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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 2020

2020 Season Canceled!
Posted May 5, 2020

Due to the uncertainty of Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic situation, the leagues that we participate in, the Northeast Athletic Association (NEAA), formally known as the Northeast Peanut League (NEPL), has decided to cancel the season.  In addition, the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the RBI leagues are still uncertain as they have canceled their season until further notice.  Because of this, and with our consideration for the safety of the children, parents and volunteers, the Fox-Rok Athletic Association has decided to cancel the 2020 baseball/softball season.  In addition, we are also canceling our flag football season.  Listed below are the three (3) options you can exercise.  This includes detailed instructions for these offerings for those who are presently registered for these sports.  They are as follows:


1.  Apply your spring registration fee as a donation to our non-profit organization.  This would allow us to complete our normal field maintenance program, cover some of our other overhead costs and lower player registration costs.  Emails are to be sent to [email protected].

2.  Request a credit to be applied to next year’s season.  Should you select this option we will automatically transfer your 2020 spring season registration fee to the 2021 spring season saving you any cost increase and additional transaction fees.  A potential saving of $50.00.  You do not need to do anything as those who do not respond by June 30 th will automatically be credited to the 2021 season.

3.  Request a reimbursement to be sent to the account holder in accordance with our refund policy as posted on our website at www.foxrokaa.com.  Emails to be sent to [email protected]

For those requesting a reimbursement, a check will be mailed to you in compliance with our refund policy. The refund policy is posted on our website at www.foxrokaa.com under “Code of Conduct & Policies,” then view, “Refunds.”  We will process these as quickly as possible.  This is a manual process, which will take time as we have more than 400 players enrolled.  We ask for your patience.

PLEASE NOTE:  When sending your email, please include your child/children’s name, enrolled sport and include your option preference.  If you do not indicate your choice for donation or reimbursement by June 30, 2020, your registration will automatically be transferred to next year’s spring season.

In the meantime, we hope you and your family are healthy and well.


Season Update!
Posted April 18, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Fox-Rok Athletic Association and the leagues we participate in will make a decision during the first week of May on whether or not to move forward with baseball, softball and our flag football programs.  This decision will be in compliance with the new restrictions set forth by our Federal, State and Local Governments at that time.  This is only a two (2) week delay from the planned start of the season.  We ask for your patience.


Should the decision be to cancel the season, listed below are the options that we will offer to those who are presently registered for these sports:

1.  Apply your spring registration fee as a donation to our non-profit organization.  This would allow us to complete our normal field maintenance program and cover some of our other overhead costs.

2.  Request a credit to be applied to next year’s season.  We will automatically transfer your 2020 season registration fee to the 2021 season saving you any cost increase and additional transaction fees.

3.  Request a reimbursement to be sent to the account holder in accordance with our refund policy as posted on our website at www.foxrokaa.com.

An email will be sent to all registered players during the first week in May indicating the final status.

At that time, should the season be canceled, you will be provided with specific instructions on how to exercise the options stated above.

In the meantime, we hope you and your family are healthy and well.

Update - Baseball/Softball Season Has Been Delayed!
Posted April 1, 2020

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and in compliance with social distancing and other restrictions set forth by our Federal, State and Local Governments, all activities at Fox-Rok A.A. have been suspended until further notice.  This includes field cleanup, opening day parade, our monthly general meetings and the planned opening of the baseball/softball and flag football season.

 

The baseball and softball leagues that we participate in have asked us to wait until the beginning of May before considering cancellation of the season as the fields may reopen in May, which would only be a two (2) week delay from our planned season opening.  Should the season be canceled, we will provide refunds to those requesting one, in accordance with our policy (view “Refunds” page found under the heading of “Code of Conduct & Policies”), or we are willing to credit your registration payment fee for next season as many people have already requested.  This would relieve the impact costs of credit card fees to all.

 

Again, our season is NOT canceled, just delayed! 

 

Please continue to check back here for updates.  In the meantime, we hope you and your family are healthy and well.

 

 Tryouts and Practices Have Been Postponed!

Posted 3/12/2020

Considering the latest information and world uncertainties due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), all baseball tryouts and practices for the 2020 baseball and softball season are suspended at this time.  

The safety of the children is our main concern.  Due to the ever changing situation, we do not know when we will be able to get the season under way.  Since the Philadelphia Schools will be closed for at least the next 2 weeks, we do not foresee any tryouts/practices during this time frame.  In addition, the City of Philadelphia has announced today that they have restricted all activities for those who hold permits for all sports across the City for an undetermined amount of time.  Please continue to check back here for updates.  Our season is NOT cancelled, just delayed!  In the meantime, stay safe!

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you!


Baseball/Softball registration has reopened, some spots left!  All others will go into a waitlist with hopes to field another team!
Posted March 3, 2020


2020 Baseball/Softball Registration is Now Closed!

for Boys and Girls, Ages 5 through 18
Baseball and softball registrations are only being accepted online here at www.foxrokaa.com starting Friday, January 31 and ending on Saturday, February 29, 2020.  Don't miss out, register today from the comfort of your home.  

Baseball/Softball Registration Fee

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

$100.00 - Ages 7 ~ 10

$140.00 - Ages 11 and older

 

Online Registration Here, On This Website

From Friday, January 31 until Saturday, February 29, 2020
*Player must be 5 years old by August 1, 2020 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 Saturday, February 29 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, 2020 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 844.374.8747 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 844.374.8747 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. 


2020 Travel Team Tryouts!
Saturday and Sunday March 14 and 15

Travel team tryouts are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday March 14 and 15.  Call backs tryouts will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22.  All details and a schedule has been posted on our "Tryout" page.

 


Update - Uniform Distribution and Clean Up Day Has Been Canceled Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Distancing Restrictions In Compliance with our City, State and Federal Government!  Let's Keep Our Children Safe!

Posted 3/31/2020 

Our annual Clean-Up Day will be held on the playing fields at the Fox Chase Recreation Center on Saturday, April 4, 2020.  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 Saturday, April 11. 


Update - Our Opening Day Parade Has Been Canceled Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Social Distancing Restrictions In Compliance with our City, State and Federal Government!  Let's Keep Our Children Safe!

Opening Day 2020 - Let's have a Parade!  Now Canceled!  

 Saturday, April 18, 2020

The baseball and softball season will begin on Saturday, April 18, and keeping with our tradition, we are going to kick it off with a parade!  All home league and travel team’s ages 10 years old and younger must march in this opening day parade.  All players are to be in uniform and all coaches are to wear their coaching shirts!  If you did not receive your uniform your coach will provide it to you before the start of the parade.


All players and coaches are to meet at 7:40 AM on Saturday, April 18 in the parking lot behind "Temple Fox Chase Cancer Center" located at 8 Huntingdon Pike at Fillmore Street in Rockledge.  The teams will line up according to age with the youngest marching first.  The parade will start at 8:15 AM sharp!  We will march east on Huntingdon Pike and onto our fields at the Fox Chase Recreation Center where we will officially start our baseball and softball season!  All are welcome to come and enjoy the fun and hear those famous words, Let's Play Ball!

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, A DECISION WILL BE MADE CONCERNING PARADE CANCELLATION.  THAT INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED HERE AT 6:00 AM ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18, 2020. 


Baseball and Softball Photograph Day!
Saturday, May 16, 2020

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.  Please downloaded the schedule that appears here when known.

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.

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.

New Age Cutoff Dates for 2020!

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 and older do not need to try out as we generally only have one (1) team.

Team 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.

Additional Equipment Needed for 2020!

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 are 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 Matthew Williams at 215.783.8405.

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!

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