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Galion Youth Baseball

LEAGUE DESCRIPTIONS

Tee-Ball for Boys and Girls: League Age 4 to 6 Year Olds 
Tee Ball is for boys and girls who want to learn the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, fielding, sportsmanship and teamwork. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. In Tee Ball, players learn how to hit a ball off a batting tee, running the bases and learning what the positions on the field are called. In our league's tee-ball program, players hit a ball off a batting tee to learn proper hitting mechanics for the first few games of the season. They are then introduced to coach pitch in the latter half. Players will receive "live" pitches to attempt to hit, but if unsuccessful, the Tee is brought back for reinforcement. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for teaching. The primary goals of Tee Ball are to instruct children in the fundamentals of baseball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork, therefore no scores or standings are kept. Rosters may be composed of between 10-15 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 12 to 14 games and no standings or scores are kept. The playing diamond used is a 60-foot diamond. There are not tryouts for this league. By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in T-Ball may be "moved up" to the Coach Pitch Division.

Coach Pitch for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 7 to 8 Year Olds
Coach Pitch is for younger boys and girls with less experience. This division serves as our training ground for both boys & girls pursuing baseball, as well as girls preparing themselves for our girls softball division. In this program, coaches focus on throwing, fielding & hitting fundamentals and mechanics. During games, coaches live pitch up to 5-balls to every batter until a hit, 5-pitches or an out is recorded. A softer baseball is used during practices and games. Our Coach Pitch Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 7-8. EXCEPTION: Participants league age 6 may be permitted  to advance to the  Coach Pitch Division.  This decision is made entirely by the league's  board of directors. Rosters may be composed of between 10-15 players.  The season generally comprises of approximately 12 to 14 games and no standings or scores are kept. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond.


Minor Baseball for Boys and Girls: Mostly League Age 9 to 12 Year Olds 
Minor Baseball is for boys and girls with experience playing baseball. It continues to be an instructional league and further expands on pitching/catching and advanced playing techniques. Players will face player pitching. The Minor Baseball Division program is typically for players ages 9-11.  Rosters may be composed of between 10-15 players. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 12 to 16 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single and double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet.

Major Baseball for Boys: League Age 9 to 12 Year Olds

The Major League Division is for boys and girls ages 9-12. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 46 feet. **IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MAJOR LEAGUE DIVISION, THE PLAYER MUST HAVE BEEN ON A MAJOR LEAGUE TEAM THE SEASON BEFORE OR GET DRAFTED AFTER THE TRYOUTS. TRYOUTS ARE ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd AT 5:00PM AT HEISE PARK. Any player who signs up for the Major League Division and does not attend the tryout or get drafted from the tryout will automatically be placed in the Minor League Division.

While this division allows for more advanced levels of play and adoption of rules such as the "Dropped 3rd Strike," there are no lead offs in this division. Rosters may be composed of between 10 and 15 players. Although this division operates with increased competitiveness, there is still a focus on personal development and encouragement. The season generally comprises of approximately 14 to 18 games and standings and scores are kept. A post-season single and double-elimination playoff format is offered to all teams. 

The local league has an option to choose an All Star Team of 11-12-year-olds (12U) and 9-10 year-olds (10U) from within this division, and the team may enter the International Tournament. The culmination of the International Tournament is the Little League Baseball World Series, featuring teams from around the world. All expenses for the teams advancing to the World Series (travel, meals and housing) are paid by Little League International.

Babe Ruth : League Age 13 to 16 Year Olds 

The Babe Ruth Baseball Division is for boys and girls 13-16 years old, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches.

Field Status

Open Open

South Park Tee Ball (08:39 PM | 04/07/14)

Open Open

South Park T-Ball (08:49 PM | 04/07/14)

Open Open

Heise Park Front (05:37 PM | 04/07/14)

Open Open

Heise Park Front Field (08:26 AM | 04/17/14)

Open Open

Heise Park Back (05:37 PM | 04/07/14)

Open Open

Heise Park Back Field (06:31 PM | 04/13/14)

Open Open

South Park Coach Pitch (05:37 PM | 04/07/14)

Open Open

South Park Coach Pitch (06:58 PM | 04/07/14)