1) What is my child's league age?
2) WHAT DIVISION WOULD MY CHILD PLAY IN?
T- Ball 1- Players hit exclusively off the Tee, everyone hits every inning. No score kept, no outs. Practice is once a week, usually an hour or less. Games are Saturdays and last less than an hour.Usually for 4 yr olds, or those kids who have never played T Ball before. Games and practice will be on both the dirt field and the composite rubber field, the field of hope. A soft version of a real baseball is used for both T Ball leauges.
Tee-Ball 2- Players will be pitched to by the coach for 5 pitches. If, after 5 pitches the player hasn't hit the ball in play the ball will be placed on a Tee and hit from there. The rest of the guidelines are the same as T-BALL 1. Usually for 5 yr olds.
Both Tee- Ball 1 &2 will have a 10 game season.
Junior Minors- There are two divisions separated by age/experience. There are two age groups 6-7 and 7-8. Depending on how your child assesses and what their level of experience is, they may be placed into either group. This division will have either coach pitching or machine pitching. There are six pitches with strikeouts. Outs are recorded with a 5 run limit per inning. No leading off or stealing bases, one base limit per overthrow. Real baseballs are used in junior minors. There is one umpire per game. Records are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The regular season will be 12 games. There is an All-star tournament for this age group that plays after our season is complete.
Minors- This age group is anywhere from 9-11 years old and begins the players pitching themselves. This pitching is a distance of 46 feet. This season is 12 games, with All-stars at the end of the season.
Majors- This is an age group anywhere from 10-12 years old. This division would also pitch from a 46 foot distance. Majors is the age group that competes in the Little League World Series tournament.
Intermediate- This is for the 11-13 age group. Pitching is from 50 feet and the bases are 70 feet apart. There is leading off and stealing.
There is some overlap in the age groups. This will allow for your player to be put into the division that best suites their ability, comfort level. Other than the T Ball divisions, games could be scheduled any day of the week except Sunday. We don't schedule games during Spring break during the spring season.
3) WHAT'S PROVIDED TO MY PLAYER
The leauge will provide a uniform including a jersey, hat and belt. Pants are required, and the color (white or grey) is determined by the coach after teams are assigned. Helmets, catching equipment for junior minors and up and baseball's for team practice and games are provided.
4) WHEN DOES REGISTRATION END FOR THE 2017 SPRING SEASON
Registration ends- Feb 1st, 2017
Late registration ends- Feb 8th, 2017
5) WHEN ARE ASSESMENTS / WHO HAS TO ATTEND
Assesments - Feb 11th, 2017
-Will be held at All Star Baseball, 135 Huddleston Rd. Peachtree city
An email will be sent once registration is closed to inform you of what
time your child's assesments will be. This is an indoor facility so weather will not be a factor. T-Ball players do not need to assess.
6) CAN MY CHILD BE ON THE SAME TEAM AS A SIBLING / FRIEND
While we make every effort to accommodate special requests to aid in convenience , car pooling etc. no guarantees can be made. T-BALL is much easier to group players as there are no drafts in this division.
7) WHAT IF I WANT TO MANAGE, COACH, BE TEAM MOM ETC.
Great! As a non for profit, volunteer organization we depend on people like you to help make our league great. There is a form on our website PTCLL.com that includes a background check. We strongly recommend that if you think you have even the smallest chance to help with your players team that you fill out the form and complete the background check. That way you can be allowed on the field and in the dugout. Without this process completed you will NOT be allowed on the playing field or in the dugout. This is a Little League national requirement.
8) WHEN DOES THE SPRING 2017 SEASON START
Opening day is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th. This is also the morning we will have opening ceremonies before the games begin. Opening ceremony is when each child's team parades onto the same field while there names are individually announced. Great photo ops! Not including All-stars, the season will be over by Memorial day.
9) WHAT HAPPENS WHEN IT RAINS, IS MY GAME / PRACTICED CANCELLED
We have 14 different fields that we have use of at PTCLL. When it rains some fields are in better shape than others, and are playable while others are not. We will make blanket closures and updates when warranted regarding field
of conditions via our website, and emails. However, most of the time it is up to the coaches if the game will be played. Sometimes a team has someone who is able to tend to a field early in the day after a rain and it will be playable, so that game would be played, when others may be cancelled. Emails from the coach will be the final determination if a game will be cancelled.
10) WHAT TIME WILL MY GAMES BE
Generally the times will vary through the season. Weekday games will usually not start before 5:30pm. Saturday games normally don't start before 10:00am.