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Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

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FALL BALL

 
 
BASEBALL & SOFTBALL DIVISIONS
FOR PLAYERS 6 - 18 YEARS OF AGE
 
  August 20th through *October 1st
 
No Fundraising!
No Volunteer Deposit!
 
6-8 Game Season
 
Players are encouraged to sign-up for the age division they will play in next year.  Every effort will be made to play an 8 game season, but the schedule will be based on weekend weather conditions as the games are slated to be played primarily on Saturdays beginning in late August.
 
The Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball Fall programs are intended to be a developmental program designed to give all players an opportunity to further develop their skills in a fun, yet structured team environment under the supervision and direction of adults.  Playoffs are not guaranteed.  We will attempt to reschedule rainouts if possible but cannot guarantee it.
 
  • 6 - 12 Baseball Divisions will play at Xylem Park, 121 Starlite Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14227.
  • Seniors Baseball Division will play at Beverly Hills Park, 364 McNaughton Ave, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.
  • All Softball Divisions will play at Nestico Field, 425 George Urban Blvd, Cheektowaga, NY 14225.
  • Seniors Baseball & Softball divisions may have the opportunity to play games against other leagues.
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    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    Are the diamonds located in Town Parks?
    Our diamonds are all located on private property and are privately maintained by volunteers. Nobody in our organization is paid to run the league and we depend on volunteers to be able to offer these programs to the youth in our community. We receive very little funding or assistance from local, county or state government sources, usually amounting to less than 1% of our total operating expenses each year. We rely on the generosity of our 100% volunteer staff and some of the great local businesses that sponsor us to keep the cost of our programs as affordable as possible for the hard working families in our community. Please consider volunteering and supporting our sponsors.


    How do I become a sponsor?

    Please visit our website at www.CheektowagaYouthBaseball.com and click on the link for sponsors. 100% of your generous sponsorship goes to help keep the costs of our youth baseball and softball programs affordable for the hard working families in our community.


    Do you need Coaches?
    Several parents have already registered to coach a team in every division but if you are interested in coaching we encourage you to register to volunteer to coach a team. Without volunteer coaches we cannot continue to keep the cost of these programs affordable.


    Is there any fundraising required?
    We do not have any fundraising programs planned for our Fall Ball programs. We offer an optional Fundraising program for our Spring programs that gives you the opportunity to have friends and families sponsor your player(s) to help reduce your out of pocket expenses.


    Am I required to volunteer in the snack stand?
    While we currently do not have any requirement to volunteer in the snack stand for our Fall Ball program we do need volunteers so we can keep the stands open. We run our snack stand as a convenience to the families so you can get reasonably priced refreshments and snacks without having to stop on your way to the game. The proceeds from the snack stand sales help to pay for the cost of the umpires. If we can't keep the snack stand open because we don't have any volunteers then we will have to raise the cost of future programs to help cover those costs.


    Why do you offer Overlapping Divisions in Fall Ball?
    How do I know which Division to choose?

    The goal in overlapping the divisions in Fall Ball is to give the players and their parents a chance to decide if they want more practice in the lower division to further develop skills or to get a head start on the division that they will be moving up to in the spring season next year. Our philosophy is that Fall Ball should be a way for the players to develop their skills in a less competitive environment so they are better prepared for the spring season, and in the case of school ball aged players, to help prepare them for the school season next spring.


    What are the Game Days?
    For the majority of the divisions games times will be on Saturdays from around 10AM to possibly 4PM depending on the number of teams we have in the division. Especially for the older divisions (13+) that may have the opportunity to play some games against another local league, some games may be played during the week as well. Games will start on or around August 20 and will be played for around 6 weeks. We will schedule around 6 to 8 games for each team during this time.


    What are the Practice Days?
    We give the coaches the flexibility to schedule practices that best fit into their schedule and the schedule of the team. Most coaches choose to have 1 practice during the week, typically around 6PM for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Coaches want to have as many players as possible at practices so they try to schedule them when most of the players on the team are available.

    Where are the games played?
    Softball games for all ages are primarily played at Nestico Field on George Urban Blvd. Baseball games for Rookies, Minors and Majors are primarily played at Xylem Park at the end of Starlite Ave. Baseball games for 13+ division(s) are primarily played at Beverly Hills on McNaughton Ave, across the creek from Nestico Field. Especially for the older divisions (13+) that may have the opportunity to play some games against another local league, some games may be played at another local park. In addition, we may use a diamond at one of the high schools in Cheektowaga or at a Town Park in Cheektowaga if we have too many games to play at Beverly Hills. It is also possible, depending on the number of teams in some divisions and/or the condition of the diamonds following rain that we may have to move some softball games to Xylem Park or some Baseball games to Nestico Field.


    How/When will we know that games are canceled due to weather?
    We will notify you as soon as we are certain that games cannot be played. We do our best to provide no less than 2 hours notice but rain just before or during a game sometimes happens and we notify you as soon as we can. We use automated email and/or text messaging services to send you notification in as timely a manner as possible. Parents and coaches are notified simultaneously and we do not delay notification for any reason once we know for sure that we have to cancel. Sorry, contacting the coach or the league will not provide you with early notification, if you haven't heard, we don't know yet.


    Are rained out games rescheduled?
    We will do our best to reschedule rainouts but due to limited evening light, especially in September and early October, we cannot guarantee it.


    Will there be playoffs?
    Playoffs are not guaranteed because the weather in WNY can vary greatly from year to year. In the past, if the weather forecast was good, we have extended the season by a week to add playoffs.


    Are there any Residency Requirements?
    We do not have any residency requirements for our Fall, Spring or Travel programs. Many of the players live in Cheektowaga and the surrounding communities but we have had some players come from further away to participate.


    Do you need Umpires?
    We are always looking for umpires and have a number of opportunities available for our Spring, Fall and Travel season. We also host several travel baseball tournament each year. Please contact us if you are interested in officiating baseball, softball, or both and we will have our Umpire in Chief contact you with additional details.
     
      *Weather Permitting, games will be scheduled through October 1, 2022
     
    Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball
    121 Starlite Ave.
    Cheektowaga, NY 14227
    Phone: 716-249-1CYB (1292)
    Web: www.CheektowagaYouthBaseball.com
    Email:

    CHEEKTOWAGA YOUTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

    Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Cheektowaga Girls Fastpitch Softball have merged to become Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball.

    Through this merger we can offer an enhanced experience for the players and parents.  All registration, scheduling, and announcements will be available through a single website to simplify tracking of your child's games, practices, and events.

    Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball is committed to provide the youth of our community with fun, educational and affordable baseball and softball programs accessible to everyone within the Town of Cheektowaga and the surrounding communities. 
           
     
     Come join us. Online registration for the 2022 Spring Season is OPEN!

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    Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

    121 Starlite Ave 
    Cheektowaga, New York 14227

    Phone: 716-249-1292
    Email: [email protected]

    Cheektowaga Youth Baseball & Softball

    121 Starlite Ave 
    Cheektowaga, New York 14227

    Phone: 716-249-1292
    Email: [email protected]
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