Frequently Asked Questions

QUESTION AGE GROUP ANSWER
Why does the SIPlay App not show baseball schedules?

All Ages

In late 2016, the Kiwanis Club of Hudson moved their website to a new platform.  SIPlay is one of the top youth sports web service providers in the market and provides for a new look and more advanced features than the previous platform.  The initial move in Fall of 2016 was completed for travel basketball.  Administering SIPlay for our program is still being evaluated by Kiwanis Baseball so we are using the older platform this season.  Look for us to be up to speed for the 2018 season.

What happened to "Little League" from previous years?

Minor/Major Leagues (9-12)
Challenger League

In 2014, the Hudson Kiwanis Baseball Board decided to end our affiliation with Little League International of Williamsport, PA.  This program required that we end our regular season prior to July 4th and we felt that this limited our ability to make a "summer of baseball" available to our community.  We will retain the league names of "Minor" for 9/10 year olds and "Major" for the 11/12 year olds.  We will also continue with the Challenger League program as in prior years.

What is my child's "baseball age"?

All ages

Player's age on April 30th of the current year is considered their official age for that baseball season.

When is registration?

All ages

Online registration opens February 1st and ends March 1st.  Registrations received after March 1st will be put on a waiting list and we can not guarantee placement.

How does the registration process work?

All ages

Only online registrations will be accepted. 

There is a NEW registration process for 2018:

  • Click on the REGISTER BANNER on our home page or click REGISTER under the Baseball menu
  • Setup an ACCOUNT and add family members
  • Select the program(s) you would like to register for
  • Complete the online questions, forms and submit
  • Enter your credit card payment
  • You will receive an email receipt for your records

You do not need to send anything in unless your child is a first year player
For first year players, we request you submit a copy of your child's birth certificate during the registration process.

Where do I send the registration materials?

All ages

No need to send in your registration or payment since they are collected online.

You can submit the Birth Certificate online during the registration process OR

Birth Certificates can be uploaded during the registration process or sent to:
Hudson Kiwanis Baseball
PO Box 554
Hudson, OH 44236

When does the season start and end?

PeeWee League (5&6)

Teams are formed in mid-April with practices beginning shortly afterwards.  Games begin late April and run through early July.

Midget League (7&8)

Teams are formed in mid-April with practices beginning shortly afterwards.  Games begin late April and run through early July with a single elimination tournament.

Minor/Major Leagues (9-12)

Teams are formed in late March/early April via draft with practices beginning shortly afterwards.  Regular season begins Mid-April and runs in to early July followed by a local single or double elimination tournament in each league.

Koufax League (13&14)

Teams are formed in mid/late April via draft.  The season runs from May through July.

Clemente League (15-18)

Teams are formed first week of May with practice beginning in mid-May.  Games begin at the end of May and finish in July.

How many games per week?

All ages

A typical week will consist of (2) games and (1) practice once the games begin. Prior to that there can be two to three practices per week.

Where are the games played?

Clemente League (15-18)

Hudson High School fields

All other ages

Hudson Park fields (Barlow, Cascade, Colony, Oak Grove)

What days are the games played?

All ages

Games/practices are scheduled in the evening Monday through Friday and all day Saturday. Sunday's are reserved for rain makeups if necessary.

Are rain outs rescheduled?

PeeWee League (5&6)

Rain outs are not rescheduled for this league.

Midget League (7&8)
Minor/Major Leagues (9-12)
Koufax League (13&14)

Yes, rain outs are rescheduled when field availability makes it possible.  Games that are halted by weather or darkness must be reported by the coaches within 24 hours for reschedule.  Some 13/14 games are played outside of Hudson where we have no control over scheduling.

Clemente League (15-18)

Generally, we try to reschedule games that are originally scheduled to play in Hudson based upon field availability.  Some games are played outside of Hudson where we have no control over scheduling.

UMPIRES
Who umpires the games?

We utilize youth umpires for the Minor and Major Leagues.

NEW FOR 2018 - The 13-14 League will be officiated by adult umpires.

Adult umpires are used for the High School League.  There are no umpires furnished for the younger leagues.

How does my child become an umpire in your program?

They must first submit an online umpire registration completed by a parent or legal guardian.  Our Umpire Coordinator conducts indoor training sessions to set expectations and review the rules and then outdoor field training as we get closer to the season.  All communication is handled via email.

Are the umpires paid?

The youth umpires are compensated after the season ends based upon the number of games and umpiring position they work for specific games.  This will be explained in detail during the indoor training sessions.

Updated 2/17/2018

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