December 8, 2017
WELCOME to our 11th season! We continue to offer our league members the flexibility to schedule their own games and play as many or few games as each coach deems necessary for their own team. Below is some general and important information for the upcoming 2018 season. This is our first of various updates we will provide leading up to registration.
Season Timeline (Draft/Tentative)
February 22 – League wide meeting for new coaches, teams and programs for all age divisions (see Annual Pre-Season Meeting paragraph below).
March 4- Registration ends 8U through 14U
March 10 – Scheduling 8U through 14U (Time TBA)
Early April – 7U: Registration ends; Scheduling and playoff cutoff determination
April 21 – 15/16U and 17/18U: Registration ends; Scheduling (Time TBA)
July 1 – Cutoff for playoffs 8U through 14U
July 22 – Cutoff for playoffs 15/16U and 17/18U
Registration is open for the 2018 season. The link is available under the Registration paragraph. We have added the ability to register as a program owner for multiple teams or as a single team coach. To register, you will have to initially (or what you previously created) log in creating a user name and password, thereafter the process is fairly easy. You will now be able to use a credit card when registering to pay for your registration fee. Please note that there is an online fee when paying using a credit card. If you do pay by check, you do not have to pay the online fee. All registration should take place online. All teams must submit a registration form. We cannot accept phone calls and e-mails as completing the registration process.
8U – 14U: $225
7U, 15/16U and 17/18U: $175
New Skill Classification - Recreation
We have created a new skill classification for ages 8U through 14U – RECREATION. This skill classification would be for those in house programs that do not have enough teams in their Rec League to schedule against multiple teams and/or for those teams that may need more experience playing travel baseball prior to moving to the Rookie level. In this classification, the goal would be to try and regionalize the teams, have a balanced schedule (home and away) with a pre-set number of games each team would play, and no playoffs at the end of the season. Teams registering at this classification would not be permitted to schedule outside of other Recreation level teams.
2018 Bat Standards
Beginning on January 1, 2018, TSE will be adopting the USA Bat standard for League and TSE tournament play. The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit for ages 14 and below.
- 12U and Below: USA Baseball Marking - 2 5/8” barrel No BBCOR Bats
- 13U and 14U: USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50 - 2 5/8” Barrel
- 15U and Above: All Bats Must Be BBCOR .50. No Greater Than -3
No scheduling should take place until registration is closed and the coaches listing is distributed. Everyone will be notified the day and time the listing will be sent to the coach of each registered team. If you fail to follow protocol, your team and related contact information will not be listed on the coaches listing when it is distributed for scheduling.
The schedule for the TSE hosted tournaments is listed on the Home page. A link to the registration can also be found there. Only those tournaments that TSE hosts will count as scheduled games and be reflected in the standings. We will maintain our relationship with Sports at the Beach. Games played against other TSE teams at SATB will also count. Further, teams playing there will have an opportunity to receive a discount (process is detailed on the Home page of our website).
Annual Pre-Season League Meeting
We will host a league wide meeting for all new coaches, teams and programs on February 22 (time and location will be announced in a future Update) to walk through how the league works, discuss rules and review the scheduling process. It is not mandatory, but recommended to help out the new coaches as they prepare for the season. In addition, the meeting is available to existing coaches if they have matters they wish to discuss with us in person.
League and Rules Discussion for 2018
Baseballs for Sale