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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


General

Q: Are Managers / Coaches certified?
A: All CYB Managers are required to be certified through USA Baseball.

Q: Does CYB have a concussion action plan?
A: CYB uses the HEADS UP concussion action plan designed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). A copy of our action plan is available here.


3-4 T-Ball, 5-6 Coach Pitch, 7-8, 9-10 & 11-12 Divisions

Q: When will I be contacted by my child's coach?
A: Teams will be drafted in early April.  Coaches should begin contacting players in Mid-April and you should have been contacted by the last week of April.

Q: When does the season begin?
A: Opening day is scheduled for May May 9, 2020.

Q: When does the season end?
A: The regular season will scheduled to be completed by July 2, 2020.  The schedule is designed to accommodate the rescheduling of some games due to weather however a large number of rescheduled games may affect this schedule.

Q: When do playoffs begin?
A: Playoffs for the 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 divisions begin immediately following the completion of the regular season.

Q: How are playoff teams determined?
A: All teams advance to the playoffs and participate in a single elimination playoff.

Q: When are games scheduled?
A: Most games are scheduled Monday through Friday.  Some games, especially games those that had to be rescheduled due to weather, may be scheduled on Saturdays.  Games are not scheduled on Sundays unless there is no other alternative.

Q: What time do games begin?
A: On weekdays games begin at 6:00PM.  On Saturday, games may be scheduled as early as 10AM and as late as 6:00PM.  Your child should arrive at the diamond no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Q: How many games are scheduled per week?
A: Typically teams will play two games per week.  Due to diamond availability and/or weather it is possible that your team may occasionally be scheduled one to three games in a week.  The 3-4 T-Ball division will be scheduled 1 practice and 1 game per week.

Q: How many games are there in the season?
A: Typically there are 10 - 12 games per season for all divisions except T-Ball.  3-4 T-Ball will be scheduled 6 games and 6 multi-team practices.  All teams in the 7-8, 9-10, & 11-12 baseball divisions will participate in a single elimination playoffs following the regular season.

Q: Where are the games played?
A: Our games for these divisions are primarily played at Xylem Park located at 121 Starlite Ave. or Community Drive Park located at 7 Community Dr.

Q: Will we be playing a Saturday night game under the lights?
A: We plan to have every team in the 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12 divisions play at least one game under the lights at Losson Park.  These games will typically start at 7:30 PM.

Q: When do practices begin?
A: Practices can begin shortly after the coaches have contacted their team.

Q: When, Where, how often and how long are practices?
A: This is not easily answered by the league as practice schedules are determined by your child's coach.  Many coaches schedule two practices per week until the season begins and one practice per week during the season.  Depending on the coach and the age of the players practices may be from 1 to 2 hours.


13-15, 16-18 Divisions

Q: When will I be contacted by my child's coach?
A: Teams will be drafted in April.  Coaches should begin contacting players by the last week of April.

Q: When does the season begin?
A: Games begin late May / early June to accommodate the High School Baseball season.

Q: When does the season end?
A: The regular season is scheduled to be completed by mid July.  The schedule is designed to accommodate the rescheduling of some games due to weather however a large number of rescheduled games may result affect this schedule.

Q: When do playoffs begin?
A: Playoffs begin immediately following the completion of the regular season.  Typically, playoffs will be completed by the week of July.

Q: How are playoff teams determined?
A: All teams advance to the playoffs and participate in a single elimination playoff.  Depending on the number of teams, two divisions (based on regular season record) may be setup to allow games to be played before the end of July.

Q: When are games scheduled?
A: Most games are scheduled Monday through Friday.  Some games, especially games that are rescheduled due to weather, may be scheduled on Saturdays.  Games are not typically scheduled on Sundays unless there is no other alternative.

Q: What time do games begin?
A: On weekdays games begin at 6:00 PM.  On Saturday, games may be scheduled as early as 10AM and as late as 6:15PM.  Your child should arrive at the diamond no later than 15 minutes before the scheduled start time.

Q: How many games are scheduled per week?
A: Typically teams will play two games per week.  Due to diamond availability and/or weather it is possible that your child's team may occasionally be scheduled one to three games in a week.

Q: How many games are there in the season?
A: Typically 12 - 14 games are scheduled for the regular season.  Teams are required to play a minimum number of games to be eligible to participate in the playoffs.  All teams will participate in a single elimination playoffs.

Q: Where are the games played?
A: Home games are primarily played on the 90 foot baseball diamonds at Losson Park & Cheektowaga Town Park.  These divisions will play against other leagues primarily from within Erie County.  Away games will be played at various locations such as Lancaster, Lackawanna, and South Buffalo.

Q: Will we be playing a Saturday night game under the lights?
A: We plan to have every team play at least one game under the lights at Losson Park, these games are typically played on Friday or Saturday nights but depending on availability may be played during the week after the completion of the school year.  These games will start later than a normal evening game.

Q: When do practices begin?
A: Practices can begin shortly after the coaches have contacted their team.

Q: When, Where, how often and how long are practices?
A: This is not easily answered by the league as practice schedules are determined by your child's coach. The coaches are aware of the High School sports season and work around it as much as possible. Practices will typically be around 2 hours long.

Contact Us

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

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

Cheektowaga Youth Baseball

121 Starlite Ave 
Cheektowaga, New York 14227

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