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HOW TO REGISTER

Returning CBSL Members


You will need to select the division for which you want to register.  The registration groups (located on the registration page) are designed to allow you to register a child in a division that meets their requirements base upon their birth date and gender. Once selected, the system will prompt you to log into your personal account.  Returning guardians/players should have an account.  Simply log in with your PARENT/GUARDIAN email address and password and the system will show you which family members qualify for the division that you selected.  Please make sure you verify your contact information and the information for your children.  Please pay attention to the description of the division that you've selected as some require players to go through assessments.
 

Please make sure you use the same email address for registration that you used last year to avoid duplicate accounts for your family and that your player's history remains intact.  If you no longer have access to your old email address, please contact the  . PLEASE DO NOT ATTEMPT TO LOG IN WITH A NEW EMAIL ADDRESS.  This will create an entirely new duplicate account and you'll lose access to all of your family history.
 

New CBSL Members


If you have never registered a player with CBSL, then follow these instructions.  Select the division for which you want to register a player.  The registration groups (located on the registration page) are designed to allow you to register a child in a division that meets their requirements base upon their birth date and gender.  Please pay attention to the description of the division that you've selected as some require players to go through assessments.  Click the "Begin Registration" button to select a division.  Verify that you have selected the desired program and then click the "Continue" button.  They system will prompt you to log in.  Click the create account button.  The system will email you a link to establish a temporary password for our system.  When you receive the email, click the link to set up a password.  Once you've established a password, return to the login screen and enter your email address and password.

You will then be prompted to set up a guardian account.  Please make sure you enter all information requested.  I would recommend that you change the public flag on your email address to roster so that your coach is able to contact you via email and by phone.  Set a good, safe password that you can remember for your account.  We highly recommend that set up your spouse or the child’s other parent as another guardian, please make sure you check the "Add another parent or guardian" box before you click the "Submit" button.  NOTE:  If you do not enter the second parent it is CBSL policy that we will NOT release ANY information to them about your child.  This includes coaches name, game or practice schedule. 

Next you will be prompted to set up a participant account (player account).  Please enter all information; however, please DO NOT enter the same email address for your player.  Our system is keyed on the email address so it must be unique for every individual.  Also be very careful when entering your child's date of birth.  Once entered, you cannot change it.  If you happen to enter the wrong date of birth and it falls outside the date range allowed by the program you've chosen, your child will show up as ineligible.  You can ignore the grade field entirely.  Once you have entered the required information, please click the "Submit" button.

If you've done everything correctly, you'll be presented with any additional information the form requires, such as uniform size, health information, etc...  Please answer all questions. The system will provide you an option to credit card to pay for CBSL fees.  Please make sure that you follow all onscreen instructions. 

Once you've completed these steps, you are no longer a new CBSL member.  You may then use the "Edit My Account" located at the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page to edit your family account -- adding additional players, etc...


PARENT REQUESTS

Parents often like to make special requests such as having a player placed on a specific team for carpooling, to play with friends or sometimes preference for a specific coach.  These requests will likely not be granted.  It is very difficult, if not impossible, to take in the hundreds of requests we get and to build teams and a schedule that accommodates everyone's wishes.  

Having siblings placed on the same team, provided both are of Little League age and capabilities of playing at the same division level, is the only request that will likely be granted.

"PLAYING-UP" INTO AN OLDER DIVISION - CBSL IS UNDER NO OBLIGATION to honor a "play up" request. Play-up requests will be processed based on draft selection and roster availability. Parents are solely responsible for indicating a "play up" request. Please review your registration confirmation email to be sure that you have registered your child(ren) properly.
 


COACHING

Coaches must fill out the volunteer application form and go through a background check.   In addition, all coaches must complete the Concussion Training as required by the State of Michigan before being allowed on the field with the players.  Each team is assigned one manager or head coach for all divisions.  Then in our upper drafting division they may draft their assistants.  In the lower division we do attempt to place at least one assistant coach on each team.  Coaching requests for the lower divisions are reviewed by the Coaching Director.   Coaches will be required to attend two meetings a coach’s instruction clinic and safety meeting usually are held in March.



EQUIPMENT

Coaches are issued a base set of equipment appropriate for their division.  This includes some basic batting helmets, bats, catchers gear and balls.    At a minimum, your player will need a baseball/softball glove appropriate for their size.

At the major level and higher (baseball/softball) most players provide their own helmet, glove, bat, batting gloves, face shield, sliding pads/shorts, sun glasses, bag, etc...  At the majors level and higher, please make sure your equipment is Little League approved.  In tournament play, the umpires will usually inspect equipment.  CBSL will still provide helmets, bats, catchers gear, and balls for each team at all levels.  

Pay particular attention to the bats that are allowed by Little League International within each division of play.  Every year we see players who have spent money on a bat that is not eligible to be used in CBSL or other Little League play.  It is important to tell you that Little League will be changing their standard for all boys bats for the 2018 season.  Old bats for boys can not be used.  Check out this website for more details. 



