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Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball

Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball

Glens Falls Tribe Travel Baseball/Softball Program Branch of the Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball Organization

Mission: To provide Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball children the ability to continue to develop
their skills in a year round travel sports environment; while working to be an improved developmental
program for the Glens Falls School Districts Athletic programs.

Organization: GF Tribe is a branch program of the Glens Fall Youth Baseball and Softball Organization.
The GF Tribe is managed by a committee consisting of members of the GFYBSO Board of Directors. All
participants of the GF Tribe are required to be registered and pay for the GFYBSO Recreational League.
In addition all participants of the GF Tribe are required to play in 85% of all Recreational League games
and practices; each week that this is not achieved will result in the player being ineligible to play the
following weeks travel games.

Levels: The GF Tribe is available for all skill levels from Bantam through Majors. Please note that due to
registration numbers and team selections some players may be forced to play up a level if there are not
enough registered players at your desired level.

Tryouts: In an effort to create competitive teams and ensure players of similar skill levels are grouped
together tryouts are a vital part of the GF Tribe program. To ensure the highest level of transparency
and fairness the GFYBSO Board has created an independent GF Tribe Advisory Committee consisting of
former board members and Glens Falls Athletic Department coaches to conduct, evaluate and select all
teams. Full criteria for each level will be available on our website in advance of all scheduled tryouts.

Coach Selection: Coaches will be selected AFTER teams are selected. Any parent or community
member with interest in coaching a GF Tribe team should reach out to the GFYSBO prior to tryouts. In
addition all coaches will be required to pass a full background check.

Cost:  2022-23 Fall Season Cost will be 125$ per player. This will include a Hat, Jersey, and ESBL registration Fees.

Season: The GF Tribe is a year round program and designed for players that wish to develop their skills
in addition the normal recreational offering. The GF Tribe is a member of the Empire State Baseball
League and the Mohawk Hudson Softball League. Each league has both fall and spring seasons with
travel from as far north as Essex County to South of Albany; in addition some teams may choose to
participate in tournaments throughout upstate New York. The following is a sample timeline for the
2022-2023 season:

August 6th OR 7th 2022 – Tryouts (If numbers require them)

1 Week after tryouts- Team Selections

Late August Mid October– Fall Ball Season
- Multiple Practices per week @East Field Complex
-       1 practice mid-week after school, 1-2 games per weekend (8-10 game reg.
season with post season tournament or playoffs)

November – December – OFF

January – March – Sunday sessions at Chase Sports Complex, South Glens Falls, NY

Late March – Spring Season Tryouts at Chase Sports Complex, South Glens Falls, NY

April – June 6th – Spring Ball Season

- All players are required to play in the 2023 GFYBSO Rec League and make 85% of all games
  and practices

- Spring Travel consists of 1-2 practices per week around Rec Schedule and 1-2 games each
  Sunday beginning in mid to late April through June 6th .

Tryout Registration

Glens Falls Tribe Travel Program Fall 2021 Season Registration is now open! 


The GYBSO affiliate; Glens Falls TRIBE Travel Baseball and Softball program, is excited to announce tryouts for the 2021 Fall Travel Season.  This fall the GF TRIBE will offer Travel Baseball at the 11U and 9U Levels and softball at the 12U and 10U Levels This year’s Fall Baseball Tryout will take place on July 31st. Softball Tryouts will take place Wednesday August 11th.

The GF Tribe is an affiliate program of GFYBSO and offers increased competition with travel games and tournaments throughout the capital region.  The GF TRIBE is a member of the Empire State Baseball League (ESBL) and will offer additional instruction and competition in addition to the GFYBSO Rec Season.  All participants of the GF TRIBE program are required to register and play in the GFYBSO Rec Season from late April through early June. 

Program Outline:

-        1 – 2 practices per week

-        Sunday Games (Single or Double Headers) beginning in the Middle of April through early June. 

-        Post Season Tournament

-        All players must register and participate in the GFYBSO Rec season and are required to attend both rec practices and games.  The GFYBSO reserves the right to disqualify any participant from the GF Tribe program that does not actively participate in the rec program. 


-        $150 per player (must be paid in full prior to tryout)  Includes league registration, uniforms, umpire fees, field maintenance, balls, etc.

-        After team selection, coaches and parents are encouraged to do team fundraisers to offset these fees, purchase additional practice equipment, uniforms, etc. 


-        Rec registration is $65 for the Rec season and includes practice field times, uniform shirt, 10-12 games and post season tournament.

-        GF TRIBE Travel Program is in addition to GFYBSO Rec League and traditional GFYBSO All-Star teams.  In early June GFYBSO will conduct a tryout for the GFYBSO Cal Ripken District Team for each level.  That District Team will represent GFYBSO in the Annual Cal Ripken National Tournament and also have the ability to play additional regional tournaments throughout late June, July and early August.  In addition to this District Team the GFYBSO Board of Directors will select an All-Star team for each level (Bantam through Majors) to represent the GFYBSO in our traditional 3-4 local baseball tournaments each summer.  Please note Additional Fees apply to the District and All Star programs through GFYBSO


Glens Falls Youth Baseball and Softball
PO Box 223 
Glens Falls, New York 12801

Phone: 518-792-5385
Email: [email protected]

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