FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Coaching

Q: Who do I contact regarding travel coaching?

Q: Who do I contact regarding rec coaching?

Equipment

Q: Are they any restrictions on bats?

Registration

Q: What is your refund policy?

Travel Baseball

Q: My son would like to tryout for a travel team. Whom should I contact?

Umpires

Q: Who would I contact about becoming an umpire at the park?

Weather

Q: What is the weather policy?


Coaching

Q: Who do I contact regarding travel coaching?

Mike Harris

Q: Who do I contact regarding rec coaching?

Bob Heidish

Equipment

Q: Are they any restrictions on bats?

Effective August 1st 2012:

PLEASE NOTE: These bat rules and restrictions are only valid within the Alpharetta youth baseball program and may not apply to out of park games, travel games/tournaments, or other games outside of the Alpharetta baseball program.

  • For ages 4-12,
    Bat must have a certified "BPF 1.15" label. Big barrel bats up to 2 & 3/4 inches in diameter are allowed for 9-12 yr olds.
  • For ages 13-14,
    Players will be required to use bats that are certified with the "BPF 1.15" label or a drop 3 BBCOR certified bat. Bats without one of these labels will not be allowed. The diameter of the bat shall not be larger than 2 5/8 barrel.
  • For ages 15 and above,
    Will be required to use a certified drop 3 BBCOR certified bat, bats without the BBCOR label will not be allowed. The diameter of the bat shall not be larger than 2 5/8 barrel.
    Any bats that meet the specifications as described and are clearly marked with the BPF 1.15 or BBCOR labels will be allowed within the Alpharetta youth baseball program. These bat specifications will be effective August 1st. 2012.

Other Restrictions:

  • Bats that are broken, cracked, dented or deface the ball are not allowed.
  • No devices, attachments or wrappings that cause the handle to become flush with the knob are allowed.
  • Molded grips and Choke up knobs are not allowed.

Registration

Q: What is your refund policy?

Full refunds less administrative / processing charges will be granted upon written request made to the Director of Registration for all registered players that make such request before midnight Friday preceding evaluations. Refund requests made after midnight Friday preceding evaluations but before a player is drafted / placed on a team will be refunded at 50% of registration fee. Once a player has been drafted / placed on a team, refund requests will not be granted with the following exceptions:

  1. A player makes his/her high school, high school junior varsity or high school freshman baseball team;
  2. A player has or is moving from his/her current address to a location that potentially reasonably prohibits playing at Wills Park;
  3. Medical hardship;
  4. Financial hardship.

Appeals beyond the aforementioned must be made in writing to the Director of Registration. The appeal must include name, age group and reasons for the refund request. All appeals will be presented by the Director of Registration to the full AYBA board of directors for vote.

Travel Baseball

Q: My son would like to tryout for a travel team. Whom should I contact?

Mike Harris

Umpires

Q: Who would I contact about becoming an umpire at the park?

Charlie Strohecker

http://www.umpstuff.com/index.html

Weather

Q: What is the weather policy?

Wills Park has a weather threshold for cold weather.  This is especially important for young arms and out-of-shape arms in the beginning of the season.  If the “Feels like” weather is 40 degrees or below, you should not have your players out on the field.  This is too cold for players and more importantly the players’ arms.  There is also the risk that they can crack their $250+ bat which would not please the parents either.

We will use the information on Weather.Com to monitor the “Feels like” weather for the park:

  1. Check this link
  2. Look for the "Feels like" weather under the current temperature.

Check the Field Status page for updates.

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