Carrollton-Farmers Branch Baseball Association

Registration is now open! 

Spring 2022 Registration is now open! 

This season we migrated over to a new registration program called PlayBook. You will need to create a new account when registering for the Spring 2022 season.


To create your new account/register:

  • Click “Register” at the top of the homepage.
  • Select the appropriate registration; Player Sign-Up or Head Coach Sign-Up.
  • Select the division.
  • Complete the information requested.
    • Parents/Guardians will complete their information under “VERIFY YOUR INFORMATION.”  Once completed, click “Next Step.”
    • Click “Register Someone Else” to add your child’s information. Once completed, click “Next Step.”
    • Answer the questions under “PLAYER PREFERENCES.” Once completed, click “Next Step.”
    • Create your password under “FINISH REGISTRATION.” Once completed, click “COMPLETE REGISTRATION.”
    • On the next page, click “CONTINUE TO PAYMENT.” Complete payment as prompted.  
  • After completing the registration, your account has been created. If you need to register another child, you will “login” once you select a division. 

 

Your child is not registered until payment has been made. 


Contact stephanie.castro@cfbba.org if you have any questions.

 

 

Registration FAQs

(for coach specific FAQs, please scroll down)

Q:  What happens if I miss the deadline of February 11th?

A:  Our deadline is firm.  At 12:01am, February 12th, all divisions will transition to only allow registration onto our wait lists.  Once all players from the draft are placed onto teams, if there are any open roster spots, those will be filled from the wait lists.  Any person registering after the deadline will be charged a $25 late fee, no exceptions.

 

Q:  How will CFBBA be addressing COVID-19 restrictions, should there be any once the season starts?

A:  CFBBA will be closely monitoring the City of Carrollton’s policies for McInnish and the City of Farmer’s Branch policies for Farmer’s Branch fields.  These are the links for both cities.  Carrollton:  www.cityofcarrollton.com/coronavirus  Farmer’s Branch:  https://www.farmersbranchtx.gov/156/Parks-Recreation

 

Q:  How do I begin the registration process?

A:  Each person that plays with or volunteers for CFBBA needs to have an account.  All persons residing in the same household OR supporting the same children, should be on the same account.  To create an account, you will need to click “Log-In” in the top right corner of the home page.  From there, just follow the prompts to create a new account.  Once you have created an account, you will be able to register.  Payments are taken online.

 

Q:  What are the age groups and prices?

A:  League Age is determined by a player’s age as of May 1, 2022.  (please see the League Age Calculator for help in determining your child’s “league age.”)

  • Age 3-4, BlastBall – $75
  • Age 5-6, T-Ball – $100
  • Age 5-6, Modified Coach Pitch – $115
  • Age 7-8A & AA, Coach Pitch – $125
  • Age 9-10, Machine Pitch – $125
  • Age 9-10A & AA, Kid Pitch – $150
  • Age 11-12A & AA, Kid Pitch – $150
  • Age 13-14, Kid Pitch – $150

Ages 7/8, 9/10 (KP), and 11/12 have both A and AA divisions.  

The AA division is the more competitive division of the two.

 

Q:  What if my child started school late or was held back; can he/she play down in age group in order to play with the kiddos in the same grade?

A:  We understand that USSSA does offer this, and we understand and sympathize with kiddos that would like to play with their classmates.  USSSA plays with singular age groups, though.  (6U, 7U, 8U, etc…) Given that CFBBA plays with combination age groups (5/6, 7/8, 9/10, etc…), we do not feel that it is in the best interest of all children playing, due to safety concerns, to also offer this exception.  For example:  If we allowed an 11 year old 5th grader to play with their 10 year old classmates, they’d also be playing with 9yo players.

 

Q:  What if my child is smaller than other kids their age, less skilled, and their date of birth is really close to the cut off? Can my child play down in age division?

A:  This is a very black and white rule, and we do not allow playing down in age.

 

Q:  What if my child is advanced for his age? Can my child play up in age division?

A:  Yes.  We do allow playing up by one year of age.  For instance, a child that is league age 10, may play up to 11/12.  A child that is league age 11 may not play up to 13/14, unless parents contact the VP of both age divisions to discuss and gain approval.

 

Q:  What if my child would like to play on 2 teams, in the same or different division, is that allowed with CFBBA?

A:  No.  We simply cannot accommodate the scheduling associated with players playing on multiple teams.  We do accommodate coaches that coach multiple teams, but not individual players.  It is also not allowed because a player playing in, for instance, an AA (or older) division, is considered to be more advanced.  Allowing them to also play in a single A (or a younger) division is a contradiction to our pool player rules, which are necessary in our league.

 

Q:  What happens after I register?

A:  If your child already belongs to a team, they will be placed on the indicated team. If your child needs a team, they will be placed on that division’s “draft team.” Once registration is over (the deadline is February 11th), placement of the draft players onto teams will begin and should be completed by February 14th.  If your child was assigned to a “draft team”, look to hear from their coach no later than February 17th, regarding uniforms, practice times/locations, and things of that nature.

 

Q:  I would like my child to play on an AA level team, how would I go about making that happen?

