2018 Spring Registration

Updated Friday December 29, 2017 by SMP Board.

2018 SMP Spring Baseball Registration will be open December 4 through January 18. Registrations after January 18th will incur a $50 late fee and will only be accepted on a space available basis.

Rec League Player Registration Fees

  • Tball (ages 4 and 5) - $150
  • Ages 6 - 14 - $185

NOTE: There is a $500 out of pocket maximum per family.

Registration fees include the following:

  • Ages 4-10 – MLB replica Hat and Jersey
  • Ages 11-14 – SMP Hat and 2 home/away SMP Jerseys

All other equipment is the responsibility of the player/parent (cleats, pants, socks, glove, bat, helmet, etc.).  Please check with your assigned coach for team pants color prior to purchasing pants.


SMP provides an opportunity for extra baseball, in a more competitive environment, through participation in the Greater Birmingham Baseball Association (GBBA) postseason. GBBA teams will be formed for each age group according to the board approved Team Selection Policy, which can be found on the SMP website. Our goal is to have every kid interested in playing placed on one of the teams. However, there is no guarantee of every player making a team. The number of teams from each age group will depend on the number of players interested and available coaches. GBBA team practices will be held on Sundays after teams are formed. Teams will play in the GBBA tournament and have the ability to play in additional tournaments over the course of May and June. Participation on a GBBA team will carry a financial and time commitment much greater than participation on a rec team. The financial commitment will be due at a later date and determined by the team coach, but could range from $150 to over $300. 

The 6yo age group will not form teams until late April and selection will be based on coaches assessment of performance during the rec season.

For age groups 7-9, evaluation sessions will be held on Sundays, starting as early as February 11, and will be facilitated by the league commissioner and conducted by rec league coaches. Teams will be formed at a selection meeting on Sunday March 18.

Ages 10 and up can form teams at the beginning of the rec season and start Sunday practice as early as February 11. 

 AA Only Registration Fees (Ages 11-14)

This option is for players age 11-14 that are on a previously formed AA (Travel) team and are not participating in the rec league.

  • Ages 11-14 - $100

Spring 2018 Schedule (dates subject to change):

12/4 – 1/18 Spring Baseball Registration Open
1/8 Notification deadline for 11-14 AA teams wanting practice space at SMP
1/27 - 1/28 Player Evaluations
2/3 - 2/4 Dick's Shopping Days
2/5 Practices Start On or After
2/17 Park Clean Up Day
3/3 Opening Day
3/4 Picture Day
4/28 Regular Season Ends (assuming weather cooperates)
4/30 - 5/7 Post Season Rec Tournaments (ages 6yo and up)
TBD GBBA Post Season Begins
TBD GBBA Post Season Ends


To register, beginning on 12/4/17 please go to: http://www.shadesmountainpark.org and log in with your account.

If you have any questions, please email us at info@shadesmountainpark.org

Thank you, SMP Board of Directors