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Spring Youth Baseball and Softball Registration Packet

Cary Parks , Recreation and Cultural Resources
2011 Youth Baseball and Softball Registration

REGISTRATION PROCESS

Jan 31-Feb 6
(EZ Reg Web/Mail In)
Mail in registrations must be postmarked Jan 27-29 to receive priority.

  • All Cary residents
  • Non-Cary residents returning to the same age division (Mail In Only)

Feb 7-13
(EZ Reg Web/Mail In/Walk in)

  • All Cary residents
  • Non-Cary residents returning to the same age division (Mail In Only)

Feb 14-20
(EZ Reg Web/Walk In)

  • All Cary Residents
  • All Non-Residents

REGISTRATION METHODS

EZ Reg Web: You will need your child’s client code and your family pin number to use this registration method.

1. Begin at http://classweb.townofcary.org/
2. Click on EZ-REG Web link on the sidebar.
3. Click on the “Register for Activities or Leagues” icon.
4. Type in the appropriate league code for your child in the search box. These codes are located on the baseball/softball registration form (page five of this packet).
6. Click Add to put the league in your basket (the first time you do this, you will be asked to enter your Client Code or Family Account PIN).
7. Select the family member you wish to register for this league from the pull down menu. Then press the Update My Basket button. Use the Activities Tab to search for additional leagues or press the Go to Checkout button to pay.
8. Review the charges and enter payment information as required. Press the Complete Transaction button.
9. For your confirmation, please print the Registration Was Successful page.

EZ Reg Mail (Do not mail prior to January 27, 2011): The registration form is page five of this packet.
Mailing Address
Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Attn: Baseball/Softball Registration
P.O. Box 8005
Cary, NC 27512-8005

EZ Reg Walk In (Beginning February 7 for Cary residents)
Herbert C. Young Community Center 101 Wilkinson Avenue
Bond Park Community Center 150 Metro Park Drive
Middle Creek Community Center 123 Middle Creek Park Avenue

Hours of Operation M-F 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sun. 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

BASEBALL LEAGUES
Ages are determined as of April 30, 2011.

*T Ball age 5-6 (co-ed)
Mite (coach pitch) age 7-8 (co-ed)
Mustang (machine pitch) age 9-10
**Bronco American age 11-12
**Bronco National age 11-12
Pony age 13-14
Colt age 15-16
Sr. Babe Ruth age 17-18

*All 5 year olds must submit a copy of their birth certificate with registration.

T-BALL
Participants have a choice of two T-Ball seasons. The spring season will run from early April through June. The summer season will run from mid-June through August. Participants must choose one of the seasons and will not be permitted to play in both seasons. Please check the appropriate box on the registration portion of this brochure. Each season will consist of approximately six (6) pre-season practices and ten (10) regular season games. When games begin, teams will primarily play one to two games per week and practice once per week. There is no post season tournament for this league.

MITE & MUSTANG
These programs run from early April through June. During the month of April teams will practice approximately two times each week (one weeknight and one weekend). When games begin in early May, teams will primarily play one to two games per week and practice once per week. There is no post season tournament for this league.

**BRONCO, PONY & COLT
These programs run from late March through late June. During March and April teams will practice approximately two times each week (one weeknight and one weekend practice). When games begin in late April, teams will usually play one or two games per week and usually practice once per week. A post-season, single elimination tournament will be held at the end of the regular season.

**Please read the information below before registering for Bronco American or Bronco National. If necessary, participants may be required to move from Bronco American to Bronco National or from Bronco National to Bronco American after skills evaluation at team placements.

Bronco American: Participants have average or below average skills in hitting, throwing, catching and fielding. Participants may be beginners or have not played many seasons of baseball. Participants are still growing in their understanding of the game. Most participants should register for this league.

Bronco National: Participants should have above average skills in hitting, throwing, catching and fielding. Participants have likely played several seasons of baseball and have a good understanding of the game. Most participants should register for the Bronco American league and not the Bronco National league.

