Parent Info FAQs

As with everything else this season, NEBR’s Parent Info Night will be done COVID-style! 😷  To kick off the discussion, here are FAQs based on last year’s meeting:

Q: What are key things to know about player evaluations?

  1. Tee Ball kids DO NOT need to be evaluated
  2. Any 6 yo who is interested in playing on a Rookie team must be evaluated, exceptions will be made on a case by case basis
  3. Evaluations dates are scheduled for the following two days, with evaluation times by age groups:
    • Saturday March 6th
      1. 13-14 yo’s 8:30am-11am
      2. 11-12 yo’s 11:30am-2pm
      3. 9-10 yo’s 2:30-4:30 pm
    • Sunday March 7th
      1. 8 yo’s 1-2:30pm
      2. 6-7 yo’s 3-4:30pm
  1. Dress in athletic or baseball attire, including baseball hat. Non-cleat athletic shoes preferred. Bring glove, bat, helmet, warm clothes, water bottle
  2. Annual Gear Swap session: bring any old gear, clothing, cleats, etc you’d like to share. Please only bring equipment in decent condition.  All left overs will go to Salvation Army. This equipment will not be sanitized, and families assume all risk associated with swapping

Q: How does the team selection process work? How big will teams be?

  1. 1st priority is keeping your kids safe. If we feel the health/safety of your child would be in jeopardy by playing with his/her age/grade level peers we will not offer a spot on a team
  2. 1st and 2nd priorities are baseball age and skill level, 3rd priority is grade level. We will do our best to keep kids playing with grade level peers so long as their skill matches their peers
  3. Our target team size is 12 kids per team, but we can field as many as 15 per WVBR charter guidelines. We would prefer to stay close to 12 in order to maximize playing time during games.  Tee Ball teams may carry more than 15 players
  4. We always have “bubble players” who’s skill is between 2 teams and placement will generally then be determined based on team size
  5. Our goal is to not release any players, especially 5-9 yo’s. Below average skill level (especially if there’s a safety concern) and excessive numbers at a particular age group may necessitate letting players enter the “pool” or we may encourage an alternate league such as Little League or Kidsports
  6. There may be some kids from out of the NE area, being evaluated as pool players who have been released by their home area. These “out of district” players will only be offered a roster spot IF we have a spot available at their age/skill level.  Even if their skill level is above that of a North player, the priority will always go to our local players so long as evaluators feel like their skill level does not pose a threat to their own safety, or the safety of others
  7. Roster assignments will be made immediately after evaluations on 3/7 and players will be contacted by their coach no later than Tuesday 3/9

Q: How/when will we pay players fees if there’s no uniform fitting night due to COVID restrictions?

  1. We will schedule an evening or 2 during the week of March 8th for families to pay team fees by cash or check if desired, and pick up raffle tickets. For those who choose to pay by credit card, you do not need to attend in person, and can pick up raffle tickets during the first week of practice
  2. Once team assignments are made, electronic invoices will be sent through Team Snap. Fees include $50 prepayment for raffle tickets.  Players keep the $$ once raffle tickets are sold, but stubs need to be turned in by April 26thth.  Tee Ball players participation in the raffle ticket sales is optional and Tee Ball player fees does not include raffle tickets (although tickets can be requested if desired)
  3. Invoices can be paid electronically by credit or debit card. Payments made electronically will have the option of delaying half the fee for 1 month via auto payment.  If payment is made in cash, exact cash is appreciated
    1. Fees: Tee Ball: $110
      • Rookies: $255
      • AA: $275
      • AAA: $285
      • Majors: $310
      • Preps: $325
  4. The player with the highest Raffle ticket sales will win a $200 Dick’s gift card! When you’re ready for more tickets, contact Ali Gehlhaar for more.

Q: When will the season start and end?

  1. Preps teams start games on 4/12, and their season will end by 6/30
  2. Rookies, AA, AAA, and Majors teams all start on 4/26, and their season will end by 6/30
  3. Tee Ball season will start no earlier than 4/26, and will end by 6/30, but exact dates won’t be determined until we know how many teams will be competing this season

Q: When will we know who our player’s coach is?

  1. Will not be announced until after evaluations
  2. We still need coaches, so please apply if interested

Q: Why is TeamSnap important?

  1. TeamSnap is what we use for all team and organization management.
  2. Download the TeamSnap App if you haven’t already. Most, if not all, communication from your coach will come via the app, including practice and game schedules.
  3. You can also add multiple family members to your player’s account to keep everyone in the loop

Download the TeamSnap mobile app today!

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