T-Ball: 4- to 6-Year-Olds
T-Ball is a non-competitive teaching experience, where every player participates. Our goal to make this a positive learning experience for all participants! In addition to baseball-specific skills, players will also learn how to be part of a team – respect for teammates, coaches, and other players; how to wait their turn; and how to show good sportsmanship. Saturday mornings May through June. Birth date requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2014, and April 30, 2017.
Please note: T-Ball makes an exception for any player who turns 4 years old in the months of May, June, July, and August of 2021; they will be eligible to partcipate.
Instructional Baseball: 7-Year-Olds
Instructional introduces players to the flow of the game and reinforces basic baseball skills. All players participate as they are taught the fundamentals of baseball in a fun environment! Players are assigned to teams that spend half of their time practicing and half of their time playing against each other on Saturday mornings, May through June. Birth date requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2013, and April 30, 2014.
Junior Farm 8: 8-Year-Olds
Junior Farm 8 is the bridge from Instructional to a more advanced level of play. The focus remains on practicing basic skills, understanding the rules, and showing good sportsmanship, all while having fun! All players participate as they build confidence and play more independently in a supportive environment. Players gain batting, pitching, and fielding experience while enjoying the spirit of competition! Birth date requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2012, and April 30, 2013.
Junior Farm 9: 9-Year-Olds
Junior Farm 9 introduces players to a faster pace and exciting new skills! Players can pitch, steal, and try to throw out base-runners from the start. This dynamic environment reinforces strong fundamental skills and smart baseball decisions. All players participate and the emphasis is on both gaining individual confidence and respecting the importance of the whole team. Birth date requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2011, and April 30, 2012.
Cal Ripken: 10- to 12-Year-Olds
Birthdate requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2008, and April 30, 2011.
Babe Ruth: 13- to 16-Year-Olds
Birthdate Requirement: Players must be born between May 1, 2004, and April 30, 2008.
All player ages are determined by the chart below. The age of the player on April 30 of any year is the deciding age, with the exception of T-Ball, as explained above.
Trainor-Molloy: 8- to 11-Year-Olds
Mary Pratt: 11- to 16-Year-Olds
Please note: Age 11 is a swing age, with a wide range of ability. Ideally, the player’s skills are assessed to determine the correct fit for her.
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Bambino Buddy-Ball opens up a whole new world to our challenged players -- not only do they experience the thrill of participating, they also get to experience team play and camaraderie! A “Buddy” will help players swing, field, and run. This program is FREE for players with physical and/or mental challenges, regardless of ability. Sunday afternoons, May through June. Age requirements: 5 years old to 19 years old for players; 12 years old to high school for buddies.
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BIRTH CHART FOR 2021 – BASEBALL DIVISIONS
All player ages are determined by the birth chart shown above. May 1 in any year shall be the deciding date.