1. Q: How much is the registration fee?
A: The Board of Directors for RCELL will set the registration fees for each division of play as voted on in there annual meeting in January. Currently for divisions tball through Majors $110.00; 50/70, Jr's,Sr's and Big League $125.00
2. Q: What is covered by the registration fee?
A: The registration fee is the primary source of revenue for Rose Capital East Little League (“RCELL”) and pays for each player’s portion of the Little League Baseball (“LL”) charter fees, LL insurance (accident and liability), RCELL property insurance, RCELL equipment (baseballs, batting helmets, catcher’s gear, L screens, scorebooks, etc.), field rental fees with the City of Tyler, LL District 10 fees, RCELL tournament teams’ (all stars) fees, awards, monthly bills, and each player’s cap and jersey.
3. Q: What are the methods of registering?
A: You may register online or in person. Online registration begins on January 1, 2015 and continues through February 7, 2015. In person (“walk up”) registration at the RCELL equipment room at Golden Road Park will be held on February 7, 2015. Registration after February 7, 2015 must be performed with a RCELL board member and will subject late registrants to being placed on a waiting list.
4. Q: What are the methods of payment for the registration fee?
A: You may pay online with a debit or credit card. You may pay with cash, check payable to “RCELL”, debit card, or credit card at walk up registration.
5. Q: Will I be responsible for providing any equipment or part of the uniform for my player?
A: Yes. You will be responsible for providing your player’s baseball pants, belt, and socks, which must be the same colors as the pants, belts, and socks of the other members of the team upon which your player is selected. Each player must also have a glove and bat. RCELL will provide batting helmets to each team.
6. Q: May a player who does not reside with a parent or guardian within RCELL’s boundaries play in RCELL?
A: Unless a LL approved waiver is granted by the LL Charter Committee in Williamsport, Pennsylvania pursuant to specific circumstances, a player may not play in RCELL unless the player resides within RCELL’s boundaries. Under certain circumstances, a player attending school at a school in the RCELL boundaries may play in RCELL.
7. Q: What ages may play baseball in RCELL?
A: Players league ages 4 years old through 18 years old may play baseball at RCELL. “League age” is determined by a player’s age as of April 30 of the current year. Any player who will attain the age of 4 years old before May 1 of the current year and who will not attain the age of 19 years old before May 1 of the current year may play baseball at RCELL. Challenger Division is available to all players who have physical or mental challenges which prevent them from playing on a competitive team and who are league ages 4 through 18 years old, or until age 22 years old if still in school.
8. Q: In what division or league will my player play?
A: The league or division in which your player will participate depends upon your player’s league age. RCELL offers tee ball (league ages 4 through 6 years old), 5 pitch (league ages 6, 7 and 8 years old), minor (league ages 9 and 10 years old), major (league ages 11 and 12 years old), junior (league ages 13 and 14 years old), senior (league ages 15 and 16 years old), and Big ( league ages 17 and 18 years old) leagues. RCELL also offers Challenger Division (league ages 4 through 18 years old, or until 22 years old if still in school) for players with physical or mental challenges which prevent them from playing on a competitive team.
9. Q: May my player “play up” or “play down” in a league other than the league which corresponds with my player’s league age?
A: Players must be of correct league age to participate in a particular league division and will not be allowed to “play up” or “play down” in a league which does not correspond with their league age. However, a 14 year old player who is otherwise eligible under all conditions and is unable to play in Junior League due to participation on a high school (grades 9 through 12) baseball team during high school baseball season is eligible to participate in the Senior League.
10. Q: Will there be evaluations or “tryouts”?
A: Players in minor league, major league, and junior league will be evaluated in February on a date specified on RCELL’s league calendar. Please see the league calendar on the website atwww.rosecapitaleast.com
for more information. Information regarding Senior League and Big League evaluations will be posted on the website in April. There are no evaluations in tee ball and 5 pitch.
11. Q: When are players selected or “drafted” onto teams?
A: Players in tee ball, 5 pitch, minor, major, 50/70 and junior leagues will be selected or drafted onto teams during the week of February 23, 2015. Please see the RCELL calendar on the league website atwww.rosecapitaleast.com
for more information. You will be notified of your player’s team selection within 1-2 days after the draft and practices will begin on February 25, 26, 27, or 28 depending upon your league and team. Players in Senior League and Big League will be selected or drafted onto teams in April in proximity to the conclusion of the high school baseball season. Information regarding Senior League and Big League team selections will be posted on the website in April.
12. Q: Will my child be covered by insurance while playing baseball in RCELL?
A: The Little League Player Accident Policy is an excess coverage, accident only plan, to be used as a supplement to other insurance carried under a family policy or insurance provided by an employer if your child sustains a covered injury while taking part in a scheduled LL game or practice. If there is no primary coverage, LL insurance will provide benefits for eligible charges up to usual and customary allowances in our area. A $50 deductible applies for all claims, up to the maximum stated benefits. Please see “What Parents Should Know About Little League Insurance” on our website at www.rosecapitaleast.com