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T-Ball – 5 and 6 years old

T-Ball

Overview:

Great games designed for our youngest players. The children are introduced to baseball and taught the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding and hitting in a very safe and fun environment. Typically a season will begin with lots of repetitions hitting and lots of running. As the players develop, T-Ball becomes the game played throughout most of the season. The game is played on a smaller diamond (50’ baseline), with a softer ball, and generally we see a great amount of parent participation during the games. Some coaches like to mix in a little “coach-pitch” at times near mid-June. This game is played in adherence to Rocky Mountain Little League T-Ball House Rules, written and modified by coaches and parents over years of experience. All parents are expected to contribute in some way on the field during the season (field prep, assisting on the bench, or on the Diamond working with the kids).

Parents Need to Provide:

Participants are supplied with a colourful, numbered T-shirt style jersey and a ball cap (both of which they keep).

Parents must supply players with a batting helmet, running shoes or cleats, a baseball glove, and an athletic supporter or compression shorts (mandatory in Little League). Players are required to wear long pants - shorts are not permitted. All major glove manufacturers make moderately priced ($25 - $40) leather gloves (avoid plastic) for these little hands. Batting helmets are available at many sporting goods stores for about $20, and typically last for a few seasons. Batting helmets must fit properly, must be CSA approved, and need to be marked with the child's name (athletic tape works well). Players who forget their batting helmet will not be able to bat in games.

Player Age:

This is the division for all players that are Little League age 5 and 6 (age as at August 31, 2019).  Link to Little League age chart:  Age Chart

Players must have a date of birth between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2014. Exceptions must be approved by the league in advance.

Cost:

Cost for T-Ball is $150 for Regular Season and $150 for the Summer Development Program. Players registering after February 15, 2019 must pay a $25 late registration fee, so please register before this date.

Schedule Information:

The Regular Season generally runs from the first week of May until the last week of June. Practices/games are held on various weeknights from Monday through Thursday, and most weeks each team will have two nights scheduled. Practices/games start at 6:30 pm and are over at about 7:45 pm. The schedule will be published after enough parents have volunteered to coach and teams can be finalized, usually in mid-April.

The Summer Development Program runs during July and August, and requires a separate registration that will open in early June. 

Where Games Are Played:

T-Ball games/practices are played on Diamonds in Windsor Park, Woodbine, Ogden/Lynnwood, Fairview and Lake Bonavista. The diamonds for the league can be found here, with links to maps - Diamonds