Q. How many players do we need on a team? A. You need a minimum of 8 players to make a team.
Q. Can we have more than 8 players on a team? A. Yes, you can have more than 8 players on a team, but we don’t recommend more than 16. More than 16 players may not allow each person more than 2 times at bat per game.
Q. What if one of our players can’t be at both days of the tournament? Ex: A player will be in town to play in the tournament on Saturday, but if his/her team advances to play again on Sunday, they won’t be able to play. A. In this case you will want to have a minimum of 9 players on your team, so that on Sunday you still have the minimum 8 players required for the tournament, or have a sub for the missing player.
Q. What if we only have 8 players on our team one of them becomes ill or injured during the tournament and can’t continue to play? A. If a player can’t continue play during the tournament he/she may be substituted.
Q. What if we have a player in a wheelchair? A. For any player with unique circumstances, the tournament will gladly make accommodations so the player can still participate in the game. In this example, a designated runner may be used for the player in the wheelchair.
Q. Can we make changes to our team roster after we have turned it in to Alström Angels? A. Yes, you can make substitutions or additions to your team. Just let Alström Angels know about your roster changes.
Q. What if we aren't sure who all our players will be by the June 9th deadline? A. Submit your registration fees for the minimum 8 players by June 9th. This will secure your team in the tournament. You can make changes, additions, or complete your team roster closer to tournament time.
Q. If we have a player resign from our team can they get their $40 registration fee back? A. No, registration fees are non-refundable due to the charitable nature of the tournament.
Q. We have children and adults who want to play on the same team. Can they do that? A. Yes, players younger than 14 may choose to play up into the adult division, but players 14 years or older may NOT play down into the youth division.
Q. What if we have an all youth team, but the captain/coach will be an adult? Which bracket will the team play in? A. As long as the adult captain/coach is not playing, the team will be in the youth bracket. Note: The adult captain is in addition to the 8 player minimum. Ex: This would be a 9-man team (8 active youth players and 1 non-playing adult captain.)
Q. Can we have children under 5 years old play on a team? A. No, it is not recommended for children under 5 actively play on a team. However, they may participate with the team: sitting in the dugout with the team, be a bat boy or bat girl, etc.
Uniform Related Questions
Q. Does our team have to wear uniforms or matching t-shirts? A. No, it is not required for teams to wear matching uniforms or shirts.
Q. Can our team wear matching uniforms or t-shirts? A. Yes, your team may choose to purchase or obtain sponsors for matching uniforms or team t-shirts.
Equipment Related Questions
Q. Does each player need a bat? A. No, most teams will have one or two bats that are used by all players. If a team needs to purchase a bat, most will buy from a resale sporting goods store.
Q. Does each player need a glove/mitt? A. No, most players do not play with a glove or mitt, with the occasional exception of the team catcher. The ball is almost always picked up off the ground. There have only been 5 documented catches of a fly ball in National Beep Baseball. Because most balls are picked up off the ground by defensive players, most find that a glove/mitt makes finding and getting control of the ball more difficult.
Q. Where do we get the beeping balls from? A. The tournament will provide beeping balls for each team.
Q. Can our team get a beeping baseball to practice with before the tournament? A. Yes, each team will be loaned 2 beeping balls to practice with prior to the tournament.
Q. What if we have questions about the tournament or the game of Beep Baseball? A. When team registration closes there will be a mandatory tournament meeting for new teams on Monday, June 19th (location and time TBD) Each team must have at least one representative at the meeting.
Q. Are the rules in Beep Baseball different than traditional baseball? A. Yes, the rules are slightly different in Beep Baseball.
Q. How will we know what the rules are in Beep Baseball? A. Each team will be provided a detailed rule book at the mandatory tournament meeting on Monday, June 19th. If your team missed the meeting, our office will still provide your team with a complete rule book.
Q. When do we get the beeping baseballs for practice? A. Beeping baseballs will be checked out to each team at the mandatory tournament meeting on Monday, June 19th. If your team missed the meeting, our office will still provide your team with practice beepballs.
Q. How much does it cost for spectators to attend the tournament? A. There is no admission charge for spectators to watch the tournament. It is a free community event.
Q. Can children hit the beeping baseball from a tee? A. Yes, children ages 5 and 6 may hit from the tee if they choose.
Q. If I have other questions that are not address here, who can I talk to? A. You can call our office at (806) 701-5290 or email email@example.com
The 2017 BEEPball Tournament is presented by CarpetTech
Lubbock's only BEEPING baseball tournament is a community transformation project of Alström Angels.
Alström Angels is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit charity.