PO Box 60872   •   Colorado Springs   •   CO   •   80960   •   719-648-5171
email: westelpasobaseball@comcast.net

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

West El Paso Summer Baseball 2014 FAQ


   What type of baseball league is West El Paso Baseball?
   When do registrations for the summer baseball season begin?
   How do I register?
   What are the boundaries?
   Can I sign up to play with a friend or group of friends?
   What are the age divisions?
   What is the cost?
   What forms of payment do you have?
   May I get a refund if we decide not to play?
   What is included with the fee?
   How are players placed on teams?
   Do you have tryouts for all divisions?
   When are teams announced?
   Where are practices?
   What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
   How many games will be played?
   Do you have a tournament at the end of the regular season?
   How long is the season?
   What days will games be played?
   What time will games be played?
   How long does each game last?
   Where are games held?
   I've signed up......now what?
   What if the weather looks bad? Who do I call?
   Rain delays and rainouts... what happens?
   League's Playing Rules
   How do I volunteer to be a coach?
   What fundraising does West El Paso Baseball have?
   How can I sponsor a team?


What type of baseball league is West El Paso Baseball?
West El Paso Baseball is a youth summer baseball league based in southern Colorado Springs, Colorado. Our focus is to give kids that love baseball the opportunity to continue to play organized, good fundamental baseball during the summer by providing the best playing experience possible for every player. We are a AA level baseball league with a small mixture of AAA level players. We have players from all levels, beginner to experience. All kids age 6 to 15 are welcome.
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When do registrations for the summer baseball season begin?
On-line and mail-in registrations begin on March 1st and continue until May 23rd. Fill-in registrations continue after that time as needed. There are usually several in-person registration locations in May. These will be announced on the website and in the Gazette sports announcements.
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How do I register?
You have three options:
  Download the registration form and waiver at www.westelpasobaseball.com
  Registration & Waiver
  Waiver Only
  On-line on the website at www.westelpasobaseball.com
  In-person registration on May 3rd and 10th from 9AM to 12PM @ El Pomar Youth Sports Complex near Janitell (2230 Executive Circle, Colorado Spring, CO, 80906).

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What are the boundaries?
The great thing about West El Paso Baseball does not have any boundaries. We welcome every kid that wants to play summer baseball. We provide summer baseball to all of Colorado Springs and surrounding areas. Last year the league had players from Woodland Park, Manitou Springs, Monument, Falcon, Peyton, and Fountain.
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Can I sign up to play with a friend or group friends?
You can sign up on your own, with a friend, or with a group of friends. Over the years partial AA teams from Colorado Springs, Academy, Tri-Lakes, & High Plains Little Leagues have signed up to play in addition to teams from Divide, Woodland Park, and Manitou Springs. It is the league's intent to keep players with their school and neighborhood friends whenever possible. Although it is not guaranteed this will be possible in every case, we will work it out the best for all involved.
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What are the age divisions?
NOTE: Age as of April 30, 2014
 

Midgets:
        • Ages 6, 7 & 8
        • Machine pitch, hard baseball division
        • A faster, more exciting, no walks, high-scoring game
Rookies:    Ages 9 & 10
Majors:    Ages 11 & 12
Juniors:    Ages 13, 14 & 15

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What is the cost?
Midgets:    $110
Rookies:    $135
Majors:    $145
Juniors:    $160
 
West El Paso Baseball accepts cash and checks. When you register by on-line registration, you have 3 days to send payment to the league. If payment is not received, your player will be put on a free agent list. Paid participants will be put on a roster before someone that has signed up but has not paid. A $25 late fee will apply to registrations received after May 23rd.

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May I get a refund if we decide not to play?
There are NO REFUNDS once a child has been placed onto a team. Exceptions are season-ending injuries. Refunds in this situation will be pro-rated (plus $20 to cover administration fees, insurance fees, and cost of shirt and hat). No refund will be offered for unused Sky Sox tickets.
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What forms of payment do you have?
We only take checks or money orders. Payment must be made out to West El Paso Baseball. A $40 charge will be applied to all returned checks.
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What is included with the fee?
Your player will receive a minor-league replica jersey and a baseball cap, plus one ticket to the Sky Sox's game for July 27th @ 1:35 PM. Each player must also have a baseball glove, and catchers MUST have a cup. Each coach/team chooses the rest of the uniform (pant color, socks, etc.).
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How are players placed on teams?
Ages 6-15 are generally placed by zip code when possible or if they sign up to play with a friend or part of a group. Player and/or coach requests are welcome but not guaranteed, except for family relationships.
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Do you have tryouts for all divisions?
Currently West El Paso Baseball does not have tryouts.
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When are teams announced?
You will be contacted by your coach by June 2nd.
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Where are practices?
Each coach decides where and when practices are held, and how many per week.
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What equipment do I need to provide for my child?
The league provides:
  • Hat
  • Shirt
  • Batting Helmets
  • Game Balls
  • Practice Balls
  • Catchers Gear

