The goal of the Coppell Baseball Association has always been to provide each youth baseball player in Coppell the best opportunity for developing baseball skills, regardless of the player’s skill level. In the spring of 2011, the CBA introduced the Cowboy Premier League (hereinafter “the CPL”). This league consists of two to four teams, typically two in the fall consisting of 8U players only and three in the spring consisting of both 8U and 7U players, who wish to play baseball at an elevated level and who possesses the necessary skill and talent to play at a higher level. The CBA 8U and 7U recreational baseball programs continue as normal in addition to the CPL. The CBA believes the CPL will create better playing opportunities for all players in these age groups whether the player plays in the CPL or the 8U or 7U recreational leagues.
The CBA Board believes by creating the CPL it will improve play in both the CPL and recreational leagues. Parents can expect the CPL to be more focused on competition and continued skill development at a higher level, while the recreational leagues will be more focused on basic skill development, and learning. CBA further believes by creating the CPL, it will give players in the recreational leagues the opportunity to develop at key positions which they might not otherwise have the opportunity to play.
Information regarding the Coppell Baseball Association League can be found in this section. If you need additional information or have questions regarding our association email
CBA contracts with a qualified third party to provide umpires for CBA scheduled games. Games can begin with at least one umpire present. In the event no official umpire is available at the official starting time, an on-site league official should be located to determine the appropriate course of action.
During a game, an umpire’s judgment decisions are final and cannot be argued by any coach or player. This includes, but is not limited to, the calling of ball and strikes, decisions of safe or out, decisions of fair or foul or any call that is at the discretion of the umpire’s judgment. If in the opinion of the umpire or a league official this policy is violated, the offending party will not be allowed to continue participating in the game. In addition, no coach, player, parent or spectator can question or approach, in a negative manner, an umpire following the conclusion of a game. If in the opinion of the CBA Board of Directors this policy has been violated, the offending party will be suspended from attending and participating in games and/or practices. Concerns about an umpire’s game performance can be discussed with the Board Member after the games has concluded by sending electronic mail to league officials. In addition, each manager is responsible for the conduct of his/her parents and coaches and can be disciplined for the conduct of his team’s parents and coaches.
The CBA third party agency employs both teenagers and adults as umpires. If you are interested in being an umpire, please contact the Wayne Moore Umpire Director at email@example.com.
CBA FALL 2018 SEASON DATES
June 1 Online Registration Begins (ends Aug. 1)
June 20th Select Team/Premier League Coach Applications Due (5 pm)
June 24-July 8 Select/Premier League Tryouts (Schedule on web site)
July 25 Select/Premier League Teams posted if tryouts are complete
Aug 8 (Wed) Last Day for Refunds
Aug 13 (Mon) Team Draw (teams for all age groups drawn randomly by computer)
Aug 19 (Sun) Recreational League Coaches Meeting & Clinic/Equipment
Issue (Wagon Wheel Field #1)
Sep 1 (Sat) Games Begin (for Rec. League)
Oct 27 (Sat) End of Recreational League Season
Nov 3 (Sat) Recreational League Makeup Games (if necessary)
CBA SPRING 2019 SEASON DATES
Oct 22 (Mon) Online Registration Begins (ends Jan. 29th)
Oct 27-Nov. 3 Select Team/Premier League Tryouts
Jan. 28 (Mon) Registration Ends
Feb. 9 (Sat) Last Day for a Refund
Feb. 16 (Sat) Recreational League Coaches Look
Feb. 23 (Sat) Recreational League Draft/Draw U7 and up (location TBA)
Feb. 26 (Tues) Coaches Meeting and Equipment Distribution
Mar. 4 (Mon) Practice Begins
Mar. 18 (Mon) Select/Premier League Games Begin
April 1 (Mon) Recreational League Games Begin
April 6 (Sat) Opening Day Ceremonies
April 8 (Mon) All Star Coaches Application Due
April 7 &14 Team Photos Mac Park (Sunday)
April 28 (Sun) All Star Tryouts
May 5 (Sun) All Star Tryouts Make up if needed
May 10 (Fri) Regular Season Ends U7 and above
May 11 (Sat) Post Season Tournament Begins-Rec. League
May 25 (Sat) Regular Season Ends (Blast Ball-U6)
June 1 (Sat) Post Season Tournament Ends
*Note dates subject to change.
- Any official, member or guest of the CBA using profane language, demonstrating unsportsmanlike conduct, and/or under the influence of intoxicating beverages/substances at the ball park (practice fields, playing field or in the stands) will be subject to immediate ejection and disciplinary action from the CBA Board. A CBA member must report this conduct in writing to the commissioner of the league within 24 hours.
