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Frequent Questions

Player Acquaintance Day

Mustang 9 & 10, Bronco 11 and 12, Pony, Colt Divisions Only
A. The purpose of Player Acquaintance Day shall be to familiarize managers and coaches with a youthís ability to hit, run and field. This shall not be construed to be a try-out session as each manager will draft their teams as outlined in Section VI of the rule book.
B. Player Acquaintance Day shall be scheduled by the Board of Directors and their decision as to dates and/or re-scheduling in the event of inclement weather shall be final.
C. A committee selected by the Division Reps will conduct the Player Acquaintance Day activities for the different age groups, by Divisions ages.
D. Each player candidate must attend the acquaintance session for their respective age bracket unless there are extenuating circumstances.
E. Players participating in Player Acquaintance Day shall be assigned flights and numbers. Each manager shall be furnished with a list of players which may contain candidates name, number assigned, age, birthday and phone number. Each manager shall evaluate players eligible for the draft in any such manner as they so desire.
F. Players eligible for the draft who do not participate in Player Acquaintance Day shall be selected from a blind drawing. For Pony & Colt, first year players' names shall be placed in a container, separate from the names of second year players. 1. Any Pony or Colt Division team that has eight (8) second year players must draw a first year player, if one is available.

All players ONLY in the Mustang 9, Mustang 10, Bronco 11, Bronco 12, Pony, and Colt Divisions check the calendar for the date of the PLAYER AQUAINTANCE DAY. The exact time will be released the week prior. See rule book for explaination

I would like our two kids to be able to play on the same team, but they are different ages. Can I get them on the same team?
Per the LSBA bylaws, all American League players must play in the appropriate league dictated by their age. There are NO exceptions to this rule.

Why doesn't league follow the age cut off of the school district?
LSBA follows what we believe to be a proper age cut off for baseball ages. We and most leagues in our area follow the idea that kids should be 5 years old before they play. So since games start every year around May 1st we believe all kids need to be 5 years old by April 30th. Baseball is different than some sports like basketball and soccer. Those sports allow players to start playing at a younger age, but those sports donít need helmets and aluminum bats and or a hard ball that is hit right at the players. For these reasons most baseball leagues like ours to be very restrictive with the ages. Per the LSBA bylaws, all American League players must play in the appropriate league dictated by their age. There are NO exceptions to this rule.

We were playing a baseball game last night and it lightening was dangerously close. Why did it take so long for the games to be called?
LSBA has specific procedures to follow to ensure the safety of players, families and anyone else at the ballpark. We have lightening detectors and when lightening reaches a specific distance, all park patrons are warned through the sound of a horn. Umpires have been trained to call games immediately and everyone is to leave the park when the horn sounds.

There seem to be fields sitting empty when there could be games being played. Why is that?
All of the fields at Legacy are set up to accommodate games for specific age groups. Games can only be played on fields that have appropriate dimensions for the age group (eg. distance between bases, distance between mound and home plate, distance to outfield fence, etc.). Both season schedules and make-up games are developed based on the availability of fields, starting dates of leagues, # of games, # of days between games, etc.

I have signed my child up to play. What team are they on?
Generally speaking the rosters are built the same year over year. Children are placed mainly by school and parent request. Not every child will end up a team with their school or requested team. We do our best to meet all request but placement is done by LSBA and is final each year. Tee Ball teams are all new as this is the first year for any child to play. Year over year kids remain on the team they were on the previous year. We do not move kids around once placed on a team unless there are extenuating circumstances. At the Mustang 9 League all children are put in a draft and the coaches draft every child. Teams stay together for Mustang 10. Again at Bronco 11 we redraft and they stay on those teams at Bronco 12. Again at Pony and Colt we redraft again. Sometimes teams will not return every year due to not enough kids returning or the coach asked some of the players to go competitive. In this case children returning will be placed on a new team. In every case in every division your coach will contact you with team placement. The placement of children on teams doesnít happen until sign ups end near the end of March or beginning of April.

What days are games?
The schedule is not completed until the sign ups end and teams are formed in late March or early April. There is no set schedule for each league the schedule is generated different each year. Your coach will inform you of your schedule. If your coach doesnít know itís because the schedule is not created yet.

We cannot practice on a certain night a week. Can I get on a team that doesn't practice that night?
We donít set the schedule until teams are formed. There is no set schedule for divisions practicing on a certain night. Generally speaking, the coaches request a few nights they are available and we accommodate the best we can. Each team is given one week night and one weekend practice time. If you cannot make a practice night just work that out with your coach.

How much does it cost to play?
All pricing is on the resgistration page, follow the link and you can see the pricing.

What color is my team?
The colors for the teams are the last thing that is decided. Until the teams are set and a few other things are worked out no one knows what color the team will be. Your coach will let you know as soon as he is told.

My child is on a competitive team, can they also play in the recreational league?
No child can play in both the National League and American League. If you are trying out for teams to play in the National League but havenít made a team yet please wait before signing up for the American League. Most coaches make their decisions on players by March 1 as that is when they start practicing for the spring season. If you sign up for the American League and then make a team you can get a refund, but that costs LSBA money to refund you. So please wait until after March 1 to sign up if you are planning on finding a National League team for your child.

I want to coach/manage my child's team what do I do?
If you havenít signed your child up yet please indicate, during the registration process, that you would like to either manage or coach a team. If you have already registered contact your league rep. Their information is available on the Contact Info page. In either case contacting your league rep is always a good idea. There is a process behind approving coaches. Year over year the number of coaches is different for each division. It all depends on the number of kids in each division. Once the process is complete your league rep will let you know if you are allowed to coach. After approval all coaches and managers need to pass a background check.

When do games and practices start?
You will start practices when your coach informs you of your practice days and your coach will inform you of your schedule. Generically, practices will start toward the beginning of April and games will start at the beginning of May.


Lee's Summit Basebasll Association
P.O. Box 1415
Lee's Summit, MO 64063
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