Frequently Asked Questions
Q:Do I get to pick the jersey number?
A:All numbers will be randomly assigned for 2019 seasons.
Q:Do I get to pick the jersey size?
A:Yes, you will be able to choose your jersey size during the registration process. We understand that children will go through growth spurts. If you have taken advantage of the early registration and you don't believe the jersey size you chose will no longer fit,don't despair. Please kindly send us an email letting us know of the need to change the player's jersey size BEFORE March 1st or additional charges may apply.
Q:Does it really matter when I register?
A:Yes. If you wait to register you risk a division becoming full. Once a division is full, that is it.
Q:Can I request that my son/daughter be on the same team as a friend?
A:We honor requests to be on a certain team if possible for the Ragball and Teeball divisions. All other divisions are formed with a draft and requests can not be honored. The only way to guarantee a spot on a specific team is if you are the Head Coach, Assistant Coach (there is only one official assistant coach position for draft purposes) or you sponsor that team. Sponsorships are on a first pay basis and must be paid prior to draft to ensure protection.
Q:Can I request a specific coach?
A:We honor requests to have a specific coach in the Ragball and Teeball divisions if possible. We look at requests by the date the player is registered. The later a player is registered, the lower the possibility that a request can be granted. All other divisions are formed with a draft and requests can not be honored. The only way to guarantee a spot on a specific team is if you are the Head Coach, Assistant Coach (there is only one official assistant coach position for draft purposes) or you sponsor that team. Sponsorships are on a first pay basis.
Q:What do I need to provide for my player to get started?
A:Every player needs an appropriate fitting glove. We mention this because just like everything else, they will eventually outgrow the glove they are using. Also, girls who are beginning softball need a softball glove. The webbing accommodates the larger size balls. We provide helmets, and catchers gear.
Q:Does my player need cleats?
A:Cleats are not necessary. Gym shoes are just fine. If you do buy cleats for your player, they must have rubber spikes up through the 12U division and may be rubber or metal for the 14U/18U divisions.
Q:What is included in a uniform?
A:The SCBA provides a jersey and hat (visor for softball). The coach will notify all their players what color baseball pants and socks he/she would like all the players to get.
Q:Can I request what color or MLB team our team is assigned?
A:No. The only one that can request a certain color or team is a paid team sponsor.
Q:Can I request which days of the week we play?
A:No. With 1,000 players, it is impossible to field requests for certain days off. Schedules are made to sprinkle games throughout possible days and times so no one team has a distinct advantage. (practices only may be rescheduled by the coach for a different day/time if available)
Q:How will I know when I can schedule around the baseball/softball season?
A: One week after the draft (which is the 9th of March), all game schedules will be released. This schedule will be for the entire season except for the end of season tournament.
Q:How will I know when Opening Day, end of season tournament or any other important dates are?
A: Please check the "Events Calendar". All important dates can be found here.
Q:If I decide not to play later, can I receive a refund?
A:No. There is a strict "No Refund" policy.
Q:Can I play on the high school team also?
A:Yes. After your high school team season is over you can then begin to play for the SCBA.
Q: What if I can't make all of the games?
A:Everyone has a life outside of baseball and softball. Missing an occasional game is no big deal. Please just be courteous enough and let your coach know so they can plan accordingly.
Q:Do I need to live in Springboro to be eligible?
A:No. We welcome anyone to play in our league.
Q:What divisions have an end of season tournament?
A: Ragball and Teeball DO NOT have an end of season tournament. All other divisions do.