At what age can I sign my player up for baseball?
We offer baseball beginning at age 4. Players age is determined as of April 30th, i.e. your player is 3 but turns 4 on April 30th 2019, they are eligible to play.
What divisions are offered for my player?
Developmental T-ball (ages 4-5)
Sr. T-ball (ages 5-6)
Rookies (machine pitch for ages 7-8)
Minors (kid pitch for ages 9-10)
Majors (kid pitch for ages 11-12)
What is the time commitment for each division?
Developmental - is for beginners who are just starting out. Developmental players will practice 1 day per week and play 1 game per week. Developmental practices are held Monday through Friday and last about an hour. Games are held on Saturday mornings and last about an hour. The practice day and time for each team is determined by the coach, so if you want to make it easy on your schedule sign up to coach a team. The Developmental division is all about fun with general baseball instruction without trying to make it a tremendous burden on your family from a commitment stand point.
What is included with my registration fee?
Your player receives a full uniform including a replica hat, dry-fit jersey, baseball pants, belt and socks.
Can I request to play with a certain player or coach?
You can request it but we do not guarantee placement based on your request. We build the teams evenly through a player evaluation process and the coaches select their teams based on a players skill.
What is the player evaluation?
We hold player evaluations for Sr. T-ball, Rookies, Minors, and Majors. It is an opportunity for the coaches in each of these divisions to evaluate each players skill set and build the teams as evenly as possible. The evaluation will consist of the player receiving 3 ground balls, 1 fly ball, 5 opportunities to hit the ball and run the bases. The event will be held on a designated evening and last about 2 hours.
What equipment is required?
Developmental T-ball – A batting helmet, bat and fielding glove. The helmets you buy may be a little big but if the player wears their hat under it they fit much better. The bat will that tends to work best for this age is a 25/12, which indicates the bat is 25 inches long and weighs 12 ounces. The fielding glove will be either 9-10 inches in length and it should be either leather or suede, the plastic gloves are very hard to use and don’t do a whole lot to build confidence. You will need to determine which hand the player is and then purchase the appropriate glove. You may also choose to purchase a bat bag for the player to keep all of their stuff together.
Sr. T-ball – A batting helmet, bat, fielding glove, protective cup and cleats. The helmet you purchase may be a little big but if you put a hat under it they fit much better. The common bat for this division is a 26/14 or 27/15, but this just a general number and is completely determined by your players level of play and ability to swing the bat. It may be best to borrow another player’s and confer with the coach before making this purchase. The fielding glove that works best for this division is the 10 inch and again you need to select it based on your player is a right or left handed thrower. The protective cup will be placed in an athletic supporter and worn under the players baseball pants. The cleats will be molded and are specific for baseball.
Rookies – A batting helmet, bat, fielding glove, protective cup and cleats. The bats used at this level vary greatly and you should consult with your coach before making a purchase you’re unsure of. The fielding glove used at this level will be 10-11 inches and you will select it based on whether your player is a left or right handed thrower. A protective cup and athletic supporter are required and must be worn under the players baseball pants.
Minors and Majors – A batting helmet, bat, fielding glove, protective cup and cleats. The bats used at this level vary greatly and you should confer with your players coach prior to making a purchase. The fielding gloves vary as well but they should all be at least 11 inches in length and selected based on whether your player is a left or right handed thrower. The protective cup and athletic supporter will be worn under the players baseball pants. Cleats will be molded, not metal.
How can I help?
We are a completely volunteer run organization and rely on all of our families to make this possible. You will be asked to work a shift in the concession stand when your team is assigned. This is a great opportunity for you to help out at the park and meet some great families. You can sign up to be a coach, fill an open board position and gather sponsorships. We must maintain all of our fields, facilities and equipment along with make any necessary repairs and upgrades. All of these things take time and economics and would not be possible without our great volunteers, families and sponsors.