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FAQs

How do I register my child to play?

To register your child to play in the Dallas Hardball league, follow these steps:

  1. Create an account
  2. Log in to the website
  3. Fill out the registration form with the necessary information.
  4. Submit the form and you’re done!

How do I register a team for the Spring Season?

To register a new team to play in the league, follow these steps:

  1. Email your team name, mascot, age division, head coach’s last name, email address, and phone number to: admin@dallashardball.com
  2. Please allow 24 hours for your team to appear in the dropdown list.

How many games will we play?

How many games for the Spring Season?

  • The regular season will have between 12 to 16 games depending on the age division. These number are approximate and depend on the final number of teams in the divisions:
    • Rookie ball – 12 games
    • 6U – 14 games
    • 7U – 14 games
    • 8U – 14 games
    • 9U – 16 games
    • 10U – 16 games
  • Pre-Season Tournament Why? Because we can. The Spring season will kick off with a pre-season round-robin tournament for the 7U, 8U, 9U & 10U divisions. Lets knock the rust off!
  • The Playoffs will be single elimination with the maximum number of games varying depending on the age and number of teams in the division for 7U though 10U, but the minimum will be 1 with a maximum of 5.
  • All-Stars will be a best of # format that will depend on the total number of participants and teams. For example, if the format is a best of 7 series, then the minimum number of games is 4, with a maximum of 7.

What are the important dates for the Spring 2024 Season?

Registration Period

  1. Early Registration will Close on January 31, 2024
  2. Main Registration will run from February 1, 2024 through February 16, 2024
  3. Late registration will run from February 17, 2024 through February 29, 2024 and will include a $25.00 late registration fee

Opening Weekend – March 22, 2024

Regular Season

  1. Regular Season begins on March 22, 2024
  2. Regular Season ends on June 6, 2024

Playoffs (7U+)

  1. June 7 – June 10, 2024

All-Stars Tryouts – June 11-12, 2024

All-Stars Best of 5 Series – June 14-16, 2024

What is the Teams Pin Trading and why should my team participate?

What are Team Trading Pins?

  1. Trading pins (click on link for examples) are small (1.5″ to 2.5″) lapel pins that teams custom make and hand out to their players who then trade them with other teams.
    • Encourages players to socialize with players from other teams to trade pins
    • Give the players something to talk about
    • Source of pride for players as their name and/or number is on their pin
    • Gives the players something to take home with them and play with (some pins also have spinning logos and even flashing lights)

Does my team have to participate?

  1. Teams do not have to participate. It is strongly encouraged as a social aspect of the league and so that players do not feel left out, but that decision is up to each team and their parents.
  2. In the Fall, roughly 1/2 of the teams participated, and most if not all mentioned that they wish they had.

How many do we order and much do they cost?

  1. There will be more than 50 teams in Hardball this Spring. It is a good idea to have 20 to 30 pins for each player. That will give them enough to trade for their favorites and have one or two left over of their own.
  2. The cost of the pins depends on several factors such as size (you will want at least 1.5″ to 1.75″ with 2.0″ considered one of the larger pins), colors, add-ons such as spinners and blinking lights, and other options. There is always a volume discount so the more ordered, the cheaper they are. Also, the sooner you order them the cheaper they are as you can avoid rush fees.
  3. Typically, they range in price from $1.50 per pin up to $5.00 or more per pin. For $40 to $60 per player, the team can custom design an awesome trading pin that the players will be super proud to trade with.

How do we order them?

  1. First, pick a website that allows you to upload your team logo and select the options. We have used this one in the past and they are amazing!
  2. You will use their design function to upload your team logo, select the options and submit to their proof generator. The following day, you will receive an email with a proof for you to review and approve or request changes.
  3. Once you approve they will ask for the players names/numbers (based on your chosen options) and then they will send the invoice.
  4. You pay and you’re done! Simply wait for them to arrive.

You mentioned rush fees, when should I order them to avoid rush fees?

  1. Order them no later than March 1, 2023.
  2. Each company is different, but they all typically require at least 10 to 14 days lead time. March 1st will give plenty of time for them to arrive by Opening Day.

Where do I find my teams game schedule and when will they be up?

  • Once registration is closed, on the Menu bar at the top of the Hardball website, there will be a “Schedules” tab. From there the schedules will be divided by divisions.
  • Schedules will be up on or before, March 15, 2024.

How do I check the standings?

  • Once the season begins, there will be a “League Standings” tab in the top menu bar on the Hardball website.
  • From there, the standings are divided by division.

How do I report the scores?

  • This season, Hardball staff will be scoring all games. Teams will be required to setup their team and add their roster in GameChanger, and add Dallas Hardball as a staff member. We will take it from there
  • Teams will have access to all league/games/players stats and will be able to watch the game livestreams for all 7U through 10U games in the GameChanger App.

How does Hardball report field closure/rainouts?

  • All up to the minute field closures will be reported on Instagram (@dallas_hardball).
  • Coaches will also receive a text message directly from league admin with any rainouts, etc. in the group text set up for each division.

How are rainouts, make-ups, reschedules, blackouts handled?

  • In seasons past, Hardball has left dates and game slots open for rescheduling rainouts and missed games due to scheduling conflicts, etc. This created a little chaos towards the end of the season.
  • This season, we have decided to go ahead and just fill all those slots with extra games in the event some get rained out. Therefore, as a general rule, rainouts will not be made up.
  • In the event of a scheduling conflict, the team with the conflict must contact the opposing coach and league admin regarding the conflict. Admin will attempt to reschedule the game, but if no other games can be moved to accommodate the conflict, then the team with the conflict must take a forfeit.
  • Deadline for Blackouts is March 5, 2024

What is the League Cancellation, Refunds and Returns Policy

League Registration Cancellation & Refund Policy

A full refund, less administrative fees, is permitted if the registration cancellation request is received at least ten (10) days prior to the start of late registration. A fifty percent (50%) refund is permitted if the registration cancellation is received at least seven (7) days prior to the late registration deadline. There are no refunds after the Opening Day Event, or the first league game, whichever occurs first.

Baseball Training Equipment

Unused training equipment can be returned within fourteen (14) days from the date of purchase if in new and returnable condition for a retail credit. Returnable condition means that the product is in its original packaging with no signs of use or wear and can be resold as new and unused. No returns of sued equipment are permitted. No refunds are allowed, store credit only.

Coaching/Private Training

Private coaching training sessions whether single sessions or packages are non-refundable, and non-transferable from player to player, but they are transferable from one coach or type of training to another. For instance, if a hitting package is purchased, a player may transfer the hitting package to another skill specific package, or general lesson of the same or lesser value one time. If the requested package is of greater value, the transfer will be completed upon payment of the price difference, subject to availability.

Once scheduled, a training session must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to the scheduled date/time. Failure to timely cancel or reschedule the session results in the loss of the session. Coaches may grant a one-time courtesy reschedule for players with training packages, but that is at the coach’s discretion.

Season Coaches

Teams have the option to hire Dallas Hardball coaches to coach their teams during the regular season and the playoffs. Costs and availability vary from coach to coach. Any team coach reassignment request must be received prior to the first regular season game and coach reassignment is not guaranteed. Coaching fees are non-refundable, but best efforts will be made to provide a suitable replacement in the event of a timely reassignment request. In the event that a coach is unable to complete the regular season due to scheduling conflict or severance with DH, DH will make best efforts to assign a suitable replacement with comparable experience at the same cost or the team will receive a refund of the coaching fees, on a prorated basis. The refund will be prorated on a regular season week by week basis according to the total number of regular season weeks completed.

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