Registration

When is registration?

The latest information about registration, including dates and deadlines, will be available on the Registration page of our Website as well as on our Facebook page.

How can I pay?

You may send a check made out to ICYP to 35-15 20th Avenue, Astoria, NY 11105, leave a check in the mailbox on the front gate during off-hours, or deliver your payment (cash or check) in person during one of our designated payment Saturdays. We are not yet equipped to accept online payments.

What about credit card, Paypal, Venmo, or Zelle payments?

Unfortunately, we cannot accept these forms of payment yet, but we’re working on it.

I made a mistake on the registration form. How can I change it?

If you’ve entered information incorrectly, just send us an email with your child’s name and the corrected info and we’ll update your registration.

Baseball / Softball

How long is the season?

Games begin in mid-April and continue through the end of June. We typically try to finish by the end of the school year, so as not to interfere with summer vacations.

When are the games?

Most baseball and softball games take place on Saturdays, weather permitting. Generally speaking, the children in younger divisions tend to play earlier in the morning. As the daylight extends later in the spring, teams will begin playing weekday evening games (5:30pm start), usually not more than once per week. Additional weekday and/or Sunday games may be necessary to make up rained-out games.

Where do the games take place?

All games take place within the ICYP complex of fields accessible via the main gate on 20th Avenue between 35th and 36th Streets. Please use caution and remain alert for batted and/or thrown balls when walking across the field complex.

How do I know which field is which?

The Pee Wee field runs adjacent to 20th Avenue. The Senior field is the largest in the complex and is located immediately after the picnic area. The Midget field is located in the rear right corner of the complex, while the Girls field is in the rear left corner. Still not sure? Here’s a map.

Is the season schedule available yet?

Complete season schedules will be posted to each respective division’s page on the Website. If the schedule isn’t posted, that means it isn’t ready yet.

When will my child’s team be practicing?

Practice days and times vary by coach and depend on coaches’ availability. Please remember, all our coaches are volunteers and most fit their practices around work and other commitments.

What equipment will my child need?

All players, regardless of division, must supply their own batting helmet, fielding glove, and bat. Cleats are strongly encouraged. Boys should wear protective cups. During the spring 2021 season, players should also bring a personal container of hand sanitizer to all games and practices.

Please also note that players in the baseball Pee Wee, Midget, and Junior divisions require wooden bats.

For questions about what kind of bat to purchase, we recommend starting with one of the many bat buying guides available online, like this one.

Can my child play on the same team as his or her friends, or for a specific coach?

One of the best things about team sports is the opportunity to make new friends. While it’s possible that your child may be placed on a team with his or her existing friends, we privilege fairness and team balance in the team selection process, so we cannot guarantee it. In cases when ride shares are necessary, we will make every attempt to accommodate.

When will my child receive his or her uniform?

Uniforms will be ordered following the close of registration and usually take a few weeks to print and deliver. Your child’s coach will notify you when uniforms are available for distribution. If the coach hasn’t notified you, that means the uniforms haven’t arrived yet.

[New for 2021] Does my child really have to wear a mask on the field? They’re uncomfortable.

We know. We understand that playing sports while wearing a mask is not ideal, especially during warm weather, but it’s essential this season for the safety of the entire program community. Trust us: baseball/softball in a mask is way more fun than no baseball/softball at all.

Football

When is the season?

The youth football season typically begins in late September or early October and wraps up before Thanksgiving. Our 18+ league begins after Thanksgiving.

When are the games?

Games will take place on Friday evenings under the lights or on Saturday mornings.

What is the format for the games?

All games are single-hand touch with six players on the field per side.

What’s included with my registration fee?

The registration fee includes a team football jersey and covers the cost of officiating for the season.

What equipment will my child need?

Cleats are essential. Given that the games follow a touch format, no padding or helmets are necessary.

Can my child play on the same team as his or her friends, or for a specific coach?

One of the best things about team sports is the opportunity to make new friends. While it’s possible that your child may be placed on a team with his or her existing friends, we privilege fairness and team balance in the team selection process, so we cannot guarantee it. In cases when ride shares are necessary, we will make every attempt to accommodate.

When will my child receive his or her jersey?

Jerseys will be ordered following the close of registration and usually take a few weeks to print and deliver. Your child’s coach will notify you when jerseys are available for distribution. If the coach hasn’t notified you, that means the jerseys haven’t arrived yet.