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Plainfield Athletic Club

Plainfield Athletic Club

Programs Offered and Descriptions

When do the kids start practice?
Practices are up to the individual Managers. Some practice more than others. Typically all teams are selected at the beginning half of March. Practices will start anytime after that (weather dependant).


How do I assure that my child's practice will be conviently located?
The Plainfield area district is large geographically. Managers will typically hold practice where its convenient for them. As volunteers, that is their right. The only way to have control over where and when your child practices is to step up and volunteer to manage a team.


Can my child be placed on the same team with his/her best friend(s)?
The PAC does not assign players to teams. After registration is closed, the PAC organizes drafts for the various age divisions. Managers choose their players one at at a time in a rotating order. The only player they are guaranteed to get on their team is their own son or daughter. The PAC policy is that siblings (but not cousins) be drafted on the same team. The only way to have control over who your son or daughter plays with is to step up and volunteer to manage a team.


If I have one child on a full-time travel team, and the other will be playing in house. Will I be able to take the $25.00 family discount off for the in-house player?
No. The discount only applies to in-house players. Travel players fall under a separate registration.


Can my son or daughter play outside their designated age group?
For Baseball, all players will remain in their designated league. We do not move players up or down from their playing level.   We have the Maverick Division for 6 and 7 year olds though that is 1/2 season coach pitch and 1/2 season pinto(kid pitch)
Girls Coach Pitch & 8U have a designated age overlap, which allows 7 year old players to stay in the Coach Pitch league for additional development, if needed. Other softball players may petition the VP of Softball to move up (but not down) one division.


Programs Offered and prices
Spring Season Fall Season
AGE ON BASEBALL AGE ON BASEBALL
8/31/2018 LEAGUE COST* FUNDRAISER 8/31/2019 LEAGUE COST FUNDRAISER
15 thru 18 Colt/Palomino $235 NO 15 thru 18 Colt/Palomino $150 NO
13 & 14 Pony $230 NO 13 & 14 Pony $140 NO
11 & 12 Bronco $230 YES 11 & 12 Bronco $135 NO
9 & 10 Mustang $220 YES 9 & 10 Mustang $125 NO
7 & 8 Pinto $210 YES 7 & 8 Pinto $115 NO
6 & 71 Maverick $210 YES 6 & 71 Maverick N/A -
5 & 6 Coach Pitch $210 YES 5 & 6 Coach Pitch $105 NO
AGE ON SOFTBALL AGE ON SOFTBALL
1/1/2018 LEAGUE COST* FUNDRAISER 1/1/2019 LEAGUE COST* FUNDRAISER
15 thru 18 SWS-18U Fast Pitch $235 NO 15 thru 18 SWS-18U Fast Pitch $150 NO
13 &14 SWS- 14U Fast Pitch $230 NO 13 &14 SWS- 14U Fast Pitch $140 NO
11 & 12 12U Fast Pitch $230 YES 11 & 12 12U Fast Pitch $135 NO
9 & 10 10U Fast Pitch $220 YES 9 & 10 10U Fast Pitch $125 NO
7 & 8 8U Fast Pitch $210 YES 7 & 8 8U Fast Pitch $115 NO
5 & 6 Coach Pitch $210 YES 5 & 6 Coach Pitch $105 NO
*In addition, there is a $50 per family activity fee for all divisions except 14 years and up in softball, Pony and Colt/Palomino in baseball *No fundraiser or activity fee is present in the Fall Ball registration cost.

 


What is the family activity fee for?
PAC is made up of strictly volunteers.  From the Executive board down to the parent coaches and managers we are all unpaid volunteers Therefore, activities come up during the course of preseason, such as field prep, uniform handout, candy distribution, equipment handout, etc or during the season such as assistant coaches, managers, picture day, concession stand volunteers etc, that PAC needs assistance for and if you volunteer for one of these items you will receive back your $50 fee.  If PAC can't get volunteers than we hire people with the $50 to run these activities

How do I sign up to work in the concession stand?
In April, you can sign up through the website for times and locations. 

