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FEBA does not interfere with high school, or college baseball seasons. FEBA believes good grades and school activities are extremely important in every young person's life.
Some outsiders say FEBA is expensive, but that's because they listen to rumors instead of seeking the facts. Those involved know the truth, when you look under the surface it's one of the true values in a young man's life. The old adage, "You get what you pay for!" . . . Sums it up best and it's exactly what people realize once involved. FEBA provides young ballplayers, structure, discipline, standards to be proud of, with lasting memories and the experience of a lifetime!
FEBA fees can be significantly decreased by:
1) Selling yearbook advertisements 2) Working bingo 3) Having donations at work come directly to FEBA 4) Solicit donations and sponsorships 5) Work at the stadium beyond normal expectations
People have paid their fees using any one of these five opportunities, or by utilizing a combination of them all.
FEBA believes everyone should pull their fair share, regardless of how talented the player. Everyone is treated the same!
Call (707)451-2640 for details regarding the aforementioned.
Team fees are as follows: SUMMER TEAMS - (May thru July)
Fairfield Expos (19u) = $2,000
TC-Legion (17u) = $1,500
FEBA Lions (15u) = $900
FEBA Rams (14u) = $900
FEBA Tigers (13u) = $900 (Players paid in full for their spring team, pay only half price for the appropriate summer team) SPRING TEAMS - (February thru May)
FEBA Eagles (7th & 8th graders) = $1,000
FEBA Cobras (7th & 8th graders) = $1,000 (please reference travel policy at bottom of this section)
The above fees include the following benefits:
NO HIDDEN COSTS -
There are no additional charges for practices, tournaments, coaches time, auto fuel, FEBA clinics, FEBA workouts, field usage, batting cage usage, bullpen usage, batting tee usage, or personal tutoring from any FEBA coach. Every registered FEBA player is entitled to free entry into all FEBA events at the stadium. One lump fee includes it all. FACILITIES -
FEBA invested between 1 to 2 million dollars building a baseball stadium equipped with some of the best assessories/equipment available for any youth baseball program. There are three professional batting tunnels, five pitching machines, exercise equipment, free weights, five pitching mounds, batting tee areas, soft toss areas, groundball areas, spacious dugouts with storage compartments. The playing field is considered one of the best in the western United States, having received high praise from college, and professional personnel alike. The uniforms, and baseball gear utilized by FEBA is second to none, as is the professionalism throughout the organization. PLAYER EXPOSURE -
FEBA doesn't need to boast about the exposure their players receive, since anyone who follows local baseball closely clearly understands FEBA's credentials in that area.
There's the simple fact that FEBA places 90% of their graduates in college, with about 10% eventually playing at some level of professional baseball. FEBA proudly acknowledges over 200 of their graduates, who have earned a degree from either a college, or university. COLLEGE & PRO SCOUTS -
During the 2012 season the Expos were on the national stage, with personal appearances made at our stadium from Long Beach State's head coach (Troy Buckley), Oregon State's head coach (Pat Casey), Fresno State's pitching coach (Steve Rousey), Sacramento State's pitching coach (Thad Johnson), Oregon State's pitching coach (Nate Yeskie), UC Davis coach (Tony Schifano), Solano College's head coach (Scott Stover), Atlanta Braves Scout (Dick Adams), NY Mets Scout (Keith Chapman), and a host of other college assistants, Junior College head coaches and professional scouts. LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS -
FEBA's efforts to work closely with local high school programs has paid huge dividends, whether it's the relationships established, or the fact that FEBA has several coaches from local high schools actively participating in FEBA at various levels. This includes, but is not limited to, the Armijo head varsity baseball coach (James Maldonado), coaching on the Expos staff during the 2012 campaign and serving as FEBA's Director of Player Development. Other local high school coaches, and former high school coaches, currently participating in FEBA are; Mike Dozler (Rodriguez high school junior varsity head coach), Patrick Eiser (Fairfield high school varsity coach), Mike Tomson (Armijo junior varsity head coach), Mike Medeiros (De La Salle high school varsity pitching coach), Casey Towner (Armijo high school junior varsity head coach), Brian Wilson (Armijo high school coach), Patrick Ferrell (Fairfield high school varsity coach) and Al Alba (Vanden high school coach). TRANSPORTATION -
FEBA owns two passenger vans, which can be utilized by any FEBA team based on availability. Albeit that over 75% of FEBA games are played at home, this option does allow FEBA to transport players without parent assistance. It saves time and money for FEBA parents, especially when they don't have to take the time to drive their son to a tournament in Sacramento, arrive two hours before game time, hang around for hours, never knowing how long their day might be. Instead, they can bring their son to the stadium, drop him off and then have him call 15 minutes before arriving back home. TEAM TRAVEL - (reference travel policy below)
There is a shared cost when FEBA teams embark on overnight travel, but it's clearly laid out so when the time comes to travel FEBA pays for virtually everything; food, lodging, ground transportation, team recreation/activities, etc; . . . FEBA is well known for how professionally they handle all baseball excursions and clearly go above and beyond expectations. FEBA emphasizes team bonding and camaraderie, thus creating experiences that become memories for a lifetime. When traveling teammates travel together, eat meals together, getting an idea of how major college programs operate. SOME OF THE FUN - Just one example of what FEBA pays for:
In 2012 the Expos played 63 quality 9-inning games, they played in five major tournaments, took a 9 day barnstorming roadtrip through three states playing 11 games, in 7 separate cities. They also had lot's of fun; 1) Spent two nights at the Grand Sierra Resort, in Reno, Nevada, 2) Visited Crater Lake, 3) Drove the beautiful Umpqua River from Crater Lake to Diamond Lake and then on to Roseburg, 4) Toured the Winston Wild Animal Park, 5) Took the 75-mile whitewater Jetboat ride on the wild Rogue River, eating lunch in the Oregon wilderness, 6) Ate lunch at the famous Somoa Cookhouse, on Somoa Island and 7)Saw the Redwood forest, driving through the "Avenue of the Giants!" Forget the 63 games, forget the five major tournaments, forget the extreme comfort of having a elite baseball stadium for games and practices, forget the convenience of not having to travel saving both time and money, forget the unlimited use of the batting cages, forget the top flight uniforms and gear, forget the clinics and workouts, just the 9-day roadtrip and associated excursions alone is worth the team fee charged to play? Those who state with such certainty that the best route for a player to take is the travelball/showcase journey, have obviously never played for the Fairfield Expos. Unfortunately they will spend thousands of dollars, mostly with hidden fees, along with spending countless wasted hours traveling, never realizing how much they missed right in their own backyard.