Spencerport Junior Baseball is a community organization focused on providing baseball and softball opportunities to our area's youth. We emphasize sportsmanship, leadership and community involvement while playing and teaching the games of baseball and so

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Welcome to Spencerport Junior Baseball

Spencerport Junior Baseball & Softball is a community organization focused on providing baseball and softball opportunities to our area's youth.  We emphasize sportsmanship, leadership and community involvement while playing and teaching the fundamentals of the games of baseball and softball.  Annually our organization involves approximately 500 youths ages 5 to 18 as well as many adult volunteers.  We support several different age levels and skill levels including both House and Travel teams.  Play generally begins around mid-April and continues through August.

 

Girls Softball Varsity Night 2015
Frequently Asked Questions

Visitors,

Please see below for a list of questions we are frequently asked.

Q:  When are registrations open for the spring house baseball season?

A:  Registrations are generally open from mid-November until the end of March.  They are first come, first serve.  If a league is already full...please, please add yourself to the waitlist.  Once we have enough waitlist signups to field another team, we will add one so everyone who wants to play can hopefully have a spot!  Also, please make sure to register before February 1 so you don't have to pay the $10 late registration fee (and to allow us to better plan the upcoming season).

Q:  How do I pay my amount due?

A:  If you click "Edit My Account" on the left menu (and log in if prompted), you should see a green "Pay Now" button towards the bottom right of the screen under the list of your family members and their registrations.  You will only see that button if our records show a balance due.

Q:  I registered in person at the walk-in event.  How do I login?

A:  Please follow the instructions linked here.  If you did not put an email address on your application or these instructions do not work, please contact us via the Feedback link.

Q:  It asks for an email address for my child's account when registering, should I put my email address in there?

A:  The site will automatically send any communications for your child or their team to the parents as well.  As a result, only enter an email address for your child's account if they have their own email address, as you will get a copy regardless (assuming you have entered an email address for yourself of course).

Q:  How do I access my child's team page?  

A:  If you click on the Team button at the top of the page, it should take you directly to your child's team page.  Assuming you are logged in, you can then click on the Schedule tab to see the season schedule and the Roster tab to see the team members as well as the coaches contact information.  

Q:  My child's coach information is not listed on the team page.  How can I contact him/her?

A:  Just as the parents can decide how much of their contact information to share publicly via their profile, so can our coaches.  However, if you go to the Roster tab on your team page (which is only available if you log in and are a member of the team), you should have a button to email the coach at a minimum.

Q:  I use Hotmail and I am not getting any emails from the coach or league.  How can I fix this?

A:  Unfortunately, as best as we can tell it is Hotmail/Outlook.com doing this, so you need to follow the instructions from Microsoft to hopefully resolve this issue.  Please see the instructions at http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/not-receiving-email.  

Q:  I am a coach and I don't know how to use the website.  Is there any help available?

A:  If you are set up in the system as being a coach of a team, then you can access the "Coaches" folder on the Documents page.  This folder contains some documents to help you manage your team through the website.

Q:  Can I stop/start reminders from the site about practices and/or games?

A:  Yes, go to "Edit My Account", select your account from the list of your family members, and at the bottom of the page are checkboxes to turn on/off reminders.

Q:  Do you have a mobile application?

A:  We do for Android and iPhones!  Go into your Google or iTunes app store and search for the "SI Play" app.  You can learn more here.

Q:  Where exactly is Field #13 (or any other specific field)?

A:  If you click on the "Interactive Map" option on the left side menu, you can see a map with a marker approximately at home plate of each field.  Click the marker to see the field name.

Q:  Where can I find the rules and guidelines for each league?

A:  We have added the rules and guidelines for each league in the "League Rules and Guidelines" folder on the Documents page.

Q:  I just received an email saying an event has been "deleted" 4 hours into the future!  What does that mean?

A:  This is part of our learning curve.  In reality, events should be "cancelled" not "deleted", but sometimes the wrong button is pressed and a confusing notice gets sent out.  Also, the time is reported in UTC time (approximately 4 hours in the future), but we are working with our site host to get that changed to Eastern time as the rest of our times are reported in.

Thank you again for your patience if you have had any issues with our site.  If you have any other questions or concerns, please contact us using the Feedback button or email webmaster@spencerportjuniorbaseball.com.

Q:  Why did you start having registration caps and how does it work?

A:  Registration caps and the new process to request play up/play down in other leagues was put in place to help accommodate letting everyone who wants to play participate while still maintaining an environment enjoyable to all participants.  The article below explains this in detail. 

Summary

You may notice that each registration lists a number of "Open Positions" remaining, or if there are no "Open Positions", then the "Register" button will be replaced with "Join Waitlist".  If you see "Join Waitlist", please do still sign up, as we will add new teams as the number of waitlisted players hit milestones making doing so feasible.  Waitlists affect all levels except for T-ball, as T-ball neither uses regulation fields nor features competitive games and therefore can accommodate as many teams as we have coaches for.

Why are we doing this?

Prior to implementing this policy, we had some unmanageable team sizes up to 17 players because the number of registrants was an infeasible number for creating equal and reasonable sized teams.  This is unfair to everyone involved as players get limited playing time and coaches are forced to bear the burden of trying to handle the situation.

Number of Open Positions per League

The initial number of open positions per league are set to the projected number of players based upon the previous year.  We will increase the number of open positions regularly based upon the waitlist size reaching milestones that accommodate fielding new teams.

Fairness

Since these are house teams and no tryouts are required, each position is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We also defer any decisions on allowing players to move up or move down outside their appropriate age bracket until the season almost starts so we can maximize the likelihood that all children have an opportunity to get on a team.  [Note:  Player requests to move up or move down are not handled first-come, first-serve but rather on safety, player ability, and availability of open positions in the desired league]

Why should I get on the waitlist? 

There are 3 opportunities for your player to get on a team from the waitlist.  When positions open, the next player on the waitlist will be accepted into the league.

  1. If enough other players also join the list to allow fielding another team, then we will do so.
  2. Some players inevitably drop out between registration and the start of games due to conflicts.
  3. Some positions will generally open up as players are moved up and/or down into other leagues based upon desire, safety, and ability of leagues to accommodate the request.

Example from the Boys Minors program of waitlist milestones

Number of Registrations Team Sizes
48 (initial cap) 4 teams of 12
55 (7 people on waitlist) 5 teams of 11
60 (+5 on waitlist) 5 teams of 12
66 (+6 on waitlist) 6 teams of 11
 

by posted 04/15/2016
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