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Frequently Asked Questions

Registration Questions - Spring 2018 Season

Sign up early to secure your spot as APB sold out last season in many divisions. We expect record numbers to sign up, so don't be left out and register early!


APB Division League Age Registration Fees*

Division**Registration***Volunteer Deposit^
Shetland (4-6 years old)$250N/A
Pinto (7-8 years old)$290$75
Mustang (9-10 years old)$290$75
Bronco (11-12 years old)$290$75
Pony (13-15 years old)$290$75
Champions$40N/A

*If anyone is in need of financial assistance, then please contact Chris Bole for more information. Any inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

**To determine League Age, use the Division Age Calculator under Resources.

***Price will increase $50 after January 7, 2018.
^The volunteer deposit is a fully refundable deposit that will be mailed out at the end of the season after completing 4 hours (two, 2 hour shifts) of volunteer work. This generally consists of working in the snack shack and/or picking up trash, etc. See Snack Shack tab, located under Forms/Resources on top of the page, for more details.

In addition to the registration fees, All teams (except Champions) must obtain a $495 Team Sponsor. Teams that are unable to obtain a sponsor may divide the cost among the parents ($35-$50 per player).

 

Refund Policy 
The league incurs costs to process payments as well as up-front costs in advance of each season to plan for items such as uniforms, equipment, etc.  The following Refund Policy is in effect:

  • Refund requests made prior to the registration deadline will be honored less a $25 processing fee.  
  • Refunds requested after the registration deadline but before the player is placed on a team will be honored at a 50% rate.  
  • No refund is available once the player has been placed on a team. No exceptions.


Check Return Policy

Any check payable to APB that is returned will incur a $25 fee. 

 

Notes:

  • Playing "up" in a division - If a player wants to play up a division (e.g. Pinto age but wants to play in Mustang), then the player must rate in the top 10% of the "upper" division during tryouts. This policy is consistent with our neighboring leagues. In order to be considered for this, the player must be 1) registered in the proper division based on their age; 2) notify the Division Director BEFORE tryouts; 3) tryout in the division they should be playing in based on their age and; 4) tryout in the division they want to play in.
  • Playing "down" in a division - Players are not permitted to play "down" in divisions unless there is a unique medical or physical reason. In these cases, parents must complete a Petition (found under Forms), and send to Executive Board for review. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
  • Special Requests - Requests to play with friends, etc., are just that, requests. Where feasible, we will try to grant the request, but there are no guarantees whatsoever. We do not look at requests in American divisions. Teams are drafted by coaches and they cannot be restricted by requests to play with friends.
  • The primary email address you list on your registration will be the email address we use to contact you. Please also list the email address for anyone else (e.g. another parent or guardian) you want to receive information from the league.
  • Divisions sell out quickly, sometimes even before the registration deadline, and players are taken on a first-come-first serve basis. Registration is not complete until payment has been made. Players still pending payment or completed registrations may lose their spots if not completed before a division is full. Don't wait until the last minute to register! Players will be turned away when divisions are full.


PONY AGE CHANGE

PONY Baseball will be changing the birth date cut-off from April 30 to August 31 starting January 1, 2018

What this means to your player is that if their birthday is May-August, they will now be the youngest player in their age group instead of the oldest.  Additionally players with May-August birthdays may age into a new division (Shetland-Pinto), (Pinto-Mustang), (Mustang-Bronco), while players with September birthdays and later will not.  Below is an age chart with the new age rules. This means, several players may skip a level within our league for one season. 

SHETLAND Sept 1, 2012-Aug 31, 2013 - 5U
                      Sept 1, 2011-Aug 31, 2012 - 6U

PINTO Sept 1, 2010-Aug 31, 2011 - 7U
             Sept 1, 2009-Aug 31, 2010 - 8U

MUSTANG Sept 1, 2008-Aug 31, 2009 - 9U
                    Sept 1, 2007-Aug 31, 2008 - 10U

BRONCO Sept 1, 2006-Aug 31 - 2007 - 11U
                  Sept 1, 2005-Aug 31-2006 - 12U


Important Dates

Jan. 6 – Walk-in Registration, 9am-11am @ Cronies on Kanan/T.O. Blvd.

