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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 2022

Baseball and Softball Photograph Day - Saturday May 15, 2021!

Baseball and softball photographs will start at 8:00 AM on the lower fields at the Fox Chase Recreation Center.  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.  The schedule can be downloaded as a pdf here:  2021 baseball softball picture day schedule.pdf


Order envelopes will be 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.  Should you wish to preorder go here:  

https://agphotography.photoreflect.com/store/orderpage.aspx?pi=0DDF01VO000002&po=0&hp=2


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 Ted Kelly at [email protected] or via telephone at 215.913.1945, 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.

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE TAKEN IN THE GYMNASIUM THAT IS LOCATED INSIDE THE FOX CHASE RECREATION CENTER INSTEAD OF ON THE LOWER FIELDS.


Spring Fund Raising Clothing Drive!
Posted April 9, 2021
We are raising funds for cheerleading, baseball and softball by holding a clothing drive.  Please help our organization raise funds by cleaning out your closets, attics, garages, and basements. Please place your gently used/unwanted items in tightly tied bags. Every bag counts. Give your items a second chance to be worn/used again.  The more our collection weighs the more we raise. We are accepting clothing, shoes, household linens, soft toys and houseware items.  Collection times are from 9:00 AM until Noon on Saturday and Sundays for drop off at our Snack Shack (concession stand), which is located near the hockey rinks.  Please view the Spring Fund Raising flyer that can be downloaded here for acceptable and non-acceptable items and additional details.  springclothingdrive2021.pdf


Opening Day 2021 - Let's have a Parade!  Now Canceled!  

 Saturday, April 17, 2021

We regret to inform you that due to the COVID-19 mandated restrictions imposed on us by the City and State regulations, there will not be an opening day parade this upcoming season.  Although, we do plan on having a baseball and softball season with restrictions imposed.  We are going to have a DJ on the lower fields to open the season at 8:40 AM, just before the start of our 9:00 AM games.  We will sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame and the National Anthem.  To maintain social distancing, we will spread out across the area between fields 7 & 9.

Uniform Distribution and Clean Up Day - Saturday April 10, 2021!
Our annual Clean-Up Day will be held on the playing fields at the Fox Chase Recreation Center on Saturday, April 10, 2021.  We will start at 8:00 am and should be completed by noontime.  Please remember to bring work gloves, rakes and brooms.  We will provide the trash bags.  Baseball and softball coaches along with their teams are expected use this time to prepare their playing fields for the start of the season.  Please note, no ball playing or practice is permitted until clean-up has been completed.  Uniforms will be distributed after clean up has been completed.  In the event of inclement weather, Clean-Up Day will be rescheduled for Sunday, April 11. 

Additional Equipment Needed for 2021!

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 can be purchased during baseball cleanup day, April 10 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 Matthew Williams at 215.783.8405.

Fox-Rok Team Gear Apparel Store Now Open!

Posted 3/24/2021

Check out our official Fox-Rok softball sports apparel store at https://foxrocksoftball2021.itemorder.com/sale, for Fox-Rok baseball apparel go here https://foxrockbaseball2021.itemorder.com/sale.  Customized your order by having your child’s name heat pressed on back of the jersey or hooded sweatshirt!   Our adult and children custom wear items will only be available until March 31, 2021 so make your purchase today!    


Mandatory Baseball Evaluation/Practice For All 13 and 14 years old – Saturday March 20th!

Posted March 18, 2021

We are still in the process of forming teams to balance as much as possible to make it an enjoyable season for all.  We do appreciate everyone who came out last weekend and now require a mandatory evaluation/practice this Saturday March 20th from 11:00 AM until 1:00 PM on field number 1 for all 13 and 14 years old. If you attended last week’s evaluation and you are unable to attend this mandatory evaluation, please email Mike Donnelly at [email protected].

Mandatory Baseball Evaluation/Practice for All 15 and 16 years old – Saturday March 20th!

Posted March 19, 2021    

We are still in the process of forming teams to balance as much as possible to make it an enjoyable season for all.  We do appreciate everyone who came out last weekend and now require a mandatory evaluation/practice this Saturday March 20th on field #1 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM for all 15 and 16 years old. If you attended last week’s evaluation and you are unable to attend this mandatory evaluation, please email Mike Donnelly at [email protected].


Baseball and Softball Registration Has Closed
with Exception for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch and Boys 8, 9 and 10 Years Old!
Posted March 13, 2021
Baseball and softball registration has reopened to round off teams.  There are only a few spots left for T-Ball, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch and Boys 8, 9 and 10 Years Old.  Once the division is full, you will placed on a waiting list.  No payment will be requested from you.  Those placed on the waiting list will be released when enough players have registered to form a team in that division.  Once released, you will be notified by email and be asked to make payment to secure completion of your registration.     

 

2021 Baseball/Softball Registration is Now Open!

for Boys and Girls, Ages 5 through 17
Baseball and softball registrations are only being accepted online here at www.foxrokaa.com starting now and ending on Monday, March 1, 2021.  Don't miss out, register today from the comfort of your home.  

