Inifinity Youth Sports offers recreational and competitive sports to the youth of New Mexico, ages 3-16. Our sports include tball, volleyball, basketball, and soccer. Infinity Youth Sports is also home of the Southwest Gridiron Conference, a division of U

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TBALL FAQs
 

How long is the season?

  • 6 games. The Summer 2013 Season is July 13-August 10.

Where are the games held?
  • Games are held at various parks within Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. Locations can vary.

What days are the games played on?
  • Games are played on Saturdays.  Reschedules can happen on other days, including Sundays, if necessary.

Where are practices?
  • Practices are at local parks.  IYS does its best to organize practices within the zip code.   Teams are assigned to their practice area by IYS.  

How often are practices?
  • Practices vary during the week dependent on the age group. I.E., the younger the age, the less the practice frequency.; the older the age group, the higher the practice frequency.  Most practices for tball are between 1 and 2 times per week.  Practices generally begin 1-2 weeks before the season.

How are teams formed?
  • Teams are formed by zip code and neighboring zip code as it is dependent on the number of players from the area.  Tams can also be formed by coach requests and friend requests pending availability.


What additional equipment is needed for tball?

  • Children should bring their own bat, glove and batting helmets to practices and games.

Who are the coaches?
  • Coaches are parent volunteers.  IYS firmly believes in the positive aspects of children and parents being able to bond through the child/coach relationship.

How can I become a coach?
  • Prospective coaches will need to complete a coaches application and background check.  

How much is a background check for coaches? 
  • Background checks are $20/year.

Can coaches recruit players for a team and/or bring in a formed team?
  • Yes, coaches can recruit players within their divisions and/or bring in fully formed teams.  Players may play up one division; players are not allowed to play down in divisions.

Can I request a particular team or coach for my child?
  • Yes, as long as the coach or team that you are requesting is in your child's age division.

Can a team stay together from season to season?
  • Yes, they can stay together as long as they are in the appropriate age division and register together.

My child wants to play with a friend.  Is that possible?
  • Yes, you can make a friend request.  Friend requests are only honored as long as the friend is in the same age-appropriate division as your child, as long as the coach is accepting players, and as long as there is room on the team.

Can a team "save" spots for a player that has not registered yet?
  • No.  Teams are not allowed to save spots for players who have yet to register.  We highly suggest you register as soon as possible for the team that you are requesting.

What does my registration fee cover?
  • Registration fees cover the cost of the practice fields per week, the cost of the weekly game facility rentals, player and facility insurance, custom uniforms, field equipment, facility staff, and various operating expenses.

What kind of uniform does my child receive? Is it extra or included in the cost?
  • Children receive pants and a jersey.  It is included in the cost of the registration and is not extra.  

Can I exchange my uniform?
  • Exchanges are not allowed as uniforms are custom-ordered.  If you decide you need another uniform due to personal reasons, there will be an additional charge.  

Can we wear different uniforms other than what the league provides?
  • No.

How many seasons of tball are there in a year?
  • IYS runs 3 seasons of tball per year.

How do I switch teams?
  • Team switching is not allowed during the season.  You may, however, switch teams at the start of the next season.

What is dual-division?
  • Dual-division is where a player can play his/her appropriate age division as well the division above him/her. Additional fees apply and games are not guaranteed to not conflict in schedule.

Are refunds or credits allowed?
  • Neither refunds nor credits are given.

Do you offer payment plans?
  • Yes, we do.  Please contact the office for specifics. 

What is league age?  
  • League age is the age you are on August 1, 2012 for the 2012-2013 sports year.  That age is "frozen" for the entire year and that is the age that you are for that particular sports year.  

Why does IYS use league age?
  • IYS uses league age in order to allow players to play with their same team for an entire year thereby reinforcing the concepts of team bonding and team cohesion.

My child is 8 on August 1, 2012 but then turns 9 three weeks later. How do you determine what his league age is?
  • Because he was 8 on 8/1/12, his league age is 8.  Although he turned a year older a few weeks later, his age on 8/1/12 is the determining factor for placement for the 2012-2013 sports year. 

If a child has a birthday after the cut-off date and turns a year older, does he have to move up a division?
  • No.  All that matters is the age he was on the cut-off date (8/1/12).  Children do not move up divisions due to birthdays during the year or else we would be reorganizing teams each week.  It is similar to the school year cut-off - if a child turns a year older, they do not automatically move up to the next grade the next day.