure to take a look at our Alumni page where we list CBC players who have gone on to play at a higher-level after high school graduation. We are proud of these young men!
One thing that made it easy to say “yes” to being on the board and becoming the president is the excellent coaches we have at every age group. The CBC coaches are committed to the development of our players. The time spent on mechanics and the mental aspect of the game will serve CBC players well as they continue their baseball career. I am very excited to have our second 7U team at CBC, not to mention coached by the Bartram Head Baseball Coach, Ryan Fitzpatrick. Many thanks to Coach Joshua Barrs for coaching our first 7U team last season! Their team’s success created an increased interest for CBC to have another 7U team this year. We are fortunate to have both Coach Barrs and Coach Fitz volunteering at these young ages.
CBC has some of the nicest fields in our area. I want to thank all those that put “sweat equity” in to these fields during work day whether it is trimming trees and raising the canopy, spreading conditioner, pressure washing, weedeating and edging, or cleaning out the dugouts. I was pleased to see all of the young athletes working and taking pride in their fields. Something I am very excited about is the new helmet cubbies in each dugout along with the bat racks. Reed Melcolm, Director of Baseball, wakes up every day thinking about how to improve our facilities; several items are in the works.
It is imperative CBC continues partnering with the county as we work on an array of projects and improvements. I am also happy to announce the board of JCB and the board of CBC met one evening to move forward in a supportive effort for each program. Our two programs provide a long history of baseball in this community and while each program may have a different vision and set of operating principles, there is NO reason we cannot come together and support each other under the Creeks Athletic Association umbrella. Our plan is to collaboratively host a Spring tournament benefiting both organizations. I appreciate your support as we work to have a good relationship with our friends at JCB.
Creeks Baseball Club, President