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Frequently Asked Questions

General

Who maintains the facilities at Rivermont Ball Park?

The volunteers of RYAA, Inc. maintain the ball park and its facilities. All park improvements and general maintenance are the burden of the association. The association bears the burden and expense related to the upkeep, maintenance and improvement of Rivermont Ball Park.

My child has no baseball experience, but wants to play baseball. Can he/she play at Rivermont?

Rivermont is open to players of all skill level and ability. In every age group there are players at all levels of play. The player draft process is setup to distribute the talent pool across all teams.

Registration

How much is registration?

Dream League - $60
Tee Ball (3 and 4 YO) - $40
Baseball (5 - 12 YO) - $110
2nd and 3rd Child Discount (baseball only) - $20
Late Registration Fee - $20

What does my registration fee cover?

Registration fees cover uniforms, trophies and expenses incurred for items such as equipment and field maintenance, umpires and general up keep and repair. The Baseball program is funded and run by RYAA, Inc. Registration fees cover some of the expenses associated with running the park. The city does not provide us with any financial assistance for day to day expenses.

Why does Rivermont have fundraisers?
We want to keep the cost of playing baseball at Rivermont affordable for all families.  Registration fees do not cover all of the annual expenses of running the park nor do they allow for improvement projects so we must depend on the generosity of donors and fundraising efforts to pay for park operations and fund improvements.

How old does my child have to be to play baseball at Rivermont?

Our youngest age group is 3/4 YO T-Ball. Players who are 3 or 4 on or before April 30th of the coming year play in this league.

How do I determine which league my child will play?

When players register they are placed in a league based on birth date as of April 30th of the coming year. Answering the question, how old will my son/daughter be on April 30th of the coming year, gives the league he plays in. So for example if your child turns 10 on February the 4th, he will be 10 on April 30th and play in the 9/10 year old (YO) league. Another example, if the registering player is 7 at time of registration and will turn 8 on May the 5th, he will play in the 7/8 YO league, as he will be 7 on April 30th of the coming year.

Can I register my daughter to play baseball at Rivermont?

Girls are allowed to play baseball at Rivermont.

I would like my child to play-up, is this possible?

We sometimes allow players to play up one age group.  We will not allow players to play up more than one age bracket and all players desiring to play up an age group MUST be approved by the league commissioner in the league they wish to play.

The registration date has passed, can I still register?

It may be possible for a player to register after the registration deadline. We will continue to register players provided we have open slots. There is an additional $20 per player charged for all late registrants.

I want my child to play with my neighbor’s child so we can carpool, does Rivermont accommodate?

You will need to make a request on your registration.  We will draft the children onto the same team if possible but we cannot guarantee this.

I want my child to play for a specific coach, does Rivermont accommodate?

In order to enable us to draft all teams as evenly as possible we do not accept parent requests for children to play for specific coaches.

Other

What kind of bat does my child need?

The bat must be an unaltered baseball bat (not softball).  All non‐wood bats must meet 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) for the life of the bat and must possess a clearly identifiable manufacturer’s certification stamp. This includes 2 1/4", 2 5/8", and 2 3/4" barrel bats. BBCOR bats are also legal for use in ages 5‐12.

When are practices/games?
Practices are at the discretion of each coach.  In general most coaches will practice one weeknight and Saturday per week through March.  Games begin in April and can be on one or two weeknights and Saturday per week.  Most weeks your child will only play two games.  Most coaches will continue to hold at least one practice per week while games are being played also.  Games continue through May and end with a park tournament which will end the week before Memorial Day.

I have a problem with my child’s coach, what should I do?
Please make every attempt to resolve the issue directly with the coach. Please address your concerns with him first prior to speaking with anyone else. If you are not able to resolve the issue with your coach, please contact your League Commissioner or other Board Member. 

I have a problem with an umpire, what should I do?
Discuss this with your Head Coach. If there is a matter that needs to be attended, the Head Coach is responsible for communicating with the umpire. The umpires are instructed to communicate with the Head Coach only. If the Head Coach has a problem or concern that needs to be addressed he will escalate to his League Commissioner.

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