Fall Season FAQ's (valid Fall 2017)
When does the Fall Season start? Managers will receive their rosters around the first week of August. They will be calling you the first or second week of August to set up their first team meeting or practice. The first games are played on Sat, September 9.
Is Fall Season competitive, or is it a "baseball camp? For the Senior Division, ages 10-13, we offer a 9 game competitive season. Although less structured than our Spring Season, we still play weekly games officiated by umpires.
For our Junior Division, ages 6-9, we present a Baseball Camp, with weekly scrimmage games and twice-weekly practice sessions to help hone the players' skills. Expect a practice session each Thursday evening, and a practice session followed by a scrimmage game each Saturday morning
Are signups limited? Due to time restrictions and the nature of the program, Fall registration for the Senior Division is limited to 52 players. The Junior Division is limited to 24 campers, which provides a much higher coach-to-camper ratio, and allows for more one-on-one instruction for the kids. If the rosters are full, you may request to be put on a waiting list. Historically, both divisions fill before the end of signups, so sign up early to reserve your spot.
I have more than one child, and money's a little tight. Are there any sibling discounts? We don't offer sibling discounts for Fall Season, but fees are more more affordable, as we don't require Fundraising or fees other than the $95 registration fee in Fall.
What does the cost cover? In return for your registration fees, your child receives a T-shirt and hat, We are a non-profit organization. Everything is put back into the League. Your fees also cover the material costs of running the League - umpires, water and utilities for the fields, baseball equipment, and maintenance of the grounds.
Can I pay my fees by credit card or check? Returning players may mail their forms in with a check to cover the fees. If you come to one of our signup sessions, you may pay by cash, check, or credit or debit card. A 3% processing fee will be assessed if you use a credit or debit card.
Is my child too old / too young for your League? If your child is not yet 6 by April 30, 2017, he/she is underage. If your child turns 14 before June November 5, 2017, he/she is too old to play in this League. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE GRANTED FOR OVERAGE CHILDREN!
My child has no baseball experience. Can he/she still play? Absolutely! We believe that everybody has to start somewhere. We have some beginners in every division. We do ask that you play some "catch" with your child as often as possible.
We had an unpleasant experience with another league. What makes your League different? We are an independent League and not governed by the policies of larger organization. For the last ten years, we have partnered with the national renown Positive Coaching Alliance (www.positivecoach.org). They are a non-profit organization out of Stanford University whose main goals include dispelling the "Win at all cost" mentality that is prevalent in youth sports today. We realize that winning is one of the goals of all sporting events, but a second, more important goal of a youth sports organization should be to use the contests to teach life lessons. All of our coaches, managers, and board are required to attend a PCA workshop annually. All coaches, managers, and other volunteers will be asked to submit to a LiveScan background check as well.
I'd like to help coach my child's team. What are the requirements for coaches? As noted above, coaches are requires to attend a one-evening Positive Coaching Workshop in February. If you missed the February clinic, you may make it up by completing the online Double Goal Coach workshop - you may be responsible for a course fee. We will have a LiveScan mobile unit onsite at both of our live Workshops (beginner and advanced) to allow you to tackle the LiveScan requirement conveniently. Check our Coaches Corner Page for other LiveScan options.