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Parents Corner


Q&A

All the information below are Question and Answer to help Parents younger players that play in Pompano Beach Youth Baseball League. Our coaches will have many of the answers you are looking for.


What is our  main goal ?


Pompano Baseball, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing all young people a program which gives them opportunities to enhance them physically, as well as emotionally, by spreading fellowship and understanding in the community. The goal of service through baseball is to encourage and foster understanding, goodwill and fellowship of youth. Through baseball, our youth can learn teamwork, responsibility, handling success and failure, and the importance of working to improve yourself and others.  Baseball can assist in their learning life's lessons while enjoying the game that is our national pastime.


When are Tryouts/Evaluations ?

February 

When dose the Season start and end ? 

Season starts in March 


Season ends in May   

How many games do we play in one Season ? 

We play anywhere from 15 to 18 games in the regular season. 
(Weather Permitting of course)

 

Do you have playoffs after the regular  season ? 



Yes we do have playoffs after the regular season each team is ranked base off their win and lose records.
We play a double elimination tournament style playoffs. 

 
 

Do you select  All-Star  Teams ? 

Yes would do select All-Star teams for each Division. If the team wants to compete in local tournaments representing the 
city of Pompano Beach and Pompano Beach Youth Baseball.
We will appreciate your commitment to play summer ball as an All-Star Team.    


 

How can I help my son or daughter?

One of the first things you can do is be positive and encouraging. Reward the EFFORT not the result. With all sports there will be a learning curve and many failures a long the way - and while they are learning their will be more failure then success. If every time a child makes a mistake and is criticized for it, after a while, they just are not going to want play. If they hit a home run, if they tried hard and made mistakes, just let them know they are learning and tried hard. Focus on the effort, not the result, whether good or bad. 

Baseball can be played anywhere. You can go in the front yard and just toss balls to your player. If you are not skillful yourself, purchase wiffle balls and throw them to the player. You can go to the field and roll grounders. Other then that, just get them to practices on time!

Ask your coach, they will be happy to help and give some pointers.


What equipment will my son or daughter need ?

You will need a Baseball Bat, Batting Helmet, Fielding Glove and Baseball Cleats for the 8u, 10u, 12u Division's

The league does supply coaches with extra equipment such as catchers equipment for all teams. Batting helmets are only provided for the 8u Division.
Most people option to purchase there own helmets.

4u T-Ball you will receive a Bat & Ball set, Fielding Glove, Miami Marlins Hat, Jersey, mask and a Miami Marlins voucher for 2 people the player and one parent other parents may purchase tickets to the game at a discounted rate by the Miami Marlins. You don't have to by white pants or baseball cleats for the 4u T-Ball division but if you want to you can so your player looks like a PRO have at it. 

6u T-Ball
you will receive Miami Marlins Hat, Jersey, mask and a Miami Marlins voucher for 2 people the player and one parent other parents may purchase tickets to the game at a discounted rate by the Miami Marlins. Parents You have to buy White Pants, Fielding Glove, Baseball Bat, Batting Helmet, Baseball Cleats, for the 6u T-Ball division so your player looks like a PRO.





What size bat will I need for Baseball ?

* Note: NOTE: Pony Rules for tournament play Effective January 1, 2018, with the exception of -3 (BBCOR certified), all other 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" barrel bats with a minus factor of (-5, -7, -9, etc.), must be USABat certified with the USABat licensing stamp on the bat in order to be used for league and tournament play. All 2 1/4" and 2 5/8" minus factor bats -5, -7, -9, etc. used in 2017 will be illegal to use in 2018.. USSSA Bats have a bigger barrel at 2 3/4" must have USSSA 1.15 BPF Certification.  

 While the above bat requirement will not be enforced during in-house play, players and parents should be informed of this rule prior to any Pony sanction tournaments. Additionally, other organizations also require bats to have the certified stamp on each bat. Some tournaments may be sanctioned by those organizations or otherwise require those bats during All-Stars.

Bat sizing is dependent on the height and weight of the player. Some players like heavier bats for power and others like lighter bats for speed. It is strongly recommended for younger players 3-8 years that you do not oversize the bat, if you are in doubt, move to a smaller bat. They do not have the strength to compensate for larger bats and it will lead to frustration through crippled swings. Google "Bat Size" and you will find plenty of information on the internet to guide you through this process.

Big Barrel Bats (3-10 years olds): 2 3/4 bats compared to 2 1/4 bats are weighted differently. 2 3/4 bats can have a dramatic effect on a players swing and can even cause them to learn improper swing because of the weight of the bat and strength of the player.

