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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GAMES/PRACTICE

GAMES/PRACTICES

How many games are there per season?

  • Spring - 10 games are scheduled with a 8 game guarantee + end of season tournament
  • Fall - 8 games are scheduled 

 

WHEN AND WHERE ARE GAMES PRACTICES HELD?

Practices are held both during the week or on the weekends (prior to the season starting).  Currently weekday practice slots run from 5pm to 7:00pm or 7:00pm to 9:00pm.  Practice locations are Moore Road, MacArthur Park or Wagon Wheel Field 6.  (see map under FAQ, Fields Location)

How many practices are there?  With the exception of Blastball which only plays games during the season most rec teams will practice:

  • Most teams will practice once during the week.  There may also be an additional practice time at the batting cages to focus on hitting. 

Rec leagues are designed to be "learning and developmental".  All practices are at the coach's discretion.

 

THE SEASON, WHEN AND WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?

The start of each season varies due to other calendar conflicts however a general estimate is:

  • Fall season:
    • Practice begins just after school starts in late August.
    • Games are scheduled from the first of September and complete before the first of November.
  • Spring season:
    • Practice begins toward the middle of March.
    • Games are scheduled the first of April and complete with an end of season tournament in late May.

Depending on the number of teams in each league games are played on weekday evenings and Saturdays.  Weekday games start at 6:15pm.  Saturday games start as early as 9am.  Select and Premier league might be played on Sunday, starting after 1pm. As a rule of thumb younger ages start earlier in the day on both weekends. Blastball teams only play weekend games unless rainouts.

All Blast Ball through U8 recreational league games are played at MacArthur Park.  U9/10 and U11/12 recreational divisions play games at Wagon Wheel Park. U13/14 and U15 and up recreational divisions play at Wagon Wheel Field 6 as well as at other nearby area baseball associations such as Grapevine, Keller, Trophy Club, Flower Mound and Colleyville.

 

PLAYOFFS/TOURNAMENTS

At the end of the Spring season there is an end of season tournament.  All U7 and up teams participate in the tournament. 

The spring season is the only season that has a tournament.  If you are looking for tournament style play you should consider our All Star, Premier League and Select programs.

RAINOUTS & POLICY

Bad weather make-up policy:

  • Every season we plan weather challenges into our scheduling.  It is CBA policy to allow for 2 "rainout" games per season.  For example, in the spring we generally schedule 10 games but won't makeup games unless we drop below a 8 game season per team. If we have no rain outs, everyone will play 10 games.

The City of Coppell controls field availability and generally updates field status as follows:

  • Weekdays approximately 3:30 PM
  • Saturday's approximately 7:30 AM
  • Sunday's approximately 12:00 noon

Please check field status on The City of Coppell Park and Recreation web site or call their weather hot line.  This information is always on the main page of our web site.

If weather moves in during play:

  • The coaches, umpires and CBA board member on field duty will consult regarding starting new games, continuing play or resuming delayed games.  Our main concern is for the safety of our players, our CBA families and spectators.
  • Should the lightning detectors sound at any field EVERYONE must leave the fields and wait for the all clear in the parking lot, preferably in your vehicles.  The all clear is a series of 3 loud beeps in sequence.
  • Depending on the remaining schedule if a game has been delayed more than 30 minutes play may be stopped.  This is to attempt to keep remaining games on schedule. We didn’t find anything in the Rules for rain/weather interruption for post-season play.  Here is what’s listed on the website:  If a game has completed 2 innings of play, the game will not be made up.

Reschedule Process:

Rained out games may be rescheduled in the order in which they were rained out by the league scheduler at the earliest available time. The scheduler shall notify both involved managers when he/she determines the date and time of the game. Schedulers will consider the number of games per week played by each team in rescheduling the games. 

REFUNDS & LATE FEES

Refunds:

We understand that issues sometimes arise that might require you to request a refund for a registration.  We will review all requests and process them in accordance with the outline below:

Player Registrations:

  • Refunds must be requested no later than August 9, 2017.  No refunds will be issued after this date. 
  • If prior to the refund date cut off, a $20 processing fee will be deducted from your payment.
  • Registration fees cannot be deferred to another season.

Late Fees:

Coppell Youth Baseball tries to ensure that all baseball related costs are captured in our registration fees.  This is to help ensure we maintain a quality product at a reasonable fee.  It also reduces the amount of fund raising activities we ask of our parents.

To this end we must also consider the costs of late registrations.  Therefore, all registrations will be considered late beginning on date registration closes.  Late registrations will be charged a $25 processing fee.

