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Spring 2023 Baseball/Softball Information
For general information about the fall season at BYSA, please see the general season information by clicking here.
The information below provides a guide to help you navigate the registration process and information regarding some frequent questions about our spring season. If you have additional questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees for Spring 2023
In addition to your registration fees are two $50 Volunteer Fees per player, with a $150 maximum volunteer fee per family. A link will be sent prior to the start of the season and you may sign up to work concessions or park clean-up. When you have completed each shift, your account will be credited the $50 fee that can be used towards future seasons. These fees can also be earned back through managing or coaching a team.
Everyone must register online via the Sports Engine Site/App. We will hold two in-person registrations in January (Wednesday, Jan 11 and Saturday, Jan 14), though these registrations will be for people looking for assistance on the computer to complete the process. We highly recommend everyone to register on their own, from home or your phone. Any questions regarding registration can be directed to email@example.com.
Please note that registration must be done through a web browser or the Sports Engine app. Due to this being a new and separate system, there is no saved information from prior seasons. All information must be entered as brand new. You must create/log into your Sports Engine account, complete the registration questions, check out and then you’re done! If you’d like to volunteer to coach or manage, please fill out the separate Coach and Volunteer registration (no cost) for the adult you would like to volunteer.
You are required to create a Sports Engine account which is achieved through the registration link where you input your (the adult) information and your child (player) information. You can also add additional adults to your account (for example, if you want multiple adults notified of things like tryout schedule, team messages, etc). You will need the following information in order to complete your registration:
1. Birth certificate
2. Medical/Insurance Information
3. Emergency contact information
Payments can be made by credit cards online through the Sports Engine system.
Please do not opt out of communications by email. We will use email to notify you of your team assignment and other BYSA-related communications. If you do decide to opt out of these communications, please be aware that you might miss being notified of important information. We use the communication features in Sports Engine to announce field closures and other occasional announcements.
What happens after I register?
You can verify that your registration is complete by your order receipt, which should be emailed to you. You should also see something for Spring 2023 under “Recent Registrations” when you log in to your Sports Engine account. After teams are assigned, you will find information regarding your team assignment on your Sports Engine account. Once teams are assigned, you will also be able to use your Sports Engine app for team related information (schedule, etc). Once you are assigned to a team, you will need to log out of the Sports Engine app and log back in to see your child’s team.
If you are interested in trying out for an Advanced Baseball team, please keep an eye on your email, the BYSA website, social media, or your text notifications for information.
Spring 2023 BYSA Season Tentative Dates
Registration: now until January 22
In Person Registration Dates: If you are having difficulty signing up online please come to one of our in person sessions:
Wednesday, January 11, 6 pm – 8 pm / Saturday, January 14, 11 am - 1 pm
Limited Late Registration (depending on division-specific availability) TBD
First practices will start the week of February 4th
First games start February 25th
Season Ends May 13th
Other common questions
Can my son/daughter play up? In almost all cases, players play within their age group. The main exception to this is with 7 year old boys (Rookie Division). 7yos typically play in Rookie B, but based on the number of registrations, some 7yos might be placed in the Rookie A division. In other divisions, the only time players will be moved up is if the number of registrations require a player to be moved.
Can my son/daughter play down? The only time this is typically considered is for a 6yo who has never played before. In this case, if you wish to sign up for T-ball, please complete your registration (you'll automatically be registered for Rookie B/8U softball) then send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and your order can be edited.
Can I request a coach or to play with a friend? No, we do not accept requests to play with a particular friend or to play with a specific coach. Coaches will draft players in all age groups(except Tball). The only exception to this is for siblings, who will be automatically placed on the same team as each other if they are in the same age group (unless parents request they play on separate teams).
What is included with my registration?
What equipment do I need? A glove (must), a batting helmet (must), a bat, and cleats (highly, highly recommended). For softball, batting helmets must have a facemask. Also for softball, any player playing pitcher, first base, or third base must wear a facemask while in the field. We highly recommend that all girls have a fielder's facemask. For baseball, baseball pants are typically worn, but we recommend waiting until you talk with your manager to determine what the team color for pants will be. All bats purchased must have the USABat stamp to be eligible for use. In the Junior division, bats must be either stamped as USABat or be BBCOR 0.50.