Youth Sports Baseball/Softball FAQ (Summer)

 

How many practices per week does our team get prior to the regular season games beginning?

Two. Each team will get to practice twice a week until games begin.

 

How many practices does our team get once the regular season games begin?

One. Once games begin, each team will go down to one practice a week.

 

What equipment will Youth Sports be providing the participants with?

Youth Sports will provide participants ages 5-8 with a jersey top and a baseball hat/softball visor. Youth Sports will provide each participant ages 9-14 with a jersey top, long socks, and either a baseball hat or softball visor.

 

What equipment are participants responsible for providing?

For ages 5-8, participants are responsible for supplying their own glove, athletic shoes, and shorts. For baseball ages 9-14, participants are responsible for supplying their own baseball glove, baseball pants (check with your coach to see if there is a certain color they want their team to wear), and rubber cleats (preferable) or athletic shoes. For softball ages 9-14, participants are responsible for supplying their own softball glove, softball pants/shorts (check with your coach to see what they want their team to wear), and rubber cleats (preferable) or athletic shoes. Water bottles and sunscreen are encouraged; extra baseball/softball bats are welcome!

 

When do practices and games begin for participants?

For all participants, practices will begin the week of May 28th (no practices will be held on Memorial Day); games will begin the week of June 11th.

 

How many games does each team get to play during the regular season?

Each team will play 6 games throughout the course of the regular season. Should we have to cancel several games for a league with no time to make it up, teams will play only 5 games.

 

When will make-up games be played if regular season games are cancelled?

Should we have to cancel a game due to unsafe weather or field conditions, we will try to have make-up games scheduled for the same night they normally play (this may result in double-headers). Should we have multiple make-up games – or if there is no availability on the night they normally play – we will have make-up games on Thursdays and/or Saturdays. Thursdays and Saturdays will be our make-up days for all leagues should their normal game night be unavailable.

 

How do we check to see if a game is cancelled?

One way to check is to call the frequently updated Youth Sports Weather Line (720.865.0595). You can also check the Denver Youth Sports home page, where you will find our frequently updated FIELD STATUS news items. If the weather gets ugly close to game time, we will likely have to cancel on the spot.

 

What time are games typically played? Where are games typically played?

For the most part, games during the weekdays are played anytime from 5:30PM – 9:00PM. Games on Saturdays are typically played anywhere from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. There are exceptions to these times – of course – but most leagues reside within the timeslots stated. Games, for the most part, are played at a neutral site different from your team’s practice site. There are exceptions to this, but the majority of teams will have to travel on game days.

 

Will there be a tournament following the regular season? When will the tournament take place?

Yes; following the season, there will be a single-elimination tournament for ages 9 and older.  Assuming that we have minimal make-up games throughout the regular season, the tournament will begin the week of July 30th, with all tournaments finishing up before or on Saturday, August 12th.