 

INSTRUCTION

Attached are two documents that will to help coaches and parents have a better understand of Coppell Youth Baseball.

pdfIntroduction_to_Youth_Baseball_1.pdf

pdfCBACoachesGuideFall2017_2.pdf

 

 

REGISTRATION FEES

Per Spring Season Season:

  • Blast Ball - $95
  • U5-U6- $100
  • U7-$145
  • U8 - $145
  • U7/U8 Premier League $145
  • U10 (U9-U10) - $145
  • U12 (U11 - U12) - $145
  • U14 (U13 - U14) - $155
  • U18 (U15 - U18) - $165
  • Select $165 per player regardless of age/division

Per Fall Season Season:

  • Blast Ball - $70
  • U6 (U5-U6)- $80
  • U7- $100
  • U8 - $100
  • U10 (U9-U10) - $100
  • U12 (U11 - U12) - $100
  • U14( U13 - U14) - $110
  • U18 (U15 - U18) - $110
  • Select $155 per player regardless of age/division
     
  • There are no residency requirements to register and play baseball in the CBA. However, the City of Coppell requires the CBA to charge a $20 non-resident fee for those not living in Coppell (75019 zip code).
  • Fees subject to change as operating cost increase.

HOW ARE REGISTRATION FEES DETERMINED?

We appreciate your commitment to partnering with us to provide a meaningful baseball experience for the youth of Coppell.  The Coppell Baseball Association is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization.  In order to avoid "raffle ticket syndrome" 90% of the operating capital required to run Coppell Baseball Baseball comes from registration fees.

Yearly:

  • Background checks for all board members, coaches and assistant coaches 
  • Operational items
    • IT costs
    • Credit Card processing fees
    • Player equipment
    • Field equipment (screens, etc.)
    • Baseballs

For all leagues per season:

  • High Quality Uniforms for players and coaches
  • City of Coppell Field Usage Fees
  • Insurance
  • Adminstration fees

As required:

  • Special project and field improvements

REGISTRATION

When is registration? 

  • When registration for each season is open you will see a link on the upper right side of our home page.  Use the link to register your player.
  • CBA does online registration via this web site only.
  • All players must register each season.
  • Please complete all the information asked when completing the registraion online.
  • You may register at any time however those players that register after a season deadline wil be placed on a wait list.
  • If spot opens up, the player will be added to a team’s roster and payment will be due at that time.
  • To ensure the opportunity to play, please register by midnight, on the closing night of registration.
  • The CBA will make every effort to provide registered players an opportunity to play if they register on-time.
  • For information regarding Association fees please check the Fees FAQ.

REGISTRATION SUPPORT FAQ

Help with login:

  • Please verify you have activated your Jevin acccount.
  • An activation email was sent to you during the account creation process.
  • Only activated member accounts can complete a registration.
  • Check your junk mail folder for the activation request if it is no in your inbox.

EXISTING ACCOUNT / EMAIL TAKEN ERRORS

Our system only allows for one unique email address to be tied to a single Jevin account. A user only needs one account, which they can use across multiple organization's websites. If the system recognizes that your email address already exists, then you have already created an Account. Simply enter your email address to log in.

See jevin.com for additional help from Jevin out service provider with:  Email address changes, credit card changes, password resets, etc.

COACHES LOOK

Why does CBA hold "Coaches Look" for recreational leagues?

The Coaches Look is a successful tool used for competitive balance, to help coaches when drafting players for Recreational teams.  

The format, which is both positive and informal, provides independent evaluators an opportunity to evaluate player skills prior to team selection. Players will bat, field, throw, and run during evaluations and should dress appropriately bringing a baseball glove and batting helmet. Although most players bring a personal bat, it is not required and there will be bats available.

Players are broken into groups and run through stations such as:

  • Batting (usually in the cages)
  • Infield (fielding and throwing SS to 1ST)
  • Infield (fielding at 1st)
  • Outfield (catching and throwing to 2nd)
  • Baserunning (through 1st and 1st to 3rd)
  • Pitching (Mustang and above)

Evaluators are focused less on the result and more on "how" a player performs at each station.

If a player does not attend Player Evaluations, he or she will be drafted in the blind.  See the draft FAQ for additional details.

PLAYER EVALUATION PROCESS

What happens during player evaluations?

