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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ELAA?

East Limestone Athletic Association

What sports does ELAA offer?

Boys Baseball, Girls Softball, Girls Volleyball, Girls and Boys Basketball and Cheerleading

Who is eligible to play in ELAA?

Any boy or girl that attends an East Limestone or Creekside School or resides within the East Limestone/Creekside school district as permitted by the Limestone County Board of Education and its policies.

How do I register my child to play in ELAA?

Registration is primarily online. Occasionally we will hold in-person registration: Parents who come to in-person registration are required to bring proof of age for their child.  

What are the registration fees?

Please reference the registration tab for current registration fees and more information.

What does my registration fee cover?

Baseball & Softball
o Field
o Team equipment
o Umpires
o Insurance
o County Scheduler

Basketball, Volleyball, and Cheer
o Gym usage
o Team equipment
o Referees
o Insurance
o County Scheduler
o Uniform

What insurance am I paying for?

Supplemental insurance supplying secondary coverage for injuries at any ELAA event.

What are the age groups for each league?

D-League – Tee Ball (boys and girls)
(3-4) Child's age as of April 30 of that year.

Boys Baseball
(5-6 Coach Pitch) (7-8) (9-10) (11-12) (13-14) (15-16) Child's age as of April 30 of that year.

Girls Softball
(5-6) (8 and under) (10 and under) (12 and under) (14 and under) Child's age as of January 1 of that year.

Basketball (Boys and Girls)
5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Child's playing age as of September 1st of that year.

Girls Volleyball
8u (7-8), 10u (9-10), and 12u (11-12). Child's playing age as of August 31 of that year. 

When should I expect to get a call about the team my child will play on?

Coaches have final rosters after the season meetings, so expect to get a phone call or text from your coach a few days after the meeting.

What days are games played?

All leagues can play and/or practice any day of the week except Wednesday and Sunday. Younger age-group teams are typically scheduled for practices and games earlier than older teams.

Is ELAA affiliated with the Limestone County Schools?

ELAA is an independent, volunteer organization. We use playing fields and gyms from the East Limestone High School and Creekside Elementary School and work closely with them on issues pertaining to the fields. ELAA is responsible for the general maintenance and upkeep of all fields when we use them. ELAA members and parents are asked to help in the upkeep of all fields before and after each game or practice.

Who takes care of the scorebooks, scoreboard, entry fees at gate, concessions, trash removal, etc?

Since ELAA is an all-volunteer organization with limited funding, we ask that all members and parents of the association to volunteer to help out with these needs. We supply the referees and umpires, but the other functions simply don’t get done on their own and it is up to everyone to help out in any way you can. See a coach or an ELAA officer to find out what you can do to help. Simply, without volunteers we can’t supply the sports activities for yours and our children

Sport Specific FAQS

Basketball

What equipment should I expect to supply for my son or daughter?

Basketball shoes and a ball for practice is highly recommended. Ask your coach or Commissioner about which size ball your child’s age group will be using.

What equipment does the league supply?

Game balls and a uniform for each player.

Cheer

What equipment should I expect to supply for my son or daughter?

White sneakers and an undershirt are recommended, but not required.

What equipment does the league supply?

Cheer uniform and pom poms.

Volleyball

What equipment should I expect to supply for my son or daughter?

Sneakers, black shorts, and a volleyball is highly recommended. Ask your coach or Commissioner about which size ball your child’s age group will be using.

What equipment does the league supply?

Game balls and a uniform top for each player.

Baseball & Softball

Where can I find a practice field for my team?


Practice fields are located at Creekside and are assigned at the start of the season once teams are decided.

What equipment should I expect to supply for my son or daughter?

Baseball/Softball - Gloves, Batting Gloves, Bats, baseball/softball cleats, batting helmet, and (non-metal) protective cups for boys.

What equipment does the league supply?

Each of our fields is equipped with bases, pitching mound, and home plate. Each team is given practice balls and game balls for baseball or softball.    

Does ELAA require players to wear face masks when playing in the field?

New Limestone County Rules for 2009, all players in age groups 4,5,6,7,8 yr. old playing in the “circle” must wear mask or “game face device”, county rule. Though not required, players and their coaches are urged to elect to use these devices for player protection. Note: all batters and base runners must wear a helmet with approved face protection.

Contact

East Limestone Athletic Association

EAST LIMESTONE ATHLETIC ASSOCIATIONP.O. Box 213 
Capshaw, Alabama 35742

Email: [email protected]

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