When you are traveling, please remember that you are ambassadors for MBGLL.
Seven days prior to game day, e-mail Martha’s Vineyard’s head coach, . Please inform Bob of the following:
1) Confirmation of the game schedule
2) Number of players, coaches, and spectators who are planning to make the trip so that she may schedule the transfer bus accordingly
3) Number of spectators that have handicap disabilities
4) What your team would like to do for lunch (see below)
Christine Habermann, MBGLL’s Executive Director, ( ) has already notified the Steamship Authority of the fact that your team is traveling to Martha’s Vineyard. Please contact Pat at the Steamship Authority to confirm the details for your team’s travel arrangements and to obtain your group authorization voucher. YOU NEED A GROUP AUTHORIZATION VOUCHER IN ORDER TO TRAVEL AT THE DISCOUNTED RATE!
Driving directions and parking suggestions are found on the Steamship Authority’s website. www.steamshipauthority.com Please note that you will park your car in a satellite lot (Palmer) and a shuttle bus will take the team to the ferry. Your team should plan to arrive and check in a minimum of 45 minutes prior to your ferry’s departure. Your ferry trip will take approximately 45 minutes.
When your team arrives at the ferry, one team representative should present your group authorization voucher and pay for all of the discounted tickets at one time. The youth sports rates are as follows:
Martha’s Vineyard Conventional Boat Rates 2014
Note: Parking is typically $10 per car.
MBGLL’s contact is Pat at group sales (508) 548-5011 x244
Transfers to the field
Once you arrive on Martha’s Vineyard, a bus will transfer your team to the field.
It takes approximately 10 minutes to get from the ferry terminal to the field.
Martha’s Vineyard wants your team to have an enjoyable visit to the island. Your lunch decisions will depend upon your ferry’s arrival and departure times.
Martha’s Vineyard is offering your team two different options for lunch.
Option 1: Martha’s Vineyard will host your team and serve pizza at the field to players and coaches. Spectators may purchase pizza slices at the field’s concession stand for $1 per slice.
Option 2: Martha’s Vineyard will bus players and their parents back to Vineyard Haven so that your team is on its own, in town, for lunch. (If you have two teams playing, they can take the first team [and its parents] that finishes playing to town as soon as the game is over. The bus will then return to transfer the second team and its parents to town.) The ferry departs from Vineyard Haven.
Please note that Martha’s Vineyard is very flexible. If you would like to adjust the start time of the games to accommodate your ferry schedule, then please feel free to ask Kira if this is possible.
If you are traveling with someone who has special mobility requirements, please call Martha’s Vineyard’s head coach, Bob Hayman - 203-856-7891 to coordinate the on-island logistics. Also, please note that the Steamship Authority’s ferries are handicap accessible. No handicapped bathroom facilities are available at the field.
For questionable weather inquiries, call Martha’s Vineyard’s head coach, Bob Hayman at 203-856-7891.
How should the team dress?
Please remember that temperatures on Martha’s Vineyard are frequently cooler than on the mainland. Also, the weather can change quickly on the island. So, please make sure that parents and players bring multiple layers of clothing to ensure comfortable dress as the day and weather progresses.
There is a bathroom facility at the field. However, to be safe, you should try to use the facilities at the Steamship Authority before transferring to the field. Please note that no handicapped bathroom facilities are available at the field.
There is also a concession stand at the field that sells small snacks (not lunch, other than pizza slices).
How should my team get reimbursed for expenses?
The head coach of each team should submit an expense reimbursement form (see below attachment) and receipts to their division director for the cost of pre-arranged, group-rate ferry tickets. MBGLL will only reimburse Group Rate Ferry Tickets and parking expenses for team coaches. http://mbgll.org/Documents.asp?n=43043&org=mbgll.org
How should an umpire submit for reimbursement?
Bob Hayman – Head Coach 203-856-7891
If some families would like to make a weekend of it, are discounted tickets available for the ferry?
All players, coaches, and spectators must travel together to obtain the discounted rates.
Where would you recommend that families stay if they want to stay on the island for the weekend?
Martha’s Vineyard is a wonderful place to visit. For travel accommodations and island information, please contact Martha’s Vineyard’s Chamber of Commerce at http://www.mvy.com. MBGLL has not made any special accommodations for overnight stays.