Slide into fun! Youth baseball, softball and t-ball are exciting sports combining team play and individual skills. Every child plays at least half of every game while making friends and learning new techniques, designed to teach young players the fundamentals of the game. Youth baseball, softball and t-ball players learn through baseball drills how to catch, throw and bat in a fun team atmosphere that will carry over to nurture team building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others.
Practices and Games
Spring II (Baseball)
Baseball – Ages: 3-12 for Boys, 3-10 for Girls [3-6 – Recreational | 7/8 and older – Recreational and Competitive]
Member Priority Registration Begins: March 1
Non-Member Registration Begins: March 8
Registration Ends: March 25
Late Registration Begins: March 26 – March 31 ($10 late fee applies)
Practices Begin: Week of April 24th
Season Begins: May 6
Season Dates: 5/6, 5/13, 5/20, 6/3, 6/10, 6/17
Season Break: May 27 – Memorial Day Weekend
Rain-Out/Make-Up Date(s): June 24
Cost: $45 for members (supply fee), $105 for non-members*. (become a member and save!)
What’s Provided: Registration includes the following uniform (Jersey and cap / visor). Parents will be responsible for purchasing baseball pants, belt and socks. Coaches will determine what color each of those items should be once they are assigned a team name at the coaches’ meeting.
Equipment Needed: Bat and glove. Helmets are optional as we provide practice and game day helmets.
**Non-members can participate in sports programs by paying an annual Non-Member Participant fee of $69.99 for families with one child or $99.99 for families with more than one child.
Volunteer Coaching Opportunities
We’re seeking volunteers interested in coaching youth sports. Our coaches make YMCA youth sports possible and create a lifelong impact on children by encouraging participation and emphasizing sportsmanship and strong character.
When you become a volunteer, the Y will introduce you to coaching and provide specific resources to the sport you coach. If your child is a player, getting involved at their practices can help them feel comfortable to practice with you outside of official practice time.
Youth baseball is good for a child’s health. From swinging a bat to throwing a ball to running around the bases, your child will be in motion all the time while learning basic skills and playing a sport that they enjoy. This will get their heart rate going and help them build up their endurance.
Playing youth baseball is one of the best ways to learn good hand-eye coordination. Whether judging where a fly ball is going to land or keeping a close eye on a pitch that is coming towards the plate, your child will develop and demonstrate good coordination to become a successful baseball player.
Being a coach is a great way to improve your leadership skills. You will manage a team of children, often undisciplined at the start. Shaping them into a team that can win games will take a lot of effort and guidance. Bring out the best in them by understanding their personalities, giving them guidance and helping them grow to be healthier individuals. The impact you have on their lives will not only leave a sense of pride in you, but you will become a part of shaping their futures for the better.