SPRING 2018 REGISTRATION

register player Coppell Baseball offers two programs:  Recreational and Select/Premier League.  These programs are designed to promote growth and competition.  The majority of our players participate in the Recreational Program. Select/Premier League Team are formed through a tryout process each fall and spring season.   During your registration you will be allowed to submit your registration payment and select league placement. For fees and age cut offs go to the FAQ section of the web site.
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PREMIER LEAGUE OVERVIEW

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

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.

PARENTS/PLAYER EXPECTATIONS

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. 

GENERAL

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 

UMPIRES

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 ancump37@msn.com.   

 

FALL 2017 AND SPRING 2018 SEASON DATES

CBA FALL 2017 SEASON DATES

July 1                    Online Registration Begins (ends Aug. 1)

July 7                    Select Team/Premier League Coach Applications Due (5 pm)

July 17 (Mon)       Select Team/Premier League Coach Interviews (during week)

July 24 (Mon)       Select/Premier League Coaches Announced

July 01-Aug 5       Select/Premier League Tryouts (Schedule on web site)

Aug 7 (Mon)         Select/Premier League Teams posted if tryouts are complete

Aug 9 (Wed)         Last Day for Refunds

Aug 14 (Mon)       Team Draw (teams for all age groups drawn randomly by computer)

Aug 20 (Sun)        Recreational League Coaches Meeting & Clinic/Equipment

Issue (Wagon Wheel Field #1)

Sep 2 (Sat)           Games Begin (for Rec. League)

Oct 23 (Sat)         End of Recreational League Season

Oct. 28 (Sat)        Recreational League Makeup Games (if necessary)

 

CBA SPRING 2018 SEASON DATES

Oct 23 (Mon)       Online Registration Begins (ends Jan. 29th)

Oct 30-Nov. 5      Select Team/Premier League Tryouts

Jan. 29 (Mon)      Registration Ends

Feb. 11 (Sat)        Last Day for a Refund

Feb. 17 (Sat)        Recreational League Coaches Look

Feb. 24 (Sat)        Recreational League Draft/Draw U7 and up (location TBA)

Feb. 27 (Tues)      Coaches Meeting and Equipment Distribution

Mar. 5 (Mon)        Practice Begins

Mar. 19 (Mon)      Select/Premier League Games Begin

April 2 (Mon)       Recreational League Games Begin

April 7 (Sat)         Opening Day Ceremonies

April 9 (Mon)       All Star Coaches Application Due

April 8 &15          Team Photos Mac Park (Sunday)

April 22 (Sun)      All Star Tryouts

April 29 (Sun)      All Star Tryouts Make up if needed

May 11 (Fri)         Regular Season Ends U7 and above

May 12 (Sat)        Post Season Tournament Begins-Rec. League

May 26 (Sat)        Regular Season Ends (Blast Ball-U6)

June 2 (Sat)          Post Season Tournament Ends

*Note dates subject to change. 

                          

 

 

CONDUCT AND SAFETY

Conduct:

  1. 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.
  2. Use of tobacco products is not permitted on the playing field or in the dugout by anyone during league games or practices.
  3. 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.

Safety:

  1. 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. 
  2. CBA is not resposible for any damage to cars as a result a foul ball.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

ALL STAR/TOURNAMENT TEAM PROGRAM

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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 Activity:

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.

General Information:


CBA Coaches/Players/Parents:

The Coppell Baseball Association (“CBA”) will be forming All-Star teams to compete in summer tournaments at the conclusion of the regular season and post-season tournament.  All players currently playing in the recreation and premier league are eligible to attend the tryouts.

All-Star tryouts will be held Sunday, April 23rd (April 30th make up date if needed) at Wagon Wheel Park (please check CBA website for specific times and fields) and teams will for formed for the following age groups:

U6 (if enough interest), U7, U8, U9, U10, U11-12 and U13-14.

The process of selecting the All-Star Coaches is will be done in April.  Applications due Monday, April 3rd.

