De Pere Baseball News

REGISTRATION UPDATES

Registration for fall baseball is now open.  Please click the link in the menu bar.  Registration for fall ball will close July 31.

 

 

Reduced/Free lunch reduced registration fees

*** If you qualify for reduced/free lunch through the school system, please e-mail us and we will tell you how to register.  We offer a 50% reduction in the registration fees for all of our programs.  In addition, if you live in the city of De Pere, we will provide you an application for the Park & Rec scholarship which can help pay the other 50% of the registration fee.

How Teams Are Put Together

Every year we get questions about how teams are put together.  Here are the steps we take in putting teams together.  For the most part we follow each step in the exact order listed.  Please note the we do not capture address or school information when you register.  This means we do not, and cannot, put kids together on teams based on where they live or what school they attend.  Also, once we pass the siblings step, we do not look at the kids' names.  This means that teams may have multiple kids on the team with the same first name.  This also means we do not intentionally put someone on a certain team.  It is completely random once we get past the siblings step.

Little Sluggers

  1. Sponsor's children or sponsor's request.  (If a sponsor has as child in the league, or requests to sponsor a specific children, we will put that child on the sponsor's team.)
  2. Coach's child(ren).  (We never put a coach and their child(ren) on different teams.)
  3. Assistant coach's child(ren).  (The head coach provides us a list of who they would like as assistant coaches for the team.  We then put that coach's child(ren) on the team.)
  4. Teammate requests.  (We allow teammate requests at the Little Sluggers level ONLY.  We will fulfill a teammate request only if the requested child is signed up for the same league and the same night.  If not, the request is ignored.)
  5. Checked "assistant coach" when registering.  (We try to make sure each team has the same number of people that indicated they are willing to assist when they registered.)
  6. Siblings.  (We will never split siblings unless specifically requested to do so by the parents.  Also, if the siblings do not have the same last name we cannot guarantee we will catch it and put them on the same team.)
  7. Average age.  (We calculate the average age for all players in that league on that night.  Each team is within a few decimal points of that average age.)

Pee Wee Minors and Majors

  1. Sponsor's children or sponsor's request.  (If a sponsor has as child in the league, or requests to sponsor a specific children, we will put that child on the sponsor's team.)
  2. Coach's child(ren).  (We never put a coach and their child(ren) on different teams.)
  3. Assistant coach's child(ren).  (The head coach selects one assistant coach for the team.  We then put that coach's child(ren) on the team.)
  4. Checked "assistant coach" when registering.  (We try to make sure each team has the same number of people that indicated they are willing to assist when they registered.)
  5. Siblings.  (We will never split siblings unless specifically requested to do so by the parents.  Also, if the siblings do not have the same last name we cannot guarantee we will catch it and put them on the same team.)
  6. Average ranking.  (At the end of the season, all coaches from Minors on up fill out a grading sheet that we provide to them.  They grade each player on their team based on the criteria indicated on the sheet.  We calculate the average ranking for all players in that league on that night.  Each team is within a few decimal points of that average ranking.)
  7. Average age.  (We calculate the average age for all players in that league on that night.  Each team is within a few decimal points of that average age.)

Kelly Danen American League

  1. Sponsor's children or sponsor's request.  (If a sponsor has as child in the league, or requests to sponsor a specific children, we will put that child on the sponsor's team.)
  2. Coach's child(ren).  (We never put a coach and their child(ren) on different teams.)
  3. Assistant coach's child(ren).  (The head coach selects one assistant coach for the team.  We then put that coach's child(ren) on the team.)
  4. Checked "assistant coach" when registering.  (We try to make sure each team has the same number of people that indicated they are willing to assist when they registered.)
  5. Siblings.  (We will never split siblings unless specifically requested to do so by the parents.  Also, if the siblings do not have the same last name we cannot guarantee we will catch it and put them on the same team.)
  6. Tournament Team Plus players.  (After the season is over, we conduct tryouts for our tournament team plus teams for the following year.  When putting teams together, we distribute the tournament team plus players amongst the teams.  Every team will have at least one tournament team plus player and no team has more than two tournament team plus players.)
  7. Average ranking.  (At the end of the season, all coaches from Minors on up fill out a grading sheet that we provide to them.  They grade each player on their team based on the criteria indicated on the sheet.  We calculate the average ranking for all players in that league on that night.  Each team is within a few decimal points of that average ranking.)
  8. Average age.  (We calculate the average age for all players in that league on that night.  Each team is within a few decimal points of that average age.)

Kelly Danen National League

  1. Coach's child(ren).  (We never put a coach and their child(ren) on different teams.)
  2. Assistant coach's child(ren).  (The head coach selects one assistant coach for the team.  We then put that coach's child(ren) on the team.)
  3. Draft.  (The remaining players are drafted by the coaches.)