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2022 - MINORS General Information

 

Who can play?  

Minors division is for girls and boys who are 9 to 10 years old as of May 1, 2022.

 

Registration fee -   $125

($10 sibling discount registered in Cal Ripken division)

 

Pre Season practice - Saturday, March 19

-Distribute uniform & meet coaches and teammates

 

Opening Day of games  -  Saturday, March 26

Closing Day -                    Saturday, June 11

No games -                       April 16 & May 28

 

Where are the games?  

Welsh Valley Middle School, Tower Lane, Narberth 

Two fields (Field with dugouts and Softball field)

 

When are games?

Saturdays 

(the game times depends on how many teams are in the division)

 

9:00 to 11:00am or 11:00 to 1:00pm

 

Thursday (Rain makeup day)

6:00 to 7:30pm

 

Practice days

Monday or Thursday  - 6:00 to 7:30pm

(It will be a set day for the season - depends on volunteer coaches availability)

 

Practice locations:  Welsh Valley MS or Narberth Park (it will be one set location from the start of the season)

 

What do you do in practice?  

Coaches develop and reinforce the major baseball fundamentals, and begin teaching team plays.  Fundamental include proper throwing mechanics, batting stance and hitting fundamentals, fielding skills, above-the-waist catching, and base running. 

 

We emphasize having fun together as a team, learning positive sportsmanship, and developing players’ confidence in their athletic abilities.

 

How do games work?   

The Minors Division is kid pitch.  The Minors division abides by the Cal Ripken rules.  

 

The rules are listed on NAA Home page under "Coaches Information"  

 

What do players need?  

A baseball glove & water bottle. Players should wear baseball pants.  Do not wear shorts - players in this division are taught to slide into the base.  We recommend players wear baseball cleats, but sneakers are acceptable.  The team shirt, hat, pants, belt & socks are distributed at the first team practice.  Players are welcome to bring their own baseball bats, batting gloves and helmets.

 

What about drop-offs?   

At this age group, each player must have a parent (or responsible adult) present for the duration of the practice and game.

 

Team placement

We do not honor teammate requests.  

 

Volunteer Coaching

If you would like to volunteer to coach a team, please enter the information requested in your child's registration.  We will contact you to let you know if you will be coaching a team on March 1st.  For each division, we are looking for 2 to 3 co-coaches for each team.  

 

We require the 3 background checks which are listed under "Coaches Information" on the left side of home page.