Bloomfield Baseball League

2019 Summer Season Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2019 Summer Season Registration with Bloomfield Baseball League!

Summer season starts soon!  All registrations received after 10 a.m. June 18 will be placed on our wait list and placed on teams in the order received as space allows. Teams and schedules will be available soon.

 

Please read all information on this page carefully and double check your registration before hitting submit. We rely on the information you provide to form teams and can't make any changes to teams for any reason once teams are formed.

What you need to know

  • Spring Bloomfield Baseball League teams with a coach who is returning for the summer season will remain together for the summer season -- this is a great way to extend the fun of the Spring Season!
  • We form teams by grouping kids together by grade* and Bloomfield public or private school.  We are not always able to keep all kids from one school together, but do our very best to keep you with at least a few kids from your school. Registration date is used when we aren't able to keep everyone on one team, so register early for the best chance to be grouped with your school team. Registrants may be grouped with another area school depending on numbers.  Please understand that we must create teams of the correct size and where we have coaches. Team placements are final.
  • If you attend a school outside of Bloomfield Hills and want to play with our league -- welcome!  We can't always build teams around a school outside the Bloomfield district as a number of factors drive team formation, but we will do our best to place you on a team with others who live nearer to you whenever possible.
  • Our divisions are by grade* and, in the summer, span two grades.  Please select the grade your player is in right now -- not the grade he or she will attend in the fall. 
  • Please consider coaching with us -- there's an opportunity to sign up to coach as part of the registration form.
  • All the information we consider for team placements is included within this form. Please do not send separate messages with requests as we are not able to incorporate them into our process.
  • Sorry, no full or partial refunds.
  • A small fee is charged for online payment processing.  If you choose to pay offline, payment by check is due immediately to hold your place.  Registration date is based on the date when your check is received. Any registrations without payment will be cancelled.  Offline payment is not available within two weeks of team formation or the session start date.

Important Dates

  • June 23: Summer season starts
  • July 26: Summer season ends
  • July 27: All Star Games for Pinto, Mustang, and Bronco

Division Information

Grades* Division Game Days** Division Information Registration Fee
PreK (or age 4 by May 1) & Kindergarten Shetland 3 p.m. Sundays & 6 p.m. Wednesdays Baseball basics are introduced. Batting off a tee, coach pitch, base running, fields and fielding. Games last approx. 60 minutes with a practice before each game. $125
1st & 2nd grade Pinto 6 p.m. Sunday / 6:30 p.m. Tues/Thurs Coach pitch. Players are taught the basic rules of baseball, fundamentals of throwing, fields, batting, base running and how to catch a ball. $155
3rd & 4th grade Mustang 6:30 p.m. Monday / Wednesday / Friday Players learn to pitch to the opposing batters. Player pitch only. Baseball fundamentals are taught. Stealing bases and bunting are introduced at this level.

$155

5th & 6th grade Bronco 6 p.m. Sunday / 6:30 p.m. Tues/Thurs Players advance to a larger diamond. Advanced fundamentals are introduced. $155
7th & 8th grade Pony Varies

We have limited spaces left in our Pony division. The Pony season starts June 8. Schedule involves games with similar leagues in nearby cities.

Click here to register for Pony.

$235

 

Game Days & Practices

** Game days are provided for general planning purposes, but may vary slightly to accommodate a variety of factors including field availability and weather.  We schedule 8 games for the Shetland division and 10 games for all other divisions for approximately two games/week.

In addition to games, teams may select a standing practice time on Saturday or Sunday.

Divisions are assigned by grade

* Divisions are assigned by grade.  Any parent who desires an exception to the defined age breakdown, i.e., who wishes to move a child “up” or “down”,  must submit a written request to the BBL President (c/o bblexecutive@gmail.com), explaining his or her reasons at least one week before team assignments are made.

However, it should be understood that such exceptions will be granted only when the BBL Board of Directors are absolutely certain that the best interests of the child will be served, rather than merely the convenience or ambitions of the parent. Any player moved down will not be eligible to pitch in regular season games or playoff games.

For Summer 2019, these requests must be received by June 10, 2019.  Please remember that for summer, grades are combined, so a request to play-up a first grader, for example, means that player would be playing with 4th graders.  To request an exception, please complete the registration process based on your child's actual grade while also submitting a request and we will be in touch with you regarding next steps. Do not register for the grade you are requesting as a play-up as all requests must be evaluated first.


Questions

Please direct questions to:

Mary Buday

Inquiries

Phone: (248) 858-9564