|What is Acworth
Baseball Association or ABA?
Association is a non-profit (501c3) volunteer organization that
runs the baseball programs at the Acworth Sports Complex. ABA is
comprised of our members (players & their families), coaches and
our Board of Directors.
Where is the Board Member
E-mail addresses for all our board
members are listed under the “Board Of Directors” section of our
What is the relationship between the City
of Acworth and ABA?
ABA works with the Acworth Parks &
Recreation to run the day to day operations of the youth baseball
organization on behalf of the city.
the facilities at Acworth Sports Complex?
The City of
Acworth maintains our fields. However, our coaches volunteer
throughout the year for several coaches work days. ABA also has a
Facilities Director on our board of directors. For specific
information please e-mail
How many fields
are at Acworth Sports Complex?
There are a total of 11
fields. Seven Fields are at our main facility the Acworth Sports
Complex. Three fields are located ½ mile to 1 mile north of the
main facility off of Main Street in Acworth. Old McEver Field is
located on New McEver Road across from the Acworth Football
Fields. Our Pinto Division uses this field for practice and
overflow games. The Senior Field is located off Main Street. Our
Senior Field hosts our 13–19 year old divisions. Durr Field is
mainly used as a practice field and is located next to Roberts
School located across the railroad tracks from the Post Office in
What is the Horizon Field/League?
The Horizon Field is an award-winning special needs baseball field
located at the Acworth Sports Complex. For more information please
What skill levels
are required to play at Acworth Baseball?
ABA is open
to players of all skill levels and abilities. From beginners to
the most experienced, all children who want to play baseball have
a place at ABA. Our recreational teams are formed each fall and
spring through a draft process. This process is set-up to
distribute the talent pool across all teams.
The easiest way to register is on-line at
and look for ONLINE REGISTRATION button on top menu. You can also register in person at our
Live Registration days. There is typically one live registration
day designated prior to each season. Check the CALENDAR OF
EVENTS for info on this.
covered in my registration fee?
Your registration fee
includes a full uniform: shirt, hat, socks, belt & baseball pants.
Our coaches & assistant coaches are provided with shirts & hats.
ABA also provides the game & practice balls to each team. All
field lighting and umpire fees are also covered by your
registration dues. You will need to provide your own glove,
batting helmet, cleats and bat.
I don’t live in the
City of Acworth limits. Why do I have to pay the non-residence
City of Acworth residents pay additional city
property taxes which fund Acworth Parks and Rec who maintain our
fields, pay for field lights and power at the park. Due to the
large number of non-resident players in our program, a $20 fee is
attached to each non-resident registration. All non-resident fees
are collected by ABA and then paid out to the City of Acworth
Parks & Rec dept. You may have an Acworth mailing address but do
not live in the city limits of Acworth. If you live in the city
limits, you would have Acworth Power and Acworth Trash as your
service providers at your address. There is also a
street listing on our website with
streets names within the city limits.
registration fee assistance available?
Yes, you will
be given raffle tickets that can be sold for $1.00 each. Your
player keeps the proceeds from the sale of the tickets. Cash
Prizes are offered as well as free registration for upcoming
seasons. This is a way to help off-set your registration fees.
Please contact our treasurer at email@example.com for
more information on registration fee assistance.
What is the refund policy?
Refund Policy: 75% refund
after registration and before team draft. No refunds after team
The registration date has passed. Can I
It may be possible for a player to
register after the registration deadline. There will be a $25 late
registration fee. We will continue to register players provided we
have open slots. Contact our secretary or treasurer.
How old does my child have to be to play baseball at
Acworth? What divisions are t-ball, coach pitch or kid pitch?
Our Colt Division (3-4 Y0) is t-ball. Our Shetland Division (5-6
YO) is coach pitch/t-Ball. Our Pinto Division (7-8 YO) is coach
pitch. Our Mustang (9-10 YO), Bronco (11-12 YO) & Senior (13-19)
Divisions are kid pitch. Go to the Recreation League section
(right side navigation bar) of the website for more information on
age cutoffs based on birth dates.
Can I register my
daughter to play baseball at Acworth?
absolutely welcome to play baseball at Acworth. Generally, there
are very few who play and the majority of the girls that play do
so at an early age (3-6). Of the girls that play, most all will
transition into softball at 8 years of age. The Kennworth Park
Bandits softball fields are located behind the Acworth Sports
Complex. Please see the North Cobb Recreation Association website
www.leaguelineup.com/ncra for more information on girls
I would like my son to play-up. Is
We allow players to play up one age
group based on skill level with approval from two Board Members.
So for example a player whose birth date places him in the 6YO
league is allowed to play up in the 7YO league. We will not allow
players to play up more than one age bracket and will not allow an
11YO to play in the 13/14s and a 13YO to play in the 15-19s.
I have two children, can they play on the same team?
