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Frequently Asked Questions
I filled out the registration form and my Shopping Cart is empty. Why?
More than likely, you did not select a division. Go back to your form and look for the checkbox or boxes at the bottom of the Division section on the form. They should be located just below the date of birth fields. Select a division and click Next all the way through to Submit. Your Cart should now have an item.
When and Where are the games?
SPRING: All games are scheduled to be played at Bay Area Dad's Club. We try to schedule no more than 2 games per week for each team. Typically, those games are scheduled Monday through Saturday with Sunday reserved for make-up games. FALL: All games AND practices are at Bay Area Dad's Club. Games are scheduled primarily on Saturday, some games are also played on Monday evening.
When and where are practices?
Spring Season - Some practices are at our park (mostly pre-season). Others are when and wherever the manager has found to practice. Fall Season - ALL practices are at our park. Any practice away from our park is a violation of league rules. Practice times - they will vary by team and location. Some places have lights and allow for later practices. For the most part, the manager selects the practice time. Since most managers also have day jobs, practices won't typically start before 5PM on weekdays.
Who will be my team manager?
During our walk-in registration period, we usually won't know the answer. Team assignments don't start until after walk-in registration. Once assignments are completed and approved, we will email you your team/manager information. The manager will also be emailed his/her roster at that time.
How much money do you make working for the league?
None. We are a volunteer organization. Most of us maintain full-time jobs and take vacation time to keep things running for the league.
Can I put my child's name on the back of his jersey?
Sorry, no. The uniform must be worn as issued. Alterations are permitted for the purpose of fitting the player. However, check with us before you make any changes. Any uniform component with an unapproved change (i.e. cutoff sleeves) will render the player ineligible until the item is replaced with a league approved replacement.
Can our team buy another style of (pants, caps, etc.)?
Absolutely not. The uniform must be worn as issued. Alterations are permitted for the purpose of fitting the player. However, check with us before you make any changes. Any uniform component with an unapproved change (i.e. cutoff sleeves) will render the player ineligible until the item is replaced with a league approved replacement.
What equipment do I have to buy?
A baseball glove is the only 'requirement.' Cleats are optional, but recommended as the kids get bigger. Hard plastic spikes are only allowed in 14U and 18U Baseball. Metal Spikes are only allowed in 18U (NOTE: Turf shoes ONLY for pitchers). Bats - many of the players have their own and are willing to share. The league will supply a team bat if requested. Helmets - many of the players have their own and are willing to share. The league will supply up to 5 per team if requested.
How many days per week can the team practice?
Spring - Teams are allowed up to 4 team events per week. Fall - Teams are allowed 2 team events per week. A team event is any 2 or more players and a coach or manager practicing, playing or discussing baseball. Events are limited to 2 hours. Exception: Teams may begin warming up no more than 30 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of a game. If the game starts late or runs long, the 2 hour limit is extended to the end of the game.