FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is the typical length of a season?
Each youth sports regular season (baseball, softball, soccer and basketball) consists of 8 to 12 games.
Spring seasons: Approximately March to late May or early June. (Baseball, Softball and Soccer)
Fall season: Approximately August to late October or early November. (Baseball, Softball and Soccer)
Winter season: Approximately November to late January or early February (Basketball)
Single or double elimination post season tournaments are held for ages 7 and older, which are typically played after the regular season ends.
How are the leagues organized?
Leagues are organized based on the number of individuals registered within a specific age division. Generally we would like to have a minimum of four teams to have an individual league but there are certain exceptions. All new players or players moving up an age division will be required to enter the draft.
Exception: A sibling will be placed on the same team without having to go to the draft.
When and where will my child practice and play games?
The Clover Recreation uses many fields and facilities for practice. This allows teams the opportunity to practice before and during the season.
Baseball: Clover Community Park, Roosevelt Park, Kinard Elementary, Larne Elementary, Clover Optimist Club, Griggs Road Elementary and Larne Elementary.
Softball: Clover Community Park, Roosevelt Park, Kinard Elementary, Larne Elementary, Clover Optimist Club, Griggs Road Elementary and Larne Elementary.
Soccer: New Centre Park
Basketball: Blue Eagle Academy, Clover Middle School and Clover High School
Recreation staff will provide a preseason practice schedule for all teams. Preseason practices will be held twice a week. Once the regular season has started, practices will be scheduled based on field/gym availability.
The Clover Recreation Department will make a concerted effort to have a game schedule available as soon as possible. Games may be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Game schedules depend on total number of teams, field/gym availability, school district calendar and other organizations compatibilities.
How much are registration fees and what do they cover?
Registration fees vary between $30.00 to $50.00, depending on the season and age division.
Baseball/Softball: Jersey, hat, officials, team equipment, field usage and any needed maintenance.
Fees do not cover - pants/shorts, belt, socks, cleats, trophies, or team banquet.
Soccer: Jersey, shorts, socks, officials, team equipment, field usage, and any needed maintenance.
Fees do not include shin guards, cleats, goalie gloves, trophies, or team banquet.
Basketball: Jersey, shorts, officials, team equipment, gym space, and any needed maintenance.
Fees do not include shoes, socks, trophies, or team banquet.