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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Some of our most fielded questions...all on one page.

Q. When is registration?
Q. How much are the registration fees?
Q. What is included in my registration?
Q. What does my child need to bring?
Q. My child has never played baseball before, is it too late for my child to learn the sport?
Q. My child plays another sport, how will we find time for baseball?
Q. What forms of payment do you accept?
Q. Will you hold "in-person" registrations?
Q. What fields do you play on?
Q. I have registered, when will I be contacted by the team manager?
Q. How old does my child have to be to play?
Q. I am not a baseball person, can I still volunteer in some way?
Q. I signed up but decided not to play, how can I request a refund?
Q. Can I register online and pay later by check or cash?
Q. What days and times are the practices and games?

Q. When is registration?

Ans. Registration for the Spring Season opens January 1st. The season kicks off in April and concludes in June. Registration for the Fall Season opens in July. The Fall Season begins in September and concludes in November. Click here to register. 

Q. How much are the registration fees?

Ans. Registration fees are $125 per season (the Prep division is $150). There is a $25.00 discount per sibling AND early bird registration discounts available. Payment plans are available also.

Q. What is included in my registration?

Ans. Your registration includes insurance, baseball cap, team jersey, umpires, and seasonal league offerings.

Q. What does my child need to bring?

Ans. Water, protective cup (boys), comfortable clothing that can get dirty, and tennis shoes. Team bats and helmets are included. You will need to supply a baseball glove, cleats (no metal spikes), AND baseball pants for your player.

Q. My child has never played baseball before, is it too late for my child to learn the sport?

Ans. No, it is never too late. Our Fall Season is strictly a developmental season. Kids get to develop through practice and games, and play multiple positions, and generally come back stronger players in the competitive Spring Season.

Q. My child plays another sport, how will we find time for baseball?

Ans. Soccer tends to complement the baseball schedule, with soccer games being played in the morning and baseball games being played in the afternoon/evening. Parents doing soccer and baseball have found the two play well together.

Basketball season winds down in March right as Spring baseball season is kicking off, so it is a nice segue. Kids that play AAU basketball past March still continue to develop and compete on a high level in baseball.

Bo Jackson excelled in baseball and football!

More football players should try the sport of baseball. Football players tend to be very successful at baseball because of the athleticism required in football. During the Fall Season, our football families have found Sunday practices and double headers very agreeable to their football schedule, and our football players continue to develop and play and compete in baseball at a very high level.

Russell Wilson, the starting Quarterback for NFL's Seattle Seahawks, was recently drafted by MLB's Texas Rangers. NFL Hall of Famer Deion “Prime Time” Sanders excelled in baseball and football throughout his youth and far into his professional career. During the 1989 season, he hit a major league home run and scored a touchdown in the NFL in the same week, the only player ever to do so. Sanders is also the only man to play in both a Super Bowl and a World Series.

Vincent Edward "Bo" Jackson is the greatest two sport athlete ever. He is the only athlete to be named an All-Star in two major American sports, baseball and football. He was named the greatest athlete of all time by ESPN. In 1989, he was voted to start for the American League All-Star team, and was named the game's MVP for his play on both offense and defense. He led off the bottom of the first—his first All-Star plate appearance—with a monstrous 448-foot home run off Rick Reuschel of the San Francisco Giants. NBC-TV & Dodgers announcer Vin Scully exclaimed, "Look at that one! Bo Jackson says hello!"

Q. What forms of payment do you accept?

Ans. Cash, but checks/cashier's check/money order, and credit card are preferred.

Q. Will you hold "in-person" registrations?

Ans. Yes, you can also hand in your registration form at Banneker Recreation Center, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20001, anytime.

Q. What fields do you play on?

Ans. Banneker Upper Field, Bundy, Upshur, Harrison, Kennedy, K.C. Lewis, Maury Wills, Old DPR HQ & Emery. Please see our fields page for more information

Q. I have registered, when will I be contacted by the team manager?

Ans. Teams will be formed and assigned in mid March (for the Spring) or late August (for the Fall). Once all managers and coaches are approved by the League President and confirmed by the Board of Directors, they will begin contacting their players. If you have questions before then, please contact your child's divisional commissioner for more information.

Q. How old does my child have to be to play?

Ans. Boys must be at least four years of age, and at most 14 years of age by August 31st of the current year. Girls must be at least four years of age, and at most 14 years of age by April 30th of the current year.

Q. I am not a baseball person, can I still volunteer in some way?

Ans. Yes, yes, yes! The league has needs ranging from administrative to field preparation to mentorship to fund raising & concessions. Please take a moment to look at some of our volunteering opportunities.Whatever your talents, your community can greatly benefit from your involvement. If you are interested in coaching and have never coached before, we offer The Coaches Toolkit to assist you. To start, please register to volunteer and take our quick online background check. You can contact our Secretary if you have additional questions about volunteering.

Q. I signed up but decided not to play, how can I request a refund?

Ans. By e-mailing our Treasurer. Refunds are processed in seven (7) business day.

  • Refund Policy: Prior to the first game, 100% of your registration will be refunded. Once the season starts and the first game is played, your registration is not refundable.

Q. Can I register online and pay later by check or cash?

Ans. Yes, just select Mail in check at checkout.

Q. What days and times are the practices and games?

Ans. Baseball games are typically on Saturday afternoons. Girls Softball games are on Sunday afternoons. Kids ages 4-8 practice once-a-week, and kids ages 9-14 practice twice-a-week. Practices are generally an hour-and-a-half, and games are two hours. Practice days vary from team to team; they are set in the beginning of the season based upon:

  • 1. Coach's availability: our coaches are volunteers, so we are gracious for their time, as they have to work practice times into their schedule.
  • 2. Field availability: certain days the fields are busier than usual and requires parents and volunteers to be flexible.
  • 3. Parental preference: coaches typically poll parents to see what days are best for them and work with them to balance in each other's availability and field space availability. Parents can take advantage of this planning and coordination effort only if they register early!
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