Baseball/Softball Registration Fee

$75.00 - T- Ball, Age 4* & 5 plus Coach Pitch Age 6

$100.00 - Ages 7 ~ 10

$140.00 - Ages 11 and older

 

Online Registration Here, On This Website

From Sunday, January 31 until Monday, March 1, 2021
*Player must be 5 years old by August 1, 2021 in order to play.  
Whatever age you are on or before the age cutoff dates posted below is the age that determines your registration fee.

 

Registration will close on Monday, March 1 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. 

 

Sorry, no personal checks.  MasterCard and Visa credit cards are accepted.

 

Both boys and girls must be at least 5 years old on or before August 1, 2021 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.

If you experience any difficulties in registering and require assistance, please call 866.981.25.83 during normal business hours.


Be advised that late registrations will NOT be accepted unless we are short players to field a team.  Divisions when filled will close.  Each division has a pre-established maximum player count.  Once the maximum player count is satisfied the division closes and the child is placed on a waiting list should that occur before the established registration close date.  Once that happens, those on the waitlist are not released until we have enough players to establish another team. 


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.

If you experience any difficulties in registering and require assistance, please call 866.981.2583 during normal business hours.

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. 



New Age Cutoff Dates for 2021!

Coed T-Ball to players who will be 5 years old by August 1 of the current year. 

Coach pitch is coed for 6 year old who cannot turn 7 before May 1.

Boy’s Machine Pitch boys age 7 cannot turn 8 before May 1.

Girl’s travel softball ages 7 & 8 cannot turn 9 before August 1.

Boy’s Home league 8-10 cannot turn 11 before August 1.

Boy’s Philadelphia Parks & Recreation travel tryouts for the age the player is on or before May 1.

Boy’s travel NEAA 11/12, 13/14 & 15/16 now use August 1.

Girl’s travel NEAA softball 9/10 cannot turn 11 before August 1.

Girl’s travel NEAA Softball 11/12, 13/14, 15/16 & 17/18 now use August 1.


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:
 
Ages 4/5:                        Tee Ball (mixed boys and girls)
Age 6:                             Coach Pitch (mixed boys and girls)
Age 7:                             Machine Pitch (boys only)
Ages 7 and 8:                Travel Softball (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 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16.  See travel tryouts.  Those 17 years and older do not need to try out as we generally only have one (1) team at that age group.  
This league is intended for those players who demonstrate above average skill and talent and desire a higher level of play.  You must be a registered player and show up for tryouts to be considered for this level of play.  See "Tryouts" page for more details. 

T
eam Placement Age "Cut-Off" Date Change!
Updated February 12, 2020
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.
  • Travel Girls Softball - Ages 7 & 8.  Can not turn 9 before August 1.
  • Machine Pitch, Boys - Can not turn 8 before May 1.
  • Fox-Rok Home League, Boys - Can not turn 11 before August 1.
  • NEAA (Northeast Athletic Association), Girls Travel - Can not be 19 before August 1
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation (fka Department of Recreation), Boys travel - Can not turn 18 before May 1.*
  • NEAA (Athletic Association), Boys Travel - Can not turn 17 before August 1. 

Please be advised that these “cut-off" dates are established to determine player placement.
*  Tryout and successful selection is required to play in these league.

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.  
  

Concerning Baseball/Softball Registration and Tryouts!

Posted February 13, 2020


The NEAA (Northeast Athletic Association) league had changed their cutoff date to August 1 for both boys and girls.  Most children go from our home league to the NEAA.  Hence the ripple affect we are were faced with during tryouts.  This is NOT consistent with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation’s cutoff dates of May 1 for boys.

“Travel” baseball/softball is for those who participate in the NEAA and the 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 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 NEAA 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.

Tryout details and schedule are listed on our tryout page!

NEAA (Northeast Athletic Association) Code of Conduct!
Those placed on a team that play is the NEAA (Northeast Athletic Association) league will need read and sign their Code Of Conduct.  Coach, player and parent are to sign it and return to NEAA.  You can download that document here: neaa code of conduct 2021.pdf 


COVID-19 Information Update!

Posted March 8, 2021

The City of Philadelphia Department of Public Health permits participation in indoor and outdoor sports and activities coordinated by youth, community, and school leagues. 

 

The latest COVID-19 rules from the Philadelphia Department of Health can be found here:

https://www.phila.gov/programs/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/guidance/guidance-documents/youth-schools-community-and-club-sports-guidance  

 

  • Masks are required and must be worn at all times when a distance of 6 feet cannot be maintained.  They must be a least 2-ply, should not have gaps and should not fall down.  Face shields are not a replacement for a face mask.
  •  When not participating on the field of play, maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet from all other participants at all times, including on benches.  Limit unnecessary physical contact with other participants, including shaking hands, fist bumps, or high fives.
  • Outdoor sporting events and gatherings are limited to 20% of maximum occupancy.  These limits include all staff and athletes.  Spectators are limited to one (1) per child as we must not exceed 20% of normal crowd capacity.   

  • Leave the sunflower seeds at home.  No spitting! 


Our league affiliations:
PP&R = Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
NEAA = Northeast Athletic Association (formally known as NEPL) 
RBI =     Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (A Philadelphia Phillies league)

 

 

                                                                                                                               
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