Save the date - Umpire training 2 March, from 9-3. Training is mandatory for all umpires regardless of experience. We are currently working the curriculum with the VA Babe Ruth Umpires and may have the more experienced umpires only come at the back end of the day. Stay tuned for a more detailed training schedule for 2 March.
We have opened up the youth umpire program to 12 year olds (softball & baseball). Those 12 year olds who choose to umpire this season will only be assigned as field umpires on kid pitch games, they will never be asked to call a game by themselves.
GMBL has been offered an amazing opportunity to share with you reduced cost CPR/AED training through Florian CPR, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide low-cost CPR certification to Manassas area volunteers. The organization was founded this July when our own GMBL Senior Babe Ruth League Member, Steven Smith, was saved by teammate, Paul Dow, after a freak accident during baseball practice as the team prepared for their Southeast Regional appearance. Their story made Local, State, National and International news. If you have not heard about the miracle, you can find the story link below as published by Babe Ruth Headquarters and local Inside NOVA:
GMBL strongly encourages all league members to be CPR/AED certified as volunteers. Do you want to Learn CPR? Now is your chance! Florian CPR wants to help you. They will certify you in the life saving skills of CPR and the proper use of the AED for just $21.
All instructors and staff are volunteers. The $21 pays for equipment, instructional supplies and your certification with the National Safety Council. CPR and AED training saves lives. Simply select the $21 – Volunteer Coach Pay for Yourself Option on the Class Sign-In, identify yourself as a GMBL Coach/Volunteer.
Sign up today! You never know when you may be able to save a life tomorrow!