Info About 2019 Baseball/Softball

Updated Wednesday June 19, 2019 by Jennifer Banks.

We are excited about the 2019 Baseball/Softball Season with NBYAA!

In this article we will cover:

  • Cost
  • Coaches
  • Sponsors
  • Ages
  • Divisions
  • Equipment needed
  • Schedule
  • Evaluations
  • Late Registrations
  • Communications

Cost: Registration costs $110 for each player.  It is our goal to have 10 games for each age division in addition to a tournament.    Admission to regular season games will be free, but there will be an admission charge for tournament games ($3/adult, $1/child)

Coaches needed:  Coaching youth league ball is fun and rewarding.  If you’d like to coach, please register yourself as a volunteer (similar process as registering your child to play.)  You can learn more about what’s needed from coaches HERE.

Sponsors needed:  To keep registration costs as low as possible, we need a sponsor for each team to contribute $400 towards uniforms.  Sponsors will have their name on the back of the jersey and will receive a photo plaque to display. If you are interested in sponsoring your child’s team (THANK YOU), please let your coach know once you are assigned to a team. 

Ages: We have programs for boys for ages 5-18.  For girls, we offer programs for ages 5-15.

Based on age, kids are grouped into different divisions.  See the chart HERE.

In baseball, you are allowed to play 12 months ahead of your age if you so desire, so when you register you might see that you have a choice between 2 divisions. 

Divisions: What are the differences between the divisions?   See a brief description of each division HERE.

Equipment: Players will need to have their own bat, glove, helmet, and cleats.  However, these do not need to be brand new!  Sometimes coaches will have extra bats or helmets that can be used by players who do not own these.  We don’t care about name brands or price tags.  As long as they comply with the regulations for your age division, they are fine with us!  See the regulations HERE.

A hat, pants, and jersey will be provided to each player as part of the uniform.

Schedule: Generally speaking, you can expect to have approx. 2 -3 practices per week during March.  Once the regular season begins, you can expect approx. 2 games per week and 1 practice every other week or so.  Each age division will be a little different, and of course, weather is a tremendous factor.

The following schedule for the season is TENTATIVE.

Registration Open Online

Jan 31 – March 2nd, 2019.  Online registration will close at 3:30pm on Saturday March 2nd.

In-person Registration  #1

Sat Feb 16th, 10am-1pm @ NB Middle School gym

In-person Registration #2

Sat Feb 23rd,  10am -1pm  @ NB Elem school, Cafeteria entrance near bus parking lot

In-person Registration #3

At Evaluations on Sat March 2nd. Baseball @ Pool Fields 1 &2. 

Softball at Picnic Shelter between fields near pool.

Evaluations

Sat March 2nd

Baseball @ Pool Fields

Softball beside field house

10:00 T-ball

10:00   8U

11:30   Rookie

11:30  10U

12:30  2-A

12:30  12U

1:30   4-A

1:30   14U

2:30     Jr. Babe Ruth

 

3:30pm   Sr. Babe Ruth

 

Coaches, please arrive 20 minutes before your age group begins so that

we can go over some things with you beforehand.

Coach & Team Assignments

The draft will take place on Sunday March 3rd

Practices only

March 7th – 30th

Receive Uniforms at practice

March 27th – 30th

Pictures

TBA

Regular Season

April 1st – May 31st

Tournament Window

June 1st – June 14th

 

Evaluations:  Click here to learn more about Evaluations. 

This year, no players will be permitted to register after the cutoff date of March 2nd at 3:30 pm unless all coaches in the age division agree to allow the player to register late.  (For example, this might be the case if adding one or two additional players would allow equal numbers of players between teams.)  Late registrants (if any) will be assigned to teams by the league commissioners, whose main objective will be to ensure balanced teams.  Absolutely no registrations will be added after uniforms are ordered. 

After the evaluation process, coaches will contact their players to introduce themselves and inform parents about the practice schedule, etc.  YOU SHOULD HEAR FROM YOUR ASSIGNED COACH sometime between March 3rd & March 6th 2019. 

Communications:  This season we are encouraging parents to utilize the technology the league is providing.  You can install the SI PLay app for FREE on your smart phone and use it to see your child's game schedule, etc, once that has been assigned.  You will need the same log-in information as you used to register your child online, but once you are in, you shouldn't have to log in again. Your coach will probably communicate to you through this app. 

Furthermore, your child’s team will have a dedicated webpage on our website where you can view the schedule, etc.

 

Please spread the word about NBYAA baseball.  The more players, the better! We are LOCAL ORGANIZED FUN sports for the North Buncombe community!