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Parent Involvement

Parents can play many roles in sport: current or former athlete, coach, fan, motivator, role model or critic. A few studies have shown that family members may influence an athlete’s involvement and achievement in sport more than coaches. Parents also are the first and most critical agents at socializing sports.

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What Equipment Will you need

Every sport requires equipment. To prevent you from spending unnecessary money on the wrong equipment, follow the links below for guides on purchasing equipment. 

For your players first day, make sure you have the following equipment for them:

Required: glove, bat, helmet, cleats, and baseball pants

Optional: batting glove, sliding pants with cup (highly recommended), and baseball bag


Bat rules are no joke!

Make sure your bat is Babe Ruth compliant using this link

How to Buy The Right Baseball Cleats

While tempting to reuse those soccer cleats, check out this guide before you do

Safety is everyone's priority

In order to ensure a safe environment for everyone, there are many things to be aware of while your child is playing any sport. Below are some links that you can you to reference third party information on topics like concussions and there are links to Cal Ripkin and Babe Ruth Pitch Count sheets to ensure our pitchers are not overworking their growing muscles. 

HEADS UP to Youth Sports

Safety is VITAL. Learn more about concussion safety from the CDC


Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Acreage Athletic League Baseball experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.


Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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