High Park T-Ball Association

Kids PlayPolicies
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Regulations

 

Codes of Conduct The Game Equipment Umpires
Coaches Volunteers Registration Policy T-Ball Rules
Playoff Rules Rep Team Selection T-Ball Line-up Sheet T-Ball Scoresheet

Codes of Conduct

Parents and coaches, please read and abide by the Coaches Code of Conduct and the Parents Code of Conduct.

The Game

The game has eleven batters and eleven fielders each inning. There are 11 batters regardless of the number of outs. Most teams have 14 players so some children will sit out a portion of the game. Every child must play a minimum of three innings in a five inning game, and no player shall sit two innings in a row. Please arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start time so the players can warm up and the coaches can complete the lineup.

Equipment

Every child MUST wear a jock or a jill, or they cannot play. Each player needs a baseball glove. We recommend a leather glove, as balls tend to bounce out of plastic gloves. Some children have their own batting helmets for health reasons, and some children have cleats.

Umpires

Many of the umpires are young and are learning to umpire, just as your children are learning to play baseball. They are doing their best to run the game fairly, so please be patient with them. If you disagree with a call, please refrain from making comments during the game. If you continue to have concerns, mention it to the coach or one of the league executive members after the game so that your concerns can be addressed in an appropriate manner.

Coaches

Please remember that your coaches are parent volunteers too and may still be learning their craft. They want everyone to have a good time, but managing 15 children aged 6 to 8 is challenging! If you have any questions or concerns, please wait until after the game to raise them. If your questions are not answered to your satisfaction, please feel free to discuss them with me. Your team will have regular practices which we encourage all players to attend: this is the time when coaches can work with all players to improve their skills and knowledge of the game.

Volunteers

The league is run by volunteers. We have an executive committee who work hard all year round to keep the league running. We are always looking for more people to help out in a variety of ways, from organizing snacks for the team after the game, to fundraising or assisting with Photo Day and the Barbeque. We would ask that each team have a Team Representative who can look after things like ticket sales, or participate in the Photo Day committee, so that the coach can focus on the on-field activities. Please let your coach know in what ways you are able to help out.

Registration Policy

Currently, we are able to accommodate 150 players on ten teams in the T-Ball program. If registrations exceed that number, we will give priority to applicants in the following order:

  1. Returning players
  2. Boys and girls 7 or 8 years of age
  3. Siblings of older players
  4. Others by date of registration.

If it appears that registrations will exceed the limit, six year olds will be placed on a waiting list and offered a place in the Instructional League.

Rep Team Selection

In order to make the selection process as fair and open as possible, open tryouts will be held for the High Park T-Ball Rep Teams. The players selected will represent the best traditions of High Park at three tournaments. Prospective rep team players must be prepared to attend weekly practices and be available for three weekend tournaments in July and August. Selection for the team will be based on baseball skills, attitude and commitment demonstrated during try-outs and practices. The schedule for try-outs will be posted on the High Park T-Ball web site and in the clubhouse. All interested players are encouraged to attend. Interested parents are asked to check the scheduled dates of tournaments to ensure that their child will be available.

T-Ball Rules

High Park T-Ball rules are based on the rules developed in 1962 in Ancaster, Ontario, with additional rules unique to High Park. High Park T-Ball rules are also available in Adobe Acrobat format.

Playoff Rules

The playoffs are organized so that all teams will play at least three games. The most recent playoff regulations are posted here

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