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Love Hatbox 2018 Spring Baseball League
RULES AND GUIDELINES

Love Hatbox Sports Complex offers a youth baseball league for age groups 4u, 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, & 15u. This season will have a 14 game guarantee. The league will be governed by OK KIDS Rules.

Jan. 28, 2018 OK Kids Baseball Association Annual Meeting: INFORMATION BELOW SUBJECT TO CHANGE

For 2017 Rules go to: 2017 OK KIDS RULEBOOK

2018 Rulebook Coming Soon!

OK KIDS Baseball recognizes the following age groups (2017): 8u, 10u, 12u, 15u.

*Note to be eligible as an Official OK KIDS League Team the number of players requiring releases is now limited to three per team for 2017 to qualify for the OK KIDS Regional and State Tournaments. Teams may also compete in this league as an open team (will not qualify for OK KIDS Regional and State Tournaments)

League applications (listing league officers, teams and coaches) must be submitted no later than April 1. Final amended league applications, rosters and league dues must be submitted no later than June 1. (State tournament dates will be posted once available) 

  •  LEAGUE INFORMATION:
    FORMAT:
  •    Regular Season games will begin the week of April 23rd and end in accordance with OK KIDS rules on end of season play.
  •    Games may be played Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday with game times starting at 6:00 PM. Additional days may be used for league games for Rain-outs.
  •   Preseason Tournament: Set for the week of April 16th-20th 
  •   Post Season Tournament: TBD
  •  Preseason/ Post Season Tournaments: Format will be determined depending on teams and field space.
  •  No Gate Fee for regular league games
  •  GATE FEE FOR PRE/POST SEASON LEAGUE TOURNAMENTS
     Gate Fee: Students $1- 1st Grade to 17 years old Adults $3- 18 and up years old
  • Baseball League Play will be governed by OK Kids Rules.
  •  Players will be classified as follows:

 (A) Coach Pitch: 8 and under, cannot be 9 years old prior to January 1 of the current year. 
(B) Peewees: 9-10, cannot be 11 years old prior to January 1 of the current year. 
(C) Midgets: 11-12, cannot be 13 years old prior to January 1 of the current year. 
(D) Preps: 13-14-15, cannot be 16 years old prior to January 1 of the current year. 
NOTE: A player may play above his age classification. If he does play above his classification, he can only be registered on one team. 

 
2018 Spring Baseball League Registration Fees:
**Registration increases by $10 after Feb. 20th!!

Per Player

Early Registration Fee

Jan. - Feb. 19th

Regular Registration Fee

Feb. 20th- March 16th

4u

$70

$80

6u

$70

$80

8u

$80

$90

10u

$90

$100

12u

$90

$100

15u

$90

$100

NO REFUNDS for League registrations will be given.

Deadline to register for the 2018 spring baseball League is March 16th  if you do not have a team

Players with a Team, Registration open until: March 30th

  • REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS, AND COACHES:
  •   PLAYERS: Players will register as individuals online @ www.lovehatbox.com

§  IF PLAYER HAS TEAM, ENTER TEAM NAME IN REQUIRED FIELD.
ENTER NONE, IF PLAYER DOES NOT HAVE TEAM.
REMINDER DEADLINE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITHOUT A TEAM IS MARCH 16th!!

If the player is a new player that is not returning to, or does not have a team, your child will be assigned to a team in random order. If your child would like to play for a certain coach or be on the same team as a friend you will be given an opportunity to note that in the registration process. LHBX will attempt to honor as many of those requests as possible but LHBX cannot guarantee that all requests will be granted. We make every attempt to place players with coaches that will take them, but it is not always a fast process. If you have registered a player and not received a call, please remember that coaches are volunteers and we ask that you be patient through this time. Your new coach will contact you to tell you where you have been scheduled to practice and your practice times.

  • COACHES:
    Coaches must also sign up to coach online @ www.lovehatbox.com
    Coaches, we ask that you list your team name with us so that we can begin assigning your players to your team. We also cannot guarantee that games for coaches or parents with multiple teams will not over-lap. We will attempt to avoid this situation, but cannot guarantee it. To our coaches THANK YOU!
  •  Coaches must submit Team Roster prior to first game or game will be ruled a forfeit. This includes copies of birth certificates. Team rosters are required to include the date signed by the coach, the school each player attends and players’ physical addresses (no P.O. Boxes). The town or school represented must be a part of the team name. The team’s home field address where league home games are played must also be designated on the team roster form. Rosters must have the league president’s signature for approval and will be accepted only if submitted by the league president. Players cannot be added after the June 1 deadline without the league president’s approval. IF A PLAYER IS ADDED TO ROSTER BEFORE JUNE 1st, YOU MUST CONTACT LEAGUE DIRECTOR FOR APPROVAL AND PROPER REGISTRATION.

OK KIDS OFFICIAL ROSTER FORM
  OK KIDS ROSTER FORM

 OK KIDS PLAYER RELEASE FORM (must be submitted with roster)
  Player Release Form

§  NOTE: Must Submit forms to league president

  • RAINOUTS and NOTIFICATIONS:
  •   Love Hatbox Sports Complex does not make a decision on canceling games until 3pm. It is our policy to play games if at all possible.
  •  We will use Facebook and the Remind App for Rainouts and notifications
  •    Details coming soon
  • PROTESTS:
  •  No “judgment” call can be protested. Feedback regarding a specific umpire or game may be emailed to tmoutray@muskogeeparks.org.  Protests are considered valid with regard to player eligibility. Protests concerning player eligibility must be made to the umpire before the game has been completed by the coach. You must submit the name the player(s) in question with a $100.00 protest fee per player protested. The protest will be ruled on by the League Director/UIC. For protests involving ineligible player(s), the team in question must have a valid roster on file in the park office. Managers/coaches should also make sure team members have proof of positive identification with them at all times (ROSTER AND COPY OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES). IF A PLAYER IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE POSITIVE IDENTIFICATION, ANY PROTEST AGAINST HIM/HER WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY UPHELD.

1. Any protest must be announced verbally to the umpire by the coach before the game has been completed.

2. If a protest occurs, the umpire must inform the park director and he will rule on the protest immediately.

3. A $100.00 fee must accompany the protest.

4. One-half of the protest fee will be returned if the protest is upheld.

LOVE HATBOX SPORTS COMPLEX RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ALL RULINGS ON SITUATIONS THAT ARE NOT PARTICULARLY COVERED IN THESE RULES AND REGULATIONS.

Deadline to register for the 2018 spring baseball League is March 16th  if you do not have a team

Players with a Team, Registration open until: March 30th

*See Registration and FAQ FORM