ESA Baseball and Softball

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Background Checks Minimize
All Coaches and Managers are required to have a background check.

Eureka Sports Association provides several options to satisfy your background check requirements. Head Coaches and Managers are reminded that every adult working with your team members is required to have a background check dated with the current year. ESA will pay for up to 3 background checks per team.

Options:

1, Paid by ESA - go to First Check Applicant Screening and complete the form (SSN is required). This is a secure form with ESA being provided only the results of the background Check. We do not receive a copy of your SSN.

2, Paid by Coach/Manager ($11.00) - Go to Missouri State Highway Patrol website, complete the Name Search and provide the ESA Registrar a copy of the results.

3, If you have previously had a background check in the calendar year you are Coaching/Managing you can provide a copy of the results to the ESA Registrar.
SLCAA Bat Rule Minimize

Bat Rule: Section 10.09 The official baseball bat shall be round in cross section for the entire length of the bat, straight in length from end to end, and smooth surfaced in the hitting area. The maximum diameter is two and three quarters inches (2 3/4") and the maximum length is thirty-six inches (36"). Any material to improve the grip may be used for a distance not to exceed eighteen inches (18") from the handle end. The bat shall be constructed of wood, aluminum, or any other material or combination of materials. All non-wooden bats for ages 14U and under are required to be rated "BPF 1.15".  It is the responsibility of the team to provide documentation from the manufacturer to verify that an unlabeled bat meets the BPF 1.15 requirement. In addition all bats for ages 15U and above must conform to the National Federation of High School Associations’ bat limitations. The NFHSA regulations are the sole discretion of that body and are subject to change at anytime without notice from SLCAA.

Baseball / Softball Information Minimize
ESA is a member of the St. Louis County Athletic Association (SLCAA). The SLCAA baseball and softball season runs April through July.

Boys Baseball
Boys baseball is open to boys 7U-14U and is governed by the rules of the St. Louis County Athletic Association. Leagues for boys 5U – 6U (Training League) and 4U (T-ball) are also available and operate under ESA’s own set of rules and Guidelines. Please see the tables at the bottom of this page to determine which age level your child falls under. Boys may play at levels above their age group but may not play below their age group.

Girls Softball
Girls Softball is open to girls 7U, 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U and is governed by the rules of the St. Louis County Athletic Association. Leagues for girls 5U – 6U (Training League) and 4U (T-ball) are also available and operate under ESA’s own set of rules and Guidelines. Please see the tables at the bottom of this page to determine which age level your child falls under. Girls may play at levels above their age group but may not play below their age group.

Registration
Team and Player registration for all leagues is available on the Registration Page.

Age Groups
Due to different governing rules, Boys and Girls have different Birthday cut-offs. Please see the table below to verify the age group for your child. Please contact the registrar Sarah George if you have any questions about Girls age brackets
Parents Information Minimize
First time Parents/Players:
Please check the age group table below to verify with which age group you should register your child. Additional information about the league, season, etc., can be found on this page and by using the links provided.

All player registrations must be performed online. To register you must first create an account and enter your child's information by using the log in link located at the top right portion of the home page. Be sure to enter all requested information. Fees can be paid with credit card, checking card, or Pay Pal. You will be required to sign up for one 4 hour work assignment or purchase a buyout for $75.

Returning Parents:
To register your child, you only need to sign in and purchase a "player registration". If you do not know your coach's name, please select the request to be placed on a team. Please verify your child's age level on the document below.
2017 Age Groups (select league) Minimize