Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who are we? We are a non-for profit youth baseball organization for players ages 3 – 18.

  2. Where do you play? We play at the Minneola Athletic Complex in Minneola, Florida.

  3. Are you associated with a country wide baseball organization? Yes, we are governed by the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth association.

  4. What is your registration fee? Smart Start and T-Ball is $85.00 all other divisions are $100.00 per player.

  5. What does the registration fee include? The registration fee includes uniform, game time, insurance and practice fields.

  6. What does the uniform consist of? Smart Start, T-Ball and Rookies will receive a hat, jersey and pants (draw string). Minors – Seniors will receive a hat, jersey, pants and a belt.

  7. What if we register and we decide not to play? You can receive a full registration refund up to the point that uniforms have been ordered (1 week after tryouts). After uniforms have been ordered no refunds will be issued.

  8. How many games do you play per season? We generally play 16 – 18 games per season.

  9. How many seasons do you have? We play two seasons. Fall (Aug. – Dec.) and Spring (Feb. – May)

  10. What are the age divisions?

    Smart Start: 3 – 4 years old

    T-Ball: 5 – 6 years old

    Rookies (machine pitch): 7 – 8 year old

    Minors: 9 – 10 years old

    Majors: 11 – 12 years old

    Juniors: 13 – 15 years old

    Seniors: 16 – 18 years old

  11. When are your games/practices? Practices are throughout the week (Smart Start practices on Saturday mornings). Games for Smart Start and T-Ball are played on Saturday mornings. Games for Rookies – Majors are generally played on Monday’s and Thursdays starting at 5:45pm ending around 9:00pm. Junior’s games (some travel required) and practices vary.

  12. How are teams selected? Teams are selected by a draft system. Every player gets evaluated. This evaluation IS NOT a tryout. It is a method that we use to gauge the players abilities compared to the other players in their division to pick teams fairly.

  13. Does everyone have to come to evaluations? Yes, everyone needs to be present at evaluations (Even Smart Start & T-Ball). Evaluations is a time for us to get uniforms sized, go over pertinent league info with you and evaluate the players abilities.

  14. What if we are unable to come to evaluations? If you are unable to attend due to other obligations you will need to contact us via email to let us know. It is then your responsibility to meet with us so that your player can get sized for his/her uniform.   

  15. What playing equipment does my player need? Your player will need a glove, a helmet with a facemask (Juniors and Seniors divisions do not need a facemask), a bat (see next question), a cup and cleats (cleats are not mandatory, but recommended).

  16. What type of bat is allowed in your league? For T-Ball - Majors division the bat may not exceed 33"in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2¼" in diameter.  Only 2¼" barrel non-wood bats marked BPF 1.15 will be allowed.  Wood 2 ¼" barrel bats are allowed. For Juniors division the bat may not exceed 34" in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter.  All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed.  Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed

  17. Are metal cleats allowed? Metal cleats are ONLY allowed in the Junior division and up. Majors division and down must wear plastic cleats.

  18. Are cups (athletic protector) mandatory? Cups are only mandatory if you catch or pitch (or play the pitcher position). We strongly recommend that all players wear cups though.

  19. Does you league require a fundraiser? Yes, our league relies on the fundraiser to cover the costs of the league. This fundraiser is mandatory.  If the fundraiser is not something you are interested in then you can choose the $40 opt out fee during the registration process.

  20. Does your league require helmets with facemasks? Yes, it is mandatory for all players 12 and under to wear a facemask. It is also mandatory that every player have their OWN helmet with facemask due to sanitary conditions.

  21. Does your league have a picture day? Yes, once uniforms have been issued we will have a planned picture day for team photos and individual photos. 

  22. Do you supply medals/trophies at the end of each season? Yes, at the end of each season every player will receive a medal or trophy.

 



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