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Sacred Heart CYO Baseball & Softball

FAQ's - Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Q: What other expenses might I incur?

A:  a) Raffle Tickets
      b) Snacks, visors, end year team party and/or gift for coaches and team mom.

Q: What is your refund policy?

A: Registration refunds are available until the day we draft teams. This allows for Sacred Heart to choose the most balanced teams without interference.

Q: How do I become a coach?

A: To become a coach, you must first go through Virtus training. This is sponsored by the Church, and is a one day course,  Details are provided under 'About Us' - 'Virtus' (https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=696680).

After completing the Virtus training, you will need to get finger printed. After you have completed both steps, you are certified to coach Sacred Heart at all levels.

Q: Where are games and practices located?

A: Home games are located at the Sacred Heart Complex (Mt. Holly Bypass) and the Westampton Field Complex (behind the Westampton Friends School – Rancocas Road).  Directions can be found under' League Information' - 'Field Directions'
           
Girls playing in 10U, 12U and 14U may experience local travel.  Generally, the farthest away game is no more than 10-15 minutes away.

Q: How often will the girls practice?

A: Practices for spring and fall seasons are largely weather dependent. Younger girls can expect one practice per week. The older teams may try to get two practices per week in if they don’t have any games.

Q: How often are games?

A: Spring and fall seasons aim for 10-12 games in 8-10 weeks. We try to evenly spread the game out, but with local travel.

Q: How long is the season?

A: The spring season starts in late March and ends a little after Memorial Day. Fall season starts around Labor Day and lasts until Halloween.

Q: End of Season Awards/Trophies?

A: In house seasons (6U and 8U) allows for every team and player to receive a trophy in the Spring. 10U, 12U and 14U will receive league trophies for 1st and 2nd place only.

Q: Do I have to work the snack stand?

A: ALL PARENTS are required to work the snack stand in the Spring Season. If your team does not have enough coverage for you scheduled time your child’s game will become a forfeit. If everyone chips in, families should not have to work more than two (one hour) shifts in a season.

Q: Are there tryouts?

A: We have assessments for 10U, 12U, and 14U. This is strictly to draft teams with equal levels of skill and experience. No one is cut, and assessment ratings are not made public.

Q: How are girls selected for a team? Can I request a buddy?

A: At 6U and 8U, you can request a friend and we will do our best to accommodate. There is a section on the registration form for this. At the older age groups, you can request a friend, and we will do our best to accommodate at the draft. However, evenly skilled teams becomes the priority.

Q: Can my daughter request a particular coach?

A: In order to make the drafts for the 8U-14U Divisions as fair as possible, the League is not allowing Coach Requests at this time.

Q: Can I play only travel ball and not recreational ball?

A: No. Babe Ruth encourages local recreational sports. As a result, you must play in a spring recreational season at Sacred Heart to be eligible. Coaches must coach recreation ball as well.

Q: How will I know what age group to register my daughter for?

A: Please check out the Age Chart (Baseball & Softball) under 'League Information' - 'Age Charts Baseball & Softball' menu.

Q: Can I request to have my Daughter Play up or Down a Division?

A: We do not allow kids to play out of their groups. We encourage kids to be with their friends and classmates, as this is the most important aspect of children’s sports.

Q: Can my daughter play in a division higher than her age?

A: No. In the interest of fairness to all the kids playing in all divisions, we keep kids in their age bracket.

Q: What is provided in the League Uniform?

A: You will receive a dri fit jersey, pants, a belt if needed, and socks. 6U will also receive visors. We encourage the older girls to wear fielding masks, so no visors will be provided.

Q: What equipment do I need to buy?

A: Girls will need their own helmet (with face mask attached), a bat, and a glove. Older age groups wear fielding masks in the field as well.  If you need assistance purchasing the right equipment or need assistance in obtaining anything, please contact your softball coordinator.

Q: What happens if we need to go on vacation?

A: Recreation sports are meant to be fun. If your family has a vacation planned in-season, simply inform your coach of the dates your daughter will be away so they can make the proper lineup adjustments.

Contact Us

Sacred Heart CYO Baseball & Softball

P.O. Box 515 
Hainesport, New Jersey 08036

Email Us: SHCYO.Board@gmail.com
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