Jan. 7 – Registration closes; $50 late fee afterwards
Jan. 10 – First Umpire training session

Jan. 13 – Player Assessments/Tryouts (PINTO, MUSTANG, BRONCO, PONY) @ Lupin, 9am – 5pm  )
Jan. 13-14 – Player Assessments/Tryouts (SHETLAND) @ Lupin, 9am – 5pm  

Jan. 14-21 – Make-up Tryouts

Jan 15 – 17 – Manager selection

Jan 14-21 – Make-up tryouts

Jan 22-23 – American Drafts

Jan 25 or 29-30 – National Drafts

Feb 3 – Practice starts

Feb 24 – Opening Day

March 11 – Picture Day

April ? - Lupin Carnival

April 2-6 - Spring Break

May 6 – National All Star Game


Season Questions

How often are practices?
Generally speaking, until games start, most teams will practice twice a week (once during the week and once on the weekend, Sat or Sun). After games start in March, most teams practice once a week in between games.


How often are games?
Two games a week. Teams will play one game during the week and one game on the weekend (Sat or Sun).


What day/times are practices?
Your team manager will determine which day(s) and times practices will be based on the team's availability.


What day/times are games?
Games are played 7 days a week. We try to avoid Sunday games, but on occasion, teams might have to play a Sunday game here and there.Weekday games generally start at 5pm, though vary by location. Games may start as early as 4:30 p.m. early in the season, before Daylight Savings time ends. Some Interleague games, at other fields, may start as late as 6:00 p.m. Weekend times will vary throughout the day. Teams will rotate between different days and times each week.


What division will my child be in?
See the Division Age Calculator to determine your child's League age and division. It is located under Forms/Resources on top of the page.


Where are the games/practices? 
See "Fields" tab on top, located under Forms/Resources on top of the page, for field locations by division. 


When/Where are player assessment/tryouts?
Tryouts will be held at Lupin Elementary School on January 13-14, 2018, with a make-up the following week (TBD).


When will I hear from my coach?
All teams will be selected by the end of January. If you do not hear from anyone by then, then please contact the Division Director.


When do practices start?
Early February


When do games start?
Opening Day is scheduled for February 24, 2018.


When do games end?
Teams can play as late as late May/early June should they continue win throughout the play-offs.


Are trophies given?
All Shetland players will receive a participation trophy. 1st and 2nd place trophies will be awarded to the tournament finalists in Shetland, Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony. Additionally, 1st and 2nd place trophies will be awarded to the top two teams during the regular season where standings are kept (Pinto American, Mustang, Bronco and Pony)



Registration Questions - Fall Ball 2017

 

Sign up early to secure your spot as APB sold out last season in many divisions. We expect record numbers to sign up, so don't be left out and register early!

Don't miss out on an opportunity for your player to build his/her baseball skills. Baseball is a game of repetition and Fall Ball is a great way to keep your player in synch and get ready for the Spring season, in a relaxed atmosphere. Fall Ball's main purpose is to focus on building skills and teaching the game. Games are played simply to put those skills into action. It is not focused on winning and losing. 

APB Division League Age Registration Fees*

Division**Registration***Volunteer Deposit^
Shetland (4-6 years old)$210N/A
Pinto (7-8 years old)$210$40
Mustang (9-10 years old)$210$40
Bronco (11-12 years old)$210$40
Pony (13-15 years old)$210$40

*If anyone is in need of financial assistance, then please contact Devin Sirkus for more information. Any inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

**To determine League Age, use the Division Ages under Resources.

***Price will increase $50 after September 1, 2017.
^The volunteer deposit is a fully refundable deposit that will be mailed out at the end of the season after completing 4 hours (two, 2 hour shifts) of volunteer work. This generally consists of working in the snack shack and/or picking up trash, etc. See Snack Shack tab, located under Forms/Resources on top of the page, for more details.


In addition to the registration fees, All teams must obtain a $375 Team Sponsor. Teams that are unable to obtain a sponsor may divide the cost among the parents ($35 per player).

