Baseball/Softball FAQs

Please check the Home page for online registrations for the upcoming season. Please click here to register.

FAQs

Please read the most frequently asked questions below, often these are the same questions you have. If you have additional questions or questions which are not answered below please direct your inquiries to Registration@siblbaseball.com.

 Q:  When does registration open for the upcoming season?

 A:            Early registration for Spring typically opens in November and ends the beginning of January; for Fall, registration typically opens in June and ends in September.

                 Regular registration opens  immediately after early registration closes and closes two weeks after the season begins.

 

Q:  When will the season start and end?

A:  Please refer to the Home page for tentative start and end dates for the upcoming season. Spring typically begins the end of February and ends in May.  Fall typically begins the first weekend after Labor Day and ends the weekend before Thanksgiving.  Please note all dates are subject to change.

 

Q:  What are the benefits of online registration?

A:  Online registration costs $40.00 LESS per registrant than in-person registration.

 

Q:  What are the regular fees for the upcoming season?

A:  Please see the Registration Flyer posted on our Home page.  Please note that there is a $40.00 refundable volunteer fee per player.

  

Q:  Do you offer any sibling discounts?

A:  Yes; there is a $10 discount for the second player and every player thereafter, unless noted otherwise.

 

Q:  What is the refundable volunteer fee?

A:  The refundable volunteer fee is required to elicit greater parent participation with the league. SIBL is a non-profit organization staffed and supported by a team of volunteers. You may earn your volunteer fee back during the regular season by working a shift at the snack bar or maintenance of the complex. A two-hour commitment is required per player.  Hours are paid in cash by the snack bar the day the hours are completed.  Both hours must be worked during the current season and the same day - no partial refunds.

 

Q:  How long before I get my volunteer fee refunded?

A:  Hours are paid in cash by the snack bar the day the hours are completed.

 

Q:  In which division should I register my child?

A:  The online registration system is set up to allow you to register your child in their eligible division. If you would like your child to “play up”, please indicate it in the “Comments” section upon registration and also e-mail Registration@siblbaseball.com with “playing up” in the subject.  The age placement is based on the player’s age as of:

 

4/30/2018 – BASEBALL

                                                          DOB range

Clilnic (3-4)                           9/1/2013 to 8/31/2015

Shetland (5-6)                      9/1/2011 to 8/31/2013

Pinto (7-8)                            5/1/2009 to 8/31/2011

Mustang (9-10)                    5/1/2007 to 4/30/2009

Bronco (11-12)                     5/1/2005 to 4/30/2007

Pony (13-14)                        5/1/2003 to 4/30/2005

 

12/31/2017 – SOFTBALL

                                                          DOB range

TBALL/6U (5-6)                    1/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

8U (7-8)                                 1/1/2009 – 12/31/2010

10U (9-10)                            1/1/2007 – 12/31/2008

12U (11-12)                          1/1/2005 – 12/31/2006

16U (13-16)                          1/1/2001 – 12/31/2004

 

Q:  Do I have to pay the registration fee in full when I register?

A:  Yes.  If you require special assistance, please e-mail Registration@siblbaseballcom.  Please note that all fees must be paid in full prior to receiving a team uniform.

 

Q:  When are tryouts?

A:  Tryouts are typically scheduled 6 weeks prior to the start of the season; they are typically mid  January.  Please check the website's Home page for respective tryout times. Make-ups are typically scheduled one to two weeks later.  Please check the website's Home page for respective tryout times.

Q:  Does my child have to go to evaluations? What if my child is unable to attend evaluations or does not want to try-out?

A:  It is recommended your child be evaluated. All confirmed registered players will be placed on a team regardless. Players who are not evaluated will be randomly placed on a team.

 

Q:  Where are evaluations? What field do I go to?

A:  All evaluations will take place at the SIBL complex. Baseball AND softball evaluations will be held on the respective field of play for each division (Shetland/TBall will take place on Shetland/TBall, Pinto/8U on Pinto/8U, Mustang/10U on Mustang/10U field, etc.).  There are no evaluations for the Clinic division. Please check-in at the softball snack bar for softball and the baseball snack bar for baseball.

 

Q:  How do I register if I missed online registration? ,

A:  Walk –In registrations are accepted the day of evaluations and on make-up day. Please note, there is an additional non-refundable service fee of $40.00 per registrant for in-person registrants to cover the additional fees associated with manual processing. In-person registration will be accommodated on a first come first served basis. After registration has ended, registrations will be accepted based on availability. Please check our website or contact Registration@siblbaseball.com for availability.

 

Q:  When and where will the team practice? How often can we expect to practice each week?

A:  During Spring, there are limited practices held at the SIBL complex. Practices may be held offsite at various facilities around Sylmar and the surrounding areas. Practices are generally held at least once per week. Practice locations and times are determined by the manager and/or coaching staff after the drafts are completed.

 

Q:  What day and time are games played?

A:  Games will be held during the week as early as 5:00 PM and also on weekends as early as 8:00 AM. Your team will usually play twice a week; however, there may be instances where your team could play once in one week. The appropriate division player agent will release the game schedule 2-3 days prior to the first scheduled game.

 

Q:  When will I find out which team my child is on?

A:  Drafts are typically scheduled 4 - 5 weeks prior to the start of the season.  You will be contacted directly by your team manager, coach or team parent with more information on the season.

 

Q:  If I have specific questions concerning the division that my child will be in, who should I contact?

A:  Contact Registration@siblbaseball.com.

 

Q:  I would like to manage a team this season. How do I go about becoming a manager?

A:  Please email PlayerAgent@siblbaseball.com and cc Registration@siblbaseball.com.

 

Q:  What if I need to cancel a player’s registration?

A:  You may request a refund of your registration fees, less any administrative fees ($25), up until the day before the draft. NO refunds will be given after evaluations; this applies to both online and in-person registrations. To request a refund prior to evaluations, please e-mail Registration@siblbaseball.com.

 

Q: What do I do if I forgot or don’t know my Parent ID?

A:  Click on the bottom link that reads “Forgot Parent ID” and enter as much information as possible.

 

Q:  What if I found my Parent Id but I’m having trouble resetting my password?

A:  Please e-mail Registration@siblbaseball.com.

 

Q:  Am I able to create my own username and my password?

A:  Yes, once you are logged in, go to “update” parent information and fill-in the username and password boxes at the bottom.