1.       Who is eligible to play?

Anyone who lives or goes to school in Cliffside Park and Fairview between the ages of 4-18.

2.       What leagues are offered?

There are different levels offered depending on your childâ??s age and ability (see the register page on this website).  For the younger children we play games within our own league.  Softball, farm and above play interleague (other local towns).  We do run travel teams at certain age levels that travel a little further and games are typically Sundays (chosen by skill level)

3.       When does the season begin?

The season begins in April, some teams may begin practicing in March weather permitting.  The ceremonial opening day takes place mid April.

4.       Are there practices? How often?  

There is typically one practice per week, sometimes more for minors and up if scheduling allows.  Usually there will be a couple practices per week until games get underway.

5.       When are the games? How often?

There are 1-2 games per week.  Usually one weeknight and Saturday.

6.       What equipment or apparel do I need to purchase?

Each child should have their own glove.  Plastic cleats are also recommended.  The league provides bats, helmets and balls. 

7.       Can parents coach?

Yes, we need parents to volunteer to coach or assist.  A volunteer form needs to be completed.

8.       Should my daughter be playing softball or baseball?

Younger than 2nd grade, your daughter will be in the beginner programs, tball or coach pitch, which are both coed.  After that it is her choice if she would like to play baseball or softball.

9.       How & when will I be contacted about what team my child is on?

You will be contacted by your childâ??s coach by the beginning of April. 

10.   When is registration? 

Registration starts December 1st.  The earlier you register the more money you save.  The closer it gets to the season there may not be space available.

11.   Where can I register my child?

The easiest way to register is through this website, just click the register tab on the home page.  You will also be able to register weekdays 8:30-4 at the Cliffside Park recreation center.  If neither of these options work for you please contact us at cpfbaseball@gmail.com or 201-790-1371 to make other arrangements.

12.   I know nothing about baseball so I can't coach but I still want to help out. What can I do?  

We need help at our events, such as the opening and closing ceremonies.  Our concession stands are always looking for volunteers to work the stand during the game.  Fundraising is a big job and always looking for help in getting new sponsors.  There are a number of ways to get involved, just come to a meeting and to find out what ways you can get involved.

13.   What is the fee? What does the fee include?

The fee starts at $60/child, but will increase as we get closer to the season.  So the sooner you sign up the more money you will save.  The fee covers your childâ??s uniform (hat, shirt, pants, socks), helps to cover the cost of umpires and equipment, and our events.  Some clinics will be an additional minimal cost. 

14.   Who do I speak with for more information.

You can contact the board via our email cpfbaseball@gmail.com or attend one our our monthly meetings that take place the second Monday of every month at 7 at the Cliffside Park Clubhouse.  Please reach out to your coach as well for information.   

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