Player evaluations are not intended to be a thorough evaluation rather it is used a means to gauge basic skills in an attempt to ensure player safety and fair competition.  Players are asked to:

  • Batting - approximately 5-10 pitches per participant (mechanics, contact)
  • Run - through first base (form, speed)
  • Run - 1st to 3rd base (form, speed)
  • Infield - field approximately 3-5 grounders and throw SS to 1st base (mechanics, arm strength/accuracy)
  • Infield - receive approximately 3-5 throws from SS (mechanics)
  • Outfield - field approximately 3-5 fly balls / throw to 2nd base (mechanics, arm strength/accuracy)
  • Pitching (U9 and up) - approximately 5-10 pitches  (motion, control, speed)

Tips for a fun and relaxed evaluation: 

  • Relax and have fun.  Everyone is drafted.  Evaluations are used to ensure competitive balance.
  • Wear baseball practice attire:  cleats, hat, baseball pants, sweatshirt if cold not a jacket
  • Have all equipment, glove, bat, helmet, batting gloves, etc.
  • Arrive 15-20 minutes earlier than your assigned time
  • Have your player warmed up and ready to go at their assigned time
  • Check in as soon as you arrive for Player Evaluations
  • Allow 1-2 hours for the process
  • Be supportive of your player

BASEBALL AGE

A Player’s “baseball age” is determined based on his or her age on April 31st each year.  The 'U' stands for "and under".  To protect the safety of our players, players are not permitted to play above their “Baseball Age."

League Age Spring 2018

Recreational League Start End
Blast Ball (3-4) 5/1/13 4/30/15
U 6 (U5 and U6) 5/1/11 4/30/13
U 7 5/1/10 4/30/11
U 8 5/1/09 4/30/10
U10 (U9 and U10) 5/1/07 4/30/09
U12 (U11 and U12) 5/1/05 4/30/07
U14 (U13 and U14) 5/1/03 4/30/05
U18 (U15 - U18) 5/1/99 4/30/03
     
Select/Premier League Start End
U7/8 Premier League and 8U Select 5/1/09 4/30/11
U 9 Select Team 5/1/08 4/30/09
U10 Select Team 5/1/07 4/30/08
U11 Select Team 5/1/06 4/30/07
U12 Select Team 5/1/05 4/30/06
U13 Select Team 5/1/04 4/30/05

HOME TEAM & FIELD DUTY INSTRUCTIONS

Home Team Responsibilities…

1st game…Home Team

  1. Home Team will open his field and get the score box.  To do this you will need to give the shift leader in the concession stand your drivers’ license and he/she will give you a key to open the field and give you a score box. 
  2. After opening the field you can return the key and get your license before your game even starts. 

Last game…Home Team

(Which in the Fall season you may be the 1st & last team)

  1. Lock up field.
  2. Return score box to the concession stand.

Field Duty…

  1. Check in with the concessions to sign in and leave your cell phone number.
  2. Open up bathrooms…keys located in the concessions.
  3. Grab a copy of the Field Duty responsibilities to familiarize yourself with the guidelines if you do not know them.
  4. If it is the 1st game of the day assist any coaches with any questions.
  5. If it is the last game of the day please make sure the coaches have locked up the fields and the score boxes are returned.  Please report unlocked fields and score boxes left out to the concessions.  Also, make sure to let concessions know you are leaving.  

CBA_Field_Duty_Instructions__b-2-2.doc

COACH'S CODE OF CONDUCT

The function of a coach is to ensure a positive baseball experience for all players regardless of ability.  Coaches serve as an advisor, mentor, lifeline, or simply as a person to lend an ear and listen.  The role that a coach can have on a player’s life is significant in youth development.  The sports field offers a place to develop both as an athlete and individual, and lessons learned on that field will be carried throughout life. Each player should be treated with the utmost respect, and his or her welfare should be considered in decisions by the coach at all times. 

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a coach.  You are the face of Coppell Youth Baseball.  Accordingly, the following Coaches Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Coppell Baseball Association.  By signing below you agree to all terms set forth therein. 

CONDUCT AND ETHICS

  • I will be a positive role model for the athletes I coach and demonstrate fair play and sportsmanship to all my players. 
  • I will act professionally and take responsibility for my actions.
  • I am aware be aware that I have a tremendous influence, for either good or ill, on the education of the player and, thus, shall never place the value of winning above the value of instilling the highest ideals of character.
  • I will remember that I am a youth sports coach, and that the game is for children and not adults.
  • I will exert my influence to enhance sportsmanship by my assistant coaches, players, parents and those associated with my team with special emphasis on respecting the rights, dignity and worth of athletes, coaches, other volunteers, friends and spectators.
  • I will respect and support contest officials. I will not indulge in conduct which would incite players or spectators against the officials.
  • I will place the emotional and physical wellbeing of my players ahead of a personal desire to win.
  • I will ensure my language, manner, punctuality, preparation and presentation demonstrate high standards of CBA.
  • I will treat everyone equally regardless of sex, ethnic origin, religion or ability.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

I understand that I am responsible for ensuring that the health, well-being and development of athletes take precedence over the win/loss record.

