Farmington Baseball Association

2019 Travel Baseball Registration

Welcome

Welcome to 2019 Travel Baseball Registration.  All registrations will be taken online starting January 6th, 2019 and continue through February 4th, 2019! 

Registration Fee for 2019 is $340 (this includes a non-refundable $40 admin fee once a player participates in try-outs.)

Late Fee - $75 per player starting Feb. 4th, 2019- No Exceptions

* Special Note – There is a $20 cancellation fee if player withdraws their registration prior to Try-outs for ANY reason.

 


Eligible Age Groups

The FTBA follows the guidelines of the Metro Baseball League, which has established a date of birth cutoff date of May 1st for each age bracket.  In some cases this may not allow a player to try out for a team composed of the kids that are in his grade at school.  Each player can choose to try out for an older age group if they so desire; however, players who are not selected for a roster spot within the age group they are trying out for will not be given the opportunity to drop back to the group mandated by the Metro Baseball League after the team selections have been made.  No exceptions or special consideration will be extended to athletes who have been rostered in past seasons, nor will the coaching staffs be responsible for encouraging a particular player to try out for a particular group.  All such requests to play up a level need to be approved prior to signing up by the Travel Director.

Players in their respective age groups must not reach the next age before May 1st, 2019. Due to the lack of field availability and the growing number of younger registrants, FTBA instituted aminimum age requirement for all players.

Any player born after August 31, 2010, will not be able to register and tryout in 2019.

The following are the MBL age requirements by team:

9 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2009 – August 31, 2010

10 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2008 – April 30, 2009

11 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2007 – April 30, 2008

12 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2006 – April 30, 2007

13 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2005 – April 30, 2006

14 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2004 – April 30, 2005

15 year-olds: Born between May 1, 2003– April 30, 2004


****BAT RULE FOR 2019****

USA Stamp which must appear on bats for the 2019 season

Bat restrictions:  9U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat). 15’s can use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.

9-U, 10-U, 11-U,
12-U, 13-U

Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)

14-U
14/15A

Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential

15-U -BBCOR only

Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential

 

You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball at https://usabat.com/ 

**Important Note **

A bat with the USA Stamp or BBCOR Stamp is required for tryouts. BBCOR are only a -3 and required for 15U. Bats without these stamps will not be allowed.


Uniforms - New for 2019

We are exciting to have a new uniform for 2019, all items will be different from previous years.  Each player will be responsible for purchasing the new 2019 uniform.  Each player will be assigned a number, which they will continue to use while participating in the Farmington Travel Baseball program.

The estimated total cost for the new uniform is $115 and includes;

  • Primary Jersey 
  • Secondary Jersey
  • Baseball pants 
  • Fitted hat 

Each player will also need black socks, a black belt and a black t-shirt to wear under their primary jersey.

 

The Uniform Fitting and Parent Meeting will be held at Boeckman Middle School on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 between 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. The FBA Uniform Director, Jade Giesen, and other FBA Board Members will be available to help with Uniform Fittings and Uniform order placement. Additional details will be communicated closer to this date.  


Jay Parsons

Registration Director