Fox-Rok Athletic Association

General Information

Baseball and Softball

This program is intended for boys and girls ages 5 through 18!
 The season runs from April through July
Registrations: Mid January 2018

 

Baseball and Softball Photograph Day!
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Rain Concern Update - Posted 5/12/17

PLEASE READ:  Due to anticipated inclement weather, we are moving tomorrow's baseball/softball pictures inside the Fox Chase Recreation’s gymnasium. There will be a one (1) hour delay to the published schedule because we cannot get into the gymnasium until 8:45 AM.

Because of the weather concern noted above, Baseball and softball photographs will now start at 9:00 AM, not 8:00 AM as previously stated. Individual and team photographs will now be taken inside the Fox Chase Recreation's Gymnasium and NOT on the lower fields at the Fox Chase Recreation Center as previously planned. All teams who have been sponsored must have their photograph taken. All players should be in uniform and all coaches need to wear their coaching shirt for the team photographs! Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session time.  Please add one (1) hour to the schedule that can be downloaded here: 2017 baseball-softball picture day schedule reva.pdf

Order envelopes are available at the concession stand for coaches to pick up and distribute to their players. It is imperative to have the forms completed prior to the schedule photograph session. We welcome anyone’s assistance who may require service hours.

Please be advised that there is no maximum age team restriction to have photographs taken. If you have an older team and want to have your team and/or individual player photographs taken you can. Just pick up the order envelops/forms and inform Steve Scharf at stevescharfcpa@verizon.net or via telephone at 267.664.5194, who will add your team to the master photograph schedule. Again, all sponsored teams must have their photograph taken as the team photograph is used in the plaque that we present to our sponsor.


Baseball/Softball Update

 

Revised - March 12, 2017

Baseball and softball registration is now closed and on hold until tryouts are over.  If you are on the waiting list we are trying to find spots for everyone to play.  If you were accepted from the waiting list and have not finished your order please do so now.  We are holding you a spot and could offer it to someone else should you delay.  Tryouts will start this upcoming weekend, weather permitting.  Answers to any questions will be addressed on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Fox-Rok-AA-766354556755917.  Should you experience difficulties making payment, please call Blue Sombrero (during normal business hours) at 866.981.2583 for assistance.      


2017 Baseball/Softball Registration Schedule

For Boys and Girls, Ages 5 through 19 

Baseball and softball registration will no longer take place in our meeting room!  We are only accepting online registrations at www.foxrokaa.com starting on Saturday, January 21 and ending on Monday, February 20, 2017.  Don’t miss out, register today from the comfort of your home.  Divisions when filled will close. 


Baseball/Softball Registration Fee

$75.00 - T- Ball & Coach Pitch, Ages 5 & 6

$100.00 - Ages 7 ~ 10

$135.00 - Ages 11 and older

 

Online Registration Here, On This Website

From Saturday, January 21 until Monday, February 20, 2017

 

Whatever age you are on or before January 1, 2017 for girls and May 1, 2017 for boys, is the age that determines your registration fee.

 

Registration will close on Monday, February 20 at 11:45 PM.  Don’t wait until the last minute to register.  Divisions when filled will close.  Your child will be placed on a waiting list if the division closes or if you register after registration closing. 

 

MasterCard and Visa credit cards will be accepted.  Sorry, checks are no longer accepted.

 

Both boys and girls must be at least 5 years old on or before June 30, 2017 in order to register.

The online registration will not allow you to make a mistake when registering your child/children.  It is based on the 
“Team Placement Age Cut-Off Dates,” that are listed below on this page.

  
How to Register
To register for any sport with the Fox-Rok Athletic Association go to www.foxrokaa.com and click on “Register” that is located in the upper right hand corner of our home page.   You will then need to click on “Create New Account or “Login” if you have already created an account.  As a reminder, you must first have an account before you can register your child/children.  The process is easy.  
  

Once you have created an account, you then need to list your child/children before you can choose a program to play in.  Select “Add Participant.”  Enter the child’s name and complete all of the required fields.  If you have more children to register, don’t select “Next.”  Select “Add Another Participate.”  Once you have added all of your children you should select “Next.”

After you have entered all of your children only then will the system allow you to select the available program for that child or children.  Make your selection.  Continue to complete the necessary fields until you have completed your order.  You will receive an email confirmation after you have successfully completed the process.           

After the first time you register your child/children the system will remember your information!  You will only need to update a few lines as opposed to starting from scratch when registering for all other Fox-Rok sports.  

Please note, if you want to coach or volunteer in any way you must create an account online and state your interest.  The program is set up to ask if you have a desire to volunteer and in what role.   

To get on the mailing list you must create an account online.

Concerning Registrations!

Registration cutoff dates are established mainly to ensure that uniforms and the necessary equipment needs can be identified and ordered in time to be received before the start of the playing season.  This is the case for each sport offering at Fox-Rok A.A.  Occasionally we have situations where we may require additional players to prevent a team or teams from folding and will solicit players by posting these openings on our website.  That is the only time we will accept registrations after the established cutoff date.  This website provides ample notice time for registration of all sports.  On our website, at the top of each sport page, it states the month of when registrations are held and the duration of the season.  It is provided for your planning purposes.  


