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

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

West El Paso Summer Baseball 2016 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?
   How can I sponsor a team?
   Umpires Wanted!


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 7 to 12 are welcome. Players age 13-18 should register through Colorado Springs Summer Baseball.
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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 20th. 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 April 30th and May 7th 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 August 31, 2016
 

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

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What is the cost?
Midgets:    $110
Rookies:    $135
Majors:    $145
 
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 20th.

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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 $30 to cover administration fees, insurance fees, and cost of shirt and hat).
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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, play on great baseball fields, and WARM Summer Baseball Weather!!! Each coach/team chooses the rest of the uniform (pant color, socks, etc.).
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How are players placed on teams?
Ages 7-12 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 May 27th.
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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 (rubber only, 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?
Rookies division will play 12 games, Minors/Majors 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 Rookies to Majors. 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 May 27th. Games will start around June 11th and continue through early August with an end-of-season tournament that runs through August 14th.
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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 Rookies (ages 7-8): 8:30AM, 10:30AM, or 12:30PM. Weekend game scheduled for Minors (ages 9-10), and Majors (ages 11-12): 8:30AM, 10:30/10:45AM, 12:30/1:00PM, or 2:30PM/3:00PM.
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How long does each game last?
Rookies:    1-1/2 hours
Minors/Majors:    2 hours (no new inning after 1-3/4 hours)

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Where are games held?
All Rookies Division games will be held at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex. Minors and Majors Division games will be played at El Pomar Youth Sports Complex during the week. Weekend games for Minors 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 May 27th.
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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 16th for Rookies Division. For all other divisions July 23rd.

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League's playing rules
Rookies Playing Rules
Minors/Majors 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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How can I support a team?

Team Entry/Advertisement - each team is required to have a team entry/advertisement. The cost is only $150 - $250. For $250, the sponsor will receive a plaque, and logo or name (block letters) on back of jerseys. For $150, sponsor will receive name in block letters on back of jerseys. All sponsor information must be turned into the league by June 3rd. Click here for details.

Please contact league by email at westelpasobaseball@comcast.net for more information.
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Umpires Needed! Great Job for Summer and Fall!

WE WANT YOU!!! EXPERIENCED and NEW UMPIRES WANTED!!! Great summer and fall job. We train new umpires, must be 15 y/o or older, please call 719-648-5171 or email pikespeaksportsofficials@comcast.net for additional information.
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