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Parkside LL (Parkrose-Lakeside)

Frequently Asked Questions


How do I sign my child up for baseball or t-ball?

  • We are excited to offer online registration again this year! Click on the REGISTER button in the top right corner to create an account, then enter your information, then add a participant (your child's information). When you enter your child's birthday, you should see the program division in which they are eligible to play. You can check out and pay with a credit/debit card. If you have ANY trouble with registering online, please email [email protected] and we can assist you!
  • In-person registrations will be held for :

    • Spring 2019: January
    • Online early- bird discount $25 off baseball or $15 off for Tee-Ball through New Year’s Day!
    • Late fees apply in February & March

Skills assessments are required for players 9-12yrs. Baseball tryouts will be the first weekend of March at Falbo 10am-12pm. Minors and Majors players (8-12)  will be evaluated for skill level and safety, to help determine draft and team placement. Draft will be 3/3.

  • Softball (ages 4-14) will play with Beaumont Softball collaboration. If you are within Parkside boundaries, please sign up for softball at www.beaumontsoftball.org


How much does it cost to register my child?

T-ball is $75 (ages 4-6yrs). Baseball is $125 (ages 7yrs and up). $20 off each additional player. Coaches will receive $25 off per player.
Although other leagues in our district have increased registration fees in the last 2 years due to the growing costs of equipment, field maintenance etc, we have chosen to not pass much of this cost on to families again for the 2019 season. We are still working on the restructure of the league and ask for grace & patience while this important work is done. We are making some improvements to our home fields at Falbo/Lakeside and purchasing new team equipment.
We ask that each player participate in our annual fundraiser* and require each family to volunteer at least 8 hours during the season (Concession shifts, field work, projects, committees). This entire organization is run solely by volunteers and we can't do it without you!
*Our fundraiser this year will be selling at least 4 tickets to a Portland Pickles baseball game, played at Walker Stadium. More information to come later in the season.


What does my child need to play?

  • A baseball glove (for non-dominant hand). Dick's Sporting Goods & Big 5 have many options, you can also look at thrift stores for good, used equipment. (We will host an equipment swap for families at field cleanup and opening day)
  • We provide Parkside baseball hats to each player. We will have fan clothing/hats available for purchase later in the season.
  • For Tee-ball and Farm divisions, we provide jersey tshirts. Minors & Majors divisions are provided jerseys.
  • Grey baseball pants are not required for Tee-ball or Farm but encouraged. They do look nice and keep your own clothes free of grass/mud stains! 
  • Cleats are not required for Tee-ball or Farm, but they are helpful for traction & safety as the fields get slippery, and cleats are easy to change out of when muddy (versus getting tennis shoes dirty), keeping your car clean too!
  • The League provides a few helmets, catcher's gear, balls, and a bat per team. Many players buy their own helmets for hygienic reasons and this also helps make batting lineups run more smoothly. When you buy a bat, please follow the link below for the new regulations; look for the lighter-weight, shorter bats based on your child's height and division (Dick's Sporting Goods can help you choose). It doesn't need to be long & fancy; many players learn to bat much better with basic, lightweight aluminum styles*

  

What does my child need to know to play?

Learning how to work as a team, listen to a coach, build self-esteem & confidence, and feeling good about a sport (particularly baseball) are great outcomes for any age! 

  • For minors & majors divisions, coaches will work with players to develop playing positions and batting. Players are drafted to teams during tryouts. 9yrs & up must know the positions & bases, how to throw, catch and field a ball. Stealing bases, pitching & sliding are allowed. *Scorekeepers and concession workers are needed! Please sign up to volunteer or email* [email protected]
  • For lower divisions, we always work on the basics & fundamentals of baseball. No scoring; we win every game if we have fun and stay safe! T-ball players focus on safety, teamwork & sportsmanship; learning how to bat from a tee then run through 1st base, throw, catch & field a ball, and be safe with equipment & on the field. Farm players will expand on these skills, build more confidence and learn to bat from a coach or player pitch, and be catcher. Farm players should begin to know each base and position. Coaches will assign and rotate positions each inning.

When will practices and games be held?

  • Your assigned coach will contact you in March to notify you of the team's practice day and time. You will receive an email once practices are put on your team's Calendar in Team Central.
  • Tee-ball and Farm divisions practice once per week, on a weeknight at Lakeside/Falbo. Games are on Saturdays (morning/afternoon).
  • Minors & majors divisions typically practice twice per week with 2 games per week (a weeknight and on Saturday).
  • We interlock with neighboring leagues in our district for play on most levels.
  • Game schedules will be posted in Team Central. You will also receive a copy via email.
  • You can download the new GameChanger Team Manager app for your smartphone to quickly see your team schedule, post discussions, share photos, assign tasks (like snacks) and easily email/text your team!
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