The League takes no position on this, but you are encouraged to do your own research you can go to www.justbats.com here you can use the bat coach and it will give you an idea of what bat to buy your player.

Where can I purchase equipment ?

Dicks sporting goods located in Fort Lauderdale has a wide selection of Baseball and Softball equipment.

www.dickssportinggoods.com

www.justbats.com

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When will practice and games ?

Pee Wee Tee-Ball Division

(Ages 3-4 years old)  games and practices will be on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's you can pick all three days, one or two.
Time will be 6pm-7pm all games and practices will be held at 4 Fields Sports Complex.


Tee-Ball Division

(Ages 5-6 years old)  games and practices will be on Tuesday's, Wednesday's and Thursday's time will be 6pm-7:15pm Saturdays at 9:00am-10:15am all games and practices will be held at 4 Fields Sports Complex. 2 Games a week and one or two practices a week. Practices vary on your coaches schedule and field availability.


8u Division

(Ages 7-8 years old)  games and practices time will be 6:00pm-7:30pm all games will be played at Kester park North Field.
Practices will be at Mitchell Moore Park, Kester Park, 4 Fields Sports Complex, North Pompano Park General rule of thumb is one practice - two games some coaches may opt for more practices.

Practices times are set by the coaches the fields and game times are set by the league.


10u Division

(Ages 9-10 years old)  games and practices time will be 6:00pm-7:30pm all games will be played at Kester park South Field.
Practices will be at Mitchell Moore Park, Kester Park, 4 Fields Sports Complex or North Pompano Park General rule of thumb is one practice - two games some coaches may opt for more practices.

Practices times are set by the coaches the fields and game times are set by the league.


12u Division

(Ages 11-12 years old)  games and practices time will be 6:30pm-8:15pm all games will be played at North Pompano Park.
Practices will be at North Pompano Park, 4 Fields Sports Complex. General rule of thumb is one practice - two games some coaches may opt for more practices.

Practices times are set by the coaches the fields and game times are set by the league.
 
 

Where will practice and games be held ?

Pompano Beach Youth Baseball league has three parks with fields for games and practices.


Mitchell Moore Park, Kester Park, 4 Fields Sports Complex 

Pee Wee Tee-Ball Division (Ages 3-4 Year olds) & Tee-Ball Division (Ages 5-6 Year olds)

will Practice and Play games at 4 Fields Sports Complex.


8u Division
(Ages 7-8 Year olds) & 10u Division (Ages 9-10 Year olds) will Practice at Kester Park,

Mitchell Moore Park, 4 Fields Sports Complex or North Pompano Park and Play games at Kester Park


12u Division
 (Ages 11-12 Year olds) will Practice and Play games at Mitchell Moore Park, 4 Fields Sports ComplexKester Park, North Pompano Park


What can I do to help the Coach ?

  • Baseball is a game of repetition. Getting your players to practice and games is not only beneficial to them, but to the team. 
  • Let your coaches know if your player cannot attend practices or games as soon as you can. Coaches plan games / positions ahead of time.
  • Positively support all the players on the team.
  • Ask the coach if their is something they need help with during the season.
  • ******* Parents Coaching their kids from the stands (yelling out instructions to your child during a game / practice) is distracting to the coaches, other parents and to the players on the field. 
  • ******* Your behavior can get you and your coach ejected from a game.
  • Baseball is a skills game which takes years to acquire. When your child is trying hard and fails, support them! Please remember, they are kids learning one of the hardest games. THEY NEED YOU above all after a tough game.
  • Believe it or not, studies have shown the more parents are involved in the actual game, the less children enjoy it (this does not mean practice time you may spend with your child). Cheer for the team, positively support your child after a bad game (just be their to listen - not criticize or tell them what they did wrong), security at home breeds confidence on the field.

Just remember what it is like after a bad day of work, the kids feel the same way after a bad game. Remember, Baseball is one of the hardest games for young children to learn. And yep, coaches feel good / bad games to! :)

Weather

Since we all live in the great state of Florida, we are all accustomed to rain. We strive to update parents and coaches if field closures are imminent. Our website has a few locations where you can check the status of fields. One of those locations is here in the Parents Corner called Field Status. When in doubt, call or email your teams coach - do not depend on the Field Status page for a final conclusion. Coaches may move games to dryer fields if available.

Contact Us

Pompano Beach Youth Baseball

49 N. Federal Hwy. PMB 189 
Pompano Beach, Florida 33062

Email Us: [email protected]
Phone : 954-861-0692
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