You must provide:
  • Glove
  • Cleats (metal cleats OK for Juniors Division)
  • Pants
  • Belt
  • Undershirt
  • Socks
  • Protective cup is HIGHLY recommended for all players
  • Protective cup is REQUIRED for all catchers

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How many games will be played?
Midgets division will play 12 games, Rookies/Majors/Juniors will play approximately 14 games. All divisions will participate in an end-of-season single elimination West El Paso Baseball Tournament.
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Do you have a tournament at the end of the regular season?
West El Paso Baseball has an end of the season tournament for all the divisions from Midgets to Juniors. There are individual awards for 1st and 2nd place finishers for all divisions. The end of season tournament will start as soon as all regular season games are complete. Some divisions will start earlier than others and play through the weekend (including Sunday).
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How long is the season?
Practices may begin immediately after the teams are announced on June 2nd. Games will start around June 14th and continue through early August with an end-of-season tournament that runs through August 10th.
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What days will games be played?
The game schedule varies and will not be posted until the week before the season starts. Most likely, all teams will have at least one weeknight game and one Saturday game, weather permitting. There might be some weeks where teams will have to play more games due to make-up games from rain-outs.
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What time will games be played?
All weekday games are played at 5:30PM. Weekend game schedule for Midgets (ages 6-8): 8:30AM, 10:30AM, or 12:30PM. Weekend game scheduled for Rookies (ages 9-10), and Majors (ages 11-12): 8:30AM, 10:30/10:45AM, 12:30/1:00PM, or 2:30PM/3:00PM. Juniors will play at 9:00AM, 11:30AM or 1:30PM.
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How long does each game last?
Midgets:    1-1/2 hours
Rookies/Majors:    2 hours (no new inning after 1-3/4 hours)
Juniors:    2-1/4 hours (no new inning after 2 hours)

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Where are games held?
All Midgets and Juniors Division games will be held at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex. Rookies and Majors Division games will be played at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex during the week. Weekend games for Rookies and Majors Divisions can be played at multiple locations: El Pomar Youth Sports Complex, near Janitell, 2230 Executive Circle, Colorado Springs, CO 80906, Goose Gossage Sports Complex, 3950 Mark Dabling Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80907, or Leon Young Sports Complex, 1335 South Chelton Road, Colorado Springs, CO, 80909.
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I've signed up.........now what?
If you have signed up and paid, then you are registered. You will receive a call from your coach around June 2nd.
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What if the weather looks bad? Who do I call?
We encourage coaches to notify their players as soon as games are cancelled. Coaches or Managers please call our voicemail at 648-5171 for the latest updates for weather conditions. The website home page will also be updated. Never assume games are cancelled without checking with your coach, the website, or the voicemail. Weather in Colorado Springs can change quickly!
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Rain delays & rainouts... what happens?
Weekday games are allowed a 30-45 minute window for rain delays.
Weekend games: It will be a game-by-game decision by league officials. There is a good chance that an early game could be cancelled but not the later game, and vice-versa.

The league will make every attempt to reschedule rainouts. The makeup game will be rescheduled 6-7 days after the rainout, unless both coaches agree on an earlier date. If coaches don't agree on a makeup date given by the league, it will be a forfeit. Make-up dates are Sunday of the following week after a rainout - no exceptions.

No rainouts will be rescheduled after July 24th.

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League's playing rules
Midgets (Minors) Playing Rules
Rookies/Majors Playing Rules
Juniors Playing Rules

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How do I volunteer to be a coach?
Fill out the Coach Volunteer Form or contact Jorge Lacayo at 719-648-5171. All volunteers are subject to a background check.
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What fundraising does West El Paso Baseball have?
I Top It Fundraiser on July 12th and 19th. Enjoy yogurt and sorbet, at the same time support your community league. Click here for details.

West El Paso Baseball is proud to be part of the Albertsons Community Partners Program. Each time you shop and scan the key tag or card, West El Paso Baseball earns a percentage of your purchase. Click here for details.

Community Discount Cards will be distributed to all teams. They are $5.00 per card, and offer great discounts on local restaurants and specialty stores. Your team representative will have them available at the team's first practice.

The league has their annual West El Paso Baseball Day with the Sky Sox. This year it will be on July 27th at 1:35PM. Click here for details.


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How can I sponsor a team?

Sponsors - each team is required to have a team sponsor. The cost is only $150 - $250. For $250, the sponsor will receive a plaque, logo or name (block letters) on back of jerseys, plus a website link. For $150, sponsor will receive name in block letters on back of jerseys. All sponsor information must be turned into the league by June 6th. Click here for details.

We also have division and league sponsorship available. Please contact our Sponsorship Coordinator, Jorge Lacayo at 719-648-5171 or email westelpasobaseball@comcast.net for more information.
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Umpires Needed! Great Summer Job!

WE WANT YOU!!! EXPERIENCED and NEW UMPIRES WANTED!!! Great summer job. We train new umpires, must be 15 y/o or older, please call 719-648-5171.
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