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Competitive FAQ

Competitive League FAQ 
8–14 Year Olds

 

What is the process for joining the WJBB Competitive League?

Competitive league is open to players 8-14 years old; players can play by age or by grade. Registration for the upcoming Competitive League season opens August 1. Please register before tryouts. Tryouts are held mid-September each year. These skill evaluations are mandatory for players wanting to compete at this level. Tryout results are provided to approved coaches for draft purposes starting in mid to late October. Team formations should be finalized in early November. If your player is not offered a spot on a team, you will receive a full refund.

Can both girls and boys play in this league?

Yes. Both boys and girls are welcome at all levels of play with West Jeff Baseball (Recreational League: 4-8 years old and Competitive League: 8-14 years old).

What equipment will my child need to play Competitive league baseball?

Your child will need a pair of cleats, a glove, and an athletic cup for boys. Heart guards are optional. There are some team bats, but for best player performance, it's wise to determine the optimum length and weight of a bat for your player and purchase accordingly. Batting helmets will be provided to each team by WJBB, along with catcher's gear.

Will my child be provided a uniform?

Uniforms are separate from registration fees. You will order your player uniform, hat, and fan gear through our uniform vendor. Ordering information will be provided by the league prior to each season.

Who will coach my child's team?

Coaches and Assistant Coaches for both our Recreational (4-8) and Competitive (8-14) Leagues are volunteers, and are typically parents of players.

Can I become a coach?

All parents are encouraged to apply for a coaching position if you:
1. have knowledge of the game
2. can make a commitment to a team for approximately 10 to 12 weeks
3. wish to help children learn and succeed
You can make a difference in supporting youth baseball in our mountain communities. Please see the coaching section of this website for more details and expectations. Fill out a coach application to be considered. All coaches undergo a background check, and do first aid and concussion training.

What are the rules for Competitive league?

In addition to WJBB Rules and Regulations, our program also subscribes to the rules of our parent league, RMJBL. Find RMJBL rules here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.leagueathletics.com/Text/Documents/16108/95703.pdf 
USSSA's current rules can be found here: http://www.usssa.com/docs/2019/2019BaseballRuleBook.pdf

Can my child play with their friends?

West Jeff Baseball Competitive League has a skill evaluation/tryout process each September, from which players are drafted to teams in mid to late October. Aside from "Neighborhood" teams, which can draft players from a specific community/area, all other teams consist of players who are drafted based on skill and the needs of the team/coach doing the drafting.

What school areas make up the areas for teams?

Bergen Meadow and Bergen Valley Elementary
Wilmot Elementary
Marshdale Elementary
Parmalee Elementary
West Jeff Elementary
Elk Creek Elementary
Evergreen Country Day School
King Murphy Elementary
Ralston Elementary
Rocky Mountain Academy
Evergreen Academy
Montessori schools

Where are practices and games held?

Practices are held at a variety of local fields, typically twice a week;  games are held on week nights. Away games are held at the fields of one of our competitor associations:
 http://rmjbl.org/ClientClubs.asp?n=91776&org=RMJBL.ORG

How often do the teams practice?

Teams at the Competitive League level typically practice twice per week; practice days and times are decided by coaches, with input from their team's parents when possible.

How long does the season run?

Each coach will determine when to start their team's practices. Some coaches start batting practice in January-February. Teams can start outdoor practices once weather permits. Games begin April 1 for 8-13 yr olds and run through June; the season begins mid-March for 14 yr olds and ends by mid-May so these players can pursue high school baseball opportunities. Families are asked to let coaches know asap about any games they will miss. We request that all families who sign up for Competitive league finish out their season; those who who don't finish out the season put their teammates at risk of forfeiting games for lack of enough players.

Can my child play on the same team with the same coach each year?

You have an opportunity to make that request during your registration process each year. This request will be included with your tryout data that is given to coaches for draft nights. However, as the Competitive league is based on player skill, there are no team placement guarantees.

Who do I contact to find out more about becoming a volunteer for West Jeff Baseball?

Please email[email protected].

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West Jeff Baseball Association

PO Box 494 
Evergreen, Colorado 80437

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 303-524-2950
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