News & Events

2018 Spring Rule Modifications

The 2018 Spring Season has some temporary rule changes:

  • 7U and 8U:  Teams will field 9 players in the field.  
  • A League:  Teams may play with 7 players, but the 8th and 9th batter will be counted as an out.

20% off of Dicks

20% off at Dicks on Feb. 3rd, 17th and 24rth.  

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
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

Equipment Handout

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

First Games

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

Town/Prosper Event

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. 
    • 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. 

Collin County Classic Tournament

PBSA and Allen are joining Frisco, Plano and McKinney to participate in the Collin County Classic.  This is a tournament meant for league playing recreational teams where the leagues will compete against each other for the best league.  Teams will play one game away and one game at Frontier, then move into bracket play.  The cost is TBD, but more information can be found at the Collin County Classic website.  Its an optional set of games for those teams that want to participate.  Deadlines and timelines for signing up will be forthcoming soon.

Rule Changes

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.

 


PBSA Select Baseball and Softball

PBSA Select Baseball and Softball

The Prosper Eagles and the Prosper Pride

For the Spring 2018 Season PBSA will be launching our inaugural select baseball and softball programs...Prosper Eagles Baseball and Prosper Pride Softball.   We will potentially be fielding teams from age 7u to 16u depending on coach availability and player interest.  These teams will compete under the PBSA name in league play and in area tournaments.  Rosters will be filled by open tryouts available to all PBSA players (which includes all of PISD).  Tryout information is below.  This will be updated as coaches are added and new teams are formed so if you don't see your age represented please continue to check back often. 

PBSA Eagles-Select 15u -- Coach Ken Baumhauer.  Contact him for questions or tryouts at 720-563-1104

PBSA Eagles-Select 14u -- Coach Dan Spencer.  Contact him at daniel25spencer4@gmail.com

PBSA Eagles-Select 13u -- Coach Gary Farriss.  Contact him at gary.farriss@catapultsystems.com

PBSA Eagles-Select 11u    Coach Joe Barabas -- For questions or tryouts please contact Coach Barabas at 216-337-9465

PBSA Eagles-Select 10u   Coach Wayne Whitmire -- For questions or tryouts please contact Coach Whitmire at 512-917-4046

PBSA Eagles-Select 8u --  Coach Stephen Chambers -- Roster is currently FULL.  For questions please contact Coach Chambers at email:  stephengc22@yahoo.com

 

If there is anyone interested in coaching for the Prosper Eagles-Select or for Prosper Pride softball please contact John Washburn at 903-431-6954 (baseball) or Kevin Winter at 972-989-3534 (softball).

Why are we building a select program?   We believe PBSA should be open for all kids in Prosper and that includes those who want to play a more competitive, tournament-style game.  Previously, the only competitive options for these kids was with local private entities at a rather high cost OR with independent teams that were filled by independent coaches.  This left few options.  You either pay a lot of money to a local facility or you had to know the right coach to get on a team.  We felt another option was needed.  Introducing a select program to PBSA will provide another opportunity for these players to play select ball without the private facility costs. 

Can anyone play?  These teams will be open to ALL PISD kids to tryout.  Each team will only have 10-13 roster positions and the coach will fill the roster with the intent to compete in local high-level tournaments but any kid in our league boundaries (which includes ISD) can be given the opportunity to tryout for the team. 

Why isn't my kid's age represented?   These teams will form only as coaching interest allows.  We will not automatically form a team unless we have secured a coach that the Select Committee approves, and each coach applicant will be scrutinized with the understanding that these teams represent PBSA and the Town of Prosper in league play and tournament play.  Ultimately, we plan to have teams in all age categories and even multiple teams per age but that will take time to build.

How much does this cost?   This program will NOT be funded by PBSA.  Player parents will be paying for these teams.  Cost will vary depending on the number of tournaments each coach wants to play but parents should expect to pay about $650-$800 for the Spring season (this would include about 6-9 tournaments), half of that for that fall season.  This is substantially less expensive than any of the local private facilities that offer select ball.  These prices are estimates to give a general idea of the costs.  Parents should always discuss this matter up front with their coach before committing to play for a PBSA Select team. 

Will there be other responsibilities?   Yes!  As part of PBSA Select, coaches and players will be asked to assist the league in certain functions which may include:  volunteering at assessments and opening ceremonies, assisting in tournament events and mentoring younger players.  We will view this program as our premier group of teams for all players to aspire to, and as part of that each player will be expected to represent the league, and give back to the league, as much as possible. 

What if we want to play select but not on a PBSA team?   PBSA will continue to host the AA division in baseball which will feature local, independent teams composed of Prosper players.  These teams will be playing AA ball in PBSA and will be playing by PBSA rules but they will not represent PBSA or be entitled to any PBSA or Town of Prosper facility.  You can play on one of these teams if the coach agrees to have you on the roster.  PBSA will list contact information for coaches looking for players on this website but NOT until all PBSA Select rosters are complete. 

Baseball Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Age Chart

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Baseball Age Chart
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
4U 2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
5U 2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
6U 2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
7U 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
8U 2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
9U 2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
10U 2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
11U 2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006
12U 2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005
13U 2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
14U 2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003

Softball Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Age Chart

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Age Softball Chart
  January February March April May June July August September October November December
4U 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013
5U 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012
6U 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
7U 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010
8U 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009
9U 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008
10U 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007
11U 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006
12U 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005
13U 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004
14U 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003

Instructional Video - Balks

Instructional Video - Leading off 1st Base

Interested in Being an Umpire

Rainout Number - 972-662-8999

972-662-8999

Refund Policy

Registration and Refund Policy.

Refunds are offered at for parents that request refunds from the Player Agent by the following dates:

i. 100% if a request is made to the President before the end of regular registration (i.e., extended registrations is not regular registration);

ii. 50% if a request is made to the President after the end of regular registration and before practices start; and

iii. 0% after practices start.

Inicident/Injury Reporting

Please click form to complete the incident/injury report, and e-mail it to the Safety Office.