Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it to play per child and what is included?

$65 for baseball with a hat and jersey included, $55 per player for softball with a jersey included. There will be no gate entry fee for in-season play.

What are the dates for the spring season?

Signups will begin on January 3 and will continue through February 20th. A player evaluation day will be scheduled for February 26 and March 5th where all players will be evaluated and placed onto teams. The season will begin in the middle of April with the end-of-season tournament completing in the middle of June.

How will teams be created?

Baseball players will be placed on teams through a draft after player evaluations.  The head coach and assistant coach of each team may bring their own child to the team.  Due to this being the first year of softball at Kelley Park, softball teams will be a combination of forming teams through drafted individual players along with the addition of existing teams already formed.

Where will games and practices take place?

In-season games will take place at the Kelley Park Ballfields on Monday through Thursday. If rainouts occur, makeup games may be played at either Kelley Park Ballfields or Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club facilities. Practices will take place at both Kelley Park Ballfields and Fort Smith Boys and Girls Club facilities.

Is there a fee to use the Kelley Park Ballfields?

All league teams will be designated field times for practice during the season and will not be charged for use. Use of the Kelley Park Ballfields will be available for rental when fields are not scheduled for use through our website for $50 per hour and a half time slots.

Will a fall season be offered?

Yes! The fall season will begin around the first of September under the same
format as the spring league.

Is the league affiliated with any organizations?

The Fort Smith Youth Baseball & Softball program will follow USSSA guidelines and will have amended rules specific to our league.

Can my child play in a division outside of his age group?

Yes, your child may play with older players after they have participated in our Evaluation Day and with board approval. Playing with kids younger than their designated age division must be approved.

How often will a draft take place?

We will have a draft after each season to encourage new friendships within the organization and to provide the players with brand new opportunities to play with others.

Who will umpire games?

We are always looking for umpires and welcome all those that are interested. We will have umpires 16 years and older, with adult umpires for all live arm games. We will also be offering umpire clinics when available.

Will you be providing additional developmental opportunities?

The development of our youth in baseball and softball, as well as character development, is at the core of our mission. We will be providing developmental clinics for all age groups, as well as helping our volunteer coaches with suggested drills and practice instructions.

Will All-Star teams be created after the season is over?

YES!!!  After the season, we will send an All-Star baseball team from each age division to the USSSA All-Star State Championship.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer coach?

You can sign up HERE to be a volunteer coach.

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