In House player registration is now underway and goes through February 29. Below is a list of general information regarding registering your child:
Alert. Posted 2/16/20: We are in need of several managers in the following divisions:
T-Ball - Need 3 managers; Girls Coaches Pitch - Need 2 managers; Minor Hardball - Need 3 managers: Major Hardball - Need 2 managers.
If you can manage a team, please e-mail us at email@example.com, or call us at 216-862-7618, or note it on your registration form.
Mail Registration only. No online registration.
T-Ball (ages 4, 5 & 6) -- $35
Boys Coaches Pitch (7 & 8) -- $45
Girls Coaches Pitch (7, 8 & 9) -- $45
Minor Hardball (9 & 10) -- $50
Major Hardball -- (11 & 12) -- $50
Birthday cutoff date is May 1, 2020
**Registration fee is due when registering.
Please be sure to read the "Parents Guidelines and Information" section directly below this column.
Due to an increase in third party fees, we are not holding online registration this year. The mail registration form will be posted at the top of this page when registration begins.
Sponsor Program: Any parent that can supply a sponsor for their child's team will not have to pay the registration fee. Please see the Sponsor Program information on the home page.
Before you register, please read the In House Parents Guidelines and Informationon the home page.
Please feel free to e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 216-862-7618 with any questions.
In House Parents Guidelines and Information 2020
T-Ball Opening Day - Saturday, May 2
Minor Hardball & Major Hardball - Week of May 4
Coaches Pitch (Boys & Girls) season starts - Week of May 11
Picture Day – TBD
Playoffs begin the week of July 6
Holidays – No games Memorial Day weekend – May 22, 23, 24 & 25. No games 4th of July weekend – July 3, 4 & 5.
T-Ball plays every Saturday. Games are 9:30-11:00.
Boys Coaches Pitch and Minor Hardball play most of their games on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Girls Coaches Pitch and Major Hardball play most of their games on Tuesday and Thursday evenings.
Last day of the regular season for all divisions is July 2.
Below is a list of rules and guidelines and important dates to assist parents and coaches on any questions they may have in preparation for the 2020 season.
Scroll down for league rules by division.
Uniforms: In T-Ball, the league supplies a cap and shirt for all players. These are all that is required for players for games. Batting helmets are also supplied by the league. There are no pant or sock requirements for T-Ball.
In Boys Coaches Pitch, Minor Hardball & Major Hardball the league supplies MLB shirts and caps and baseball socks. In these three divisions, players will be required to wear SOLID gray baseball pants. No sweat pants or any other type of pants. They must be baseball pants. Also, stripes of any kind, single stripe or pinstripes, and colored pockets are NOT permitted. Solid grey only. Please note: Any player not in accordance with these guidelines will not be permitted to play in the game. If a player loses or misplaces any part of his uniform, including the cap, it is the parent's responsibility to replace it. If you need to replace a shirt or socks, see a league official at the Maplewood office and they can get it ordered. The MLB cap can be found online. League officials are at all games and the uniform policy will be enforced. We highly recommend parents put their child's name or uniform number inside the bill of the cap.
Socks: The majority of players now wear their pants to below, or, at the top of the shoe. Parents will have the option of buying them through the league when they register at a cost of $5.
If your child wears socks to the shoe, you will not have to purchase socks. But, if they prefer some of the sock to show, parents will be required to order the socks when they register and the league will purchase the socks in the official color of each individual team.
If socks are not ordered, players who wear a sock of a different color than their team’s official color will not be permitted to play unless they wear their pants all the way down to where the socks do not show.
This rule does not apply to T-Ball players or Girls Coaches Pitch players. The girls usually wear shorts and the league will continue to buy socks for the girls at no additional cost.
In Girls Coaches Pitch the league supplies shirts, visors and socks. Players have the choice of wearing baseball pants or shorts. They must be solid gray only. No stripes of any kind (single stripe or pinstripes and colored pockets are NOT permitted. Solid grey only. Please note: Any player not in accordance with these guidelines will not be permitted to play in the game
Equipment: The league supplies equipment to all teams. This equipment includes bats and (except in T-Ball) catcher’s equipment. Many parents purchase bats for their child. The league rules regarding bats are as follows:
For Boys Coaches Pitch, Minor Hardball and Major Hardball: Barrel width limit is 2 5/8” max. Bats must carry the “USSSA Baseball 1.15 BPF” logo, or the “USA Baseball” logo. Bats approved by USA Baseball will not have the 1.15 BPF logo since they are already manufactured as a reduced injury bat. There is no limit on the length/weight ratio.
For Girls Coaches Pitch: Bats must be labeled for “Girls Fastpitch” or something along those lines. Bats designed for hardball are not permitted.
For T-Ball: The bat must state "T-ball" or "For T Ball Use" or something along those lines.
Due to health and safety concerns, players will need to supply their own helmets. There are no rules regarding color and face bars are not required but are permitted. Helmets must be stamped with the national safety seal in the back. Players will not be permitted to use helmets of other players. Helmets are supplied for T-Ball teams.
Registration for the 2020 In House season will run from February 1 through March 1. Details will be posted in early January.
Registration for the Puritas Early Bird Tournament is now open. The tournament will run on Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26.
Update: February 16, 2020: The 12U & 13U Divisions are full. We still have openings in the following divisions:
10U - 2 openings
11U - 1 opening
Call Tom Burke at 216-862-7618 to reserve a spot.
Entry fee is $200 and teams will pay umpires ($45/game) and supply a new game for each game.
Age Divisions: 10U, 11U, 12U & 13U.
All games will be played at Maplewood Diamonds.
Individual awards will be given to division champions and runners-up.
Entry Deadline has been extended until March15.
Plan of Play: All teams play two preliminary round games on Friday and/or Saturday. Teams are then seeded and all teams play a single elimination round on Sunday.
To Register Due to increased third party fees, we are no longer holding online registration. The mail registration form is at the top of this column.
For more details, contact Tom Burke at email@example.com or call 216-862-7618.
Here is how he Sponsorship program works (In House division only):
If a parent, family member or freind is interested in sponsoring a players team, that player will play free and the parent's will not be charged the registration fee. To take advantage of this program, please follow these following steps:
* E-mail the league office at firstname.lastname@example.org staing you have a sponsor for your child's team. Be sure to include your child's name.
* We will e-mail you a sponsor form at that time.
* Have the sponsor fill out the form and mail the sposnor form and your child's registration form to the address on both forms, along with the sponsor fee. You will not need to pay the registration fee.
* The sposnor fee is $250 and your sponsor will get the name of their business name on the back of all the players on your child's team. The sposnor will also get a sponsor plague with their business name and a team picture included.
If you have any questions on the Sponsor Program, please feel free to e-mail us, or call 216-862-7618
To reach Puritas Baseball, please call 216-862-7618, or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Next and final travel league meeting:
Tuesday, March 3
Strongsville Holiday Inn