Question: Can my two daughters be on the same team? Answer: Yes. As long as they qualify for the same age group.
Question: Can my daughter’s friend be on my daughter's team for carpooling purposes? Answer: Teams are formed by a draft process to ensure fair and equal placement of players among teams. As such, we cannot guarantee such an arrangement. The only exception is in the Instructional Division (6U). In the T-Ball Division, we try to group girls with their classmates to make their experience more enjoyable.
Question: What will I have to purchase when the season starts? Answer: The league provides a jersey, pants, and socks as part of your Spring registration fee. For Fall Ball the league will provide only a jersey and socks. Players must to provide their own glove and rubber cleats. Managers may ask parents to donate money for team hats/visors and a banner.
Question: When and where are the games played? Answer: During Spring ball teams usually have one game during the week and one game on Saturday. T-Ball (6U) teams will only have one game per week on Saturday. During Fall Ball, games will be Saturday. All games will be played at Peterson or Pantera Park.
Question: When will the manager call me to start the season? Answer: All players (except Instructional) should attend the skills assessment day ("tryouts"). All Spring teams should be formed by the first week in February. Fall teams should be finalized the last week of August. Your team manager will contact you as soon as the team has been formed.
Question: What time are games and practices held? Answer: Weekday games will begin at 5:00 p.m. The last weekday game will begin at 7:00 p.m. Saturday game times will begin at 9:00 a.m. Games will continue until approximately 3:00 p.m. Please keep in mind that your manager will want you at the field forty-five minutes to one hour prior to game time for warm-ups.
Question: What if it is raining or has been raining recently? How do I know if my practice/game is still on? Answer: Whenever conditions exist that might prevent regularly scheduled practices or games from taking place, contact your Manager, Coach, Team Parent, or directly contact the City of Diamond Bar at 909-612-4636 x1714. We recommend parents and coaches keep this number and extension handy during the season!
Question: What volunteer positions are still needed? Answer: Our League is made up solely of kind, giving volunteers like you. We are always looking for interested parents to assist. At your first team meeting, your manager will ask for volunteers to help as team mom/dad, scorekeeper, and snack bar. We encourage your participation. Together, we will continue to set excellent examples for our daughters.
Question: What is the difference between "drop dead" and "no new" game formats? Answer: These terms refer to how long a game will be played. A drop-dead format indicates that the umpire will call the game after a specific amount of time has passed. In the no new format, once a specific amount of time has passed, the current inning will be completed if there is a chance of changing the game's outcome.
An example for drop dead would be a "1:20 drop dead" format. Official game time is kept by the home plate umpire and usually starts after the manager meeting at home plate just prior to game start. After 1 hour, 20 minutes, the umpire will indicate "game" or game over. The final score will be the score at the end of the last full inning completed.
An example for no new would be a "1:20 no new" format. Again, official game time is kept by the home plate umpire and usually starts after the manager meeting at home plate just prior to game start. After 1 hour, 20 minutes, the umpire will indicate "no new". The current inning will be completed if the outcome of the game might change. If, for example, the home team is down, the inning will be played out. If, on the other hand, the home team is up, the bottom of the inning will be unnecessary and the game will be called after the top of the inning is complete. An exception to this would be in tournament play, where bracket position may be determined by a formula which includes final game scores and total points scored by each team. In a case like this, the inning will be allowed to complete in full regardless of whether the outcome is clear after the top of the inning.
While your Board at DBGS prefers the no new format, we sometimes make exceptions in order to more easily accommodate field scheduling constraints.
Question: Do I have to work in the snack bar? Answer: Yes. Our snack bar operates as a year-round fundraiser for the League. We cannot keep the snack bar open without parent volunteers. Thus, each family will be asked to volunteer a few hours of their time each season. If you have additional time to donate, please advise your team mother or the lead consessioner.
Question: Do I have to stay at practices and games? Answer: We strongly encourage parents to attend practices and games. If you must leave, be sure that you are back on time to pick up your daughter. Managers cannot leave the field until all players have been picked up. Additionally, an adult female must always be present at practices and games.
Question: Who do I call if I have problems with my manager, uniform, fundraiser, etc.? Answer: You should always try to resolve any problems directly with your manager first. If he/she does not seem able to resolve your issue, feel free to contact a Board Member.
Question: Can I attend DBGS Board Meetings if I am not on the Board? Answer: Yes, we encourage anyone to attend meetings. Board meetings are held on the first Monday of each month, except during Fall Ball. During the Fall meetings are held on the the first Tuesday of each month. Please see our general calendar to check for information about our next meeting.
Question: I am a team manager/coach. Can I hold my team practices anywhere I want? Answer: No. You may only practice at the time and place scheduled by the Field Coordinator. Our insurance policy only covers players and coaches on fields that are assigned to us by the City of Diamond Bar or the Walnut Valley School District.
Question: How long is the season? Answer: Spring Season runs from February until April.. All-Stars runs from late May until early July. Fall Ball runs from September until mid-November.