Newcastle Baseball

HTML - Google Analytics

Player Registration
If you have questions or problems, please read our Troubleshooting Guide.
 

Background Photos Courtesy of Washington State History Museum and Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the league registration fees?
How long does the season last?
What programs do you have available for various age groups?
Does Newcastle offer girls Softball?
Does my child need to tryout?
Can my child request to play for a specific coach or with a specific player?
Can you describe the level of commitment for Shetland/T-ball?
My son played last year, and he is returning to the same division. Does he need to try out again?
What happens if my child tries out but does not make a team?
If my child plays down a level, is he allowed to pitch?
Does my child need to live within a specific boundary to be eligible?
At the end of the season, are there any Select/All-star teams?


Q: What are the league registration fees?

A:The fees are broken down by Age division. Division eligibility is based on your child's age as of 8/31.

  • Shetland (Ages 5-6)-$150
  • Pinto (Ages 7-8)-$210
  • Mustang (Ages 9-10)-$250
  • Bronco (Ages 11-12)-$275
  • Pony (Ages 13-14)-$350

Q: How long does the season last?

A: Generally, practices begin in March, games begin in April and end mid-June.

Back to Top

Q: What programs do you have available for various age groups? (Program Details)

A: Shetland Division (T-Ball) ages 5-6 (age as of August 31st)
Pinto Division (Coach Pitch) ages 7-8 (age as of August 31st)
Mustang Division (Kid pitch) ages 9-10 (age as of August 31st)
Bronco Division ages 11-12 (age as of August 31st)
Pony Division ages 13-14 (age as of August 31st)


Q: Does Newcastle offer girls Softball?

A: No

Back to Top

Q: Does my child need to try out?

A: Shetland (T-ball) does not try out. All other divisions conduct skills assessments in order to balance the teams. Tryout Policies


Q: Can my child request to play for a specific coach or with a specific player?

A: Coach and player requests are allowed for Shetland (T-ball) and Pinto (7-8 yrs old). In all other divisions, players are drafted by the coach.

Back to Top

Q: Can you describe the level of commitment for Shetland/T-Ball?

A: Typically the T-Ball season has 10 practices and 10 games, each lasting approximately 1:15. T-Ball practices start late March at two per week. Practices are often on two weeknights, and occasionally on a Saturday. The focus in on exposure to fundamental skills: throwing, hitting, and fielding.


Q: My son played last year, and he is returning to the same division. Does he need to try out again?

A: All players in the Pinto, Mustang, Bronco and Pony divisions must attend the skills assessment/tryouts each year. The player's skills are scored and this becomes a basis of the team draft for each division. There are no assessments for Shetland (t-ball) players. .Tryout Policies

Back to Top

Q: What happens if my child tries out but does not make a team?

A: For Mustang, Bronco and Pony divisions, occasionally there are simply too many players for a given division and a small number of players are not placed on a team following the skills assessment and player draft. Those players are given the opportunity to play one level lower (and a credit for the fee difference) or a complete refund from Newcastle Baseball.


Q: If my child plays down a level, is he allowed to pitch?

A: Players that are one year older than the designated age range (measured on September 1st) may still pitch in the lower division. Players two years older may not pitch. For example, a player who is 12 on September 1st may play in Mustang but not pitch.


Q: Does my child need to live within a specific boundary to be eligible?

A: PONY Baseball does NOT have any hard boundaries like Little League does. Most Newcastle players live in Newcastle, Bellevue, Renton and Issaquah. The ability to get your player to practices and games on time is important to your decision:

  • Weekday practices - March/April (5pm start), May/June (6pm start)
  • Weekday games - April (5pm start, arrive 30-60 minutes early); May/June (6pm start, arrive 30-60 minutes early)
  • Saturday practices/games - 10am or later (arrive 30-60 minutes early for games)


If you have questions, please email info@newcastlebaseball.com

Back to Top

Q: At the end of the season, are there any Select/All-star teams?

A: Assuming there are enough coaches and players interested, Newcastle will field All-Star teams for 7U, 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U. Newcastle All-Star teams are formed in May, start practicing in mid-June and play tournaments in June and July.