T-BALL DIVISION FAQs
Below are most of the things you need to know about our T-Ball Division but should you have any additional questions please contact our VP, T-Ball Operations, Mark Doran at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: WHAT IS T-BALL?
A: T-Ball is an introduction to baseball for boys and girls, ages 6 and 7, where the players hit off a tee. They continue to learn to hit, throw and catch the baseball. hey also learn how to run the bases and other essential fundamentals of baseball. All players will play on a team and together they will learn the basic elements of the game and have fun.
Q: WHERE ARE T-BALL GAMES PLAYED?
A: All T-ball games are played at one of the following diamonds - Rosethorn Junior School, John G. Althouse Middle School, St. George’s School or the Westway Public School.
Q: WHEN DO WE PLAY?
A: We play on Tuesday nights, starting at 6:15 pm. All players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time to warm up. Games will be forfeited if not enough players arrive by 6:30. It is important to notify your coach if your child cannot attend a game or practice.
Q: WHERE ARE THE PRACTICES?
A: The location for the practices will be the same as the playing locations. The coach will talk with the parents on their team and decide what day and time is best. Practices are once a week for one hour. If you cannot attend your own team’s practices you can join any other teams practice. Mark Doran (the VP) can give you information on the dates and times.
Q: HOW MANY INNINGS ARE PLAYED IN EACH GAME?
A: We play 2 innings in a game, however if the coaches and players want to play more they can. All players are in the field and bat in every inning.
Q: ARE OUTS RECORDED IN THE INNINGS?
A: Yes, the players can be called out just like in a regular baseball game. However, the 3 out rules does not apply. The rule is that all players on the team get to hit at least once in each inning. Therefore, the inning could have many more than the traditional 3 outs.
Q: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM?
A: We aim for 10 but no more than 12. By limiting the numbers on each team we can keep the children active and interested.
Q: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?
A: In the past we have had 10 - 12 teams, we are hoping for 4 this year.
Q: CAN MY CHILD CHOSE A CERTAIN TEAM?
A: We will try our best to place a child on a team. However player’s choice of team cannot be guaranteed. The goal is to have the teams balanced with first and second year players and for all to learn the game of baseball.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE GAME?
A: Each player needs a glove and a helmet with a chin strap. If he/she wishes to bring a bat that is okay although we provide bats for each team. We suggest that you bring water to keep your player hydrated during the game. Running shoes will be okay or soccer cleats. Due to COVID all players are required to bring their own hand sanitizer and a chair to sit on instead of using the players benches. We suggest that you bring water to keep hydrated during the game.
Masks must be worn when the players are off the field and during practice. When playing the First Baseman must wear a mask.
Q: WILL THERE BE UNIFORMS?
A: All players receive a baseball cap, jersey and pants (on a date to be determined). All players MUST wear the full uniform, including the pants for all games and practices. We are not insured and your child CANNOT PLAY if they are not in full uniform (especially the pants), for games and practices.
Q: ARE THERE CALL-UPS TO MOSQUITO?
A: Normally yes there would be callups, but because of COVID we cannot have callups this year.
Q: WHERE CAN I REGISTER?
A: You can sign up on line on the website. You can also download a registration form (and the other documents required) from the website and mail it to the league at our post office box (which address is on the registration form).
Q: WHEN IS PICTURE DAY?
A: Again, due to COVID we cannot have pictures this year.
Q: WHAT ABOUT SNACKS FOR THE CHILDREN?
A: At the beginning of the season each team will make a snack list and each week one parent will be asked to bring something for the team. The snacks should always be something healthy plus a juice drink. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS.
Q: CAN I HELP OUT AND BE A COACH?
A: Yes, we always need coaches and assistant coaches. We ask that all parents help out with the coaching in the games and practices, it is more fun if everyone gets involved. We see the “coach” as the main contact person but everyone else “pitches in.” If you want to be a head coach or assistant coach please mark it on your registration form or contact Mark Doran.
Q: CAN I VOLUNTEER?
A: Our league is run on volunteers, if you have time to assist at the games and practices please do so. If you have time to volunteer for some other jobs in the league please contact our Volunteer Co-Ordinator at email@example.com.