Prime Softball

WELCOME TO BYA PRIME SOFTBALL!

2017 FALL PRIME SOFTBALLREGISTER YOUR TEAM (HEAD COACH ONLY)

2017 FALL PRIME SOFTBALLWHO’S COMING

TEAMS THAT REGISTER FOR PRIME BEFORE JULY 1ST

WILL RECEIVE A DOZEN FREE SOFTBALLS!

Prices Includes all fees. (Does not include team insurance or uniforms)

8U-14U: $575 per team (avg. $48-$58 per player)

2017 FALL PRIME SOFTBALL REGISTRATION DEADLINE AUG. 22ND @ 11:59PM
 
2017 FALL PRIME SOFTBALL FINAL PAYMENT OF LEAGUE FEES DUE AUG. 23RD.

 

2018 SPRING PRIME SOFTBALL– CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (CLOSED) (OPENS NOV. 1)

2018 SPRING PRIME SOFTBALL– WHO’S COMING (CLOSED)

Prices Includes all fees. (Does not include team insurance or uniforms)

8U-14U: $650 per team (avg. $54-$65 per player)

For questions contact Prime Softball Director: Paul Friedman dpfriedman@yahoo.com 817-266-5379

Our mission is to cultivate the most talented softball players BYA has to offer in the most competitive and advanced environment available for the growth of the player physically and mentally.

The BYA Prime softball program was started 5 years ago.

WHY BYA PRIME SOFTBALL?

  1. Cost – BYA Prime softball costs approximately half of the “Club” organizations.
  2. Competitiveness – BYA Prime teams posts impressive results year after year in all age groups and compete at the highest levels
  3. Strong Organizational Support – Sponsored by the Burleson Youth Association, we are able to cultivate our talented teams with a support system of great infrastructures and Organization.
  4. Facilities – Our Prime program makes use of our groomed baseball and softball fields to enhance their skill sets.
  5. League Play – We offer league play with adjoining cities of like skill and talent set.
  6. Tradition – Be a part of a program recognized around the area and state as being consistently one of the best!
  7. Value – For the incredibly low cost we offer:   60-80 games per season, good facilities, support & infrastructure, and experienced staff.
  8. City Pride – Most of our players are from the Burleson Independent School District and are able to play with their friends, maximizing their fun!

Below is a comparison chart of the different levels of play.  These are just an overview to show you the level of commitment for each level.

Competition Level Recreational All Star Prime/Elite/Select
How are teams formed? Draft Tryouts Tryouts
Practices 1-2/ Week 1-3/ Week 2-3/ Week
Games 1-2/ Week 3+/ Weeks 2+/ Week
Tournaments None Mandatory

Weekend tournament play + travel

at discretion of Head Coach.

# of Tournaments 0 4-6 6-12
Games per season 8-10 12-25 30-50+
Commitment

Light competition;

Focus on basics;

Beginner- Average

Competitive; All Star;

Tournaments;

Advanced situations

and skill development.

Very competitive;

Serious about sports;

Advanced strategy, skills,

development; additional

work outside of team practice.

Average player cost $125-$200 per season $500 per season $500-$2,000/ season + travel

 

FAQ’S

Q:  What ages are offered in BYA Prime softball?  A: 8UCP, 10U, 12U, 14U

Q: How can I get my daughter on a Prime team?  A: Prime teams are formed individually and generally require you to contact the team directly and set up a try out with that team.

Q:  How do I find a Prime team for my daughter?  A:  There are many bulletin and message boards in the market advertising teams looking for players.  We recommend the one on the VTD.

Q:  Does BYA register individual players for the Prime league?  A: No. We only register complete teams that are already formed.  Individual players register for the rec league and are draft to rec teams.

Q: Does BYA allow Prime teams to play with Rec teams?  A: No.  Under no circumstance does BYA allow a Prime select team to play against rec drafted teams.

Q:  Does BYA allow select teams that are from outside the Burleson area in to play in the BYA Prime softball program?  A: Yes.  Any team from any location can play in the BYA prime league.

Q:  When is the Prime spring season?  A:  Starts mid march after spring break.  Season ends by May 31.

Q:  How many games long is the spring season?  A: 12 league games and a playoff for top 4 teams in each division.

Q:  What days are played in the spring season?  A:  Tuesday and Thursday are designated game days.  Rain out make ups are played on Wednesdays.

Q:  Do you ever play league play on weekends?  A:  No.  Weekends are left open for tournament play only!

Q:  What time do prime league games played?  A:  6:00 pm is the general start time for the first game slot and the second game is scheduled 15 minutes after the first game concludes.

Q:  What measures are taken for teams traveling from outside the city?  A:  The scheduler generally follows the pattern that prime games are scheduled for the later time slots to give teams enough time to travel in.  Once all the late time slots are taken, schedule then starts scheduling the earlier 6:00 pm time slot.

Q:  What are roster sizes?  A:  Min 10, Max 15. It is recommended to carry 12 players on your roster.

Q:  What is the age cutoff?  A:  Dec. 31 (current year)

Q:  Can my prime team qualify and play in the PONY National All Star tournament?  A:  Yes.  As a bonus, teams that play in the spring league are eligible to play in the PONY All Star tournament but in the “Elite” or “Select” division against other select teams, not the “Traditional” division.

Q:  What’s the difference between Prime and Select?  Nothing.  “Prime” is just the name of our program at Burleson.  Prime teams just like Select teams hand pick and recruit their players, unlike a rec team that is drafted.

Q:  What if my team is not good enough to play in the Prime league?  A:  “Prime” or “Select” just determines how your team is put together.  Players are recruited and hand picked.  How good a player or team is in the eye of the beholder.

Q:  We heard that some teams pay their coaches?  A:  Correct.  Some teams do choose to pay their coaches.  And it is perfectly acceptable if they want to.

Q:  When is the Prime fall season? A:  The fall prime season starts just after Labor Day and concludes generally around the first of November.

Q:  What days are games played in the fall?  A:  All games are played on Wednesdays only.

Q:  How many games are in Prime fall league?  A:  8.  Plus a playoff for the top 4 teams in each division to determine league champion.

Q:  Can a team play down in age division?  A:  No.  Under no circumstance do we allow a team to play down in age.

Q:  May a team play up in division?  A:  The BYA does not recommend it, but yes a team may play up one age division.

Q:  Do you take schedule requests?  A: No.  We schedule around STARR testing only.  If a team is unable to play due to lack of players, they will need to just take a forfeit.  We only reschedule rain outs.

Q:  How many umpires do you supply per game?  A:  2 per game.

Q:  Are uniforms provided?  A:  No.  Teams supply their own uniforms.

Q:  Is team insurance provided?  A:  No.  Teams supply their own team insurance purchased through a third party like ASE

Q: Are awards or trophies supplied?  A:  Only the 1st and 2nd place teams in the playoff are awarded trophies.