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Registration FAQs - Fall 2018

Jul 17, 2018 11:06 AM
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Registration FAQs - Fall 2018

 

Q:  When is Fall 2018 Registration?

A:  Registration for the Fall 2018 season is open NOW.  The deadline to register is August 13th.

 

Q:  What happens if I miss the deadline?

A:  Our deadline is firm.  At 12:01am, August 14th, 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 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.  For the Fall 2018 season, you can pay in full at the time of registration or pay a $35 down-payment and complete your registration.  The remainder will be divided into 2 equal payments and deducted September 15th and October 15th, via automatic draft, from the card that you leave on file .

 

Q:  What if I need to pay with cash or check?

A:  Contact Stephanie Jordan at stephanie.jordan@cfbba.org or 972-342-4043 (text is best) to work out arrangements to pay in cash, prior to the deadline.  You will still need to complete the registration process online.  We'll just manually update the transaction as paid once the payment is received.

 

Q:  What are the age groups and prices?

A:  League Age is determined by a player’s age as of May 1, 2019.

  • Age 3-4, BlastBall - $35 (includes:  cap & shirt)
  • Age 5-6, T-Ball - $35 (includes:  cap & shirt)
  • Age 5-6, Modified Coach Pitch - $75 (includes:  cap & shirt)
  • Age 7-8A & AA, Coach Pitch - $75 (includes:  cap & shirt)
  • Age 9-10, Machine Pitch - $75 (uniform not included)
  • Age 9-10A & AA, Kid Pitch - $85 (uniform not included)
  • Age 11-12A & AA, Kid Pitch - $85 (uniform not included)
  • Age 13-14, Wood Bat ONLY, Kid Pitch - $85 (uniform not included, wood bat IS included)

Ages 7/8 (CP), 9/10 (KP), and 11/12 have A and AA divisions.  The AA division is the more competitive division of the two.

 

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 the older age division to discuss and gain approval.

 

Q:  What happens after I register?

A:  If your child already belongs to a team, they will be placed on the indicated team, generally within 48 hours of registration.  If your child needs a team, they will be placed on that division’s “draft team”, generally within 48 hours of registration.  Once registration is over (the deadline is August 13th), placement of the draft players onto teams will begin and should be completed by August 16th.  If your child was assigned to a “draft team”, look to hear from their coach no later than August 24th, regarding uniforms, practice times/locations, scheduling exceptions, and things of that nature.

 

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.

 

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.  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 comments section when registering.  We will do our best to make this happen, but we can’t make any promises.

 

Q:  Where are games played?

A:  Farmers Branch – Oran Good 1 & 2, Pepper North & South, or Jaycee

Carrollton – McInnish Park Fields 6-15, Thomas Park Fields 1 & 2

 

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:  Contact the VP of your kiddo’s age group, and there is a place to include this desire when registering your child.  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 to Volunteer”.  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, reading all fine print.  You will receive a receipt via email when you are done.  Once the Registration Coordinator sees that you have registered, your team will be “created”, and you will be given access that can be viewed by logging into your Sports Illustrated Play account on a PC or by downloading the SI Play App.

 

Q:  How are team names chosen?

A:  For 9/10 and older, you can choose any name that you wish, as the coach is responsible for coordinating uniforms.  For 7/8 and younger, the team name must be an MLB team name.  We only have one jersey choice per team.  It's first come, first served.

 

Q:  For 7/8 and younger, can we keep the same name that we had the prior season?

A:  Yes! If you had a team name in CFBBA the season immediately prior to the current season, you get first dibs on that team name, but once you release that team name, it's no longer yours.

 

Q:  What if we want to purchase our own jerseys but use the rest of the uniform that CFBBA provides for 7/8 and younger?

A:  You are free to do this; however, please understand that there will be no discount given for the purchase of your own uniforms.  You are encouraged to use what is provided by the league.  Also, if you take draft players, you cannot require them to pay for an extra jersey.

 

Q:  What if we are 7/8 and younger and changing divisions, and we have the same team name as a team that is already established (and staying) in the next division?

A:  The general rule of thumb would be that the older team can keep their team name; however, this is at the discretion of the VP.

 

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 protected roster 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 compares to 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.  (August 13th)

 

Q:  How do I see when someone is assigned to my team? How can I view my roster?

A:  You will receive an email each time that a new player is added to your roster.  Additionally, there are a few ways to view your roster:  1) You can go to www.cfbba.com, click on teams, click on divisions, click on your team's division, click on your team, and then click on roster.  To view contact information for your players or send emails from a PC, make sure that you are logged in.  2) You can download the SI Play app (it's free), use your CFBBA user name and password, click on my teams at the bottom, click on roster at the top.  3) You can log into your account from www.cfbba.com, top right corner, click on log in, when you get into your account, you'll see where you can click to get to the team website

 

Q:  What if I need one invoice for my entire team’s registration?

A:  Please contact the Registration Coordinator for instructions.

 

Q:  What rules do you use?

A:  We follow the USSSA rules.  Any modifications to those are posted on our website and are discussed at the coaches’ mandatory meeting.

 

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

A:  Contact the VP of your kiddo’s age group.  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.

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