Program Description: South Park's Tee Ball program is intended as an introduction to the game for our youngest players, both boys and girls. Designed for 4 year old players and 5 year old players with no previous experience, the Tee Ball program is centered around players learning the basics of the game in a fun and non-competitive environment. Players will learn the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, hitting and base running while being introduced to teamwork and good sportsmanship. Each player will bat and play in the field during each inning - nobody sits on the bench in Tee Ball. Games consist of three innings, there are no "outs" and we do not keep score. Players hit from a tee for the first half of the season. At the midpoint of the season, coaches will begin to pitch to the players from a very short distance. Players will have the opportunity to hit from 3 - 5 pitched balls and, if unsuccessful, will revert to the tee - there are no strikeouts! Tee Ball is only offered during the Spring season.
Age Requirement: Players registering for Tee Ball should have a birth date between 5/1/13 and 4/30/14.
Team Selection: There are no player evaluations for Tee Ball. Teams are created and players are assigned to teams based on the number of registered participants. We will make every effort to accommodate player / coach requests made during the registration process, but cannot guaranty that all such requests will be honored.
Season: Practices will begin in mid March, with games beginning in early April. The season will be completed by mid / late May. Prior to the commencement of games, practices are generally held one night during the week at around 6:00 as well as on the weekend (times vary). Once the season begins, practices typically give way to games, and each team usually has a weeknight game as well as a weekend game, with an occasional practice based on time / field availability.
Location: Tee Ball practices & games are held at the following facilities: (1) the tee ball field located at our facility at Carmel Middle School, (2) the tee ball field located at our facility at Lansdowne Elementary School and (3) the field located at Carmel Road Park.