The Official Site of the
Forney Youth Baseball Association
Thank you for being patient with us regarding the fall season information.
After weeks of discussion and looking at all of the variables, we have decided not to hold a fall season. There are just too many unknowns regarding COVID-19.
We believe our numbers would be way down due to parents not willing to register their kid. There are also the unknowns of in-season infections. If a player on a team caught the virus and infected a few teammates, that would shut that team down. This could potentially cause a lot of scheduling issues or forfeits. If a team has too many forfeits then it would cause a new set of issues. Forfeits are disappointing to the players and we want all games to be played.
Along with the above reasons, we feel it would be counter productive to hold a fall season if students are not allowed in schools. At this time no one knows if students will be at home or in class. It appears students will be learning from home the first few weeks of school at a minimum.
Our hope is this virus fades and we can resume normal baseball related activities next spring without any restrictions in place.
We plan to start spring registrations January 1 and run them through the beginning of February.
We hope to see you in the spring.
FYBA 2020 Spring Season Information
Online Signup: Online signups will be offered via the league website (www.ForneyBaseball.org) through Saturday, Feb 8th.
Where: Kaufman County Sub-Courthouse, 200 E. Main St. Forney TX 75126
When: Saturday February 8th – 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: 4U - $75 (No umpires) 5U & 6U $85 (1 Umpire) 7U and older $105 (2 Umpires)
FYBA has a no refund policy in place. If you have questions, please reach out to a league representative or commissioner prior to registering.
All players in all age groups 4U-13/14U, not currently on an active rosters, will be placed on a team by FYBA officials if they sign up during one of the times listed above.
A player MUST be 4 on or before April 30, 2020 in order to play. Likewise, a player MUST NOT turn 15 on or before April 30, 2020 to play in our oldest age group. The age a player is on April 30, 2020 determines that player’s age group. Players may play up one age group, but NOT down an age group.
4U & 5U are tee ball leagues. The bat must say “tee ball” on it. 6U and older must have the attached USSSA thumbprint. If it does not have the thumbprint on it, the bat can not be used. BBCOR certified bats are good for the older groups. Wood bats may be used anytime by any age.
FYBA is always looking for coaches. If you would like to volunteer as a coach, please contact the commissioner for your respective age group. The coaches meeting will take place the weekend of February 22nd. Exact date, time and location are TBD. If you want to coach, please send an email to email@example.com with your name, contact number, age group and team name (if you have one).
Players supply: Gloves, cleats, bats, helmets.
Teams supply at the cost split among the parents or sponsors: Uniforms, catcher equipment, practice balls and practice equipment.
Coaches: Responsible for ordering team uniforms. Please note uniforms can take 4-6 weeks to arrive. Order ASAP.
League supplies: Lights, game balls, umpires, field maintenance supplies and field crew, USSSA fees.
4U – Tee-ball (No score is kept)
5U – Tee-ball (Score is kept)
6U – Modified Coach Pitch (3 pitches from the coach, the 2 off of the tee if needed.)
7U – Coach pitch
8U Modified Kid Pitch
9/10U and older – Regular baseball rules
Games will start Saturday, April 4, 2020 and end Early/Mid June. The season will consist of 10 regular season games. Rainout games will be made up. Schedules will be out by March 23rd.
Practices start the week of March 1, 2020. Practices are scheduled via the head coach. Practice times and location will be drawn by the head coach at coaches meeting.
End of Season Awards:
4U will receive participation trophies. 5U-14U only 1st and 2nd places will receive awards.
Grand Slam & Home Run "Field Name" Sponsors:
Baylor Scott & White Lake Pointe - Field #5 Sponsor
Joe Dan McBeth State Farm Insurance - Field #6 Sponsor
Big Jays Sign and Shirtworks - Field #7 Sponsor
Linebarger - Field #8 Sponsor
City Bank - Field #9 Sponsor
MCL Construction - Field #10 Sponsor
FORD BASEBALL UMPIRE ACADEMY
FBUA is now accepting applications for umpires who are interested in calling baseball this Spring in Forney and surrounding communities. Must be at least 16 years of age and be able to provide your own transportation to games. The first meeting is scheduled for Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Forney at the Mulberry Park concession stand at 2 pm. All veterans and "newbies" are welcome to attend. Training will be provided for those individuals who would like to umpire. Anyone interested should contact Steve Ford, Umpire-in-Chief, at 903.244.7609 , if you have any questions.
I look forward to seeing you!
Forney Youth Baseball Association changes league affiliation to USSSA and introduces new logo.
More information available on inForney.com by clicking HERE!
Tennis Courts & Parking Issues at Mulberry Park
CREATE A TEAM WEBSITE!
Creating a website is easy thru League Lineup or Eteamz. You don't have to be a computer geek to do so... it is very user-friendly! Many teams in the league have already done so... check out these other team websites in the LINKS section. Also, the best thing is that it is FREE to do so... no cost... zilch... goose-egg... notta... you get the picture.
Once you get your website up, send us an email and let us know and we'll add your site to the LINKS section. There will be a vote at the end of the season for the Best Team Website!