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Age Requirements

Tee Ball is the beginner league for baseball and you can start your child as early as 5 years old.  In Tee Ball, players hit the ball off of a batting tee.  It is your child's first experience with baseball and the primary goal is fun.  Rules and the structure of this game may vary to accommodate the need for teaching. 

Non-Competitive Setting:

It is a non-competitive setting that will begin to teach your child the fundamentals of baseball.  For example, the players will learn such things as how to run the bases, infield/outfield positions, infielders throw to first and outfielders throw to second.  They will learn, develop and practice skills as well as enhance their eye/hand coordination. In addition, they will begin to experience the value of team work.  

Eligibility:

Any candidate who will be 5 years old before April 30 and who will  not be 9 years old before May 1 of the current year is eligible for Tee Ball.

Registration:

Registration for baseball is in March.  Forms for registration can be obtained on the organization's web site or at your local sporting good store.  Many organizations give you the option to register on line.   A birth certificate is required at this time to prove the age of your child.  Normally these programs are very popular and space can be limited so don't delay registration or you may miss out!

Cost:

The registration fee for Tee Ball is normally between 65 and 90 dollars.  Many organizations will give a discount for a family with multiple children enrolled in the program.

 
 

Commitment:

The season begins in April and will end in June.  You normally meet one time each week.  Some leagues do not have practices just games.  Games are normally on Saturday or Sunday but could also be on a weeknight.  Practices and games are limited to 1 hour.  Sometimes you will have a league that does a combination of 20 minutes of practice and then a 2 or 3 inning game. These programs are normally 10 weeks long.

 


Required  Equipment

You must provide your child with a glove.  You should check with your coach or local sporting goods store to determine the size that your child needs.  Baseball cleats are not usually required.  A water bottle is needed.  Cap is not required but may be preferred.  These items can be purchased at any sporting foods store, Wal-Mart, Kmart or Target.  A uniform, normally consisting of a tee shirt, will be  provided by the league. 

 


Did You Know:

The head coach and the assistant coach positions are filled by parent volunteers.  Tee Ball is coed.  A 9" safety ball is used for play.  An inning is over when all the players present have had an opportunity to bat.  A player isn't out until they put the ball into play.  All children participate in all aspects of the game.  Standings are not kept.