UNIFORMS

Uniforms are distributed in April just before the regular season begins.  CBSL provides a shirt and hat for all divisions.  Due to the large volume of shirts that we must order each year and the quick turnaround time for shirts, CBSL orders team shirts sizes based on the prior year’s history.  Due to this we occasionally find that one team has too many large or too many small jersey’s and we need to adjust.  If you find that your son or daughter does not have the appropriate sized jersey and their coach is not able to adjust on his team, please notify CBSL and we will order a new one to better fit your child.  As for pants and socks, parents will need to provide them, color of both pants and socks will vary based on your team shirt and will be decided by your Manager. 

 


DIVISIONS

Caledonia Little League Baseball/Softball is for all players between the ages of 4 and 18 years of age.  The following is a guide of the League's Divisions: 

 

Baseball Division

LL Ages

T-ball

4, 5 & 6

Coach Pitch

7 & 8 (6 year olds may request a play up)

AA

9  (8 year olds may request a play up)

LL-AAA

10 & 11 

LL-Majors

10 & 11 & 12 *

Juniors

13 & 14

Seniors

15 & 16

Big League

17 & 18

 

* NOTE: Players ages 10-12 are registered in the Little League division and drafted on either Majors roster or placed onto a AAA team.  You child should attend the try outs to help determine which team he is best suited for.

 

Softball Division

LL Ages

T-ball

4 &  5

Coach Pitch

6 & 7 & 8

Little League

9, 10,11 and 12 *

Juniors

13 & 14

 

*NOTE: The Little League division will be divided into Minors and Majors teams based on the number of players available   Typically 9 and 10 years will play in Minors and 11 and 12 will play in the Majors.  There are some exceptions to this, though it is rare.  You child should attend the try outs to help determine which team she is best suited for. 

**NOTE: Depending on the number of girls registered in the Little League division we may interleague for both majors and minors with other District 9 teams.  Girls Juniors will league with other District 9 teams. 

LITTLE LEAGUE AGE

2017 Baseball Age Chart

2017 Softball Age Chart

Little League Age Calculator


FEES
 

This year CBSL is opening registration November 16.  CBSL registration closes February 18, 2018.   NO late registrations will be accepted.  

2018 Rates effective October 1, 2016

SECURE ON-LINE REGISTRATION is available via credit card, 24/7 on the internet!! Registration fees are as follows:


ages 4-12: $125.00 per player.  Registration OPEN through February 18, 2017. 


ages 13-14: $135.00 per player .  Registration OPEN through February 18, 2017.  5

Registration fee includes team jersey/T-shirt and baseball cap (boys) or softball visor (girls).


There is a maximum charge of $300 for families with 3 or more children.


Please note if you have an unpaid balance from the prior season that will be added at the time of registration and must be paid in full.

If you do not have a credit or debit card to make an online payment with, please contact for assistance. 


FINANCIAL HARDSHIP – CBSL wants to ensure that all kids play baseball/softball no matter their financial situation.  If your family has experienced financial challenges, please do not let this stand in the way of your children participating in CBSL!  Please contact the CBSL Board at cbslplayeragent@gmail.com, and let us know right away, and we will assist you with a financial scholarship so that your child(ren) don’t miss out!  This is a confidential process and your information will not be shared outside of the CBSL Financial Scholarship Committee.


REFUND POLICY

REGISTRATION FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE - CBSL Registration Fees are 100% NON-REFUNDABLE. The registrant's family assumes all risk for families and/or players who either choose not to play, or otherwise become unable or unwilling to play after completing registration.

 

REGISTRATION CLOSINGS - After February 18, 2018, divisions will be closed.  Players will only be added to rosters if space is available.  No additional teams will be added.  If you attempt to register a player after February 18, and his/her division is no longer open, you may request that he/she be placed on a waiting list pending an opening, by sending an email request to: cbslplayeragent@gmail.com.  No one will be placed on a waiting list after March 1, 2018.
 


CBSL BOUNDARY

You must reside within the CBSL territory or attend a school that falls within our boundary to play in the Caledonia Little League. Please check the boundary map to see if you reside or attend a school within our boundaries.  If you fall outside of our boundary, you may apply for a waiver.  It may or may not be granted depending upon circumstances.  Please contact the  if you have any boundary issues.

SCHOOL OF CHOICE:  If you live outside of the boundaries but your child attends Caledonia Schools and would like play CBSL, please click here to complete a school enrollment form.  Then mail the completed form to PO Box 422 Caledonia, MI 49316 or email to . 



PLAYER ASSESSMENTS 

Baseball Assessments


Location: Caledonia HS
Date: March 10-11 
Time: TBD



*** Players in the Little League divisions must attend at least one assessment. If a player for any reason fails to attend either assessment this may limit their potential to be selected onto a Majors roster and therefore may be placed on AAA team.   