  • I will adhere to all pitch count rules and in the absence of rules act in the best interest player health and longevity regardless of situation.
  • I will provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for practices and competition.
  • I will exhibit sound injury and risk management practices and will encourage athletes to seek medical advice when required.
  • I will provide a sports environment for my team that is free of drugs, tobacco, and alcohol, and I will refrain from their use at all youth sports events.
  • I will ensure that all equipment is safe and ready for play.

COACHING

  • I will treat each player as an individual, remembering the large range of emotional and physical development for the same age group.
  • I will be fair, considerate and honest with athletes and communicate with athletes using simple, clear language.
  • I will do my best to organize practices that are fun and challenging for all my players.
  • I will use those coaching techniques appropriate for all of the skills that I teach.
  • I will seek continual improvement through performance evaluation and ongoing coach education.
  • I will be knowledgeable in the rules of CBA, USSSA or any applicable tournaments as appropriate and I will teach and explain these rules to my players.
  • I will make myself available as a coaching mentor to other coaches throughout the Association at all levels as requested by the CBA Board.
  • I will participate in Recreation level player evaluations as determined by CBA Board.
  • I will remain fair and impartial during player evaluations and select the best team to represent Coppell Youth Baseball.
  • I will not actively recruit players from the Coppell Baseball Association with the intent of having them leave the Association to play elsewhere.
  • After due process should I be asked by the Coppell Baseball Association to step down as a coach I will willingly do so and without incident.

PICK-A-BUDDY OR BUILD A TEAM

Pick-a-Buddy

Coppell Baseball Association offers a new program named Pick-a-Buddy.  Our goal is help player’s to feel more comfortable when beginning a new sport.   The program will follow the following guidelines listed below. 

Pick-a-Buddy Guidelines:

  • Player must be registered in either the Blast Ball, U5 or U6 league based on CBA date of birth rules.
  • Only one friend can be requested.
  • Players must be in the same age group.  Playing up or down is not allowed.
  • Request is subject to space availability on teams and is not a guaranteed request.
  • The deadline for this program will be the same as the registration deadline.  All requests must be in the CBA office on the proper form by the close of registration.

To sign up for this program, you must fill out the official Pick-a-Buddy form and mail to the CBA office.

 docPick_a_Buddy_Form_a-1.doc

Mailing Address:  CBA, PO Box 141, Coppell, TX 75019

If additional information is needed, please contact the CBA Office at 972-745-8869.

Build-Your-Own-Team 

Coppell Baseball Association will continue the Build-Your-Own-Team program.  Our goal is help player’s to feel more comfortable when beginning a new sport.   The program will follow the following guidelines listed below. 

Build-Your-Own-Team Guidelines:

  • Team must have a registered coach.
  • Players must be registered in either the Blast Ball, U5 or U6 league based on CBA date of birth rules.
  • Fall season includes U7 and U8 age group.
  • Minimum of 5 players per team and a maximum of 8 players per team.
  • Players must be in the same age group.  Playing up or down is not allowed.
  • Request is subject to space availability on teams and is not a guaranteed request.
  • The deadline for this program will be the same as the registration deadline.  All requests must be in the CBA office on the proper form by the close of registration.

 No request will be honored after the last day of registration for the season.

To sign up for this program, your coach must fill out the official Build-Your-Own-Team form and mail to the CBA office. docBuild_your_own_team_form_a.doc

Mailing Address:  CBA, PO Box 141, Coppell, TX 75019

If additional information is needed, please contact the CBA Office at 972-745-8869.

SELECT - MAJORS, AAA AND AA

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  • 12U Cowboys-AAYBA

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  • 9U Coppell Cowboys Drennings

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  • Argyle Tournament 13U Cowboys Nguyen

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RECREATION, PREMIER AND ALL STAR

  • CBA 12U All Stars Colleyville Champs

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  • U7 Astros

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  • U8 River Dogs

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  • U10 Blue Jays

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  • U12 Astros

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