Copy of Birth Certificates Are Required For Travel Baseball!  
All travel players will be required to provide a copy of their birth certificate for the purpose of issuing identification cards by the leagues.  Copies will be needed prior to the start of the season. 


Team Leagues and Age Grouping
We have “home league” teams as well as travel teams for the older children.  The travel teams are grouped by age and by player talent.  The leagues are as follows:
Age 5:                           Tee Ball (mixed boys and girls)
Age 6:                           Coach Pitch (mixed boys and girls)
Age 7:                           Machine Pitch (boys only)
Ages 7 and 8:               Machine Pitch (girls only)
Ages 8, 9 & 10:             Kid Pitch - Home League (boys only)
Ages 9 through 18: Girl's Travel Softball
Ages 11 through 18: Boys Travel Baseball 
We also have "A-Team" boys travel baseball at ages 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16.  See travel tryouts.  Those 17 and older do not need to try out as we generally only have one (1) team.

Northeast Peanut League (NEPL) Update

Posted March 2, 2015

Last evening we have been officially informed that the Northeast Peanut League (NEPL) has again changed their age cutoff dates from August 1 to May 1 for boys and January 1, for girls.  Those who have registered will automatically be transferred to the correct age group and teams.  We apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.       


Team Placement Age "Cut-Off" Date Change!
Updated February 12, 2016
All league age "cut-off" dates are as follows:
  • Tee Ball - Can not turn 6 before May 1.
  • Coach Pitch - Can not turn 7 before May 1.
  • Machine Pitch, Girls - Ages 7 & 8.  Can not turn 9 before Jan 1.
  • Machine Pitch, Boys - Can not turn 8 before May 1.
  • Fox-Rok Home League, Boys - Can not turn 11 before May 1
  • NEPL (Northeast Peanut League), Girls Travel - Can not be 19 before Jan 1.
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (fka Department of Recreation), Boys travel - Can not turn 19 before May 1.*
  • MONTCO (Montgomery County), Boys Travel - Can not turn 19 before May 1.*
  • NEPL (Northeast Peanut League), Boys Travel - Can not turn 19 before May 1.
  • Philadelphia Girls Softball Association, Girls Travel* 
Please be advised that these “cut-off" dates are established to determine player placement.
*  Tryout and successful selection is required to play in these leagues.

MONTCO League Residence Ruling!
MONTCO (Montgomery County) league - You must live within three (3) miles of Fox-Rok to play for us in this league!  MONTCO has age pure teams from ages 9 through 14 years old! 

Additional Equipment Needed for 2017

All boys on travel teams are require to purchase their own uniform pants from the Fox-Rok Athletic Association. If you already have them you do not need to purchase them again unless they are in unusable condition and/or fit.  The cost for new travel uniform pants is $25.00 and belts are $5.00.  They will no longer be sold out of the "Barber Shop."  They can be purchased during baseball tryouts or at our Snack Shack (concession stand), when open.  Uniform pants sell out fast. It is suggested that you purchase these early and avoid special ordering.  For special arrangements, please contact Steve Scharf at 267.664.5194.

This Dick's discount link has been updated on February 27, 2016.  Go ahead, click on it for savings!


Attention - All Baseball, Softball Coaches and Assistants!
A word of warning concerning field maintenance!  When it rains NEVER push the wet infield soil mix onto the grass!  To do so ruins the field for the remainder of the season.  We have invested thousands of dollars this year on field maintenance, plus numerous hours of time.  To learn how to care for the fields please make it to our monthly meetings!  Also view the details posted on our "Field Maintenance" page.  
  
We have black Fox-Rok T-Shirts in youth sizes, $12.00 each. We have a few red hoodies left for sale, $35.00 each. To purchase, please contact Harry White at harryatb814@yahoo.com.  Get one while they last.


Let The Kidz Be Kidz
Children's sports are supposed to be fun - for the children. Keeping your cool and keeping it fun for kidz at their games is only part of it. Advocate for Sideline Awareness at every game with these LTKBK (Let The Kidz Be Kidz) Tees and learn more here: www.letthekidzbekidz.com.  
 
Don’t leave litter behind.  After each game, please ask you players and parents to dispose their waste in the trash containers.  Please don't forget to refill the pitcher's mound and the home plate area, if necessary and when possible. 

Concerning Baseball/Softball Registration and Tryouts!

Posted March 8, 2015


The NEPL (Northeast Peanut League) had changed their cutoff date again from August 1 for both boys and girls to January 1 for girls and May 1 for boys for all of their sports.  Most children go from our home league to the NEPL.  Hence the ripple affect we are were faced with.  This is consistent with MONTCO and the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s cutoff dates.

“Travel” baseball/softball is for those who participate in the NEPL, MONTCO and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation leagues.  Typically there are two (2) games per week.  One (1) game at home and the other game is played away at a neighboring location.

Tryouts are based on the age cutoff date for those who wish play in the MONTCO or Philadelphia Parks and Recreation leagues.  If your child/children does not try out, or if he or she does and is not selected, they will automatically play in the NEPL or the appropriate "in-house" league based on their age.  An example of this would be an eight (8) year old doesn't make a travel team they will play in the "in-house" league.

PLEASE NOTE:  Whatever age your child is on January 1, 2017 for girls and May 1, 2017 for boys that is the age they are trying out for!


                                                                                                                               
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