BSA offers baseball programs for youth aged 6 though 12. The program seasons listed below are subject to slight modifications due to venue availability and other program considerations. The most up-to-date registration information is available here.
Our Spring Baseball Season typically runs from April through June.
Our pre-season Baseball Clinic is typically held for 4-6 weeks in February/March.
Q: Where do I find the season schedule?
A: The tentative baseball schedule can be located here. This schedule is subject to change.
Q: Where are the trainings held?
A: All of our programs are currently held at at our partner school, International School of Brussels (ISB).
Q: Why is it necessary to travel to US and NATO military facilities or local club fields to play games?
A: For older children in our program there may be occasional games at the Brussels American School in Steerebeek, NATO facilities in Belgium, as well as local club baseball fields. (ages 10 and over). We are fortunate to have this opportunity to play other teams and use other facilities, since we have only limited access to school fields on weekends and routinely do not have enough players to compete amongst each other every week. Children are expected to travel to these away games. These teams travel to Brussels, so we must travel to them in return.
Q: What is the team structure?
A: Depending on registration and staff, the BSA usually offers a spring baseball league consisting of one practice/week and one training or game held on weekends. The program generally runs from April – June. Divisions are typically broken down in three age groups: U8/U10/U13
Q: Is BSA baseball considered competitive or recreational baseball?
A: The spring baseball level of instruction and competition would be primarily considered to be at the recreational or instructional level, especially at the younger groups (under 10 years of age).
Q: My child has never played before, will he/she feel welcome?
A: Absolutely! BSA welcomes children of all experience levels and proudly supports kids in learning new sports.
Q: What is Tee ball and Machine Pitch?
A: In tee ball, young children hit the baseball off a "tee" or stand rather than from a pitcher. In machine pitch, rather than having a pitcher throw the ball, a machine throws consistent pitches for the batters to hit.
Q: What equipment should my child have?
A: Every child should have a baseball glove, although each team will have some gloves which can be borrowed during training. BSA provides baseball hats and team shirts to all players. All players should wear weather-appropriate clothing and athletic sneakers or baseball cleats.
Q: Where can we purchase baseball/softball gloves and equipment in Belgium?
A: A good supplier is The Cage in Antwerp. For more information go to www.thecage.be.
Q: What should I do if my child is sick or otherwise cannot attend the training or a game?
A: Please let your coach know if your child cannot make his or her training session or game so that the coach can plan accordingly.
Q: Is it necessary to stay with my child during games and practices?
A: BSA requires a parent or guardian to be present at practices and games for all children age 8 and under. For children aged 9-12 you must accompany your child to the field to be sure that a coach is present before leaving your child. You must also be there to pick them up following the practice or game.
Q: Who are the coaches?
A: The BSA baseball coaches are dedicated volunteers (most often parents of players) who offer their time to support BSA in the mission of bringing quality, community-centered sports programming to any child who wishes to play – regardless of the child’s background or ability. Volunteer coaches participate in a volunteer coaches’ orientation prior to each season and are supported by the BSA Baseball Director and Managing Director in addressing any concerns. BSA relies on the dedication and generosity of our volunteer coaches and we welcome new parents to get involved – even if you haven’t played in years!
Q: Who should I contact if I have concerns or questions?
A: We are here to support you and answer your questions. You can contact our Baseball Director, Sandy Grant, or our Managing Director.