2018 Spring Season Key Dates
|Description ||Date |
|Early Registration Start ||Tuesday, November 7, 2017 |
|Early Registration Ends ||Sunday, December 3, 2017 |
|Regular Registration Continues ||Monday, December 4, 2017 |
|Regular Registration Ends ||Sunday, January 7, 2018 or once a division is FULL. |
|AA League Tryouts ||Saturday, January 13, 2018 |
|AA League Tryouts (Makeup) ||Saturday, January 20, 2018 |
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|1st A League Assessment ||Friday, January 26, 2018 |
|2nd A League Assessment ||Saturday, January 27, 2018 |
|3rd A League Assessment ||Saturday, February 3, 2018 |
|Draft Week || |
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 12U/10U Draft
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 8U/7U Draft
Week Rosters Released
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 9-11
Monday, February 12, 2018
|Equipment Pickup ||TBD |
|Practices Start ||Monday, February 19, 2018 |
Town/Prosper Fishing Derby
Sunday Baseball/Softball Clinic with High School Coaches/Players
Saturday, February 24, 2018
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Week 1 - Games Start
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
|Spring Break Starts ||Saturday, March 10, 2018 |
|Week 2 - Spring Break ||Monday, March 12, 2018 |
|Spring Break Ends ||Sunday, March 18, 2018 |
|Week 3 - Games ||Monday, March 19, 2018 |
|Town/Prosper Cleanup ||Saturday, March 24, 2018 |
|Week 4 - Games ||Monday, March 26, 2018 |
|Week 5 - Games ||Monday, April 2, 2018 |
|Roughriders Night ||Saturday, April 7, 2018 |
|Week 6 - Games ||Monday, April 9, 2018 |
|Week 7 - Games ||Monday, April 16, 2018 |
PBSA Night at Prosper HS
Friday, April 20, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
|Week 8 - Games ||Monday, April 23, 2018 |
Collin County Classic Tournament
Week 9 - Games
April 26- 29, 2018
Monday, April 30, 2018
|Week 10 - Games ||Monday, May 7, 2018 |
|Week 11 - Games ||Monday, May 14, 2018 |
|Week 12 - Tournament ||Monday, May 21, 2018 |
|Last Day of School ||Friday, May 25, 2018 |
|Memorial Day Weekend ||Saturday, May 26, 2018 |
|Memorial Day Weekend ||Monday, May 28, 2018 |
I'm Registered, what's next?
Thanks for registering. We're going to have an amazing Spring. What's next you ask?
- Registration takes a LONG time to sort out. Please be patient.
- Coaches. The first order of business is that we assign coaches. We don't know how many coaches until we know how many kids. Sometimes, we have more coaches than kids, and we do our best to find the best coaches from the group. Sometimes, we have more kids than coaches, and we have to find coaches. This takes time.
- Late Registrations. We try to fill remaining spots with late registrations, and this is a manual effort.
- Once we know the number of kids and the number of teams, we'll begin to build the game schedule. This takes several weeks.
- Assessments and Tryouts
- 5U and 6U. We assign teams based on requests and other factors. With 7U and above, we do it based on assessments, so that's why you'll see lots of e-mails and other information about assessments. This takes a long time as well, so please be patient. There will be no assessments for 5U and 6U.
- 7U and above. We use assessments in an attempt to evaluate kid's development levels. The assessments are scheduled for Jan. 26th, 27th and Feb. 3rd. ALL 7U kids and above registered for A league MUST attend assessments. You will be e-mailed with more information prior to assessments.
- AA league tryouts. For those kids that registered for A league, but want to play in AA league, they can attend tryouts on Jan. 20th. More information will come out shortly.
- Team Formation. Teams will be formed the week of Feb. 5th, and rosters will be released after Feb. 12th. YOU WILL NOT HEAR FROM YOUR COACH UNTIL AFTER THE ROSTER IS RELEASED TO THEM!
- Practices. Practices will start the week of Feb 19th.
- Games will start on March 5th.
- There are currently NO assigned game nights for kids. That stated, A league could play any day of the week, including weekends. AA league will play weekday games only because these teams also play in weekend tournaments.
- Check out the Key Dates News Article for key dates throughout the season. It can be found at: http://pbsatx.org/NewsEvents.aspx?key=5575.
- Uniforms and Equipment. Its best to wait until you talk to your coach before purchasing equipment. Plus, we'll have a 20% off coupon to Dicks in the near future.
PBSA continues to follow USSSA rules generally except as set forth in the PBSA local rules. The PBSA local rules continue as adopted for the Fall 2017 season, but some modificaitons were made for the 2018 Spring season. Please read the PBSA local rules in detail for all rules (see http://www.jarvisrec.com/Documents/PLL/2017/Prosper%20Baseball%20Operating%20Rules%20-%20%20FINAL%2012-22-17.pdf).
A general overview of the changes include:
- Softball Rules. PBSA is proud to have softball follow USSSA rules, just like baseball. The PBSA softball local rules now follow the same format and mirror, where appropriate, the baseball local rules. This includes team formation as well as local playing rules.
- Baseball A League Rule Changes
- Minimum Playing Time. Minimum playing requirements for teams in the A league are made to benefit the purpose of A league, that all kids get fair playing time. AA remains unchanged with no minimum playing time. The rule is described in Section 3.d.xxxi on pages 3 and 13, and basically adds more detail to the more generalized rule we’ve previously had at PBSA and PLL.
- Base Path Distance. The change of base paths is to follow the reality of our fields that are only marked for 60’. We can’t have 55’ on the natural turf.
- Tight Bases for 10U. The rule change is to make 10U tight bases versus loose bases. 10U is the first division with kids pitching, and this will help the kids focus on pitching (versus holding kids on base). AA 10U will continue have loose bases, as those kids should be more developed.
- Batting Lineup. The new batting lineup rule in 6U will help ensure there is fair play in 6U. The rule change is that batting ceases on the earlier of the entire lineup or 3 outs. This rule change should also help prepare the kids for 7U which is a big jump with scores being kept.
- Pitch Count Violations. Clarifications are made to the repercussions of violating the pitch count rules. In particular, the clarifications include stating that games may be forfeited and discipline may apply to the offending coach and the opposing coach, since this is a safety violation and all coaches are responsible for the safety of the players.
- Pool Players. More clarification is added for when and how pool players can be used.
- Baseball AA League Rule Changes
- AA Playing Up Requirements. A rule made to clarify when highly competitive teams must play up. Essentially, if a team is USSSA AAA or Majors, they must play up.