- How do I get a team into EJRT?
To enter a team into the EJRT league, you will need to contact your director and have the team name added into our registration program SI Play.
Once registration is complete, fees are turned into the applicable director. Schedules are then distributed prior to the start of the season.
- What if I only have a few players? How do I get more players?
A team can be formed with just a nucleus of players. Open registration occurs Jan1st – February 28th and at that time, players that do not have a team to play on will be placed on one on a first come first served basis as space allowes. All means are taken for all kids to play, but sometimes this does not happen due to lack of coaches or players to form a new team.
In the t-ball and coach pitch divisions, the emphasis is placed on learning how to play the game and every player bats and plays defensively. In the 10U through the 12U divisions, rules require limited pitching appearances and each youngster plays a minimum number of innings defensively in each game. Normal rules and strategy are used. Players earn the right to have more playing time by working hard and improving their individual and team skills. Most coaches play as many people as possible in each game.
New teams are permitted to enter the program with a complete team or with just a nucleus of players. The age cutoff for baseball is May 1st and January 1st for softball. Individual players of correct age will be placed on teams on a space available basis. Normally, players are required to return to their last season’s team. There are no tryouts.
Teams are formed in February of each year. The regular season begins in April for most teams and ends in June.
- What does it cost to play at EJRT?
Fees for Baseball are:
4yr: $55.00 player fee $100 team fee
6u: $65.00 player fee $150.00 team fee
8u: $65.00 player fee $150.00 team fee
10u: $75.00 player fee $150.00 team fee
12u: $75.00 player fee $150.00 team fee
- What are EJRT’s expenses?
A well-run leauge is expensive. Large portions of the fees go for insurance premiums for players and coaches for sports-related injuries. Trained, paid umpires officiate every game. Other expenses include building maintenance, director positions and UIC positions paid by EJRT. Sports equipment, baseballs, softballs, etc.
- How important is sportsmanship?
Sportsmanship is one of the most important aspects of the program. Lifelong skills of teamwork and sportsmanship are developed in the ages encompassed in the EJRT program. Profanity will not be tolerated at games or practices. Use of alcohol and/or drugs will not be tolerated at the EJRT complex. Proper dealings with umpires are encouraged.
Each year, high school age teens are recruited to be new umpires and, along with umpires with previous experience. New umpires start officiating at the younger levels. As they gain skill and ability, they move up to the older age levels. EJRT is always looking for new umpires.
- How can I find out what is going on at EJRT?
In addition to meetings for coaches, EJRT will post on the website EJRT.ORG, or Facebook EJRT Baseball or EJRT Softball. If you have any questions please e-mail one of the directors. They will get back to you as soon as possible. Please leave your phone # if you would like a call.