Baseball

FAQ

BASEBALL - Questions and Answers

How is age calculated? What is the cutoff date?

Age is calculated as how old they are on May 1, 2022 (FALL 2021, SPRING 2022 & SUMMER 2022). For example, if your son is 9 on April 30 and turns 10 on May 2nd, he would be in the 9U division.  Parents have the option of playing UP a grade but never down.

Age levels might be combined, depending on number of registrations, especially with older ages.

The U in 9U etc means - "9 and UNDER"

How much does it cost?

3U - 4U T-Ball & 5U soft toss => $179

6U - 8U coach pitch => $199

9U - 13U kid pitch => $229

Baseball Academy => $199

Any required fundraisers?

We do not have any fundraisers, sponsors or other fees.

What is included with the registration fee?

tball and 5U: jersey, hat, 10 games. All games are officiated by parents.

6U and older: jersey, hat, 10 games, plus 2 games minimum in playoffs for divisions with scores and standings

What will I have to buy?

Batting helmet, baseball glove, bat, cleats, pants, belt, socks in coach's choice of color (these can all be purchased at Dick's Sporting goods, Academy, Dugout Sports, etc.)

When is the last day to register?

(Rosters are sent 1 week after the registration closes)

BASEBALL:

- FALL, register by August 14, 2021

- SPRING,  register by January 15, 2021

- SUMMER, register by May 3rd, 2021

BASEBALL ACADEMY:

- FALL, register is August 18, 2021

- SPRING, register by January 5, 2021

- SUMMER, register by May 27th, 2021

A LATE ADD REGISTRATION is not guaranteed to be placed on a team.  Player will be placed where we can fit them, and may be moved, if needed, to balance teams.  A LATE ADD REGISTRATION understands they will go where we can place them.  Only if we do not have an open space and do not offer any team slot, will a player be refunded in full.  Please register BEFORE registration closes to avoid issues.  We have very long registration periods for your convenience.  Also, a LATE ADD REGISTRATION understands that their uniform will have to be ordered LATE, so it will arrive LATE, possibly after opening weekend.

When does season start?

BASEBALL GAMES:

- Fall season starts Sept 10th, 2021

- Spring season starts Mid February, 2022

- Summer season starts May 21, 2021 (ends Mid-July, no games July 4th)

(The schedule is released after the rosters are sent out)

BASEBALL ACADEMY:

- Fall Academy starts Aug 22nd-Oct 3rd, SUNDAYS 4pm-6pm

- Spring Academy starts January 9th, 2022, SUNDAYS 4pm-6pm

- Summer Academy starts June 7th - July 12th, 2021, MONDAYS 5:30-7:30pm

If rainout occurs, will be made up during the week.

When does the season end?

10 games and playoff tournament

How are practices set up?

Teams are set a week after registration ends, rosters are sent to the coaches, and then practices will begin. The coaches on the team control the day of the week you practice as well as time and location.

RULES?

Parents are asked to review the rules page for their age level player.  Important information so you are aware of each styles rules and how all games are played. CLICK HERE

How many practices per week?

1-2 practices a week; depending on what the parents and coaches decide.

What days will games be played on?

Spring season: Friday-Sunday ** We will play Fri 3/12/21, honoring Spring Break with no games 3/13/21-3/19/21.

Summer season: We do not play on Saturday's once school is out.

Fall season: Friday nights, Saturdays, Sunday Afternoons and Monday Evenings

In the spring of 2022 when the new fields are built, we could add 1 week night.

Season start and end dates are subject to change due to weather, outside field issues, or acts of God. These incidents could change without notice due to events beyond our control. Any delay may cause the game schedule to be changed from the original posted at the beginning of the season.

BASEBALL ACADEMY:  Spring Academy is Sunday afternoons 4-6pm.  Summer Academy is Monday Nights 5:30-7:30pm.  Fall Academy is Sunday afternoon 4-6pm.

Once the schedule is released games cannot be moved. 

How does TFL Communicate?

The league and coaches communicage via email.  When completing registration, PLEASE put your email that you check frequently.

Where are games played?

Games can be played at The Farm League Park, Burroughs Park, Collins Park, Gleannloch Farms Sports Complex, Trinity Lutheran or Rothwood Park. These parks are run separately and in charge of making sure their fields are ready to play and determine if their field is rained out.

Can we bring a complete team to the league?

Yes, just email Rob with the details. All team members can register online, requesting you as coach. There is an option on the registration form that states: "Coach Preference."

Can we request friends to play with?

Yes, we try to build the teams where the kids and parents have friends on the team. We want the kids to have fun in the dug out and parents to have fun in the bleachers. We build teams using the "Friend Preference" and school listed on the registration form.

Teams have a limit on how many players they can hold, we will not add to a full roster as it affects everyone's playing time. Please talk to the parents and coaches to make sure they know you are signing up.

Can I coach?

Yes! On the registration form you can select the "coach" or "team mom" box. We will get with the new coaches as the season gets closer.

All teams are led by parent volunteer manager and coaches. We will request a parent volunteer if needed.

What kind of ball do we use?

3,4,5, and 6 u teams use a soft core baseball. "squishy" ball to help get the kids used to catching a baseball. All other divisions use a standard baseball.

Coaches will be emailed if games are rained out or delayed due to weather, otherwise games are played as scheduled.

Refund policy

- $25 processing fee for all refunds requested. 
- 50% refund after regular registration has ended. 
- No refunds 7 days prior to opening day for the registered season. The registered season begins for all teams on the same day
- Refunds may take up to 2 weeks for processing. 
- Late Fees are non-refundable. 

Games or Camps through the Farm League maybe changed due to an event, weather, or other activities. All parents and coaches will be notified if this occurs.

The Farm League follows the Klein ISD school calendar for holidays and breaks. 

Waiver and Emergency Information

I/we am / are the parent, guardian, or custodial person of the above child, in consideration the he/she may play flag football or baseball with the Farm League. In the event that my/our child should become injured while he/she is engaged in football or baseball activities, I assume all risks and hazards incidental to such participation including transportation to and from the activities and do herby waive, release, absolve, and agree to hold harmless the Farm League, its officers, directors, managers, coaches, trainers, assistant directors, game officials, sponsors, supervisors, Trinity Klein Lutheran/Providence Classical School/Harris County/Spring/Klein/Tomball/ CyFair schools, attending physicians, and any person transporting youth to and from any Farm League activity for any claim arising out of injury or for the administration or failure to administer first aid and or medical attention.

Secondly should my child become injured and I/we are not present and cannot be immediately contacted I/we herby appoint as legal guardian the Farm League for the limited purpose of defining, determining the necessity of and authorizing such medical attention or treatment as they deem appropriate. I/we herby release said officials from any and all liability, claim, or cause of action arising out of the good faith exercise of the power granted by this authorization.

Please provide the following medical information. In the event that your child should require treatment in your absence. The Farm League will attempt to obtain medical treatment from the doctor or facility you designate, if in their judgment, circumstances allow them to do so. Completing & paying registration on this site or other is acceptance of this waiver