Q1. Can I pay by credit card?
A1. Not at this time, unless you want to pay more. We are program designed to run lean and save everyone involved money. In order to accept credit cards, we'd have to add the processing fees. If you must pay by credit card, and don't mind paying an extra 4%, we can add it on to your bill. It's a little more work, but email me and I'll do it.
Q2. Where do I mail my check and who do I make it out to?
A2. Checks should be made payable to Shoreline Breakers and can be mailed to 115 Green Hill Road, Killingworth, CT 06419. Paying on-line by check through QuickBooks is free, easy, and convenient but if you are uncomfortable doing so, checks can be mailed.
Q3. What are the bat rules?
A3. For teams playing in East Shore, you can click here to access the bat rules. For tournaments or other events, please go to the tournament website or ask your coach. If I can find the info, I'll post it or post links on our website.
Q4. When does the East Shore spring season start?
A4. It typically starts on or around the first weekend in April. It will depend on weather and field playability. We have a link to the ESTL website on our home page. I recommend navigating through it. There is a lot of information there.
Q5. Can I pay my bill in full?
A5. You can pay in full at any time. If you'd like to pay in full, email me and I'll adjust your invoice accordingly. It seems to be easier to adjust the invoice in advance. We are not quite experts in QuickBooks yet, but we're getting there.
Q6. How are boys' age groups determined?
A6. League age for AAU travel baseball is based on May 1st of the upcoming spring season. The same is true in the fall. For example, if a player turns 12 on April 25, 2019, he can play 12u in the spring of 2019 and 13u in the fall of 2019. You can play up, but as a general rule, you cannot play down.
Q7. How are girls' age groups determined?
A7. League age for travel softball is based on the entire birth year of the upcoming season. Girls seasons run January to December. For example, if you are trying out in the fall of 2019 for the 2020 season, you would determine the appropriate divsion as follows:
14u = Birth Year 2005/2006
12u = Birth Year 2007/2008
As with the boys, you can play up, but you cannot play down.
Q8. How are costs determined and where does the funraising and donation money go?
A8. Costs are based on the expected individual player and teams costs for the upcoming season and the funds needed to lease our facility. Game balls, uniforms, umpires, insurance, team entry fees, rent and utilities are all part of the costs. Fundraising and donations cover all of our other expense that are not built into the registration fees helping to offset the costs for our members. This includes administrative fees such as postage, paper, ink, checks, website expenses, etc., plus other expenses related to the facility, training equipment, etc.