2018 BASEBALL

THE PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters baseball/softball program is a recreational intramural program for boys aged 4–15 as of April 30, 2018, and girls aged 4–16 as of December 31, 2017. Registered players are placed in one of the following leagues according to date of birth:

4-year old Boys & Girls mixed T-Ball
5-6 Boys Baseball
7-8 Boys Baseball
9-10 Boys Baseball
11-12 Boys Baseball
13-15 Boys Baseball

5-6 Girls Softball
7-8 Girls Softball
9-10 Girls Softball
11-12 Girls softball
13-16 Girls Softball

All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games beginning in early May. It is expected that the regular season will end in June or early July, with playoffs in older leagues (7-8 and up) extending into mid-July, ending on or before Saturday, July 21. Games are played
at Carrollton’s Riverview fields on the Fly, behind the Audubon Zoo. 13-15 year old boys play on Avenger Field, and should be finished before July 4.

Coaches will schedule practices after the teams are drafted. Practices may be at locations other than where the games are played.

Players will be issued a team shirt and cap or visor, to be worn at all games. They will need an appropriately sized glove, plus either cleats (preferable) or tennis shoes.

For more information regarding the baseball/softball program, contact:

Baseball: Justin Lemaire at
baseballcommish@carrolltonboosters.org

Softball: Patrick Able at
softball@carrolltonboosters.org

REGISTRATION
To register, click on the registration tab and follow the procedure. The fee is $185 for your first child, plus $160 for each additional child. If registering more than one child, be sure to register all children before checking out. You may pay on line by credit card or you may choose the option to send a check, but note that your registration is not considered complete until fees are paid. Players who are not registered will not be graded or drafted onto teams.

Contact Alan Godchaux at
algodch@aol.com for help with registration or for payment assistance.

GRADING
All players, except for the 4’s and 5-6’s, must be graded. Grading will begin as early as April 8, although the oldest leagues (13 and older) generally grade later. Players in graded leagues need to be registered before the start of their league’s grading in order to be assured a spot in the league. Consult our web site in March for the detailed grading schedule.

All players, including those in the beginner leagues, are assigned to teams through a player draft. By registering your child, you agree to having him or her placed in the player draft, during which any of our volunteer coaches may pick him or her onto a team.  Carrollton Boosters does not guarantee placement of any player onto any particular team, or onto a team with any particular other player(s).  The only exceptions are that coaches get to pick their own children, and that siblings are placed on the same team, unless otherwise requested by their parent/guardian.  After players have been drafted onto a team, registration fees will not be refunded or credited, except in cases of illness or injury.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING PARTICIPATION IN NON-CARROLLTON BASEBALL PROGRAMS, LEAGUES OR TEAMS
Parents/guardians should make note of Rule 6 of the rules for all players in the Carrollton Boosters Baseball Handbook before registering their children for baseball.  Rule 6 reads as follows:
 
“Because there is a potential for disruptive conflicts and insufficient rest and recuperation, players in the 7/8, 9/10 and 11/12 baseball recreational leagues may not participate in non-Carrollton Baseball programs, leagues or on non–Carrollton Baseball teams during our Spring/Summer baseball season.”
 

Please refer any questions about this rule to Justin Lemaire at the email address provided above.


COACHES
Coaching is an excellent way to not only develop a greater appreciation for baseball or softball, but to also form a special bond with your son or daughter as the season progresses. If you are interested in being a coach, simply answer “yes” to the question when registering, then also register yourself as a volunteer coach, and we will contact you.

SPONSORSHIPS
Please also consider sponsoring your child’s team. As a sponsor, you get to pick the team’s colors and name, and may include a business logo as well. The tax-deductible fee is $275 and can be paid with your child’s registration by credit card or can be paid by a separate check. Answer “yes” to the sponsor question when registering your child. Later, after you have completed the registration, please return to our web site and click on the sponsor form link in order to submit your sponsor info or, if you prefer, simply e-mail your info to us as per below. Your sponsorship will be attached to your child’s team unless you specify otherwise. If you have any questions, please contact either
Missy McLellan at
developmentcoordinator@carrolltonboosters.org
or
Betsy Laborde at 491-3218 or
bblaborde@gmail.com

DONATIONS

When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to one or more of the following funds:
Capital Fund - contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
Scholarship Fund – contributions to this fund help allow Carrollton to include financially underprivileged children in our various programs.
Security Fund – contributions to this fund help Carrollton maintain a visible security force at all our venues.