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Seventh District Recreation Council

Welcome to 7th District Bat Sports!

LET'S PLAY BALL!

Thank you for visiting the 7th District Bat Sports Program page!

We look forward to another great season in 2019 and providing the young athletes of 7th District with a fun, safe and rewarding experience. We offer several leagues (Baseball, Softball, Teeball) and divisions (based on grade) so that we can provide a competitive and fun recreational experience from Pre-K through early High School.

Important Dates

  • February 1st - March 10th - Player Registration
  • March 10th - Grade 1+ Baseball Player Evaluations from 11:30PM - 3:30PM @ 7th District Elementary
  • Week of March 20th - Coaches Meetings
  • April 1st - Fields Open for Practice
  • April 27th - Opening Day
  • April 29th - Regular Season Games Begin
  • May 25th - Player Night with the York Revolution (See Special Events below)
  • June 2nd -TBD
  • June 15th -TBD

Important Information for Parents/Guardians

The recreation council is a fully operated through volunteerism. Chairs, coaches, assistant coaches, etc. all perform these duties through a love of the sport, and a love of our district's children. Please keep in mind that during practices and games, our coaches are doing their very best to keep all players challenged, engaged, and most importantly... SAFE. However, it is every parent/guardian's duty to ensure their own child's safety especially those who are not on the team, but are attending for a friend or sibling. Children (players and non-players) should not be left unattended at any time during practices, games, or other league events. Please understand this policy prior to registering your players. This policy is for the safety of all league participants. Some general guidelines:

  • Parents/Guardians must stay for all practices/games. No drop-offs unless discussed and cleared with coaches.
  • Keep all non-players off of the field and away from dugout/bench areas.
  • Keep smaller children behind fencing whenever possible to avoid being hit with balls.
  • Keep an eye on the activities on the field so you can react if a ball is hit in your direction.

Special Events

Player Night with the York Revolution

Friends and family come out and support Hereford, Prettyboy, and 7th District Recreation Bat Sports on May 25th as the York Revolution take on the Somerset Patriots. Prior to the game, players and coaches from these organizations will take the field and join the Revolution players for the National Anthem! Gates open at 5:30 PM, Game start - 6:30 PM. More details and order forms will be coming soon.

Equipment Requirements

Program Provided

As part of registration, each player will receive the following:

  • Ball Cap
  • Team Jersey/Shirt (Please consider shrinking materials when selecting size)*
  • Socks (Baseball/Softball only)

*Jerseys are non-refundable.

Player Provided

Players will need to be equipped with the following:

  • Ball Pants/Shorts (Typically gray or white)
  • Glove
  • Bat (Optional - Team bats will be provided)
  • Batting Helmet (Baseball/Softball only, Teeball provides helmets)
  • Cup (Catchers must wear cups, other players optional)
  • Water Bottle

Player/Team Assignment

To ensure fair playing time for all participants, team sizes must be limited. Team placement will be done on a first come-first served basis. Based on overall registration numbers between the four programs (5th District, Sparks, Prettyboy, and 7th District), combined teams may be formed with players from more than one recreation council in order to field enough teams in a given age bracket.

Field Availability & Scheduling

All practices for all leagues will be held at 7th District Elementary School. Season games will be played at 7th District, 5th District, Prettyboy, and Sparks Elementary. While practices can continue throughout the regular season, they will need to be coordinated with games in order to avoid conflict. Scheduled games will always override a scheduled practice.

Refund Policy

No refunds will be issued after March 1, 2019.

Contact Info

The 7th District Bat Sports Chairpersons are:

  • Jason Wheatley
  • Adam Argenbright

For questions about the league, divisions, or to inquire about volunteer opportunities, please contact us [email protected]

Registration

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE 2019 SEASON.

Baseball (Boys)

Divisions

BB1 - Grades K - 1st [Clinic] (COED) (ages 6-7)

  • Ideal for age 6 with prior experience (Teeball), and age 7 with no experience
  • Coach pitch, no umpires - intended to be instructional
  • Introduction to the sport of baseball, team play, fair play, and good sportsmanship
  • Games are typically played on Saturday AM or early Saturday PM - Games during the week only when necessary
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

BB2 - Grades 1st - 2nd (ages 7-8)

  • For boys in 1st grade with at least 1 year of experience and all second graders
  • Coach pitch, no umpires - only swung strikes and foul balls count as strikes, no walks
  • Games are typically played during the week - Games on Saturday only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

BB3 - Grades 3rd - 4th (ages 9-10)

  • Player pitch (with coach assist), umpires for all games
  • Games are typically played one or two evenings per week. Games on Saturday only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

BB4 - Grades 5th - 6th (ages 11-12)

  • Player pitch, umpires for all games
  • Games are typically played one or two evenings per week. Games on Saturday only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners

BB5 - Grades 7th - 9th (ages 13-16)

  • Player pitch, umpires for all games
  • Ages 15-16 who participate in JV baseball MAY NOT pitch at the rec level
  • Games are typically played one or two evenings per week. Games on Saturday only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners

Evaluations

MANDATORY (APPLIES ONLY TO BB2 - BB5)

  • 11:30AM - 12:30PM - BB2 (1-2 Grade)
  • 12:30PM - 1:30PM - BB3 (3-4 Grade)
  • 1:30PM - 2:30PM - BB4 (5-6 Grade)
  • 2:30PM - 3:30PM - BB5 (7-9 Grade)

Please keep in mind that this is not a try-out. Simply a means of ranking players in order to build teams with equal skill sets. This will improve the level of competition and ensure that no team is loaded with higher skilled players.

League Rules

Neighboring Programs

Softball (Girls)

Divisions

SB1 - Grades K - 2nd (ages 6-8)

  • Coach pitch, no umpires - only swung strikes and foul balls count as strikes, no walks
  • Introduction to the sport of softball, team play, fair play, and good sportsmanship
  • Games are typically played during the week - games on weekends only when necessary
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

SB2 - Grades 3rd - 4th (ages 9-10)

  • Coach pitch, no umpires - only swung strikes and foul balls count as strikes, no walks
  • Games are typically played during the week - games on Saturday only when necessary
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

SB3 - Grades 5th - 6th (ages 11-12)

  • Player pitch, umpires for all games
  • Games are typically played one or two evenings per week - games on weekend only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners

SB4 - Grades 7th - 9th (ages 13-16)

  • Player pitch, umpires for all games
  • Games are typically played one or two evenings per week - games on weekend only when necessary
  • League tournament is held at the end of the season for the participants with trophies being awarded to the winners

League Rules

Neighboring Programs

 

Teeball (COED)

Divisions

TB1 - Grades PreK - K (ages 4-6)

  • Non-competitive program to learn basic skills/fundamentals, team play, good sportsmanship, and fun (instill a love of the game)
  • Players hit from stationary tee, no umpires
  • Players only need to supply a glove and water bottle, all other equipment will be provided
  • Cleats and ball pants are not required, but help the little ones feel like ball players
  • Games are typically played on Saturday AM
  • Trophies are awarded to all participants

League Registrations

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There are no programs or divisions available at the moment. Please contact your club administrator with any questions.

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