Frequently Asked Questions
1. What towns constitute the Coastal Cape Youth Baseball?
A. Coastal Cape Youth Baseball accepts players from Harwich to Provincetown
2. Is the Coastal Cape Youth Baseball for boys only?
A. No. Girls are welcome to play in the league.
3. What is the age range for players in the Coastal Cape Youth Baseball?
A. Rookies 7+8 year olds
Minors 8-10 year olds
Majors 10-12 year olds
Coastal Cape uses the Cal Ripken Age Chart, all players must be 7 by May 1st to be eligible to play.
4. What happens if a 9 year old is evaluated talented enough to play in the Major League?
A. Before a 9 year old player is allowed to play in the Major League, he/she must have permission from their parent(s)/guardian(s). The decision to allow your 9 year old player to play in the Major League should include consideration of the benefits of playing with older, often more accomplished players vs. more playing time in the Minor League.
5. How many teams are in each League?
A. It depends on the number of registrants for that particular season.
6. Do you offer scholarships?
A. Yes, email us prior to registering firstname.lastname@example.org
7. How are the teams chosen?
A. The league conducts a 1-day evaluation open to anyone wishing to play in the league. Each player will be evaluated on their throwing, fielding, and batting skills. NO ONE IS CUT. Using these evaluations, the coaches will participate in a draft that will fill out each team’s roster fairly.
8. When does the season start and how long is it?
A. The tryout-evaluation takes place in early March, with the Draft soon after, and practices in early April. Games start in mid-April. The championship game for the Major Leagues and Minor Leagues will be in late June.
9. What personal equipment should players have?
A. Coastal Cape Youth Baseball provides each player a hat, shirt, stockings and belt. Each team is issued practice and game balls, several batting helmets and bats, as well as catching equipment, including catcher’s glove.
Each player should provide his/her own glove, baseball pants with belt loops (rookies & minors = gray, majors = white), rubber baseball cleats and proper practice clothing. They may also bring their own bat, batting helmet and catcher’s equipment.
Bats must be stamped "USA Bat" not "USSSA"
All players MUST wear an athletic supporter/cup
10. How can I help?
Each team has a head coach/manager and 2-3 assistants. If you feel you would like to help coach, please email us at: email@example.com
Coastal Cape Youth Baseball is funded by annual player entry fees and support from the community. There are a number of ways to help financially. Direct donations and sponsorship are sought after each year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer your time with Coastal Cape Youth Baseball:
1). Field Maintenance-prior to and during the season
2). Assist the players in preparing the field before and after games and practices
3). Umpiring Minor League games (certification is preferred but not required)
4). Team Parent to assist the Head Coach in team administration and communication
5). Participate on a League committee
4. Support the players, coaches and umpires
The players, coaches and parents are governed by a code of conduct that is signed annually by all prior to the season. Coastal Cape Youth Baseball takes this code of conduct seriously. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of baseball as well as the skills to be good sports.
Some spectators consider it part of the sport to disrespect the umpires, but this is not tolerated at any Coastal Cape Baseball games. Our umpires do the very best they can to be consistent and impartial. In the Minor League in particular, the umpires are likely to be local middle and high school players. Umpiring is difficult enough without the added pressure of players, coaches and spectators arguing every call.
With all this in mind…Let’s Play Ball and Have Fun!