SR. BABE RUTH BASEBALL TRYOUTS (age 17-18)

Please do not use this form to register for Senior Babe Ruth baseball tryouts a separate information/registration form is available by clicking here
Please refer any questions not addressed in the information/registration packet to the staff at the USA Baseball National Training Complex (919) 387-5844

SOFTBALL LEAGUES (Ages are determined as of January 1, 2011)

10 & Under age 8-10 (machine pitch)

14 & Under age 13-14 (player pitch)

12 & Under age 11-12 (player pitch)

18 & Under age 15-18 (player pitch)

10 & UNDER
This program runs from April through June. April through early May teams will practice approximately two times each week (one weeknight and one weekend). When games begin in early May, teams will primarily play one to two games per week and practice once per week. There is no post season tournament for this league.

12 & UNDER, 14 & UNDER and 18 & UNDER
These programs run from late March through June. Late March through late April teams will practice approximately two times each week (one weeknight and one weekend). When games begin in late April, teams will primarily play one to two games per week and practice once per week. Post season, single elimination tournaments will be held in these leagues.

TEAM PLACEMENTS - Age 11 - 18
New players and players changing leagues (age groups) should attend a team placement session. Players returning to the same league will remain on the previous year’s team as long as they are registered before a waiting list has been formed. At team placements players perform basic baseball skills which enable the players to be divided into teams more equitably. Team placements will be held at Fred G. Bond Metro Park (801 High House Rd.)

Participants age 5-10 are placed on teams by athletic staff and do not attend team placements.

Saturday, March 12

Saturday, March 12

Bond Park, Field #1

Bond Park, Field #2

9 a.m. 12 & Under Softball (last names A-M)

9 a.m. *Bronco Nat. Baseball (last names A-M)

10:45 a.m. 14 & Under Softball (last names A-M)

10 a.m. *Bronco Nat. Baseball (last names N-Z)

12:15 p.m. 18 & Under Softball (last names A-M)

11 a.m. *Bronco Am. Baseball (last names A-M)

12 p.m. *Bronco Am. Baseball (last names N-Z)

Bond Park, Field #3

9:00 a.m. Colt Baseball

11:00 a.m. Pony Baseball (last names A-M)

12:30 p.m. Pony Baseball (last names N-Z)

Sunday, March 13

Sunday, March 13

Bond Park, Field #1

Bond Park, Field #2

1 p.m. 12 & Under Softball (last names N-Z)

1 p.m. *Bronco Nat. Baseball (last names A-M)

2:30 p.m. 14 & Under Softball (last names N-Z)

2 p.m. *Bronco Nat. Baseball (last names N-Z)

3:45 p.m. 18 & Under Softball (last names N-Z)

3 p.m. *Bronco Am. Baseball (last names A-M)

4 p.m. *Bronco Am. Baseball (last names N-Z)

Bond Park, Field #3

1 p.m. Colt Baseball

2:30 p.m. Pony Baseball (last names A-M)

3:30 p.m. Pony Baseball (last names N-Z)



*Bronco League: All new players and returning players who have registered for a different Bronco league (Am/Nat) this year must attend a team placement session. If you cannot attend one of these two days please email Tracey.Hedgpeth@townofcary.org.

YOU NEED ONLY ATTEND ONE DAY

In case of inclement weather call 319-4500 or visit http://games.townofcary.org/

FEES
Cary Resident: $44 Non-Resident: $69

REFUND/CREDIT POLICY
Refunds must be requested in writing one week prior to the first game. A player may receive a 100% credit to the family account valid for one year, or may request a refund minus a $5.00 administrative fee. Within the week prior to the first game, refunds/credits will not be given except for verified medical/hardship cases.

VOLUNTEER COACHES
Volunteer coaches work with each team under the guidelines of the Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources Department. Our volunteer coaches are:

  • Trained and certified by the National Youth Sports Coaches Association.
  • Required to submit and pass a background check.

If you are interested in coaching please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

SPECIAL REQUESTS
At times players may want to play in another age group or with another team. Those requests are reviewed by the Athletic Staff and a volunteer Athletic Committee. Below are guidelines for this process.

  • If justification is appropriate, requests to play up one age group are frequently granted. Skills review may be required.

  • Requests to play down into a younger age group are rarely granted. A birthday near the cutoff date, lack of experience and/or size concerns usually are not reasons for consideration.

