Answers to our most frequently asked questions.
WHAT SHOULD MY PLAYER WEAR AND/OR BRING TO PRACTICES?
Players are expected to wear their practice shirt, tucked in with grey or white baseball pants worn at knee height, navy socks, and navy belt. Players should bring tennis shoes for practicing in the cages.
WHAT SHOULD MY PLAYER WEAR AND/OR BRING TO GAMES AND/OR TOURNAMENTS?
Players are expected to wear their navy jerseys with grey pants, navy socks, and navy belt and their white jerseys with white pants, navy socks, and navy belt.
IS MY PLAYER EXPECTED TO ATTEND ALL PRACTICES AND GAMES?
Yes! We expect players to fully commit to RoughRiders Baseball Club. Players improve their game through consistent practice, hard work, and effort. Showing up is key to your player’s growth and to their team’s success. If your player needs to miss a practice or game due to illness or another extenuating circumstance, please Contact Us to let us know as soon as possible.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLAYER AND/OR PARENT EXPECTATIONS?
We hold our organization to the highest standards, and we have high expectations of our coaching staff, players, and players’ families. Please visit our About page for more information about Who We Are and what we expect of our players and their parents.
HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM ROSTER?
We cap our roster at 12 players for our 9u-12u divisions and 15 players for our 13u-14u divisions. This allows all of our RoughRiders to get plenty of reps during practices and games.
WHAT IS THE CORRECT AGE DIVISION FOR MY PLAYER?
To calculate your player's age division, click here. When a player is among the youngest in his grade level (i.e. has a birthday that falls between the May cutoff and September 1st), we often recommend that they play up a level to challenge them at grade level. We do this to better prepare our Riders for high school baseball and beyond.
HOW MANY TEAMS DO YOU HAVE?
Please visit our Teams page.
HOW OFTEN ARE TEAM PRACTICES?
Team practices are held twice a week. All practices are two hours in length. We expect players to attend all practices.
WHERE DO YOU PRACTICE?
We currently hold field permits at multiple sites. Your player will be assigned to a specific site for practices.
DO YOU PLAY IN ANY LEAGUES?
Yes, we participate in the Irvine Pony Select League.
WHERE DO YOU PLAY GAMES?
Most of our games are played locally. We believe some of the most competitive baseball in the nation is played right here in Orange County. We do occasionally invite our players and families to tournaments and events in other counties and states.
DO YOU PLAY IN TOURNAMENTS?
Yes, we like to mix in tournaments around our league play. Most tournaments are held in Orange County. We do occasionally invite our players and families to tournaments in other counties and states.
DO YOU HAVE PLANS TO ADD ADDITIONAL TEAMS AND/OR AGE LEVELS?
Our organization is growing, and we plan to expand our teams. If your player and/or team are interested in joining our club, please Contact Us to let us know you’re interested. We’ll get back to you within 24-48 hours.
WHAT KIND OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE DO YOUR COACHES HAVE?
Please visit our Coaches page.
HOW DO I MANAGE MY PLAYER’S SCHEDULE AND AVAILABILITY?
Please login to the TeamSnap account that you created when registering your player.
HOW DO I ORDER PLAYER GEAR AND/OR SPIRIT WEAR?
You can shop for Official RoughRiders uniforms and merchandise on our Team Store. Please note that all sales are final. We do not offer shipping. Orders are fulfilled within 14 days. You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup. Orders must be picked up in person before or after practice at Esencia Sports Park located at 31 Esencia Drive in Rancho Mission Viejo, CA.
HOW DO I REGISTER AND PAY FEES?
Players are sent a link to register after team rosters have been finalized each Fall and Spring.
Registration fees and invoices are processed through TeamSnap. To update your payment information and/or pay an outstanding invoice, please login in to the TeamSnap account that you created when registering your player.
Season Fees can be paid upfront or through monthly installments. If you choose our monthly installment payment plan, TeamSnap will automatically charge your credit card on file each month until the end of the season. As an example, our 2021 Fall Season runs from August 1st - December 17th. The Registration Fee and a 20% Deposit are due on August 1st. Your credit card will automatically be charged on August 15th, September 15th, October 15th, and November 15th for the remainder of your player's Season Fees.
Invoices for League Fees, Tournament Fees, and other events are separate. Please note that these fees are not automatically charged to your card, and they must be paid separately through TeamSnap using a credit card.
WHAT IS YOUR LATE FEE POLICY?
Unpaid invoices will be assessed a $25 late fee when they are more than 5 days past due.
If your credit card expires or changes, please be sure to login to TeamSnap to enter your new credit card information.
WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION AND/OR REFUND POLICY?
All sales through our Team Shop are final.
RoughRiders Baseball Club is committed to providing each player with an exceptional baseball experience every season. Our rosters are limited, and we have a set roster each Fall and Spring. Having said that, when you register for a season with us, we expect a full commitment for the entire season. We R.I.D.E. together, and our RoughRiders and their families commit to work together as a team all season.
All fees, including but not limited to Registration Fees, Season Fees, League Fees, Tournament Fees, and other events, are non-refundable.
However, in the event that RoughRiders Baseball Club must cancel a league, tournament, or other event, whether due to COVID-19 restrictions or other unforeseen circumstances, players will receive a prorated refund less any non-refundable expenses incurred by RoughRiders Baseball Club. Exceptions to our refund policy will be considered on a case-by-case basis.