2020 BASEBALL/SOFTBALL PROGRAM
The Carrollton Boosters baseball/softball program is a recreational intramural program for Boys aged 4–15 as of April 30, 2020. Registered players are placed in one of the following leagues according to date of birth:
4-year old Coed T-Ball
5’s Boys Baseball (Field F Beginner)*
6’s Boys Baseball (Field F Advanced)*
7-8 Boys Baseball
9-10 Boys Baseball
11-12 Boys Baseball
13-15 Boys Baseball
*Boys will be automatically placed in the Field F Beginner or Advanced division based on their date of birth; however, parents can opt to have their son play in the alternate division simply by request to Registrar Alan Godchaux at [email protected] or to Commissioner Justin Lemaire at [email protected]
For more information about the format of each baseball league, please see the FAQ document on the "Baseball" page of our website, www.carrolltonboosters.org.
All players are drafted onto teams, then play a schedule of games beginning in late April or early May. It is expected that most leagues will end before July 4. However, some leagues, including the 7-8 year old boys and girls leagues, will extend later, ending by July 11.
Games are played at Carrollton’s Riverview fields on the Fly, behind the Audubon Zoo. 13-15 year old boys play on Avenger Field.
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, 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 [email protected]
Softball: Patrick Able at [email protected]
To register, click the registration link on our website, and log in to your Carrollton registration account. The fee is $185 for your first child, plus $160 for each additional child, plus a non-refundable $2 fee per transaction. You may pay on line by credit or debit 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 [email protected] for help with registration or for payment assistance.
All players, except for the 4’s and 5-6’s, must be graded. Grading will begin as early as March 29, 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 [email protected]
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.
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 later by a separate check or credit card. 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 Missy McLellan at [email protected]
When registering, please also consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our Capital Fund. Contributions to this fund are used for continued additions and improvements to our fields and facilities.
For more details check out our Frequently Asked Questions or contact:
Baseball: Justin Lemaire – [email protected]
Registration assistance: Alan Godchaux – [email protected]