The league is co-ed and is open to children from 8-13 years old. The league will consist of 2 or 3 age divisions with the exact age split to be determined based on registration numbers. Teams will have one practice per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening from either 5:00 - 6:15 pm or 6:15 - 7:30 pm and a game on each Saturday. The games will be played at either 9:00 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am or 12:45 pm (if our registration figures dictate a 6 team league, then there will also be games played at 2:00 pm). The first game of the season will take place on Saturday, March 30th. The final game will be on Saturday, May 18th. Practices and games will take place at Colonial. During each practice, a "team meeting" will be held in which the coaches will go through a team devotion. Devotional materials will be provided to the coaches.
Players will need a glove, tennis shoes or rubber cleats (optional), and black baseball pants without pockets. Jerseys, hats, balls, bats, and helmets will be provided. We will play on a lined field which will include team benches for the players backstop and an outfield fence. The registration fee is $65.
As you would expect, the success of our Machine Pitch Baseball League is greatly dependent on having parents and others volunteer to help. Please consider being involved as either an Assistant Coach or Head Coach.
As our Sports Ministry has grown to the extent that we now have more than 3000 participants annually, the number of "same team player requests" and "specific coach requests" has reached the point that we are no longer able to accommodate all the requests due to time constraints along with our desire to attempt to create "equally skilled" teams. However, if you are invite a child to participate in the league and they have never played in any Colonial Sports Ministries league previously, we will place them on the same team as your child. If siblings are participating in the same league, then we will be able to place them on the same team. Otherwise, there is no guarantee that siblings will be practicing on the same night of the week.