Spring 2018 Registration is Open

Register now for Shetland, Pinto or Pony!

Updated Thursday January 11, 2018 by El Cerrito Youth Baseball.

Spring 2018 Registration is open for Shetland,  Pinto, and Pony.  You may sign up in Mustang and Bronco by wait list only.  If you have questions contact the registrar at (510) 236-2300 or elliesportspage@gmail.com

Registration fees remain the same as last year.  Detailed information about registration appears below.

Age Cutoffs for the 2018 Spring Season

Eligibility for divisions is determined by birthday.  Typical age ranges for each division are:

  • Shetland (5/6) - Sep 1, 2011 to Aug 31, 2013*
  • Pinto (7/8) - Sep 1, 2009 to Aug 31, 2011
  • Mustang (9/10) - Sep 1, 2007 to Aug 31, 2009
  • Bronco (11/12) - Sep 1, 2005 to Aug 31, 2007
  • Pony (13/14) - Sep 1, 2003 to Aug 31, 2005

* Parents may petition to allow a four-year-old to play in Shetland.  See the player placement notes section below.

Registration Fees Unchanged from Last Year

Standard fees for the 2018 Season are:

  • Shetland Players - $125 ($150 after November 30)
  • Players in all other divisions - $225 ($250 after November 30)

A $25 Sibling Discount is applied to additional players from the same household after the initial player pays the full fee.

Parent Participation Deposit

Every family is required to pay a single Parent Participation Deposit of $100 at the time the first player is registered. This deposit will be refunded after the end of the spring season only if parent participation duties are completed as specified in the registration agreement  and uniforms are returned.

Refund Policy

A full refund, less $25 cancellation fee, will only be given to players who withdraw before the applicable draft process (if any) begins, which will generally be considered midnight of the last day of evaluations for the applicable division. 

The Online Registration Process

The entire registration process is completed using the League Toolbox Registration function. 

  • Pay registration fees and parent participation deposit using a MasterCard, Visa or PayPal. Payment must be made in full at registration.
  • If your player is new to our league, upload a digital image of your player’s proof of age to your player profile on LeagueToolbox.
  • Have information on medical and dental provider available

Financial Assistance

Families needing assistance to pay registration fees may request a fee discount for their players prior to registration.  The priority deadline for submitting financial aid requests in November 30.

The amount of financial assistance available is limited.  Shetland fees are typically discounted by $50 per player. Fees for all other divisions are usually discounted by $100 per player.

Financial assistance recipients must comply with the volunteer hour requirements.

To apply for a Fee Discount:

  • Prior to registering your player(s) send an email explaining your situation with sufficient information to support assistance to the Registrar, Ellie Blue, at elliesportspage@gmail.com. You will receive a reply telling you how to register your player. Please note that you will be required to complete the registration and pay the reduced fee as well as the Parent Participation Deposit prior to the evaluation of your application.
  • Applications will be evaluated by the ECYB President after the end of the early registration period.  The final decision will be based on need, league participation, and availability of funds.  Families will be notified whether or not their request is granted.  In the event financial aid is not available, the applicant has the opportunity to pay full fee or withdraw from the league. 

Season Timeline (All dates are tentative

Oct 22 - Jan 5

Open Online Registration. After November 30, fees increase $25 and openings may be limited.  Shetland registration will remain open for a short time longer.

Nov 30

Priority deadline for financial assistance applications.  Parents wanting to manage a team should indicate interest as part of player registration.


Manager Interviews

Jan 6-7

Player evaluations for Pinto, Mustang, and Bronco divisions.  Proof of age and final payments must be submitted to participate.

Jan 8-12

Player drafts for Pinto, Mustang, and Bronco divisions. Players are notified of team placement and practice day within approximately one week after the draft.

Jan 13

Player evaluations for Pony division

Feb 1

Practices Begin

Mar 3

Opening Day Festivities and Photo Day

Early June

End of Season


Notes on Player Placement

One concern expressed over the years is that a small number of youth players decide to stop playing baseball, if they are not ready to advance to the next age-appropriate division. Parents may request in the registration process that their children receive consideration to play down or play up if appropriate. Such requests may be granted in appropriate circumstances subject to participation in evaluation days for both divisions. The Division Presidents will determine if the league can accommodate the requests. We believe that providing this flexibility to meet the needs of individual players will also benefit the league and help improve the quality of play in all divisions.

ECYB may allow four year olds to play in the Shetland division, but permission to register must be obtained through petition.  The Shetland division president may require an interview and/or an evaluation as part of the qualification process. 

Ready to register?  Go to LeagueToolbox Registration 

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