Registration Deadline: Spring 2023 Registration will close on November 11, 2022 at 11:59pm. Any registration requests after this date, if approved, will be subject to a $50 late fee. Some divisions may reach capacity before registration closes and move to a waitlist. Returning players are guaranteed a space on a team if they register by Oct 17, 2022.
Late Fees: Late registrations automatically incur a $50 late fee. Late registrations severely impact our ability to project the number of teams, fields and coaches we need for a season, and impact our team selection process. Late registrations will be considered only on a space-available basis, and only if registration and late fees are paid in full.
Refunds and Cancellations: In order to receive a refund, families must cancel a Spring 2023 registration by November 25, 2022 (for both baseball and softball). The amount refunded will equal the registration fee paid, less a $30 refund processing fee. After the cutoff date, PBSF will not issue refunds for the season unless a player is unable to play the entire season due to injury. Please contact your division commissioner to cancel a registration or to request a refund due to injury.
Softball: PBSF is a USA/ASA affiliated fastpitch softball program. We partner with the Oakland Girls Softball League (OGSL) for league play in all divisions.
Note that the players age, not grade in school determines the division. The current age cut-off is December 31, thus, the players age on December 31, determines the age group for the following year. Players are generally not allowed to play in a division other than their USA/ASA age division.
Play-up and play-down requests will only be considered for exceptional cases and only after all age-eligible players have been assigned and if space is available.
Playing up or down one season does not automatically ensure that future play-up requests will be granted and will be subject to subsequent reviews on an annual basis.
Division commissioners must approve all play-up/down requests.
For 8U, 10U, 12U/14U levels, there is a player evaluation prior to the season start to assess each player's skill level and help to form evenly-balanced teams. This is not a try-out. ALL players will be placed on a team.
Baseball: PBSF is a PONY affiliated program. Division age levels are adhered to in most cases; however, PBSF intends to place every interested player on a team where some level of personal success is within reach. When appropriate, the League will advocate for a player’s better placement. The Commissioner will work with the parents in these situations to discuss options.
Player Commitment: PBSF is committed to providing a quality baseball experience for all interested players. Players are expected to attend all practices and games, with the understanding that occasionally, acceptable conflicts do occur.
If your child plays other sports during the spring baseball/softball season, players are expected to give top priority to baseball/softball. You or your player should notify coaches as far in advance as possible in the advent of absences. Frequent absences/tardiness may affect playing time during games.