What is Youth Sports Wired.com?
YouthSportsWired.com serves as a social platform to share photos, videos and stories about your youth sports activities. In addition to creating this social platform, our mission is to foster a sense of community and facilitate communication among active members of Youth Sports Wired for the purpose of social interaction, and to promote local youth sports activities and GM Dealer Programs events by serving as both a promotional and public relations vehicle.
Why join Youth Sports Wired.com?
If you have any questions about why you should join, please click HERE. (http://youthsportswired.com/baseball/whyjoin)
How are leagues selected to participate in the programs like Chevy Youth Baseball that are featured on YouthSportsWired.com?
GM Dealerships that are able to participate in the sport programs featured on the site (based on location and other factors), have the resources to sponsor one league in their community. Leagues are primarily selected based on proximity as the sponsored league's park must fall within the dealership's sales territory. If you would like us to keep your information on file in case a dealer in your area is looking for a league to sponsor, please click HERE.
What is COPPA?
COPPA, or the Child Online Privacy and Protection Act of 1998, is a law in the United States requiring websites which can potentially collect information from minors under the age of 13 to have written parental consent or some other method of legal guardian acknowledgment, allowing the collection of personally identifiable information from a minor under the age of 13. If you are unsure if this applies to you as someone trying to register or to the website you are trying to register on, contact legal counsel for assistance. Please note that the administrators of Youth Sports Wired cannot provide legal advice or serve as a point of contact for legal concerns of any kind, except as outlined below.
No information from those under age 18.
Please note that if you are under age 18, we have adjusted the user rules for our website. We apologize for any inconvenience but please do not attempt to register or provide any personal information. If we learn that we have collected personal information from someone under the age of 18 we will delete that information as quickly as possible. We appreciate your interest in Chevy Youth Sports Wired and Chevy Youth Baseball but this site is intended for parents and coaches of youth league players and adults associated with those activities.
What can I post?
You can post any content that complies with COPPA and the rules and regulations of the site. Meaning, pictures and videos are posted with consent, if you are a minor, and they follow all the rules for your safety and the safety of those who are viewing the site. No explicit material should be posted. Sports related pictures relating to youth are acceptable and strongly encouraged.
Who will be eligible for contest prizes posted?
Unless otherwise specified in the rules of the contest, anyone will be eligible for the prize being given away.
Login and Registration Issues
Why can't I login?
There are several reasons why this could occur. First, ensure your username and password are correct. If they are, send an email to email@example.com.
Why do I need to register at all?
Registration will give you access to additional features not available to guest users such as uploading content, posting comments, etc. It only takes a few moments to register so it is recommended you do so.
I’ve lost my password.
Don’t panic! While your password cannot be retrieved, it can easily be reset. Visit the login page and click I’ve forgotten my password. Follow the instructions and you should be able to log in again shortly.
I registered but cannot login.
First, check your username and password. If they are correct, then one of two things may have happened. If COPPA support is enabled and you specified being under 13 years old during registration, you will have to follow the instructions you received. The site may also require new registration to be activated, either by yourself or by an administrator before you can logon; this information was present during registration. If you were sent an e-mail, follow the instructions. If you did not receive an e-mail, you may have provided an incorrect e-mail address or the e-mail may have been picked up by a spam filer. If you are sure the e-mail address you provided is correct, try contacting an administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org
I registered in the past but cannot login anymore.
Attempt to locate the e-mail sent to you when you first registered, check your username and password and try again. Please contact an administrator at email@example.com if the problem persists.
Why can’t I register?
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How do I change my settings?
If you are a registered user, all your settings are stored in the site database. To alter them, click on your name in the upper right corner of the website. This system will allow you to change all your settings and preferences.
How do I post a topic in a forum?
To post a new topic in a forum, click the relevant button on either the forum or topic screens. You may need to register before you can post a message.
How do I edit or delete a post?
Unless you are an administrator, you cannot edit or delete posts. Please contact an administrator at email@example.com if you need to edit content.
Why can’t I access a forum?
Some forums may be limited to certain users or groups. To view, read, post or perform another action you may need special permissions. Contact the administrator to grant you access.
Why can’t I add attachments?
