FAQUpdatedWednesday July 15, 2020 by Mike Carlson.
Frequently Asked Questions:
· What date is used to determine a child's age? For the spring season, the date used to determine a child's age is April 30th of that year. For fall, the date used is April 30th of the following year. This way the kids gets to participate in the same division that they will be in during the spring, during the fall season. This allows the kids to learn the rules in an instructional environment before participating in a competitive environment.
· What is the game and practice schedule? Schedules are not set until after assessments are complete and teams are set. Practice times are one night per week and one per weekend for the spring season. Fall season only has one practice per week and one game on Saturday. Coaches try to work with schedules and availability to determine the start time and duration but we can not guarantee there won't be conflicts. Games schedules are not released until early February for spring baseball. Tball leagues play on Saturday, normally early, but all other ages are spread out through the week. For 2019, there is a possibility Sundays will be used to play games depending on the enrollment.
· Can my child play up or down a league? At registration, the website provides two leagues for registration; your age and one year older. It is up to the parents to choose which league but it will not be revised after registration is closed. Playing down is not an option; primarily due to safety.
· What are assessments? Where are they? What do we need to bring? Assessments are try outs where all the head coaches get to see the ability of the players prior to the draft. The location is always the Fairfield baseball fields; 16055 Mason Road. Kids should bring a glove, bat and helmet to participate in all activities.
· If we miss assessments, will my kid still get drafted? Yes, all players get drafted. Assessments allow the coaches to see each kid's ability and leads to a more balanced league.
· What does a ‘waitlisted’ email mean? Fairfield baseball is organized and coached completely by volunteers. Each league receives a finite number of parents who volunteer to coach, therefore space is limitedn by that partipant number. Once player numbers reach a max number per team, then a waitlist is established. As additional parents volunteer to coach, more teams are created and the waitlist is "first sign up, first in". In addition, FSA prioritizes families that live within Fairfield. An early registration period is always reserved only for Fairfield residents therefore outside families normally receive a 'waitlist' notification first. Once you receive an email notifying you that you are no longer on the waitlist, then you must go into your account and pay before your child is listed in the league.
· Can I receive a refund? A refund policy is posted on the website and on your registration. Refunds can be processed up until registration is closed. At that point, refunds are not allowed due to uniforms, team rosters and league organization.