Baseball / Softball Info for Parents

Below you will find information about the following:
  • Team Sports Registration Policy
  • Late Registration Policy
  • Link to Broadview Heights Fields map
  • Parent Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy
  • State of Ohio Concussion Law.

Team Sport Registration Policy

The Broadview Heights Parks and Recreation Department strives to provide one of the finest recreational athletic programs in the area. In order to maintain the quality of our athletic programs and organize teams in a timely manner, we have established the following registration policy for our team sports.

Registration

Players registering for an athletic program during the published registration period are guaranteed placement on a team for that season. Though NOT guaranteed, we will make every effort to accommodate special requests such as being placed on a team with a limited number of friends.

No refunds will be given after the registration period. 

Late Registrations

Anyone attempting to register for an athletic program after the published registration deadline is not guaranteed placement on a team. That player will only be placed on a team if openings exist. Otherwise they will be placed on a wait list, and as openings become available, they will be called in the order their late registration was received.

Additionally, an automatic late registration fee will be charged on all registrations that are accepted after the registration deadline. The amount of the fee will be determined by the program and the age group.

Late Registrations/Special Requests

Following the published registration deadline, NO SPECIAL REQUESTS WILL BE HONORED.

Players will be placed on teams with available spots regardless of coach preference or "play with" requests.

League Changes

Players wishing to play in a league other than the one indicated by their age MUST submit a league change request form during the registration period. League changes are not guaranteed and players registering for their age appropriate league will be given priority over players requesting a league change into that league. League changes will not be approved or denied until after the registration period ends.

If the request is denied, a refund request will be accepted providing the registration took place prior to the registration deadline.


When and Where are Practices?

Practices will begin in early May depending on weather and field conditions. Generally teams will practice through may on one weeknight and one weekend day. Practices take place at "The Fields" sports complex located at 8938 Broadview Road. 

Click HERE to view the Map of The Fields


By participating in or attending any athletics program in Broadview Heights, you are agreeing to abide by the Broadview Heights Code of Conduct as outlined below.

The Broadview Heights Code of Conduct      

I will remember and adhere to our program philosophy which is:  

Our recreational youth sports programs are provided to give kids of all ages and skill levels the opportunity to have fun, make friends, be active and learn about the many benefits of participating in youth sports in a safe and positive environment.

  1. I will encourage sportsmanship and will not engage in any form of disrespectful conduct toward officials, coaches, players, fans, recreation center staff, league representatives or city officials at any time.
  2.  I will not engage in any form of harassment, taunting, booing, use profane language or gestures toward coaches, players, fans, officials or city officials either directly or indirectly, before, during or at any time after a sporting event.
  3.  I understand that any physical violence, intimidation or threat thereof will result in immediate expulsion from the league and may result in a permanent ban from all activities.
  4.  I will not post any derogatory remarks or commentary about the league, coaches, parents, players, staff, officials or city officials on any social media or distribute any derogatory remarks or commentary in the form of a mass email to a team, group of coaches, parents, or any third party nor will I encourage others to do so.
  5.  I will respect the officials and their authority during games.  I will not verbally or through gestures, directly or indirectly question or criticize an official, their calls or their decisions even though I may disagree with them.
  6.  I will never approach an official, coach, parent or player for the purpose of criticizing or expressing any discontent before, during or after an event.
  7.  I will not encourage any behaviors or practices that could endanger the health and well-being of the players.
  8.  I will follow the posted rules and policies of the Recreation Department. 

Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy 

Our Parent Code of Conduct and Coaches Pledge have been put in place to encourage good sportsmanship and enhance the overall experience for everyone involved in the Broadview Heights youth sports programs.

Prior to your child participating in any of our programs we expect you to read these documents and familiarize yourself with what is expected of you as a parent and/or a coach.

On occasion, it may become necessary to take action to ensure that our Parent Code of Conduct and the tenets outlined in our Coaches Pledge are followed.

The Broadview Parks and Recreation Department reserves the right to take the following actions if necessary:

  • If an official (referee, umpire, league representative) observes behavior from a coach, parent, fan or player before or during a sporting event that violates our conduct policies, that official may warn the individual or individuals that such behavior is unacceptable and must stop immediately. Failure to stop the behavior will result in an ejection from the event and the individual must leave the field or building immediately.
  • If in the opinion of the official, the behavior is significantly inappropriate, the official may demand that the individual leave the event without issuing a warning.
  • Failure by the individual to leave the event as instructed will result in a stoppage of play until the individual has left. Continued failure to comply will result in the authorities being called to remove the individual who may at that point face arrest.
  • Any instance where a coach, parent, fan or player is ejected from a sporting event will automatically be reviewed by the Recreation Director and selected league officials and may, depending upon the individual circumstances, result in a suspension from attending or participating in future events for a length of time to be determined.
  • Any activity violating our conduct policies that takes place after a sporting event or outside of the sports facilities will also be subject to the above review and potential suspension. Examples may include confronting an official, coach or player in the parking lot after a game, harassment of players at school or online, offensive, abusive or harassing emails sent to another parent, coach or league representative, etc.

If a situation arises necessitating any of the above actions be taken, we encourage you to schedule a meeting with the appropriate league officials to discuss the situation, present your point of view and make us aware of any mitigating circumstances.


State of Ohio Concussion Law

To the Parents/Guardian of all Broadview Heights Youth Sports Participants, In April of 2013, a new law went into effect in the state of Ohio that requires all youth sports instructors and coaches to complete concussion awareness training. It also requires that all parents receive a document prepared by the Ohio Department of Health that educates parents regarding the symptoms and treatment of concussions. Here is the link to the information required to be provided to all participants (provided by the Department of Health): Concussion Awareness. Please review this information prior to your child participating in any youth sports program.

Please know that we are enthusiastically supportive of this initiative. The safety of the participants in our programs is extremely important to us. Our staff, coaches and officials are in the process of taking the required training. Going forward, this information will automatically print out with every registration receipt. The information will also be posted permanently on our website.