Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs

Q: When does the 2020 Quincy Youth Baseball season start?
A: Saturday, April 25, 2020, for Junior Farm 8 and 9 and Cal Ripken Majors and Minors
     (rain date 4/26)
     Saturday, May 2, 2020, for T-Ball and Instructional
     Sunday, May 3, 2020, for Buddy Ball

Q: When does the 2020 Quincy Youth Softball season start?
A: Saturday, April 25, 2020, for Trainor-Molloy and Mary Pratt

Q: What level should my child play?
A: Your child’s birth date determines which level they are eligible to play. Registration will automatically direct you to the League level that corresponds with your child's birth date. Please note: Age 11 is a swing age for softball, with a wide range of ability. Ideally, the player’s skills are assessed to determine the correct fit for her. Please contact quincyyouthsoftball@gmail.com for more information.

Q: Can my child “play up”?
A: We request that you sign up your child for the level that corresponds with their birth date. There are occasional cases in which the League makes an exception; all exceptions are reviewed by the Quincy Youth Baseball & Softball Board based on age, ability, and safety.

Q: Can my child “play down”?
A: No. Due to insurance liability and safety, children cannot be older than the birth date requirements of the level they play.

Q: Does my child need to try out or have any previous playing experience?
A: All children are welcome to participate in Quincy Youth Baseball and Softball, regardless of ability, skill level or experience! There is no previous playing experience necessary and there are no tryouts for house teams. As players progress, there will be opportunities to try out for travel teams and more advanced teams for those who are interested.

Q: What does my child need to have to play baseball?
A: The League provides a team hat and a team shirt to each player. Your child is expected to have their own glove, baseball pants, and cleats. All other equipment is provided by the League; however, if your child has additional equipment – a batting helmet, catcher’s gear, a bat, etc. -- we encourage them to bring their gear! Please refer to this guide for League acceptable bats: https://usabat.com/2020-usabat-guide/

Q: What does my child need to have to play softball?
A: The League provides a team hat and a team shirt to each player. Your child is expected to have their own glove, softball pants or shorts with sliding pants, and cleats. All other equipment is provided by the League; however, if your child has additional equipment – a batting helmet, catcher’s gear, a bat, etc. -- we encourage them to bring their gear!  Please refer to this guide for League acceptable bats: https://usabat.com/2020-usabat-guide/

Q: How do I volunteer to coach and are there any requirements for being a coach?
A: Quincy Youth Baseball and Softball depends on the participation of parents and guardians like you! You do not need to have any prior coaching experience to volunteer, and you are not expected to be a baseball or softball expert, just someone who loves the game and wants the kids to have fun while learning how to play! Please register as a volunteer on our registration page. You will need to complete a CORI form to coach, as well as any additional screening required by the League.

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