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Frequently Asked Questions...

Q- Can my child play if we don't live in Smithfield, Va?

A- Yes, we welcome all families in the surrounding areas.

Q- What are the age ranges for each level?

A- For baseball, Pony determines child's eligibility by their age as of August 31st. For softball, Pony determines child's eligibility by their age as of December 31st. Shetland (T-ball)= Ages 4-6; Pinto= Ages 7-8; Mustang= Ages 9-10; Bronco= Ages 11-12; Ages 13-15 Cal Ripken.

Q- When is the deadline for registration?

A- February 20, 2019. After that date, a $25 late fee will apply and placement on a team depends on available space. 

Q- When do practices usually start?

A- Practices will begin after the coach's draft their players which is usually the last week of February.

Q- When will we get our game schedule?

A- Game schedules are released once every association finishes drafting their teams. SRA will provide this schedule as soon as possible! We will have scrimmages on Saturday, March 23rd (weather permitting). 

Q- When will games begin?

A- Games will begin March 25th (weather permitting). And we play until the end of May.  

Q- I'd like to coach a team. What do I need to do?

A- Please email us at [email protected]. There will be a coach's meeting before the season starts that will provide you with more details.

Q- I'd like to volunteer as a team mom. What do I need to do?

A- Let your coach know ASAP. There will be a team mom meeting before the season starts that will provide you with all the details needed!

Q- How long does the season last? How many games, etc.?

A- We usually schedule 13 games total for the regular season. After Memorial Day weekend, tournaments begin for each age bracket and are held thru the first part of June. (this is subject to change due to weather, etc)

Q- Will there be games over Spring Break? My family may be out of town...

A- There will not be any games scheduled during the IOW Public School's Spring Break. As far as practices, each coach will decide based on players' availability.

Q- How many practices & games per week and when?

A- Before games begin, there are usually 2 to 3 practices a week based on field/batting cage availability. Two during the week and one on Saturday. Each team usually has a regular practice schedule prior to games beginning. (This is subject to change due to weather, etc.) Once games begin, the usual practice schedule changes to accommodate multiple teams' games and practices. Your coach will inform you as to schedules week-to-week. Weeknight practices & games usually begin after 5:30pm.

Q- What fields does SRA use? 

A- SRA uses Beale Park and the new Luter Sports Complex. 

Q- What does the $80 SRA family membership fee cover? 

A- Our Membership fee covers the overhead of running the complex. Things such as lights, garbage removal, landscaping, fence repair, field dirt, property taxes, and insurance.

Q- I simply want to help out but I do not want to coach, etc. What can I do?

A- We always need help with our End of the Year closing ceremony & numerous tournaments we have during the season. Please email us at [email protected]  so we can add you to the contact list for volunteer opportunities as they come up. You can also follow us on Facebook @smithfieldrec. We need all the help we can get!
 








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