If both my wife and I each perform one of the designated activities do we each get the $50 refund?
No. Each Family will only receive one family activity fee refund regardless of how many activities are performed.

Can we receive our family activity fee if our child performs one of the designated activities?
No. The family activity fee is designed to get the parents involved with the program in some way. Children will not be permitted to perform the activities to receive the family activity (Regardless of the child’s age). For certain activities your child may be permitted to attend while you are there. This is at the discretion of the person running the activity. No children will be permitted with the parent in the concession stand for any reason.

What type of fundraiser does PAC done?
Worlds Finest Chocolate will be used. Each family will give their manager $40 to turn into PAC in March. The manager will give each family 90 $1 candy bars to sell to reimburse themselves. The fundraiser is by child playing not family. So if there are 2 brothers in the league each is responsible for $90 each

I am an assistant coach for one of the teams. Do I still have to volunteer at the concession stand to receive my $50 family activity fee refund?
Each Manager may designate up to two people to receive their activity fee refund as an assistant coach. If you are so designated, you do not need to perform any other activity to receive your refund.


What Division will my child play in?
For boys, playing age is determined by what age the player is on April 30th of the playing season. Boys Coach Pitch: ages 5 & 6 / Pinto: ages 7 & 8 / Mustang: ages 9 & 10 / Bronco: ages 11 & 12 / Pony: ages 13 & 14 / Colt/Palomino: ages 15 thru 18. For girls, playing age is determind by what age the girl is on Jan. 1 of the playing season. Girls Coach Pitch: ages 5 & 6 / 8U Flat Pitch: ages 7 & 8 / 10U Fast Pitch: ages 9 & 10 / Jr High Fast Pitch: ages 11-14(unless in HS) / High School/Soutwest Suburban Conference: ages 14 thru 18.

Are games canceled by weather rescheduled?
We will make every effort to reschedule all games that are canceled or suspended due to weather. However, due to field space availability some games may need to be rescheduled for Sunday's. Games that are canceled near the end of the season may not be able to get rescheduled. In the fall season we are very limited to field space and daylight so, some games may not be made up.


Items required by each player for softball and baseball
The only thing that is required is the following: Baseball: Batting Helmet, Glove, Athletic cup Softball: Batting Helmet, Glove Highly recommended: Both Sports: Bat sized properly for the player Cleats(Metal is allowed only at Pony and Colt and 14U and 18U) Batting Gloves Bat Bag Optional: Softball: Infield mask


We live in another town, can I register my child to play in the Plainfield league?
Yes you can. We have a change in our policy and agreement with the Plainfield Park District who govern the actual field use.  So you can live in any town and participate to play in PAC


Other items of note:


  1.  The season will start around 4/14 and be completed by July 1st for all divisions in baseball but Colt and all divisions in softball except 14U and 18U
       - Games will be 1 game during the week(any day Monday - Friday) starting around 5:30/5:45 pm or 7:45 pm for those fields having lights and 1 game on the weekend
  2.  The 14U, 18U, and Colt season will start somewhere around Memorial Weekend
  3.  Team schedules will be posted about 4/1/18 for the season
  4.  The season consists of 16 regular season games and a playoff at the end
  5.  14U and 18U softball plays in the SWS made up of teams from surrounding areas of Plainfield  Home games will be in Plainfield, away games will be in Naperville, Lemont, Lockport, Minooka, Oswego, etc.
  6.  Colt games will be played at Bott Park or Four Season's Park. 
  7.  Maverick division is again the 1/2 season of coach pitch and 1/2 season of kid pitch(no walks, real game 3 outs, 5 run maximum per inning).
  8.  How do I become a manager?  Email softball VP or Baseball VP indicating so [email protected] or [email protected]
  9.  How do I become an assistant coach?  Talk to your manager after they contact you about wanting to help






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PO Box 480 
Plainfield, Illinois 60544

Phone : 815-267-1010
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