|All registration will take place between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Rec&Ed office, 1515 S. Seventh St., according to the dates listed below.
||Wednesday, April 16
||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
||Thursday, April 17
||8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
||Friday, April 25
Pre-Registration is open to all returning teams. A team must meet one of the following criteria in order to be considered a returning team:
(1) Have a returning sponsor
(2) Have a returning manager
(3) Have nine returning players with signatures
Open Registration is for all new teams.
**PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
All registrations will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Late registrants cannot be guaranteed league placement.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE! (sponsor/initial registration)
- You can sign up your team online. Receive immediate confirmation of your league placement with the same priority as walk-in registrants. Manager’s packet is mailed out within 3 days. NOTE: Online registration is for initial / sponsor registration only, which reserves your team’s spot in the league. Managers will still need to come into the office by the contract deadline date to bring in their roster, player contracts, team fee, and non-resident fees.
- Before registering online, captains must set up an online Rec & Ed account. Please do this ahead of time to prevent last-minute problems. Setting up an account is free and easy. Anyone with an online account can register online beginning at 9:00 am on April 17.
3 Ways to send in your team’s registration form and sponsor fee before the registration period begins!
- Mail the team's sponsor fee and completed registration form to:
Rec&Ed Summer Baseball
1515 S. Seventh St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
- Drop off your completed registration form and fee in our drop box located at 1515 S. Seventh St. between the two doors. The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day. Please mark your envelope with 2014 Summer Baseball.
- Fax your credit card payment information and completed registration form to 734-994-1454. The registration form must be filled out completely in order to be processed.
Registrations received by mail, drop box or fax before Wednesday, April 16 will be processed at 5:00 PM on the first day of registration. Priority will be given to walk-in registrations throughout the registration period. Any mail-in, drop box or faxed registrations received after April 16 will be processed at 5:00 PM the day they are received.
Managers' packets will be mailed out within three days of the registration being processed.
Rosters, contracts and player fees must be submitted in person at the Rec&Ed Main Office. Contracts will NOT be accepted via FAX, mail, or drop-box.
|FEES: Sponsor and Team
||Non-Resident Player Fee*
||$1499 American League
||$1767 National League
The Sponsor Fee is the initial fee paid by all teams at registration to reserve their spot in the league. All teams pay both the sponsor fee AND the team fees, regardless of whether or not a team has a sponsor.
Sponsor fees are due at time of team registration. All fees (sponsor and team fees) must be paid at Rec&Ed, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
** The team fee for the National League is higher because that league plays an 18 game schedule. The American League plays only 16 games.
*Non-resident fee: Applies to all players who reside outside the boundaries of the Ann Arbor Public School District. The non-resident fee is used to recover a portion of the program costs from participants who do not reside within the AAPS District.
Player contracts, rosters and team fees are due May 15. Any contracts or team fees submitted after May 15 will be assessed a late fee of $2.00 per contract.
Rec & Ed will accept cash, money orders, credit cards, certified and corporate checks. A personal check will only be accepted from the team’s manager whose name appears on the registration form. Checks should be made out to Ann Arbor Public Schools.
RETURNED CHECK POLICY
If any check is returned NSF, the team in question will forfeit all of its games from the point of notification from Rec & Ed, until a cash payment is made for the amount of the check plus an additional $50 league re-entry fee.
A. Refund requests must be made in writing.
B. Refund requests must be submitted to Community Education and Recreation, 1515 S. 7th Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48103. Please include the following information: sport area, league name, team name, manager’s/coach’s complete address and telephone number, and the refund recipient’s name and complete address. Refunds take 4-6 weeks to process.
C. Sponsor Fee Refund Requests
- Sponsor fee refund requests submitted to the office more than 14 days before the first scheduled league game will be subject to a $10.00 service fee.
- Sponsor fee refund requests submitted to the office within 14-7 days before the league’s first scheduled game will be subject to a 50% service fee.
- Sponsor fee refund requests submitted to the office less than 7 full calendar days before the league’s first scheduled game will be denied.
SEASON LENGTH & NIGHTS OF PLAY
The season is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of May 19 and runs approximately 10-12 weeks, with a 16 game schedule for the American League, and 18 game schedule for the National League.
Game days are scheduled for Sunday through Saturday. Game times during the week will be between 6:30 pm – 11:50 pm. Games scheduled on Sunday and Saturday will tentatively be scheduled from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm.
DEADLINES FOR DROPPING, ADDING, AND TRANSFERRING PLAYERS
||Friday, July 11, 4:30 PM
||Friday, July 18, 4:30 PM
|LEAGUE INFORMATION, RULES AND GUIDELINES
LEAGUE CLASSIFICATION APPEAL
Teams competing last season that have compiled a winning percentage of .800 and better will be moved to a higher division. Teams with a losing percentage of .200 and below are moved to a lower division. Team managers wishing to appeal their league classification (see pg. 5) may do so by completing the league classification appeal form. The deadline for teams to submit their league classification appeal to the Adult Team Sport Specialist is 5:00pm on FRIDAY, APRIL 11.
The Rec & Ed Adult Baseball Program will be governed by the 2014 Official Baseball Rules. However, Rec & Ed league rules will supersede the governing rules.
A player may compete on no more than one team. Players must be of an amateur status, and must be so for a minimum of three years from professional status. There are no restrictions on a player’s participation on any team or teams outside the Rec&Ed program or within other Rec&Ed programs.
Matching uniform shirts with visible and distinct numbers are highly recommended.
A maximum of 21 players will be allowed per roster.
The official game ball will be the RAWLINGS R100. Teams must provide two new game balls to the plate umpire before every game.
OFFICIAL RESULT SHEETS
The home team must keep the official score. The team listed first on the league schedule is designated as the home team. The winning team is required to drop off the game result sheet to Rec & Ed, at the Southeast Park drop box or the Veterans Memorial Park drop box immediately after the game. However, in the event your game ends in a tie, the HOME TEAM is responsible for dropping off the result sheet. If the results are not turned in, the game in question will be recorded as a double forfeit. Result sheets can also be emailed or faxed during business hours (734-994-1454).
A. Any team that forfeits two games in a season (except forfeits due to use of ineligible players, ejection or injury) will forfeit all of its remaining games on their league schedule unless a $50.00 re-entry fee is paid.
B. A team must pay the league re-entry fee at Rec & Ed within seven days of its second forfeit. A reminder will be sent only as a courtesy measure to notify a team of its second forfeit.
C. If a team is not sure of its number of forfeits, it is the team manager’s responsibility to contact the league statistician at 994-2300 ext. 53218. The Coordinator of Team Sports may waive the league re-entry fee at his or her discretion.
A sponsor trophy and individual awards will be presented to the division and league champion. In divisions or leagues with more than 8 teams, a sponsor trophy and individual awards will also be presented to the runner-up.
|Adult Summer Baseball Staff