Attachment permissions are granted on a per forum, per group, or per user basis. The board administrator may not have allowed attachments to be added for the specific forum you are posting in, or perhaps only certain groups can post attachments. Contact the administrator if you are unsure about why you are unable to add attachments.
Why does my post need to be approved?
All posts require review before submission to keep the site safe for minors.
Who do I contact about abusive and/or legal matters related to this site?
Please contact the site administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately with any feedback.
How early should I arrive at the clinic?
Typically, clinic check-in begins one hour before the scheduled clinic start time. You will not need to arrive prior to this time as many facilities do not have the gates open until the scheduled check-in time.
Will water/refreshments be provided during the clinic?
Many clinic dates occur during the late spring and summer months, so it can get hot out there! However, water will provided for all participants at each clinic site. "Water breaks" are scheduled into each clinic. Even though water will be provided for the participants, parents and spectators are welcome to bring refreshments and snacks along!
Will a meal be available for parents and spectators?
Meals will be provided free of charge at all clinic sites for clinic participants. Depending on the clinic site and turnout, parents may be able to purchase meals and/or other concessions for themselves, if desired.
What is a typical clinic menu?
At most MiLB/MLB clinic sites, ball park fare (hot dogs, hamburgers, potato chips, etc.) is served. Meals at Ripken Baseball clinics are typically donated by local restaurants, and usually consist of pizza, sandwiches/subs, etc.
What is your rainout policy?
Unfortunately, no clinics will be re-scheduled due to rain-outs. Some clinic facilities, especially MiLB/MLB parks, have sheltered batting cages/pitching areas where instructors are able to continue a modified version of the clinic.Many minor league clinics occur on game-day mornings as well. Instructors and groundskeepers at MiLB/MLB parks reserve the right to move the clinic off the field if they feel it may be damaged due to wet conditions
We are not affiliated with a Cal Ripken Baseball League; may we still attend the Ripken clinic?
Of course! Anyone interested in learning how to be a better baseball player may attend the Chevy Youth Baseball Instructional Clinics. But, for the curious, here is a little history on Cal Ripken Leagues and Ripken Baseball.
Babe Ruth Baseball – Cal Ripken League: The Babe Ruth league, a non-profit, educational organization, named after one of the greatest baseball players of all time – George Herman "Babe" Ruth. In the Summer of 1999, the Babe Ruth League, Inc. renamed its largest baseball division from "Bambino" to "Cal Ripken Baseball" in honor of Cal Ripken, Jr. Once Cal retired from the game of baseball, he opened Ripken Baseball, Inc. While they share the common name, the Cal Ripken League is not part of Ripken Baseball, Inc.
Ripken Baseball, Inc.: Ripken Baseball, Inc. is Cal and Bill Ripken’s privately held company that focuses on growing the great game of baseball worldwide The Ripken Way. The Ripken Baseball group oversees four divisions: Ripken Amateur Baseball, Ripken Professional Baseball, The Cal Sr. Foundation, and Ripken Management and Design. In 2003, the first of two youth baseball complexes was completed in Aberdeen, Maryland – Cal and Bill Ripken’s hometown. In 2010 the complex will see more than 1,200 tournament teams and 1,500 participants compete and take instruction at this facility. These athletes will represent forty-three states and nine foreign countries. Due to the success of the Ripken Academy in Aberdeen, MD, the Ripken’s opened a second youth baseball complex in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in 2006. The Ripken Experience showcases training facilities and seven themed baseball fields that have been individually modeled to the dimensions and character of historic American ballparks.
Should the participants bring their own equipment?
Ripken Baseball provides all necessary equipment for each player except for a glove and cleats. The group will provide bats, helmets, baseballs, and catching gear at all of the instructional stations. Ripken Baseball strongly discourages participants from bringing their own equipment in hopes of avoiding situations where equipment is lost or stolen, and strongly recommends that each participant puts their name on everything prior to arriving to clinic.
Each Major and Minor League Baseball clinic is different. Some teams allow participants to wear cleats on their fields while others do not. Some teams ask participants to bring bats in addition to gloves, while others require only gloves. Please review the information for your clinic on www.ChevyYouthSports.com/RSVP or contact Chevy Youth Baseball with questions.