A:  The best way to make this happen would be to reach out to one of the AA coaches and see if they have room on their roster.  Contact information for last season’s coaches can be found in the links above the board members on the contacts page.  (you’ll want to look at the group of coaches that were coaching the same age that your child was this past season) You can also just sign your child up for the AA divison, and they’ll go into the draft.  Please be advised that if you sign a child up for the AA division, and there are no roster spots available, we will move your child to the single A division.

 

Q:  What if my child was placed on a division’s “draft team”, but they actually belong to an already formed team?

A:  Contact your child’s coach ASAP so that they can communicate this to the Registration Coordinator and/or the age group VP.  When this happens, we’ll need approval from the coach and the parent to make the correction.

 

Q:  How are children from the draft placed on teams? Are there tryouts?

A:  No, there are no tryouts.  Children from the draft are placed on teams, mainly based on comparable geographical location or schools they attend, WHEN POSSIBLE.  This is to make it easier to schedule practice locations and around school events, but more importantly, so that kiddos can potentially play with school friends or kids that could feed into the same high school.  Sometimes, though, it just isn’t possible.  This depends on the division, how many teams need players, and how many players are in the draft.

 

Q:  What if my child has a friend or relative, and they would like to be placed on the same team?

A:  Please be sure to indicate this in the “belong to a team” section when registering.  We will do our best to make this happen, but we can’t make any promises.  If this isn’t noted in the comments prior to teams being formed, it can cause teams to be short players if we move players around, so it’s very important that you make this note when registering your child.  Forgot to do that, and it’s before the deadline? (February 11th) Please reach out to the registration coordinator immediately and make sure you get a reply to confirm this update was made.

 

Q:  Where are games played?

A: Carrollton – McInnish Park Fields 6-9, and 12-15, Thomas Park Fields 1 & 2 along with Farmers Branch – Oran Good 1 & 2, Pepper North & South, Jaycee, Raymond DeLeon

 

Q:  What if I don’t live in Carrollton or Farmers Branch? Can I still play in CFBBA?

A:  Yes, you can.  We do not have residency restrictions or boundaries.

 

Q:  I am interested in being a Head Coach for a draft team.  How can I find out more information?

A:  Simply register as a head coach, submit the background check, pick a team name, and indicate the number of players that you’d like from the draft.  If you have any questions, that are not answered in the FAQs, your point of contact will be the the VP of the age group you’re coaching.  VP Contact Information can be found by clicking on the “Contacts” tab on the left side of the screen.  

 

Q:  What if my question is not listed?

A:  Contact the VP of your age group.  VP Contact Information can be found by clicking on the “Contacts” tab on the left side of the screen.

 

 

COACH-SPECIFIC FAQs

Q:  I am a coach, and I want to register my team to play in CFBBA.  How do I get started?

A:  Click “Log In” in the top right corner of the home page and create an account, if you don’t already have one.  Once logged in, you’ll click to “Apply as Head Coach.  You’ll register yourself as the Head Coach.  During the registration process, you will be asked a series of questions regarding your team name, whether or not you will need draft players, how many, a list of players on your roster, etc… Please be sure to complete the registration process completely.

 

Q:  How do my players register for my team?

A:  Each player will need to create an account through the CFBBA site.  (please scroll to the top for directions on the registration process) During the registration process, they will need to choose “yes” that they are on a coach’s “already formed team” and indicate your team’s information.  (This is very important for them to be placed on your team.)  Once the Registration Coordinator sees the player is registered, notices that your team is mentioned, and cross references with the roster that you submit, the player will be assigned to your team.  It is YOUR responsibility to be sure that each of your players is registered by the deadline.  (February 11th)

 

Q:  What if I have a player, but he’s registered for another team.  Can he also register for mine, even if in a different division, playing up? 

A:  No.  We simply cannot accommodate or support the scheduling associated with players playing on multiple teams.  We DO accommodate coaches that coach multiple teams in our league, but not individual players.  It is also not allowed because a player playing in, for instance, an AA (or older) division, is considered to be more advanced.  Allowing them to also play in a single A (or younger) division is a contradiction to our pool player rules, which are necessary in our league.

 

Q:  What rules do you use?

A:  We follow the USSSA rules, with division specific caveats posted on our website.  The specific caveats are discussed at the mandatory coaches’ meetings. (see “Important Dates” on the website).  We do not honor the report card rule because unlike USSSA, we have combined league ages, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, etc… That’s too big of a gap in ages.  For example:  If we allowed a league age 11yo 5th grader to play with their league age 10yo classmates, they’d also be playing with/against league age 9yo 4th grade players (some league age 8 turning 9 over the Summer).  We do sympathize with the situation, but it’s just not something that we can allow, due to safety concerns, because of our combined age groups.

 

Q:  I am interested in being a Head Coach for a draft team.  How can I find out more information?

A:  Simply register as a head coach, submit the background check, pick a team name, and indicate the number of players that you’d like from the draft.  If you have any questions, that are not answered in the FAQs, your point of contact will be the the VP of the age group you’re coaching.  VP Contact Information can be found by clicking on the “Contacts” tab.  

 

Q:  What if my question is not listed?

A:  Contact the VP of your age group.  VP Contact Information can be found by clicking on the “Contacts” tab.