All-Star Team participation is a fun and rewarding time for all involved.  However, in considering All-Star Team participation and discussing the merits of All-Star Team play with your child, please bear the following points in mind: 

1.            Commitment to All-Star Teams means a commitment of time and money.

a.                  Time - Four to five tournaments (3-5 games each) will be played on weekends (Friday night through Sunday) beginning in June and, possibly early July. In addition, All-Star teams will practice at least 2 times per week.

b.                  Costs - The players (parents) must cover uniforms, tournament fees and any other expenses.  The estimated cost for uniforms is typically $75 to $100/player.  Costs vary widely based on the quality and number of uniform components a team decides to purchase.  Tournament fees are usually $325 – 425 per tournament, per team.  Donations/sponsorships can and should be solicited to offset the cost.

2.            Most tournaments will be held outside of Coppell in surrounding communities. 

3.            The All-Star Team season is a highly competitive environment, much more so than our Coppell recreational league.  It is not necessarily conducive to equal playing time for all members of the team.

4.            The amount of playing time, and in which positions, is up to the manager and coaches of the team.  Although many of the players selected may have pitched or played shortstop during the CBA season, not all will pitch or play shortstop for All-Star Teams.

The player selection process is as follows:

1.            All players must attend the tryout to be eligible.

2.            Each head coach or an assistant of all 2016 Spring Recreational and Premier League teams in an age group should attend the tryout and rank each player in that age group.  Each coach assigns a rank to each player from 1 to10 with the total number of players in the tryout.  A ranking of 10 representing the highest ranking.

3.            The coaches submit their rankings and, once the highest and lowest rankings for each player are omitted, the results are tallied for each player.  The highest and lowest rankings are omitted to help eliminate biases.

4.            The first 8 players with the higher rankings qualify for the Red team.  The All-Star Red head coach will have 4 “wildcard” selections (the coach’s son counts as one of the wildcard selections) to bring the total number of players selected to the Red team to 12.  The “wildcard” selections must come from the list of players who attended the tryout and were ranked.

5.            For those age groups with 2 All-Star Teams:  After the Red team roster has been selected the next 8 players with the higher rankings qualify for the Black team. The All-Star Black head coach will have 4 “wildcard” selections (the coach’s son counts as one of the wildcard selections) to bring the total number of players select to the Black team to 12.  The “wildcard” selections must come from the list of players who attended the tryout and were ranked.

Thank you,

Jeff Schweitzer

All Star/Tournament Team Director

 

 

 

 

NON-COPPELL BASEBALL FIELDS LOCATION

Please use the information below to find the locations for area baseball association facilities.

Colleyville City Park
5200 Bransford Road Colleyville

Flower Mound Bakersfield Park
1201 Duncan Ln, Flower Mound

Grapevine Oak Grove Park
2520 Oak Grove Loop S Grapevine

Keller Sports Complex
200 Sports Parkway Keller

 Southlike Bicentenial Park
476 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake

Trophy Club Independence Park
501 Parkview Drive Trophy Club

 

DRAFT & TEAM FORMATION

 

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.  

CBA will hold a draft for the spring season only for the recreational league the week following coach look.  If a player wants to be considered during the draft, the must attend the coaches look. If a player does not participate in coach look that player is placed in the "blind draft" where a coach can select them at random.  This is the only way this player can be selected.

BATTING CAGES

Please utilize the batting cages with extreme safety. Players have been injured inside and outside of the cages when there’s been a loss of focus on safety precautions. No swinging bats outside of the cages. Please have a coach or parent monitor players around the cages.

  • 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.

Batting cages are assigned to CBA teams each season.  Batting cage schedule is posted under schedules, batting cage.   

EQUIPMENT

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

What bats are legal for use in CBA play?

CBA has adopted USSSA rules will govern the use of bats in CBA leagues in 2012.  

Tournaments played under other governing bodies (PONY Baseball, Triple Crown, Super Series, AAYBA, Nations Baseball, etc.) may have different rules that may or may not result in an approved USSSA bat being deemed illegal in that tournament.

 

 

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