  • Requests to change teams within a league are rarely granted. Parents should work with staff and coaches during the season to address concerns in order to avoid such requests the following season.

You may request a special request form by calling (919) 469-4062 or emailing Tracey.Hedgpeth@townofcary.org . Special Request forms must be submitted by March 4.

Reminders:

  • Participation in the program last year does not guarantee a place in this year’s program.
  • EVERYONE MUST REGISTER EACH YEAR!
  • In the event that leagues fill prior to the end of registration, waiting lists will be formed with Cary residents receiving priority.

Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department’s youth baseball and softball program is designed to provide a fun learning and growing experience for the youth of Cary. The leagues stress fun, participation, skill development and sportsmanship.

Fun - Learning to play better for the purpose of enjoying participation.
Participation - Providing equal opportunity for play.
Skill Development - Gaining expertise to expand the participant’s potential through practice and play.
Sportsmanship - Actively expanding the individual’s social ability to demonstrate fair play.





 2011 Youth Baseball and Softball Registration Form

Player’s Name:                                                                                     Sex:         Birthdate:                     League Age (office use):        

Address:                                                                                                                 City:                                                 Zip:                          

Telephone: (Home)                                                                             Email: (Home)                                                                                 
                                                                                                                                               (subject to public records law)

Telephone: Mother (Work#):                                                                             Father (Work#):                                                                 

Parent’s Names:                                                                                                 Do you live within Cary city limits? Yes         No         

If you played in the Cary Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources League last year, please complete.

League:                                                         Team:                                                             Coach:                                                         

Please list the name of a brother/sister in the same league that you want on the same team (requests for
carpooling/friends/cousins cannot be honored):                                                                                                                                 

All 5 year olds must submit a copy of their birth certificate.

Baseball Leagues (age as of April 30, 2011)        League Code                                                                                   
    
Spring T-Ball (age 5-6)                                            50001       Participants may only register for one T-ball season. 
    Summer T-Ball (age 5-6)                                         50002       Participants may only register for one T-ball season. 
    Mite (age 7-8) (coach pitch)                                     49990
    Mustang (age 9-10) (machine pitch)                     49995
    *Bronco American (age 11-12) (player pitch)         49979       Average skills – Please read description on page 2. 
    *Bronco National (age 11-12) (player pitch)           52007       Advanced skills – Please read description on page 2.
    
Pony (age 13-14) (player pitch)                                50000
    Colt (age 15-16) (player pitch)                                  49980

* Most players should register for the Bronco American League.

Girls Softball Leagues (age as of 1/1/2011)          League Code                                                                             
    
10 & Under (age 8-10)(machine pitch)                  50003 
    12 & Under (age 11-12)(player pitch)                    50004 
    14 & Under (age 13-14)(player pitch)                    50005
    18 & Under (age 15-18)(player pitch)                    50006

FEES: $44 (Cary Resident) $69 (Non Resident)
Make check payable to TOWN OF CARY. AMOUNT ENCLOSED:                                 

VOLUNTEER COACHING
    
I am interested in being a head coach.                     I am interested in being an assistant coach.

WARNING, LIABILITY, RELEASE AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS
I understand that participation in this recreational program involves risk of injury. These risks include collision with other players, being hit by the ball, falling to the ground or into a fence, scratches, bruises, etc. I further understand that before participating in this program I should consult a physician for advice.
By signing this form I acknowledge all risks of injury and death and affirm that I am willing to assume responsibility should injury or death result from them. I also agree to follow all rules and procedures of the program and to follow the reasonable instructions of the teachers and supervisors of the program.
Furthermore, in return for the opportunity to participate in this program I agree for myself, and for my heirs, assigns, executors and administrators to waive any legal rights I may have to seek payment of any kind from the Town, its employees or its agents for bodily injury or death resulting from this program, and to release those parties from any liability for damages resulting from my injuries or death.
I understand that no insurance coverage is provided by the Town of Cary.

Signature:                                                                                                             Date:                                                         
                                                Parent/Guardian

Programs are provided for people of all abilities. If you need a reasonable modification, please circle YES and complete the registration at least two weeks prior to the start date of the program/class. Each request will be assessed in compliance with the ADA. YES