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2019 Softball & Baseball Signup

effinghamcommunityball@gmail.com

http://www.leaguelineup.com/ecba

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ONLINE Registration is now open on our website or can be filled out on February 10th at the Effingham Community Library.

(computers will be available at sign-ups to fill out forms online)

 

Sunday - February 10, 2019 – FINAL DEADLINE

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Effingham Community Library

 

 

Registration & Fees DEADLINE Due Date: February 10, 2019

 
Payments can be turned in at WALK-IN sign-ups on February 10th 3:30-5:00pm @ Effingham Community Library 

NO Payments will be accepted by MAIL. All payments must be made ONLINE or turned in at WALK-IN Sign-Ups.
 

No Payments will be accepted by any Board Members.
 

PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY FEBRUARY 10th
 
(any payments received after deadline will be considered late and charged a late fee of $25.00) 
 
Baseball Travel League Information
1. All teams travel to various towns throughout Jefferson and Jackson County. 
2. Sign up fees do not include shirts, shorts, pants, hats, or socks for any teams. ECBA & Coaches in their best effort will look for sponsors to cover cost of uniforms. If the ECBA & Coaches do not receive the appropriate funding for uniforms than the uniform cost it will be the responsibility of the parents. 
3. ECBA in its best effort will try to accommodate siblings traveling together but cannot make any guarantees. 
4. Parents are responsible for providing gloves, helmets & bats for their child of any age. Each child needs to have their own glove, helmet & bat. 
5. Boys' PeeWee A&B may use T-Ball bats but must be stamped T-Ball. 
6. Boys' Little League A & B must have the USSSA 1.15 BPF, BBCOR, or wood bats. Bats will require visible stamp with these ratings. 
7. Fans should practice good sportsmanship at all times. Badgering of umpires is unacceptable. 
8. All coaches, players and parents are required to adhere to the Expectations forms that will be given to you at your initial team meeting. Signatures are required. 
 
Softball Travel League Information
1. All teams travel to various towns throughout Jefferson and Jackson County. 
2. Sign up fees do not include shirts, shorts, pants, hats, or socks for any teams. ECBA & Coaches in their best effort will look for sponsors to cover cost of uniforms. If the ECBA & Coaches do not receive the appropriate funding for uniforms than the uniform cost it will be the responsibility of the parents. 
3. ECBA in its best effort will try to accommodate siblings traveling together but cannot make any guarantees. 
4. Parents are responsible for providing gloves, helmets & bats for their child of any age. Each child needs to have their own glove, helmet & bat. 
5. The girls' league requires face mask attachments to helmets for all girls. 
6. Girls' D1 & D2 may use T-Ball bats but must be stamped T-Ball. 
7. Girls' bats should have the ASA approved certification sticker. 
8. Fans should practice good sportsmanship at all times. Badgering of umpires is unacceptable. 
9. All coaches, players and parents are required to adhere to the Expectations forms that will be given to you at your initial team meeting. Signatures are required. 
 
Program Information
PRACTICES WILL APPROXIMATLEY BEGIN FIRST WEEK OF APRIL 
Coaches will contact their players to let them know what team they are on and their practice schedule (days, times, location). Generally, each team will have one to two practices a week. 

GAMES WILL APPROXIMATLEY BEGIN THE THIRD WEEK IN MAY 
(This is a tentative schedule, may change per Leagues final game scheduling.) 

Baseball
Little League A Thursday nights doubleheaders-6pm start 
Little League B Monday nights doubleheaders-6pm start 
Pee Wee A Sunday, Wednesday & Friday nights-7:30pm start 
Pee Wee B Sunday, Wednesday & Friday nights-6pm start 
 
Softball
A Teams Wednesday night doubleheaders-6pm start 
B Teams Thursday night doubleheaders-6pm start 
C Teams Monday night doubleheaders-6pm start 
D2 Teams Tuesday and Friday nights-6pm start 
D1 Teams Tuesday and Friday nights-7:30 start 

Game schedules will be issued to players by their coaches approximately one week before games begin.

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE
Registrations after the last sign-up may or may not be accepted depending on if the team is full. A full team is 12 players. 
Registration forms & Payment must be completed online by February 10th. 
All late sign-ups that are accepted by the ECBA Board will have a late fee of $25.00. 
NO Late Registrations will be accepted after March 1st, NO EXCEPTIONS
 
 

TEAM DIVISIONS
Boys 
Grades K,1 * PeeWee B $55.00 fee 
Grades 2,3 * PeeWee A $55.00 fee 
Grades 4,5 Little League B $65.00 fee 
Grades 6,7,8 Little League A $65.00 fee 
*Coach Pitch: Player will have 6 pitches. 9 players bat each inning. 
 
Girls 
Grades K,1 * D2 Team $55.00 fee 
Grades 2,3 * D1 Team $55.00 fee 
Grades 4,5 C Team $65.00 fee 
Grades 6,7 B Team $65.00 fee 
Grades 8,9,10,11,12 A Team $ 65.00 fee 
*Coach Pitch: Each player will have 6 pitches. 9 players bat each inning

***Family Discount Fee: First (2) older children regular fee, additional children $27.50/$32.50 each, based on Team Division***

 

ECBA Guidelines & Policy for Team Rosters
Adopted by ECBA Board on 1-10-18 

ECBA will form team rosters in the following guideline order: 
1.) Grade 
2.) Sibling/Family 
3.) Birth Date 
4.) Board Discretion / Special Circumstances 

1.) Grade: ECBA will place the most emphasis on keeping players in the same grade on a team together. 

2.) Siblings / Family: The younger sibling will be placed on the team that follows the older sibling. This could result in the younger player not playing with their grade. 

3.) Birth Date: Players will be put in birth date order and will be split in the middle or equally to form teams. This may cause players to not be with their grade. 

4.) Board Discretion / Special Circumstances: Board members will use the above guidelines as a general guide to creating teams, however, since there will undoubtedly be circumstances that are beyond the above guidelines the board will have the final decision on what roster a player is placed on. 

Players will only be allowed to play up if there is a need to complete the required number of players for the year. Players will be offered this in birth date order if needed. 

No parent will be allowed to request that their player be placed on a specific team. 

The board will be responsible for forming team rosters. A majority of the board members must be present when the team rosters are formed. A Board meeting will be held prior to the forming of the teams exclusively for the purpose of forming team rosters. Board members will vote on the team rosters once they are completed. A Majority vote is needed to finalize the rosters. Once rosters are approved no refunds will be given unless special circumstances arrive and refund is approved by board. 

 

UNIFORM
Uniforms are designed to be reused till child is outgrown or no longer in ball. If a player loses his/her uniform, he/she will be responsible for purchasing a new one. (Girls 23.00, Boys 15.00, Hat/Visor 10.00) D2 Teams will have matching shorts & shirts. D1, A, B & C will have matching shirts and will also need to provide their own black ball pants. All baseball teams will have matching shirts and will also need to provide their own black ball pants. Please note that all Uniforms consist of Shirts, Shorts, Ball Caps, & Visors. Please make sure to have your child try on & locate all items to his/her uniform before sign ups. Deadline for uniform orders will also be February 10, 2019. Anything requested after February 10th, the cost will be the responsibility of the parents. 

 

 

 

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