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Midlo Families!

The Midlothian Athletic Association 2018 Spring Baseball Registration will open on January 14th! MAA proudly serves families within the J.B. Watkins Elementary School district as well as those districts with no CBC affiliation!

Important Rule Changes

It's also important to note that these rule changes are being adopted by all National and local recreational leagues.  This is not something specific to CBC or MAA. 

  • Age Determination Date Change
    The Age Determination Date will change in 2018 from April 30th to August 31st in accordance with the PONY rule change.  However, CBC players who turn 15 years old between May 1 and August 31 will be "grandfathered" and allowed to play Pony in 2018 but will not be eligible for All-Star participation.

  • Bat Rule Changes

Do not buy new bats without reading this first!! The bat standard has changed. Please make sure that those buying gifts for our players have the right information if purchasing bats for 2018 season.
 

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Pony/CBC or Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USA Bat Standard, visit http://www.usabat.com.

 

Ages and Leagues per Chesterfield Baseball Club and PONY Baseball

Age 4

 T-Ball

Ages 5 and 6

 Pee-Wee (Coach Pitch)

 Ages 7 and 8

 Pinto (Kid Pitch)/Shetland (Coach Pitch)

 Ages 9 and 10

 Mustang/Yearling

 Ages 11 and 12

 Bronco/Palimino

 Ages 13 and 14

 Pony/Stallion*

 Ages 15 and 16

 Colt

 Ages 17 and 18

 Sr. Colt

 

The age of the player as of August 31, 2018
*
CBC players who turn 15 years old between May 1 and August 31 will be "grandfathered" and allowed to play Pony in 2018 but will not be eligible for All-Star participation.

 

Registration

Registration will open on January 14th.  You will be able to register and pay on-line. In addition to registering on-line, you will need to complete the 2018 paperwork and bring it to one of our walk-up registration days.  If your player is new to MAA, we will also need a copy of his/her birth certificate.  

 

Coaches

We are a parent-run organization and volunteers are vital! Please let me know if you are interested in serving as head or assistant coach!  

All new coaches need to complete a national background check through the Chesterfield County Police Department.  Please see the County's website for dates, times and location for processing. County-issued cards are valid for three years from the date of issue and have the expiration date printed on them.

 

Evaluations and Teams:

  • We will be hosting an evaluation for all levels, please make sure you are able to attend once the dates are published.

  • All age groups have an instructional level as well as more advanced level. During evaluation the coaches will decide where the player fits best. This is not only for safety but we want your player to enjoy the game!  

  • Teams will be selected based on individual evaluations of each player by the coaches. Other factors will also be considered in consultation with coaches and parents. 

 

If you have questions, please contact:

Tom Osterbind  |  tosterbind@clerussolutions.com  | 703-994-3468

 

Current Schedule of Important Dates

At this time, many dates are to be determined (TBD).

January 2018

  • 14th : Online Registration opens

February 2018

  • TBD Walk Up Registration (DICK'S Sporting Goods, time TBD)

  • TBD Appreciation Day at DICK'S Sporting Goods (20% off, time TBD)

  • TBD Skill Assessments for all ages 12 and under. T-Ball through Bronco. (Midlothian Middle School)

    • TBD – Pee Wee (Ages 5&6)

    • TBD – Pinto/Shetland (Ages 7&8)

    • TBD – Mustang/Yearling (Ages 9&10)

    • TBD – Bronco/Palomino (Ages 11&12)

  • 2/24 CBC Meeting – Distribute Practice Schedules

  • 2/25 Coaches Meeting and Equipment Distribution (Midlothian Middle School)

March 2018

  • TBD Rain make up day for Assessments

  • TBD Rain make up for Coaches Meeting and Equipment Distribution

  • TBD First Week of Practice – Coaches’ discretion.

  • 3/26 Lights turned on at county ball fields. 

    • Contact Susie Owens at 751-4199 to rent lights prior to 3/26

    • $10 per hour via credit card

    • Reservations must be made 1 week in advance

April 2018

  • TBD Opening Ceremony (Rockwood Park)

  • TBD Opening Day - Regular Season Starts – PLAY BALL!!