MISSION STATEMENT: To make an impact in the San
Diego community by playing baseball in the San Diego Adult Baseball League (http://www.sdabl.net)
while being upstanding men and great witnesses of Jesus Christ; publicly
praying with each other immediately after each game - inviting the other team
to join us; and as His Spirit leads, sharing His saving message with those that
need it…all while competing at a high level.
The team is called “The Rock Church”…or “The
Rock” for short.
There are Spring, Summer (Tournament) and Fall
seasons and we will compete in all three - although during the Fall season we will only
field a Saturday team(s).We are currently finishing
up the 14-game SPRING 2012 season.
The next season will be the Summer (Tournament) Season (5 games
plus 2 possible playoff games).
We have THREE teams. An 18+ team that play games on Saturdays,
a 25+ team that plays on Sunday mornings, and a 35+ team that play on
Sunday afternoons. Game times are 9:30am or 1:30pm. We play on a number of local high
school, college, and other baseball fields throughout San DiegoCounty.
The games usually run around 3 hours – unless a team is “mercy-ruled”.
Sunday games will not affect your ability to attend church, as with
the 9:30am games you could attend either the 5pm or 7pm services and with
the 1:30pm games you would have a choice to attend either the 8am, 10am,
or 7pm services.
Being that we are a baseball MINISTRY team, we will have a short 15-20 minute Bible
Study before each game. It will
begin ONE HOUR before game time - 8:30am for 9:30am games and 12:30pm for
1:30pm games. Attendance is MANDATORY and a
requirement of being on the team.
Once a season, the ENTIRE team SERVES a needy
cause that we – as a team – will PRAY about and then vote on. Attendance is MANDATORY and a requirement of being on
We have a mid-season team BBQ each season! Attendance is MANDATORY and…you know the rest. J
We plan to travel out of town each year and take
the team (or teams) to national tournaments in Las
Vegas (Memorial Day Weekend) and Phoenix (in October), where we could share
our Mission Statement intentions with teams from all across the country.
TEAM FEES: The Spring season is 14 games (weather
permitting) plus playoffs. The
SDABL registration fee is $1800 per team. Umpire fees are $80 per team each game
and we will need to buy 3 new
regulation baseballs per team each game.
Thus, we would be looking at the following costs per player:
The ENTIRE 14-game season’s fees (SDABL’s
registration fee, ALL umpire fees, costs for baseballs, and a $5
“cushion”*) will only be $258 per
player – based on a 12 man team.
This fee is NON-REFUNDABLE
once the season begins.**
Baseballs will be purchased in bulk before each
Uniforms (a customized black jersey/vest and black
baseball cap) will be a ONE
TIME ONLY cost of approximately $47 per player. You
can wear your own grey baseball pants to go with the jersey and cap (that
you will keep after the season ends).
This illustrates the epitome of what we’re about…
“Let us not ever forget that this team
is NOT just a baseball team, but a baseball MINISTRY. We exist for the
sole purpose of being great examples of what God/Jesus has done for us and is doing in us - by simply letting it shine THROUGH us.
Let's play great baseball AND be great
men on the field...and off of the field.”
*(The $5 cushion or any unused portion of it will
either be refunded to each player at the end of the season or used for the Team
Player Signature ___________________________________________________________ Date___________________________
(Your signature above is your acknowledgement and agreement with all of the
contents of this Information Handout, including but not limited to the
Non-Refundable policy on player fees once the season begins).
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2277 Rosecrans St.
San Diego, CA 92106