Frequently Asked Questions for Spring 2021 baseball:
Q: How can I sponsor a team?
A: Check out the sponsorship form available on the website tab above.
You can also use our park venmo @northbrandonyouthbaseball or click sponsorship 2021 the same way you register a player using the link above.
Q: How much is spring ball?
A: 2021 Spring Baseball Prices
Tball: $75 (only Saturday games/practices)
Major 60 and Major 70: $180
$40 for concession buyout. Concession Buyout is only available during registration.
Q: How do I register?
A: Spring 2021 registration is open for some divisions.
Click on the box above marked "Register Now." Follow the instructions. Please click on Spring 2021 to register for the spring season. For images of your documents, you may scan your documents and load them or take a photo with your phone camera and load from phone. If you are having trouble with online registration, ask for help online or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: When does spring baseball start? (THESE MAY CHANGE BEFORE SEASON STARTS)
A: Our tenative schedule for Spring 2021 is below (all dates are tenative as of now)
Practices are currently underway
Games Begin 2/20
Regular Season Ends: 5/8 (tball end date)
Double Elimination Tournament Begins 5/9
Q: What can we expect to be different at the park amid the Covid-19 pandemic?
A: Guidelines for return to play are posted under the news section of this website. Click "More" then click "News." All families should read the guidelines posted prior to returning to our ballpark.
Q: What is included with registration? What do I need to provide for my player equipment?
A: Registration includes jersey and hat. You will need the following items for your player: cleats, cup, glove, bat, and helmet. (See bat regulations: here). You will also need baseball pants, belt, and socks (Color will be specified by your coach).
Q: I want to coach/manage. How do I do that?
A: Use your online registration account to register yourself as an adult for a position. Use the link during your registration to get the volunteer form, complete, and attach. If you are going to coach more than one team, you must register yourself for each team you want to coach. Managers and coaches must perform their own FDLE background and submit with registration. The cost is $24 per background check. Link is here.
Q: Should I register online or in person?
A: Online. It is convenient, fast, and efficient for you. There is nothing extra done in person that is different than online – we still put all of your information into our online system. Once you register online, it will be easier to register for each new season with your previously submitted information.
Q: What division will my player be in?
A: Division is determined by "league age". League age is a little different than actual age. All youth baseball leagues run the same as a school year – starting with fall and ending in spring ball. If your player has a birthday before May 1st of the spring season for that baseball year, then they will play both fall and spring at the age they turn before May 1st of the fall/spring year. If your player has a birthday after May 1st of the baseball year then they play their current age for fall/spring until the next fall season. 4-5 year olds are TBall, 6 year olds are AAA. 7-8 year olds are Rookie. 9-10 year olds are Major 60. 11-12 year olds are Major 70. 13-15 year olds are Babe Ruth. Example. If your player is turning 7 before May 1st of the fall/spring calendar year, then they will play at the Rookie level.
Q: When will I know about my team?
A: After team selection.
Q: What commitment do I have as a parent?
A: Your team Manager may select a Team Mom (or Dad) to help with communication, dugout, and other items. Managers appreciate anyone who can assist with practice, ask your manager if you can help. All parents are REQUIRED to work in the Concession Stand 1-3 times per season – if you miss your concession duty your team has to forfeit their game. NO exceptions. We also need your help from time to time as volunteers to help keep the park ready for baseball play and will send out notices of park cleanup days.
Q: When are games?
A: Divisions AAA and higher will have 2 games per week – one on a weeknight and one on a Saturday. Weeknight games start at 6:30 and you should be at field by 6 PM. Saturday games times can be anytime between 9 AM and 5 PM – you should arrive 30 minutes prior to your game or as instructed by your Manager. Game time varies – Tball is 1 hour 15 minutes long, AAA is 1 hour 30 minutes, Rookie through Major 70 will not start a new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes. No games during Spring Break.
Tball is only Saturdays at 9 AM.
Q: What is the league refund policy?
A: 100% Refund for any refund requests prior to team selection.
50% Refund for refund requests prior to beginning of practice.
0% Refund for any refund requested after the beginning of practice.
Q: What is the league Bat rule?
A: As of January 1, 2018 all bats for Rookie, Major 60, and Major 70 must have the USABat stamp on them (No USSSA, 1.15, or BBCOR bats allowed). Babe Ruth can use USABat or BBCOR .50 marked bats. See this website: http://www.baberuthleague.org/bat-rules.aspx
Q: Who runs the park and what is their commitment?
A: NBYB Park is run by parent volunteers who make up the Board, as elected by Park Members. You can become a Board Member or Park Member by filling out a Membership form and submitting to the board by email. Requirements for Board Membership include having a registered player, non-compete with other sports, and time/meeting/volunteer commitments. Park Members have voting privileges for board members.