- Use of tobacco products is not permitted on the playing field or in the dugout by anyone during league games or practices.
- CBA has implemented a grievance process to give a player, parent or coach a forum to have their complaint heard and acted upon, if warranted, by a neutral body (five members). Specifically, if someone has a grievance, they are to submit their complaint in writing to CBA within seven days of the event giving rise to the complaint. The grievance committee will review the complaint, conduct an appropriate investigation, and make an appropriate response to the complaint. The grievance committee’s decision is the final decision in all cases.
- Please make efforts to be safe, lock your cars and hide valuables. The Coppell Police Department has notified us that there have been reports of break-ins at area fields.
- CBA is not resposible for any damage to cars as a result a foul ball.
- CBA maintains a Skyscan Lightning Detector at both Wagon Wheel and MacArthur Park game fields. In the event of threatening weather, the CBA field official will monitor the Skycan Lightning Detector. When lightning strikes are detected within 8 miles, games will be immediately stopped and the parks will be evacuated. In the event games are suspended, parents, coaches and players are to immediately go to their vehicles and wait for word as to whether games will be resumed after the inclement weather has passed.
- If a child is missing, a CBA field official should be immediately contacted. The CBA field official will immediately take steps to secure the park and close all entrances until the missing child is located. If the child is not located within a short period of time, the local police will be contacted.
What is All Star/Tournament Team Baseball?
CBA will again sponsor Summer All Star Tournament Teams after the conclusion of our regular spring season and post-season playoffs. These teams will be referred to as All Star/Tournament Teams.
The All Star/Tournament Teams participate in a significantly more competitive environment than regular CBA play. These teams begin play after the conclusion of the CBA Rec season and generally participate in tournaments in neighboring cities. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide more information about the tournament team process and educate parents of all CBA participants, so you can decide if your player should be considered for this activity.
In the Fall, all teams are chosen through a computer-generated draw. However, we do offer the option for a coach to build their own team (Blast ball - U8) or for players to request a buddy (blast ball and U6 divisions only). Forms. to participate in these options, are located in the section labeled forms under FAQ.
In the Spring, Blast ball - U6 are chosen through a computer-generated draw; however, build your own team and pick a buddy options are available. U7-U14 players are chosen through a coaches’ draft. U7-U14 players will be asked to attend a “coaches look” tryout before being drafted to teams.
- All players must wear a helmet in the cages and the cage door must be closed at all times.
- No metal spikes are allowed in the cages.
What equipment is provided and what equipment do I have to supply?
The CBA provides recreational league teams with catcher’s gear, pitcher’s helmet and chest protector and batting tee as needed. Also depending on the age group a score book and practice and game balls will be provided. The CBA provides all necessary equipment for BlastBall including Tee, Balls, Foam Bat and special Blast Base.
The CBA provides uniforms for Recreational leagues for each player. Uniforms include team jersey and baseball cap. The CBA also provides the head coach and one assistant coach a team baseball cap and uniform.
Batting Helmets, Baseball Gloves and Bats are not provided to players. It is highly recommended that all players wear a protective cup at both practices and games. Additionally, most players wear rubber baseball cleats. No steel cleats are allowed. Due to the use of the foam bat and ball in BlastBall, there is no requirement to wear a batting helmet or use a baseball glove – these are optional.
For U9-U10, batting helmets are required to have a face guard.
Bats can be very expensive so buying a used bat is not a bad idea (Play it Again Sports or other family’s may have bats from older kids). Getting the right bat may the most important purchase you make (especially in coach pitch). Players using a bat that is too heavy usually will hit the ball softly to pitcher, 1st Base or 2nd Base (easy outs for most age groups with live pitching). By using a lighter bat, the player will generate more bat speed and pull the ball to shortstop or 3rd Base (much harder play to make for most age groups). It is as small thing but can be the difference between your child getting on base and having more fun versus the easy outs.
Bat weight is measured by the minus or drop weight which means the drop weight is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, so a bat that is 27 inches long and has a drop weight of -10 will weigh 17 ounces. You might look at a -12 (drop 12) for players that are smaller or new to the sport and may not have the swing speed for a bigger bat.
Players playing in older age groups, select, premier or tournament level baseball may have more regulations to choose from regarding bat weights. Most leagues will be looking for USSSA, BBCOR or NHSF approved bats. Please use the 2 links below for guidelines.