Frequently Asked Questions

What ages are eligible to participate with CCYL?

Players in baseball divisions must be 4 years old by April 30 of the current year to participate. Players can be up to 16 years old. Players in softball divisions must be 4 years old as of December 30 of the prior year to participate. Players can be up to 18 years old.  Bambino Buddy Ball players can be 5-105 years old.

What does my registration fee cover?

The registration fee covers the team uniform, insurance, field usage and equipment. The registration fee for the 10U and older divisions also covers umpire fees.

What equipment am I required to provide?

All players are required to provide a fielding glove. All other equipment is optional, but we recommend cleats and protective equipment, such as a cup. CCYL will provide catcher’s gear, face masks, and batting helmets. These items will be shared by the entire team.

Can I request a coach or team?

In the T-Ball, Coach Pitch, and Machine Pitch divisions, teams are formed based on geography however, we try our best to accommodate requests. Please reach out to the division commissioner. The 10U and older divisions are formed using a draft process.

How do I register to manage, coach, or volunteer?

Managers, coaches and team parents can register online at our website. Please log in or create a new account. All volunteers who will be in the dugout, or on the field must complete an annual background check and bi-annual abuse prevention training.  CCYL covers the cost of both. Please contact the division commissioner for more information.

What fields are practices and games played at?

CCYL utilizes parks and school fields throughout Charles County.

What day of the week will practice and games take place.

Practice and game locations vary depending on the division and number of teams each season. We receive field allocations from the Charles County Recreation and Parks Department.

When will teams be formed?

Teams are formed following the close of registration and completion of the draft process (for 10U and older divisions). After all players have been placed on a team, you will be contacted by the team manager.

Who is required to attend player evaluations?

Any player new to the 10U (Minors), 12U (Majors), or 18U (Babe Ruth/Senior) division is required to attend one player evaluation.

How long does the season last?

Spring Season Timeline:

Registration period – December/January through February (March for Babe Ruth/Senior)

Teams formed – early March (early April for Babe Ruth/Senior)

Practice begins – mid-March (mid-April for Babe Ruth/Senior)

Opening day – early April (early May for Babe Ruth/Senior)

Regular season ends – mid-June (late-June for Babe Ruth/Senior)

Fall Season Timeline:

Registration period – June through mid-August

Season begins – early September

Season ends – late October

 

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