Register now for spring 2019 – See details here!

We are excited to announce that registration for the spring season is now open! Click here to register.

Registration will be open through Jan. 5, 2019.

Please see below for more information on the spring.

Limited late registration: Jan. 6-14. Late registration will include a $25 late fee and will be available dependent on the total signups in each division. 

Tryouts/Evaluations: All players (with the exception of T-ball) are required to tryout and must do so with the age group corresponding to their league age. There are no exceptions.

All registered players will be evaluated by the managers of each division prior to the team draft. Tryouts for Rec baseball will occur Jan. 12. Makeups will be held on Jan. 14. 

Team selection/drafts: Teams will be selected starting Jan. 15. All teams should be assigned by Jan. 19. Your team assignment will be available via SI Play (either via the website or the app), and you should also be contacted directly by your manager. 

First practices:  Practices will begin on Jan. 19. All teams should have 4-6 scheduled practices prior to Opening Day.

First games: Most teams will have their first scheduled game on Feb. 23.

Regular season: Teams will average two scheduled games per week: one each Saturday and the other on a weeknight (with the exception of Wednesdays). The schedule will vary from week to week. The week of March 18-22 (spring break) will be used as a practice week instead of having games.

End of season tournament: All divisions (with the exception of T-ball) will have an end of season tournament that will start in late April/early May.

Advanced Baseball: For those interested in this program, please click here. AB tryouts will be held on Jan. 5. (Makeups will be held on Jan. 7.) The first AB practices will be held on Jan. 16. AB teams practice on Wednesdays and Sundays throughout the season.

More information about the West Florida Advanced Baseball League, which FYB competes in, can be found here: https://www.wfabaseball.com.

Our goal at FYB  is to offer an AB team at each age group, depending on player and coach interest. Managers for each AB team will be identified and selected through an interview process each season.

More League Information 

Rec Season Fees:

Cal Ripken – League Ages: 4YU-12YU
T-ball: $105
Rookies: $145
Minors: $155
Majors: $155
Babe Ruth: 13YU- 18YU
Juniors – $160
Seniors – $180

Concessions:

Opt Out: $150

Concession No Show: If you elect to work a concession shift in lieu of the $150 opt out fee, you will be charged $150 and your account will be suspended if you do not show up for your concession shift.

Sibling Discount: For each child after the 1st fully paid child, you will receive a $20 discount.

Other common questions:

What do I get for my registration fee? All players receive a jersey and hat. Money from registration also goes toward umpire fees for all divisions except T-ball

Can my son/daughter play up? In almost all cases, players play within their age group, but if you would like your child to play up a level, they must attended both tryouts try out at both levels (Their age group plus the level wanting to play up to.)

New in FYB Rookies Division:  

Rookies 7 & 8: 7-year-olds typically play in Rookies 7U, but based on tryouts and the number of registrations, some 7-year-olds will be drafted in the Rookie 8U division. 6-year-olds can try out for Rookies 7U and based on skills and number of registrations will be placed on teams.

Can my son/daughter play down? The only time this is typically considered is for a players who has never played before. 

Can I request a coach or to play with a friend? No. All teams are drafted by managers and requests cannot be accommodated. The only exception to this is for siblings, who will be automatically placed on the same team as each other if they are in the same age group (unless parents request they play on separate teams).

What equipment do I need? A glove (must), a batting helmet (must), and cleats and athletic supporter (highly, highly recommended). Baseball pants are typically worn, but we recommend waiting until you talk with your manager to determine the team color for pants.

Most kids have their own bat as well. Starting with the Spring 2018 season, new bat regulations went into effect for all divisions in baseball (except Seniors). link: Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken 2018 Rule Changes

In short, all baseball bats purchased prior to September 2017 will not be legal for play in the Cal Ripken baseball divisions (6yo-12yo) starting in the Spring 2018 season (with the exception of T-ball bats, provided they are under 26″ in length). All new bats purchased must have the USABat stamp to be eligible for use. In the Junior division, bats must be either stamped as USABat or be BBCOR 0.50. Alternatively, one-piece, solid wood bats are also permitted.

I live outside the boundary. Can I still play at FYB? Yes, you may still register despite living outside the boundary. However, your child will not be eligible for All-Stars without a valid address within our boundaries unless you meet one of the following exceptions:

1) Your child has played every spring season at Fishhawk since 2013;

2) Your child attends a school within our boundary; or

3) Your child has a sibling playing at FYB who lives within boundaries. 

I’m trying out for my high school team, but if I don’t make it, I’ll want to play. What should I do? Since you won’t find out until after the registration deadline, please sign up for our FYB season and try out. If you make your high school team, you can request a refund and we’ll grant it to you. If you wait until after high school tryouts after we have assigned teams, there may not be availability in our program.

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