|San Francisco NABA|
|SFNABA's new player tryout & draft takes place on Sunday, Feb 26th at Rickey Henderson Field in Oakland.
The field is located on 45th street between Telegraph and Webster and is just six blocks from MacArthur BART Station. The nearest address that'll get you to the field is 457 45th St, Oakland, CA 94609. Street parking is plentifully available nearby. Pitchers and catchers should be at the field and ready to go at 10:00 am and position players who do not pitch &/or catch at 10:30am. Gates will open at 9:00am. During the tryout all players (including pitchers and catchers) will be given the opportunity to showcase skills at any/all of their positions and to run and hit.
The tryout is free for those who are not selected but all those who are drafted will pay at least $315 to their manager for league & team fees for the year. When teams draft players that do not pay, the team loses $ and a draft pick, which is not good for the league or the team. So this year, all players must bring a check for $315 made out to SFNABA, which will be held in escrow from the time its turned in until after the draft, at which point checks will be signed over to managers or returned to those who are not drafted.
Upon your arrival on the 26th and before you step onto the field, you'll be asked to provide your current contact info, to sign a liability waiver and an agreement that if you fail or refuse to play for the team that drafts you, you will be deemed ineligible to play on any team in SFNABA for a period of two calendar years. For those of you trying out with a friend, you may request to be picked as a package and our managers are pretty good about making trades and deals to accommodate your requests, but in the end we do not -and cannot- guarantee that packages of two or more players will be picked together.
We will provide baseballs, bats and helmets and will have catcher's gear and other necessary equipment to borrow but each player should dress appropriately and bring a glove at the very least. There is a batting cage on site to take some warmup swings before your showcased batting practice round.
In case of inclement weather on the weekend of the tryout, please check our homepage (www.sfnaba.com) or our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/sfnaba) for updates.
Please do register for our free agent list before the tryout so that you'll receive updates and a reminder leading up to the tryout and so that (in the case that you're not selected at the tryout or cannot make it on that day) your name and information will be available to our managers throughout the season. To register, please go to www.sfnaba.com and click on the "Register Now!" link next to "2017 Free Agents". Your information will not be shared with anyone else, though I may email you if there's an opportunity to get onto a baseball field in the Bay Area.
Established in 2001, San Francisco National Adult Baseball Association (SFNABA) is the San Francisco Bay Area's premier adult (18+) wood bat baseball league. We are a 501c7 non-profit organization affiliated with the National Adult Baseball Association out of Denver, CO and host 300 members on 16 teams.
We play a 20 game regular season (plus playoffs for teams that make it) from the end of March to the last weekend of July with playoffs in August. Opening day for the 2016 season is March 18th/19th. We have all major holiday weekends off with the exception playing on either the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend or the Saturday of Easter weekend. We play four sets of double headers during the course of the season. 70% of our games take place on Sundays, 20% on Saturdays and 10% on weeknights (with plenty of notice), though each manager does have license to express his team's preference and to request not to play on certain days.
Despite our name, SFNABA's fields are mostly outside of the city proper. We do play at Paul Goode field in the Presidio but it's been our experience that the field quality is not high in SF and that our members prefer to travel to play at better facilities. All of our fields are within 25 miles of SF. Several of our teams have 'home' fields and play at least 10 of their home games at one given field. Others do not and are assigned fields based on their requests and as availability permits. Most teams have players from both sides of the bay and carpooling to games is common.
The skill level within SFNABA ranges from high intermediate to advanced, as we have many, many ex college and professional players in our mix. If you never played hard-ball at at least the High School level before, this probably isn't the league for you. The mean age of our players is somewhere between 27 and 30. We do not have divisions for specific age groups, so everyone plays together. We do create a schedule where higher seeds play tougher schedules and lower seeds play slightly softer schedules to help promote the best possible competition and parody across the league. We have a 9-person Board of Directors that serves to keep things fair and to create the best possible experience for all involved.
Feel free to email with questions anytime!
We hope to see you on the field sometime soon!
|2016 Season||Baseball||Last Game:||Tsunami at Wood (no score)|
|2017 Season||Baseball||Register Now!||Individuals pay $400
|2017 Free Agents||Baseball||Register Now!||Individuals pay $0