Website Manager

Midlothian Amateur Baseball Association

Midlothian Amateur Baseball Association

FAQ/Information

**Please bear with us as we update this section for our transition to Little League.**



What seasons does MABA offer for baseball? 

MABA offers a spring and fall baseball season.  Spring registration is typically open from January 1st- February 1st.  Teams are formed in mid February and practices begin.  Games will usually begin mid March and should be completed by June.  Fall Registration is usually the end of July -  end of August.  Teams are formed and Practice begin at the beginning of September.  Games begin mid September and run until Thanksgiving.  We do not currently offer a summer season.  

What age groups are available? 
We offer leagues for 5U-14U in a traditional recreation league and 8U-14U in our RISE league. For questions regarding MABA playing age please use this link for their "age calculator" for any division under 7U. For divisions 7U and up we will continue to use the Mays 1st age Calculator for our League Play.    Please note that Little leagues calendar begins on August 1 of each year and for any All Star team the August 1st age calculator will be used. The Fall season is considered the "move up" season in which players will be playing in their new age group. 

https://www.littleleague.org/play-little-league/determine-league-age/

What are player evaluations?
Player evaluations are not a tryout. Players attend a Saturday session, typically the first Saturday after registration closes. Evaluations consist of 5 rotations that include throwing, catching, hitting, fielding, and running.  Players are given scores that are used to build and balance teams during the draft.  The goals is to create competitive leagues and teams of parity.  Loaner equipment is available for evaluations (bats and gloves). 
 
What does my player need?
MABA provides each team with game balls, helmets, and catching equipment. Teams select their own uniforms. Players and parents are responsible for providing uniform items, cleats, gloves, and bats.  Please contact MABA directly if you are in need of any assistance.  

Why is age based on May 1st? 
The fall season is considered to be an instructional season or introductory season.  The age is based on the spring age because the spring/summer seasons are considered to be the actual season of play. Therefore players move up in the fall to be introduced to the division they will play the following spring (and why age is based on the following spring after August 1).   

When are games played?  
Teams playing in the traditional recreation (drafted) league will play most of their games on Saturday.  If needed we may also play games on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday.  Teams playing in our RISE league will have the majority of games on Tuesday or Thursday.  All games are played at Jaycee Park, 1711 Meadow Ln, Midlothian, TX.  

When are practices and how are the days determined?   
Practice times are drafted by each head coach the night of the player draft.  Each team is able to pick two practices times at Jaycee Park.  Coaches may also elect to choose a site other than Jaycee Park (such as a park or school playground) but that is not coordinated by MABA. 

What is the RISE league? 
The RISE league is a competitive league made up of teams who already have a complete roster (tryouts or returning players).  Teams playing in RISE have typically been together for several seasons and do not need to draft players to fill a roster.  This would be considered a "AA" division where as traditional recreation leagues would be considered "A".  

How do I get on a RISE team? 
RISE team typically hold tryouts that are advertised through the MABA facebook page.  Many RISE coaches also attend player evaluations to invite players to fill any remaining roster spots prior to the draft.  Parents can indicate their interest in a RISE team during the registration process.  

How are teams formed? 
Once registration is complete and players attend the evaluation day, teams are formed by a draft process at the coach's meeting.  Only coaches and assistant coaches need to attend the coach's meeting. Coaches of a RISE team must also attend to draft a practice time. Coaches will contact parents in the days following the draft to notify of team uniforms, practice times, and other specifics.   Parents are able to indicate if they wish to return to their previous team during registration, this is only a request not a guarantee. 

Does MABA provide uniforms? 
Currently uniforms are not included in the registration price for any division 5U and up. Once teams are drafted coaches will provide pricing and information on uniforms.  

Does MABA select players for All-Stars? 

We hope to begin All-Star selections soon!
 

 
 


 

Copyright © 2022 Midlothian Amateur Baseball Association  |  Privacy Statement |  Terms Of Use |  License Agreement |  Children's Privacy Policy  Log In