Practices

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Practice Field Locations

This is a recap of how to obtain a practice field from CFBBA at no cost to you.

 

What is FREE WEEK?

Free week is a list of specific dates (before the season starts) when the city allows your team to practice on a game field at NO COST.  Farmers Branch never allows this out side of Free Week.  Carrollton will rent you a field though out the season for an additional cost to you, paid to the city. 

 

What is REGULAR PRACTICE?

The term regular practice means a practice location assigned to you though out the season at no cost. (please see note about McInnish on Sundays)

Both practice options will be on a Sign-Up Genius link. 

How do I get a practice slot?

The very next morning after the coaches meetings  I will email ALL head coaches and team administrators a list of Sign Up Genius links broken down by city and practice type (regular or free week), a total of 4 links.   We send the email the next day to give everyone a fair chance to get the slots they want.  Once the email is sent out, please have a few top selections and back up selections.  Poll your parents and know what days they prefer for practice days.  

The first time the links go out  you will be limited on how many practice slots you can have for regular practice (reoccurring slots) and free week (one-time slots).  This is to enable that all coaches have a chance of getting a slot.  Once everyone has had an opportunity to select at least one slot, I will resend the links out to you again  and you can take as many slots you like at that point.  

Knowing what you want in advance is key.   Its first come first serve and they go fast.

The 4 links in the email will be:

  • REGULAR practices in Farmers Branch
  • REGULAR practices in Carrollton
  • FREE WEEK in Farmers Branch
  • FREE WEEK in Carrollton

 

Note: Regular Practices @ McInnish are slightly different than other Regular Practices.   If you want to practice at this location you will have to sign up on the link but the slot will NOT belong to you for the reminder of the season.   Due to this locations popularity, we want to be sure all teams have a fair chance to practice here, as this is the ONLY game field we offer for Regular Practice though out the season.  This link will not expire like all the other ones will.  This link will be good for the reminder of the season.  You can view 2 weeks at any given time.  As one week passes another one will be added.  So, at most you could sign up for 2 Sundays in a row.   And wait for the following Sundays to pop up.  This is what we refer to as a rolling sign up link.

All other links for regular practice are permanent slots for the rest of the season. 

Remember, we are ONE league (CFBBA) but play in TWO separate cities.  Therefore, the parks we practice at are all different in having lights or not, back stop or not, all grass or a real baseball field, time and days of the week for availability. 

 

If you have a question please feel free to contact me any time:  liz.cardenas@cfbba.org

No need to wait till the meeting.

 

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