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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the age cut off?

The age cutoff is April 30, at midnight. Whatever age your son/ daughter is at that given time is what age group they are eligible to play in for the upcoming year.

Q: Can my son play up?

We don't encourage any players to play up from their age group. The final decision will be made by the Commissioner.

Q: How long is the Season?

The In-House Baseball season starts in early April and is scheduled to end mid June.

Q: When will practice begin?

Practices will start about 2nd week of March. Your Players Coach will contact you with Practice information as soon as he receives his roster.

Q:How many players per team?

Each team will have approximately 12 to 13 players.

Q: Where are practices held?

Practices will be held at Severn Danza Park off of Donaldson Avenue and Queenstown Park off of Queenstown Road. We also have the use of school fields in the area.

Q: Explain the family fee?

The Family Fundraiser fee ($20) is pre-paying for 4 raffle tickets. These raffle tickets may be resold for $5/ticket to get your money back. If you need more tickets to sell, please let us know. These funds go to purchasing equipment such as tees, balls, bases etc required for each team. The Family fee is per Family not Player.

Q: Registration Fee?

A full uniform is included at the Little Nole, Clinic and Rookie divisions. Minor, Major and Babe Ruth leagues will need to purchase their own pants. Please wait for your coaches direction prior to purchasing game pants.

Ages 4-8: Full Uniform including Hat, Pants, Socks, Shirt
Ages 9-15: Uniform includes Baseball Cap and Jersey.

Q:When will teams be picked?

Teams will be selected by coaches the first week of March.

Q: Multi-family discount?

Severn Athletic Club does not offer a multi-child discount. Each participant must pay the required league registration fee. The Family fee however is one fee of $20/family per season.

Q: How to size a bat?

In-House Teams must use the following:
Please note in 2018 bat rules are changing; do not buy an expensive bat only to have to replace it in a year. 

Cal Ripken Baseball Division: 
5 years old up to and including 12 years old

The bat may not exceed 33"in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2¼" in diameter.  Only 2¼" barrel non-wood bats marked BPF 1.15 will be allowed.  Wood 2 ¼" barrel bats are allowed.

13-15 Baseball Division:
The bat may not exceed 34" in length, and the bat barrel may not exceed 2 5/8" in diameter.  All aluminum/alloy barrel bats and all composite handle (only) aluminum/alloy barrels are allowed.  Only composite barrel bats certified and marked BBCOR .50 will be allowed.  Wood barrel bats conforming to the specifications of Official Baseball Rule 1.10 are allowed.

One of the most common and long standing methods of appropriately sizing a bat is as follows:

Hold the bat at the very end of the handle straight out in front of you. If the player can easily hold this bat without it sagging towards the ground then the weight of the bat is appropriate.

Speed of the swing is much more important than the weight.

One of the most common and long standing methods of appropriately sizing a bat is as follows:

Hold the bat at the very end of the handle straight out in front of you. If the player can easily hold this bat without it sagging towards the ground then the weight of the bat is appropriate.

Speed of the swing is much more important than the weight.

Bat Length Guidelines:

Age Bat Length Player Height Bat Length
5-7 24"-26" 5'-5'6" 32"
8-9 26"-28" 5'6"-6' 33"
10-11 28"-30" 6'+ 34"
11-12 30"-32"    
13-14 31"-32"    
15-16 32"-33"    

Q: How to size a glove?

See the sizing chart below.

Baseball Fielding Glove Sizing Chart:

Age Infield Outfield
Under 8 9" 11"
9 to 13 9"-10" 11"-12"
13 and Above 10.5"-11.5" 12"-12.5"