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FAQs

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
  • We don’t live in Bloomfield/ Can my teenager still signup?
    • Our Baseball League is open to all surrounding towns. There are no borders! If you can get to our Bloomfield fields, you can signup in our league.

  • League Age Cutoff (refer to Age Chart)
    • All Little League "graduates" are welcomed

    • Juniors (league ages 13-17)

    • Seniors (18-22, 23-33, 34+) no age cutoff: Volunteer your time to coach junior league and/or tryout for the Bloomfield Buzzards' adult travel teams (6 of them).

  • My teenager made the High School Team/ My teenager plays Travel Baseball:  Will they be able to play in the BBA too?
    • Our games are a great way to get your teenager extra reps in the field (or pitching) and or extra game time plate appearances.

    • Most after school sports, games or practices wrap up by 5:30/6:00 and even though our games start at 6:00/6:30, there is still plenty of time to get your teenager into our local games which typically go until 8:30/9:00 (7 innings); as late as 10:30p on Fridays.

    • Most travel teams don't practice every night and most of their games are played on the weekends so your teenager should be able to attend most of our games during the week.

  • How are teams formed?
    • Everyone is assessed and drafted to a team. Age, experience & skill level will be considered in order to get the combined balance of each team equal to all the others.

  • What nights do the teams typically play?
    • Including practice, each team on average plays
      2-3, nights per week, Monday to Friday. NO weekends!

    • Sometimes (but rarely), bad weather could force makeup games to Saturday mornings.

  • When does the season “approximately” start & end?
    • Spring Season is INDOORS (February or March) then OUTDOORS March or April thru June

    • Summer Season is July-August

    • Fall Season is September-November

  • Where do I find information about workouts, practices and assessments?
    • After you are registered - Workouts, practices and assessment information will be communicated via league emails or group texts. Otherwise, you can see the info on our Facebook page and/or our website calendar.

    • Your coach will communicate with you as well, after you're assigned to a team.

  • When are the playoffs?
    • Spring Season is typically the end of June; very rare going into July (weather permitting of course)

    • Summer Season is the end of August/ sometimes very early September

    • Fall Season is the end of October/ often into November

  • What Bloomfield parks do the teams typically play at?
    • Wrights Field

    • Upper Memorial Field (next to Foley Football Field)

    • Bloomfield Middle School (JV Field #3)

  • How long do practices/games typically last?
    • Practice 1 ½ - 2 hours. Game 2½ - 3 hours

    • Single-game nights, start at 6:30, and usually conclude no later than 9:05p

    • Double-game nights, usually on Fridays (or over the summer); slot one is 5:45-7:45p; slot two 7:45-9:45p

  • What is included in my registration fee?
    • Umpires, Balls, Team Uniform (hat & shirt).

    • Coaches will have available at each game & practice> baseballs and catcher’s equipment.

    • Also, included is access to the SportsEngine phone app which shows the game schedule, division standings and league events.

  • Are there any additional items we need to have for the season?
    • Required: batting-helmet, grey baseball pants, belt for pants, wood-bat(s), fielder's mitt, cleats [ask about our donations closet], protective cup/ jockstrap, and transportation to/from games/practices. 

    • Optional yet recommended: batting gloves, bat/gear bag, sunglasses [ask about our donations closet]

    • Financial Hardship? Please inquire within about use of lightly worn equipment or gear that's been donated to our league (while supplies last).

      ALSO, please contact us before shopping for any equipment/gear because we might have discount coupons or rebates available to share with you.

  • When is the All-Star game?
    • Game info will be posted on our website calendar or Facebook when available. The game is typically scheduled for the mid/end of June (pending weather conditions).

  • Can a coach be requested?
    • A player may indicate that they prefer to play for a specific coach. To better your chances in accommodating this request, we highly encourage you to online register early.

  • Can I volunteer to coach?
    • Yes! Please see the coaches page for details and be sure to inquire at the Wrights Field clubhouse.

  • Where do I send my payment?
    • Registering and paying online is recommended which will speed up the entire process, especially for the next time you register for other seasons or for other league events & fundraisers.

    • If paying in full via check or money order, please mail payment to: Bloomfield Baseball Association, P.O. Box 1762, Bloomfield, NJ 07003

    • We can also coordinate a cash payment & receipt at our concession stand. Please call or email us for arrangements.

  • How do I become a sponsor?
    • We have a sponsor link set up on our website to make the process as simple as possible. Click Here!

    • Or you can ask a Board Member for details at the Wrights Field clubhouse or email us at BloomfieldBaseballAssociation@gmail.com
       

  • Is the Wrights Field FOOD STAND open every night?
    • Our league, and its perks like the food-stand's reliability and 'hours of operation' varies week to week based on volunteerism.

    • Our small group of kitchen-volunteers do their best to keep the food-stand staffed and open on most game-nights.

    • If you are interested in volunteering some of your time, please call us (973)680-4280, stop by our Wrights Field food-stand to inquire, or for more details click here!