Provided the players are playing in age appropriate divisions,
they will be placed or drafted on the same team. Here are a couple
- We will allow a sibling to play up in the next
division so that they can play together with Board Member
- Siblings, who based on birth date are in the same
league, will be drafted together.
- We do not allow a 7YO to
play up with his 10YO brother for the purposes of being on the
- We do not allow players to play down for any
reason including the desire for siblings to be on the same team.
When do the seasons start and end?
specific dates see the web-site. Fall on-line registration begins
July 1st and ends mid August. Teams are selected and practices
start mid to late August. Opening day is typically in early
September. Final games are played at the end of October.
Spring on-line registration starts in December and ends towards
the end of January. Teams are selected and practice begins the
beginning of February. Opening Day is typically the second week of
March. The final games will be played mid-May. All-Stars begin
play immediately after the spring recreational season. Dates vary
based on age, and generally go to the middle or end of July.
What are the game schedules/practice schedules?
Before the games start, there are typically two practices per
week. Once the games start there will be one game during the week
and one game on Sunday. Additional practices will then be
distributed through-out the season.
What is Dizzy
Acworth Baseball Association is a
member of Dizzy Dean Baseball. All recreational and All-Star games
played at Acworth are played under the rules of Dizzy Dean
Baseball. For more specifics related to the rules please see the
Dizzy Dean website www.dizzydeanbbinc.org and the Georgia Dizzy
Dean Website at
Who are the Acworth
All our All-Star and Travel Teams are called
the Acworth Warriors. If there is more than one team per age
group, the teams are named Acworth Warriors Orange, Acworth
Warriors Blue, etc.
What programs are offered at
We offer three programs, Recreational
baseball, All-Star summer baseball and Travel baseball.
Recreational baseball is open to anyone who registers to play and
is offered to players of all skill level and ability. There is a
spring and a fall season. Our recreational teams use MLB baseball
All-Stars – Acworth Warriors Players
participating in the spring rec ball season are eligible for
all-stars. We field All-Star teams from all leagues starting in
our 5s. Depending on the league there may be multiple teams.
All-Stars is a more competitive environment and the purpose is to
put together the best team(s) possible from the pool of players in
the rec league. All Star teams travel locally (some World Series
tournaments require regional travel) and play other park’s All
Star teams. All-Star teams also compete in District, State and
World Series Tournaments. More details regarding the All-Star
selection process can be found on the web-site.
Baseball – Acworth Warriors Travel teams are picked by head
coaches on a try-out basis. Travel teams play the majority of
their baseball games outside of the Acworth Sports Complex. These
typically play in Triple Crown and USSSA tournaments. They
maintain their own schedules. Players are selected in the fall for
the spring season and are invited to play for these teams. Tryouts
are held in August prior to the spring season.
are recreational coaches selected?
Directors and Board select coaches from the pool of parents who
volunteer to coach. League Directors use several factors including
coaching experience, number of years coaching at Acworth and prior
experience in the league. All coaches, assistant coaches and team
moms are required to submit background checks. All background
checks are run through the Acworth Police Department.
How are recreational teams selected?
have the option of locking one Assistant Coach and their children.
All remaining players are put into a draft pool and selected using
the rules of the draft. All players are selected from the pool
until all coaches have their max number of players or the player
pool is exhausted.
How many players are on a team?
- For ages 3-4 our target number is 5 to 7 players per team.
For ages 5-6 & 7-8 our target number is 11 and max at 12 per team.
- For ages 9-19 our target is 11 players per team.
How many games are played in a season?
- Colt – 12
games in the Fall and 14 games in the Spring
- Shetland, Pinto,
Mustang & Bronco – 12 Fall and 14 Spring season games, plus a
double elimination tournament
- Senior – 12-14 games per
season. Our Senior division plays other Acworth teams in addition
to Senior teams from other parks.
I want my son to
play with my neighbor’s son so we can carpool. Is this
For 3 - 4s (Colt), you will need to make a
request to the League Director and/or note on your registration
your request. The League Directors e-mail is listed on the
web-site on the League home page. For all other age groups, the
best course of action is to identify a coach and request that he
try to draft both of the players. We do not make special
accommodations, and with the draft there can be no guarantees that
players will be selected by a particular coach or be on a team
with a particular player.
I have a complaint
about my child’s coach. What should I do?
make every attempt to resolve the issue directly with the coach.
Address your concerns with him first prior to speaking with anyone
else. If you are not able to resolve the issue with you coach,
please contact your League Director.
I have a
complaint about an umpire. What should I do?
Discuss this with your Head Coach. If there is a matter that needs
to be attended, the Head Coach is responsible for communicating
with the umpire. The umpires are instructed to communicate with
the Head Coach only. If the Head Coach has a problem or concern
that needs to be addressed he will then pass his concern to the