Each fall, the Blacksburg Baseball Association runs a Fall Baseball Program to provide more opportunities for play, and to help players prepare for the upcoming Spring season by "playing up" (playing in the age group they will be a part of during the next Spring season). We think of Fall as the primary "developmental" time, where coaches stress the skills required for the following spring season.
Fall Baseball is especially important to those players who will be moving to a new age group. While still competitive, Fall Baseball gives them the opportunity to get a "jump start" on the spring season by learning the new rules and playing on a bigger field in the next age group. Simply put, Fall is a great "transition" time for many players, and in most cases, significantly increases the likelihood of each players success the following Spring. The overall league includes teams from same localities (Christiansburg, Montgomery County, and Radford) we play during the spring Dixie Youth Baseball Program.
Players are not penalized for playing another sport. We realize that Fall is the primary season for Football, and thus, players will not be penalized for missing practices or games. We encourage as many players as possible to play Fall Baseball in order to ease the transition to the next age group next Spring.
All players must register, and pay the registration fee. Players of all abilities accepted. To register, print out the registration form, fill it out, and mail it, along with a check for the registration fee, to BBA, 2900 Tall Oaks Dr, Blacksburg VA 24060. The registration form and check must be received by Friday August 24, 2012 Make the check payable to "Blacksburg Baseball Association." Registration is by mail only; there will be no "in person" registration session. Season is expected to begin right after Labor Day.
Registration fee for all players is $100. Registration fee is due with the registration form. There is a $25 late fee. Blacksburg Baseball Association is a self-funded organization. Fee helps cover insurance policies, two-button jersey, fitted hat, team equipment, certified umpires, and field rentals from the town of Blacksburg. Remaining costs are funded by corporate sponsors. Make all checks payable to "Blacksburg Baseball Association." Please, no cash.
A child's participation age for Fall Baseball is determined by the child's participation age during next year's Spring Dixie Program. In other words, the child's "league age" during the Spring 2013 season determines their participation age for the Fall 2012 Baseball Program.
The BBA provides for play in three age divisions, shown in the following table. In the table "2013 league age" is the child's age on April 30, 2013:
Approximately 15 games, depending on weather (about 12 games for coach pitch). Kid pitch opponents include teams from Auburn, Christiansburg, Pulaski, Radford, and Shawsville. Home games are at Kipps Elementary School. Away games are played at the respective team's site (e.g., Kiwanis Field in Chrisitiansburg).
Corporate sponsors are being accepted