Little League requires a player draft for these divisions so that there is a reasonably fair distribution of players on the teams.  Players in these divisions must attend player assessments so that player evaluation data can be created and distributed amongst the coaches involved in the draft process.

If players do not attend assessments, the coaches will have only their personal knowledge of a player, if any, on which to rely for making drafting decisions.  Coaches that have more experience and put in more time with the sport usually have a greater knowledge of the players.  This can sometimes give them an advantage in the draft process over less experienced coaches.  



Softball Assessments

Location: Caledonia HS
Date: March 11
Time: TBD
*** Players in the Little League division must attend an assessment.  Attend the assessment will help balance the teams and will help ensure that all players are placed in the appropriate divisions. 

 


Little League requires a player draft for these divisions so that there is a reasonably fair distribution of players on the teams.  Players in these divisions must attend player assessments so that player evaluation data can be created and distributed amongst the coaches involved in the draft process.

If players do not attend assessments, the coaches will have only their personal knowledge of a player, if any, on which to rely for making drafting decisions.  Coaches that have more experience and put in more time with the sport usually have a greater knowledge of the players.  This can sometimes give them an advantage in the draft process over less experienced coaches.  



SCHEDULES/TEAM ROSTER INFORMATION

Teams cannot be assembled until we have our coaches registered, background checks completed, players registered, player assessments completed, and for some divisions the player draft completed. Since player assessments do not complete until sometime in early March, it stands to reason that team information will not be available until sometime the end of March.  Furthermore, it stands to reason that the practice and game schedules cannot be created until sometime after the teams have been assembled.  Hence, the practice schedule becomes available sometime between the player drafts and the first practice (early April).  The game schedule comes out sometime after the practice schedule but before uniform pickup (mid April).

Little League and Junior’s teams are assembled via drafts held late-March. No players will be accepted after March 1 to the Little League or Junior’s division. Coaches should be in contact the last week of March for the Little League and Junior’s divisions only.

T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Minors teams are assembled by the CBSL Board during the first part of April. Coaches will receive rosters and start contacting parents prior to April 1.
 

 



PRACTICE SEASON

Practices can start as early as the last week of March for Majors and Juniors depending on the weather.  However, most divisions will usually start in early April and run up until Opening Day (April 21, 2018).  Practice schedules are determined by the individual team managers, and are scheduled based on field availability. Teams will get 1-2 field practices per week and 1-2 batting cage practices per week, weather permitting.  Practices vary from either 5:00 to 7:00 or 7:00 to 9:00 during the work week for most divisions. Practices will also be scheduled on the weekend (Saturday) from 9:00am - 6:00pm.
 

REGULAR SEASON

Regular season begins April 21, 2018 and runs through mid June to the end of June depending upon the division.  Teams usually play two games per week, weather permitting.  We try to schedule make-up games if necessary.   Games typically start around 5:15pm, 6:00pm, and 7:15pm during the work week depending on the division. Games on Saturday run from 8:30am - 5:00pm.

Game Schedules will be published in April on CBSL Website: www.caledonialittleleague.com. Practice Schedules to be announced by team Manager at the end of March.
 


PLAYOFFS

Certain divisions will hold playoffs at the end of the regular season. Majors and Juniors in both Baseball and Softball will have District 9 Team tournaments that start around the 2nd week of June. These games might require some travel to surrounding Little League's.  AA Baseball and AAA Baseball will have a CBSL Tournament that begins around the 2nd week of June. AA Softball will participate in the tournament with the Byron Township Little League.  These games will be held at Cal Plex fields. The schedule for these games comes out at the last minute, so there is typically very little warning.

POST SEASON/ALLSTARS

All Star teams are formed for certain divisions based on try-outs. In the past, players are nominated to be in a pool from which coaches may vote on the team based upon tryout performance and other knowledge of the player’s ability.  Rules are strictly enforced during tournament play -- ages, boundaries, Little League approved equipment, etc…  All Stars can play many games per week depending upon the dynamics of the participating leagues.  Scheduling information comes out at the last minute so it is often difficult for parents to plan.  All Star games usually begin in early July and can run all the way through the end of August or even into September depending how far a team goes.

 

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS - Little League requires that ALL CBSL Team Managers, Coaches, Umpires & Board Members, or adults having regular contact with children, MUST submit a Little League Volunteer Application on or before February 18, 2018.  Pease complete a background check using the registration process below.  You MUST upload a copy of your drivers license during the process.  Failure to submit to this background check will result in immediate disqualification. ALL volunteers must submit a background application.
 



REGISTRATION FORMS

Please pay attention to the age ranges of the registration forms and to the late date, closing date, and other special instructions on the form.  Please visit our registration page for the online sign-up forms.

 

QUESTIONS? Email: cbslboard@gmail.com