Can I Participate?

COVID-19 Update: Registration is currently OPEN. If we need to cancel this program due to public health orders registration fees will be refunded as a credit on the household account in CivicRec.

Our youth baseball & softball leagues give kids in Eagle County an opportunity to try out baseball or softball and learn what it’s like to be on a team no matter their experience or skill level! Remember that old team photo taken back when you were in braces and tube socks? These leagues inspire teamwork and friendship, creating healthy foundations that last a lifetime.

Our baseball & softball leagues are just $45 per kid for an 8 week league that includes a jersey, practices and games. Leagues are offered at all three of our locations – Edwards, Eagle & Gypsum for boys and girls 5-12 years old.

T-Ball (co-ed for 5-6 yr olds)
Coach Pitch (co-ed for 7-8 yr olds)
Ages 9-12 are broken out by softball and baseball.

See below for season dates and details about practices and games.

2021 League Info
Season DatesReg Opens/Closes
Jun 7-Jul 29Mar 30/May 10

Create new memories and volunteer to be a coach! The satisfaction of inspiring youth is priceless. Volunteer today by contacting our youth sports team or when signing your child up.


Youth Scholarship Application

Important Info

  • Social Distancing & Sanitization Requirements

    Please note that this protocol is still awaiting final recommendations from Public Health so it is subject to change.

    • Offensive dugouts will consist of the first 4 batters: the hitter and 3 in the dugout. The rest have to be outside the dugout (outfield side) six feet apart and entering the dugout one at a time as batters complete their at bat (so that there are never more than 3 in the dugout). Spectator bleachers will be converted into extended dugout areas, with marked areas for sitting.
    • Balls will be disinfected each inning and/or whenever they leave play
    • Maps will be provided to parents for assigned areas to park and enter their assigned field.
    • Only immediate family (parents and siblings) will be allowed to spectate
    • Spectator areas will be along the outfield fence and will be marked off for social distancing
    • No high-five’s/handshakes
    • Players will be required to wash hands before leaving the field
    • The umpire will call balls and strikes 6 feet behind the pitcher
    • A bat will not be shared by consecutive batters without being disinfected
    • Coaches of younger ages will use plastic dots to put on the field to show kids where to stand
    • Not changing: catcher distance from batter and potential close proximity between runner and fielder on brief occasions. Trying to add social distancing in these situations (matching the adult softball protocols) would hinder learning too much for youth.

    We have implemented frequent disinfection and sanitizing procedures for all equipment and high-tough areas and surfaces with hospital-grade disinfectant. If you would like to receive the full list of measures we will be implementing, please contact Zane Gard at zgard@mountainrec.org

  • FAQ

    When do rosters goes out?/ How do I know what team I am on?

    Rosters will go out no later than 10 days before the start of practices. You will receive an email from Mountain Recreation with a team assignment and practice time. (Note: youth hockey is not broken up into teams, but parents will still get a welcome email with all information.)

    When will I hear from my coach?

    You should hear from your coach the week before practices start, after rosters go out.

    Can I make practice time requests?

    Practice time requests can be made on registration, but are not guaranteed and are based on coach availability.

    Can I make teammate requests?/Can we have the same team as last session/year?

    We do not take requests for coaches or teams. Coaches may make one teammate request for their child.

    This enables more balanced teams, your child to make new friends and learn from different coaching styles., and you to build community with other parents.

    Can I switch teams after team assignments go out?

    We do our best to not move players after team assignments go out in order to keep teams balanced and even in roster size and minimize potential roster confusion with coaches.

    When will game schedules come out?

    Game schedules will come out no later than 5 days before games start (during the second week of practice). Game schedules will be posted online.

    Where are game played?

    Games rotate between Gypsum, Eagle, and Edwards.

    How do I know where my field is?

    Check out these helpful field guides for Edwards, Eagle, and Gypsum.

    When does my child get a jersey?

    Players will receive a jersey prior to the start of the first game. Jerseys for late registrations may a week later or not the exact requested size.

    What equipment does my child need?

    Baseball/Softball/T-Ball: Glove and athletic shoes (turf cleats recommended)

    Basketball: Athletic shoes

    Hockey: All equipment on this diagram

    Flag Football: Athletic shoes (turf cleats and mouthguard recommended)

    Lacrosse: All equipment on this diagram (5-6yo do not need pads)

    Soccer: Athletic shoes (turf cleats recommended), shin guards for 9yo+

    Volleyball: Athletic shoes

    Do you have equipment for rent?

    We have lacrosse and hockey padding available for rent in Eagle and Edwards. Players still need to purchase their own helmet and stick.

    How are teams put together?

    Rosters are put together with care, but randomly by evenly distributing player ages, sizes, and skill levels. We do our best to keep all teams balanced.

    Can my child play up or down a division?

    Registration is based on age at the start of the program. There is a 6-month window where parents may register a child up a division at their discretion, but not down a division.

    Why are your leagues based on age instead of school grade?

    We utilize leagues based on age do be able to have the best developmentally appropriate rules and skill range for each age group. A two-year age range for each league allows closer skill sets, which allows for more competitive play, and consequently, better learning. Age-based registration is also used in club sports. Because of the variation in each national club organization’s cut off (some use January 1, some follow the start of the season, some follow school start cut-off), we wanted to have a consistent cutoff for every sport that was easy for parents to remember, so we go off the participant’s age at the start of the program.

    How will we know if practices or games are cancelled?

    We will utilize an SMS alert system (coming from the number [844] 943-0583) to inform the primary parent on registration of any cancellations. Games will be cancelled at the discretion of Mountain Recreation, and will be done no later than an hour before the scheduled start of the game. Practice cancellation are at the discretion of coaches. If there are unsafe practice conditions (lightning, low air quality), coaches will be advised to cancel practice.

    What are the league rules?

    League rules will be emailed to parents at the start of the season.

    Can I be refunded if my child cannot play anymore?

    Please see our Refund Request and Policy page for more info on refunds.

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