Watauga County Parks and Rec Baseball and Softball Registration

The weather outside may be frightful, but baseball and softball seasons are near. Watauga County Parks and Recreation is accepting registrations. Below are the options for this season.

Major 1 Baseball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
Major I Little League Baseball is for children ages 11 and 12 (age as of 4/30/15). In this league, the fundamentals of baseball are continued to be developed. The season runs approximately 3 months. Teams meet 4 times each week for practices and games. Placement drills are required for all participants. At the end of the season, an all-star team is formed. The registration fee is $55. All participants must be registered by 5:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Jr. League Baseball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
Junior League Baseball is for children ages 13-15 (age as of 4/30/15). In this league, the fundamentals of baseball are continued to be developed. The season runs approximately 3 months. Teams meet 4 times each week for practices and games. At the end of the season, an All-Star team is formed. Placement drills are required for all participants. The registration fee is $55. All participants must be registered by 5:00pm on Friday, March 3, 2017.

Girls Machine Pitch Softball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
Girls Machine Pitch Softball is designed to teach girls ages 7 & 8 the fundamentals of fast pitch softball. Age is determined as of 12/31 of the previous year. Teams are formed by geographic location. Girls play approximately 10 games during the season and meet approximately 4 times per week for games, practices, and/or clinics. Softball clinics are scheduled weekly for participants in this program. Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons and weekday evening beginning at 5:30pm. The season will run from mid-April through June. Each player is required to have a glove and athletic shoes. Ten players play in the field and all participants are in the batting line up. No score is kept. The registration fee is $33 per participant. All participants must be registered with Watauga County Parks and Recreation by 5:00pm on the current deadline date.

Girls Fast Pitch Softball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017
Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball is designed to teach girls age 9 – 12 the fundamentals of fast pitch softball. Age is determined as of 12/31 of the previous year. With sufficient registrations, two separate leagues will be forms – Major 2 for 9 & 10 year old girls and Major 1 for 11 & 12 year old girls. Girls play approximately 12 games during the season. Teams meet approximately 4 times per week for games, practices, and/or clinics. Softball clinics are scheduled weekly for participants in this program. Games will be played on Saturday mornings/early afternoons and weekday evenings beginning at 5:30pm. The season will run from early April through June. At the end of the season, an All Star Team is formed. Each player is required to have a glove, athletic shoes, and white softball game pants. Placement drills are required for all participants in this league. The registration fee is $50 per participant. All participants must be registered with Watauga County Parks and Recreation by the current registration deadline.

T-Ball – Modified Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
T-Ball is the first level of co-ed baseball for children ages 5 and 6 (age as of 4/30 of the current year). The T-Ball program is designed to teach children the fundamentals of baseball/softball including as throwing, catching, and batting. The participants will bat off a tee the first part of the season and may bat coach pitch late in the season. This program also emphasizes teamwork and sportsmanship. Teams meet 3 times per week for practices and games. T-ball games consist of 3 innings in which every child gets to bat and plays in the field. No score is kept. A reduced-risk factor ball is used. Teams are formed by geographical location. The season runs approximately 8 – 10 weeks (early April through June). The registration fee is $33 per participant. All participants must be registered by 5:00pm on the current deadline.

Machine Pitch Baseball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
Machine Pitch Baseball is a co-ed league for children ages 7 and 8 (as of 4/30 of the current year). The basics and fundamentals of baseball are taught. A reduced-risk factor ball is used. The season runs approximately 8 – 10 weeks. Teams meet 3 times per week for practices and games. During the game, all players are in the batting order and 10 players play in the field. No score is kept. Teams are formed by geographical location. The registration fee is $33 per participant. All participants must be registered by 5:00pm on the current deadline day.

Major 2 Baseball Registration Deadline: Friday, March 17, 2017
Major 2 Baseball is for children ages 9-10 (age as of 4/30 of the current year). This is the first level of kid pitch. In this league, the fundamentals of baseball are developed. The season runs approximately 3 months. Teams meet 4 times each week for practices and games. Placement drills are required for all players in this league. At the end of the season, an all-star team is formed. The registration fee is $55 per participant. All participants must be registered by 5:00pm on the current year deadline date.

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