Summer Baseball/Softball/T-Ball Rec League

 baseballEach summer, Edinburgh Parks and Recreation offers our Rec League Baseball, Softball and T-Ball. Our Sports Complex has four brick dust covered fields for softball/baseball, a concession stand, bleachers, and a fenced in, covered playground to entertain the younger attendees. Our goal is to give our youngest citizens a place to play safely and learn to work with a team, enjoy healthy competition and work to improve their talents and abilities. With our family friendly facility and our amazing volunteers, we will have everyone singing "take me out to the ball game!"

Registration Information:

Summer Rec League Baseball, Softball, T-Ball, & Midgets registration begins the beginning of January and lasts until the first week of March. Sign-ups are held at the Edinburgh Park and Recreation Building. Age groups range from 3 to 15 years. T-ball is offered for both boys and girls 3 to 4 years of age. Midgets is offered to boys and girls 5 to 6 years of age. Girls 6-15 years can play in different divisions, as well as, boys 6-15. Edinburgh Girls in grades 6/7/8 can participate in our Middle School Softball League. Boys 13-15 years can participate in our Babe Ruth League. Teams are allowed to have a maximum of 12 players so be sure to sign up soon!

All players and parents/guardians must sign a code of ethics and liability form that is to be adhered to at all times. Our coaches are volunteering their time to help form the next generation of citizen's and must be treated with respect at all times. Players or parents will be asked to leave the park and possibly the team if disrespectful behavior occurs. If this is the case, no refund will be made! Let's all make this a great season together!

If you are interested in volunteering or coaching a team, please email your information to tbeier@edinburgh.in.us. Background checks may be required.

Dates and Times:

Registration for our Rec League Program concludes Feb. 22nd. Registration is held at the Parks and Recreation office, located in the Sports Complex, behind Jay-C Food Stores. Times for registration are Monday-Saturday 12pm - 8pm.

Late registration begins Feb. 24th -March 7th and has an additional $10.00 late fee.

The first four weeks of practice will be scheduled through the Parks and Rec. These practices begin the week of March 23rd. Additional practices are to be determined by coaches once teams have began playing games. All available diamonds are a first come first serve basis. Coaches must contact the office to inquire about availability and to schedule their additional practices in advance.  

Games begin the week of April 27th and conclude the week of June 22nd (tournament week)

T-ball games occur every Wednesday. Midgets games occur every Thursday. Softball games generally occur Tuesdays and Thursdays, occasionally Saturdays, while Baseball is Mondays and Wednesdays and occasionally Saturdays.

Babe Ruth games will begin mid to late April and home games will be played at the Edinburgh High School Baseball field. Days will vary. 

Middle School games will begin in April and home games will be played at our Sports Complex. Days will vary. 

T-ball & Midget games always take place at either 5:30pm or 6:30pm. Softball/Baseball games begin at either 6:00pm or 7:30pm.

Rainout and Cancellation information:

All coaches will be contacted by 4:30pm on the game day in the event of a rainout or cancellation. Coaches are then responsible for notifying each parent/guardian. You can also call the Parks and Recreation office at (812)526-3535. Updates will also be posted on our Edinburgh Parks and Recreation Facebook page. 

 

Costs and Payment Information:

***All registration fees include a team hat and t-shirt for each tball/midget/baseball player and a hat and socks for the softball players. Parents are responsible for providing some of the following:

ball glove, cleats or tennis shoes, helmet (not mandatory, but strongly suggested), ball pants or shorts.

Each team will have a couple additional helmets on hand for players to share. Girls in 8U/10U/12U/16U are required to have a face mask on their helmet.

Additional fan shirts ($10) and fan team hats ($12) may be ordered by March 5th.

Registration fees for Leagues are as follows:

T-Ball : $30.00 per player

Baseball/Softball: $40.00 per player

Babe Ruth: $70.00 per player

Middle School: $70.00 per player

Each additional sibling receives a $5.00 discount.

Late registration fees are $10.00 per player (Feb. 24th - March 7th)

We accept credit cards, cash, and check. Please make checks payable to Edinburgh Parks and Recreation.

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Tournaments, Trophies and End of Season Celebration:

Tournaments take place after the season has concluded. Teams play a double elimination tournament in each division to win a large championship trophy and individual championship trophies for each player on the winning team.

Once the tournaments have concluded each team is invited to the Awards Ceremony and pool party in which every player receives a participation trophy. One special player that has exemplified team spirit and dedication throughout the season will receive the "Sportsmanship Award".  Each team will be able to attend an end of the season pool party at the Aquatic Center. The boys will have their pool party on Monday, July 6th, girls on Tuesday, July 7th, Tball on Wednesday, July 8th, Midgets on Thursday, July 9th, and Middle School & Babe Ruth on Friday, July 10th.

Contact and Sponsoring Information:

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If you have any additional questions or are interested in any sponsoring opportunities, please email Tracy Beier at tbeier@edinburgh.in.us

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