Frequently Answered Questions

When is the Season?

Summer Softball practice begins Saturdays mid-April, games begin around the second week of May and concludes (excluding All-Stars) with an End of Season League Championship Tournament last weekend in June.

Summer Baseball practice begins around mid May, games begin the Tuesday following Memorial Day and concludes with an End of Season League Championship Tournament in mid-July.

No T-ball or Bambino Buddy Ball Tournaments, season concludes  mid-July.

Bambino Buddy Ball begins in May and concludes mid-July.

How do I Register?

Registration for CYBSA is done online, click the Registration header in the menu bar, registration is open from December 1st at 12:01am  thru 12:00pm (noon) March 31st.
Register between December 1st and January 15th to receive a $25.00 discount off normal registration fees.
Registrations after March 14th will be assessed a $25.00 "Late Fee".

How many games are there?

Games are played Monday thru Saturday. Exceptions:  Weather related make-up games and Tournament final day. (Sunday)

T-Ball ages (4-6) play a 10 game regular season, no tournaments.

Baseball ages (7-12) play a 10 game regular season plus Mid Season and End of Season tournament for a combined minimum *14 games. Cal Ripken baseball (4-12) typically play two games per week, one weeknight and one Saturday game.

Babe Ruth Baseball (13-18) play a 15 game schedule plus an End of Season tournamens for a combined minimum *17 games.  Babe Ruth baseball plays up to three games per week, one weeknight and a Saturday double header when possible.

Bambino Buddy Ball (Physically and/or Mentally challenged players ages 5-20) Play an 8 - 10 game season, Saturday games.

Softball plays a regular season schedule plus double elimination End of Season League Championship Tournament .
*Regular season softball games by age division.
8U    10
10U  10
12U  12
14U  12
16U  12
*Subject to weather
Once the schedules have been published, there will not be any changes made by CYBSA unless weather related or at the direction of the field permit issuing municipality. Due to field use limitations all rescheduling of games can only be done by the league. If a team cannot field a team to play a scheduled game, it will be counted as a forfeit. The schedule for practices and games is very tight, with little room to reschedule games.

When are practices?

Practices are typically weeknights.

Baseball teams are scheduled two practices per week beginning mid-May and one per week after games begin. Coaches can request additional practice time following the "Manager's meeting.

Softball practice begins Saturdays in April, increase in frequency starting early May and reduce to one practice per week after games begin. Coaches may request additional practice time following the coaches meeting.

Is a uniform provided?

CYBSA provides officially licensed MLB/MILB replica shirt and hat for Baseball . Players need to furnish pants, socks, and belt.
Ages 4-10 wear Minor League teams and ages 11-18 wear Major League teams.

Girl's Softball teams may choose their own *team name and uniform colors. CYBSA provides visor and jersey for Softball. Players need to furnish pants, socks, etc. Uniform fittings are the first Saturday in April  10:00-1:00 at Walk Off Sports 1780 S Buckley Road Aurora 80017. All CYBSA girl's softball players and teams must attend fitting.

When will I hear from my coach?

Final team rosters will not be made available until the Coaches meeting in early May. Players will be contacted by their respective coach as to practice and uniform needs. If you haven't heard from your coach by the second week in May, email CYBSA with your child's name and age. Please do not contact CYBSA regarding team assignment prior to the second week in May.  Once a.player has been assigned to a team and rosters have been filed with Babe Ruth Headquarters, THERE WILLBE NO CHANGES FOR ANY REASON.

Who is required to attend player assessments?

New players to CYBSA and players wishing to change teams must attend player assessments to be eligible for player draft.  This includes all Rookie, Minors, Majors, and Babe Ruth players not already assigned to a team.  T-Ball players do not assess.  All new players and players wishing to change teams MUST attend one of the assessment dates. 

Baseball April TBD

Location: TBD

T-Ball (4-6) No assessments for t-ball

Rookie (7-8)

Minors (9-10) 

Majors (11-12)

Babe Ruth (13-15)

Softball April

8U

10U

12U

14U

Team Mom/Dad?

Each team should have a team parent to take care of/coordinate snacks, photos, Rockies tickets, etc.

Meeting for Team Moms is usually the second Saturday in May from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Smoky Hill Vineyard Church  (Smoky Hill & Orchard.) Topics of discussion will include:  Rockies tickets, team photos online scheduling and ordering, opening event and suggestions for coach's gifts. 

When is picture day?

Imagtek Photography as the "Official" CYBSA photographer.

Individual and team photo's will be scheduled once rosters have been completed.  Team picture time is scheduled by either Team Mom or by Manager/Head Coach.

Who are the umpires?

Baseball

CYBSA contracts with "The Right Call" sports officials for all league games and tournaments.  Our only in-house umpires are the parent volunteers in the T-ball and Rookie age divisions.

Softball

SE Denver contracts with "Rocky Mountain Officials" (RMO) for all league games.

Awards, trophies and Coach's gifts?

CYBSA receives numerous calls and/or emails asking where to get team trophies and coach's gifts, CYBSA only provides trophies/awards to 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and consolation teams for the tournaments from CYBSA sponsor The Creator's Touch. Teams are free to purchase trophies/awards from any company they choose. The league does business with The Creator's Touch and is very pleased with their work. The Creator's Touch will have a representative present at the team parent meeting with samples and information.

Who maintains the fields?

Every year the league receives complaints in regards to the conditions of some of the ball fields. The league would like to hire someone to keep up with field maintenance, but it's a luxury CYBSA cannot afford not to mention the municipalities do not allow CYBSA to do any maintenance to their fields. The league deals with 6 different municipalities for the fields which CYBSA uses and any/all field issues turned into CYBSA league management are reported along with a repair request/work order to the permit issuing agency accordingly. The league would like to suggest that coaches encourage parents to bring rakes and shovels to work on the fields before games or practices.

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