 

Refund Policy 
The league incurs costs to process payments as well as up-front costs in advance of each season to plan for items such as uniforms, equipment, etc.  The following Refund Policy is in effect:

  • Refund requests made prior to the registration deadline will be honored less a $25 processing fee.  
  • Refunds requested after the registration deadline but before the player is placed on a team will be honored at a 50% rate.  
  • No refund is available once the player has been placed on a team. No exceptions.


Check Return Policy

Any check payable to APB that is returned will incur a $25 fee. 

 

Notes:

  • Playing "up" in a division - If a player wants to play up a division (e.g. Pinto age but wants to play in Mustang), then the player must petition the Board to do so. Complete the "Petition to Play Up" form found under Forms/Resources.
  • Playing "down" in a division - Players are not permitted to play "down" in divisions unless there is a unique medical or physical reason. In these cases, parents must complete a "Petition to Play Up" (found under Forms/Resources), and send to Executive Board for review. Each case will be considered on its own merits.
  • Special Requests - Requests to play with friends, etc., are just that, requests. Where feasible, we will try to grant the request, but there are no guarantees whatsoever.
  • The primary email address you list on your registration will be the email address we use to contact you. Please also list the email address for anyone else (e.g. another parent or guardian) you want to receive information from the league.
  • Divisions sell out quickly, sometimes even before the registration deadline, and players are taken on a first-come-first serve basis. Registration is not complete until payment has been made. Players still pending payment or completed registrations may lose their spots if not completed before a division is full. Don't wait until the last minute to register! Players will be turned away when divisions are full.

Important Dates

Sept 1 – Registration closes; $50 late fee afterwards

Sept 5 – Manager Selection
Sept TBD - Coaches Meeting

Sept 6 - 8 Draft-a-palooza/Team Selection

Sept 9 – Practice can start

Sept 17 –First Game
Nov 19 - Last Game

Season Questions

How often are practices?
There is only one practice a week during Fall Ball. Day and time will be set by the team manager.

How often are games?
Teams will play once a week, on Sundays. Game times will vary week to week. 

What day/times are practices?
Your team manager will determine which day(s) and times practices will be based on the team's availability.

What day/times are games?
Games are played only on Sundays. Game times are generally 9am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 4pm, or 10am, Noon, 2pm, 4pm/ Teams will rotate between different days and times each week. Times won't be set until we know how many teams are in each division.

What division will my child be in?
See the Division Ages to determine your child's League age and division. It is located under Forms/Resources on top of the page.

Where are the games/practices? 
The majority of games will be at Lupin. In divisions where we play inter-league, there will be some games in Newbury Park (Dos Vientos) and/or Moorpark. See "Fields" tab on top, located under Forms/Resources on top of the page, for field locations by division. 

When/Where are player assessment/tryouts?
There are no tryouts for Fall Ball.

Can I bring a Travel or Prepacked team?

1. Travel teams are not allowed in Fall Ball as the focus is on building skills. 
2. Non-Agoura Pony Baseball teams are allowed to bring "prepacked" teams so long as they are not travel or high caliber All Star teams. The goal if for teams to be relatively even and competitive. It serves nobody well if one team blows out another.
3. Agoura Pony Baseball teams may prepack up to six (6) players including the coaches' kids. Requests for more will be handled on a case by case basis.

When will I hear from my coach?
All teams will be selected by September 8. If you do not hear from anyone by then, then please contact the Division Director.

When do practices start?
Practices may start on September 9, at the discretion of the coach.

When do games start?
Sunday, September 17, 2017.

When do games end?
Sunday, November 19, 2017

Score/Standings
No scores or standings are kept in Fall Ball, other than to track runs during innings to know when to switch sides.

Are trophies given?
No

What is included in my registration fee?
Players will receive a jersery, hat, belt and socks. Parents must provide baseball pants, cleats, glove, helmet, bat, etc.

Field Status

Open Open

Lupin Hill Elementary School (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Forest Cove Park (Shetland) (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Sumac Elementary School (Shetland) (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Willow Elementary School (Pinto) (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Backstop (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Indian Springs Park (Mustang) (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)

Open Open

Old Agoura Park (Bronco) (11:41 AM | 03/22/17)