Fall 2021 Baseball/Softball Information
For general information about the fall season at BYSA, please see the general season information by clicking here.
The information below provides a guide to help you navigate the registration process and information regarding some frequent questions about our fall season. If you have additional questions, please email us at email@example.com.
Fees for Fall 2021
In addition to your fees is a $45 Volunteer Fee per player. A link will be sent prior to the start of the season and you may sign up to work concessions or park clean-up. When you have completed your shift, your account will be credited the $45 fee that can be used towards future season.
Everyone must register online via SI Play. While we will have in-person registrations on August 10 (6-8p) and 14 (10a-12p), those registrations will be for people looking for assistance on the computer to complete the process. We highly recommend everyone to register on their own, from home or your phone. Any questions regarding registration can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that registration must be done through a web browser and not the SI Play app. All your information from last season should be saved. If any information has changed within your account, please update it by logging in and going to your Account Settings. Log in to your SI Play account, complete the registration questions, check out, and you’re done! If you’d like to volunteer to coach or manage, please fill out a separate registration (no cost) for the adult you would like to volunteer.
You are required to create an SI Play account. Create an account for yourself (the adult), then you can add your child(ren) to your account. You can also add additional adults to your account (for example, if you want multiple adults notified of things like tryout schedule, team messages, etc). You will need the following information in order to complete your registration:
Emergency contact information
Payments can be made by credit cards online through the SI Play system. If you prefer to pay by check or cash, you must attend one of the in-person registration sessions (8/10 or 8/14). Please note, you will not be able to finalize your registration online if you wish to pay by cash or check. Your registration will stay in your shopping cart and will only be finalized once we receive your payment in person.
Please do not opt out of communications by email. We will use email to notify you of your team assignment and other BYSA-related communications. If you do decide to opt out of these communications, please be aware that you might miss being notified of important information. We use the text and email features in SI Play to announce field closures and other occasional announcements.
What happens after I register?
You can verify that your registration is complete by your order receipt, which should be emailed to you. You should also see something for Fall 2021 under “Recent Registrations” when you log in to your SI Play account. After teams are assigned, you will find information regarding your team assignment on your SI Play account. Once teams are assigned, you will also be able to use your SI Play app for team related information (schedule, etc). Once you are assigned to a team, you will need to log out of the SI Play app and log back in to see your child’s team.
If you are interested in trying out for an Advanced Baseball team, please keep an eye on your email, the BYSA website, social media, or your text notifications for information.
Fall 2021 BYSA Season Tentative Dates
Registration: approximately June 15- August 14
In Person Registration Dates: Tuesday, August 10 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, August 14 10 am – 12 pm
Player Evaluation Day: August 21 (more information to come)
Player Evaluation Makeup Day: August 22
Limited Late Registration (depending on division-specific availability; $25 late fee applies): August 15-21
First practices will start on September 7
First game: September 21
Last game: November 20 (10 total games)
Other common questions
Can my son/daughter play up? In almost all cases, players play within their age group. The main exception to this is with 7 year old boys (Rookie Division). 7yos typically play in Rookie B, but based on the number of registrations, some 7yos might be placed in the Rookie A division. In other divisions, the only time players will be moved up is if the number of registrations require a player to be moved.
Can my son/daughter play down? The only time this is typically considered is for a 6yo who has never played before. In this case, if you wish to sign up for T-ball, please complete your registration (you'll automatically be registered for Rookie B/8U softball) then send an email to email@example.com and your order can be edited.
Can I request a coach or to play with a friend? No, we do not accept requests to play with a particular friend or to play with a specific coach. Teams will be assigned by the player agent of each age group. The only exception to this is for siblings, who will be automatically placed on the same team as each other if they are in the same age group (unless parents request they play on separate teams).
What is included with my registration?
T-ball: jersey, hat
Baseball: jersey, hat, umpires (In fall, Minors and up have paid umpires. In spring, all ages except TBall have umpires.)
Softball: jersey, socks, umpires (In fall, 10U and up have paid umpires. In spring, all ages except TBall have umpires.)
What equipment do I need? A glove (must), a batting helmet (must), and cleats (highly, highly recommended). For softball, batting helmets must have a facemask. Also for softball, any player playing pitcher, first base, or third base must wear a facemask while in the field. We highly recommend that all girls have a fielder's facemask. For baseball, baseball pants are typically worn, but we recommend waiting until you talk with your manager to determine what the team color for pants will be.
Most kids have their own bat as well. Starting with the Spring 2018 season, new bat regulations went into effect for all divisions in baseball (except Seniors). Softball is not affected by the new regulations. For details of the regulations, please view the following link: http://bysa.website.siplay.com/Site/Home/Id/28332. In short, all baseball bats purchased prior to September 2017 will not be legal for play in the Cal Ripken baseball divisions (6yo-12yo), with the exception of T-ball bats, which must be under 26" in length. All new bats purchased must have the USABat stamp to be eligible for use. In the Junior division, bats must be either stamped as USABat or be BBCOR 0.50.
I live outside the boundary. Can I still play at BYSA? Yes, you may still register despite living outside the boundary. However, your child will not be eligible for All-Stars (spring only) without a valid address within our boundaries unless you meet one of the following exceptions: 1) your child has played every spring season at Bloomingdale since 2013; 2) your child attends a school within our boundary; or 3) your child has a sibling playing at BYSA who lives within boundaries (typically, a softball player within the softball boundary enables a baseball player to be exempt). If you meet or have questions about these exemptions for All-Star purposes, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.