Grove City Parks and Recreation is registering for the spring-summer Little League® baseball season during the month of February. Participants sign up at the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., through Wednesday, Feb. 28 or until the each league fills. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 27 until 7 p.m.
Boys and girls ages 5 through 17 are eligible to participate. Per Little League® International, age determination is based on the player’s age on Aug. 31, 2018, if born Sept. 1, 2005 or later; April 30, 2018, if born Aug. 31, 2005 or earlier. Fees for residents of Grove City or Jackson Township are $70 per player for T-ball through Minor 7-8; $90 for Minor 9-10 through Big League. Participants who reside outside the city/township corporate limits are eligible to play, but are required to pay an additional $10 non-resident fee.
To register, bring full payment and proof of residency (e.g. current utility bill, check stub, bank statement) to receive the resident fee. Be ready to provide a uniform size and emergency contact information. The registration form must be signed by a legal guardian. A birth certificate must be shown for those participating in the Grove City Parks and Recreation baseball program for the first time.
As of Jan. 1, 2018, Little League® International adopted the new USA Baseball® Bat Standard. Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information. Watch the video online. Download the player rules and bat rules.
Visit the Youth Baseball web page for more information.
Practices begin Monday, April 2, and opening day is Saturday, May 5. Games are at Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave./4408 Broadway. Players in the leagues for ages 9 and older should attend an observation Saturday, March 17, to assist coaches in drafting players. Players in T-ball, Minor 6 and Minor 7-8 leagues are assigned to teams and do not have observations. All leagues play twice per week. Postponed games are made up on Saturdays; occasional double headers may be scheduled.
Interested in being a volunteer coach, paid umpire or team sponsor? Download the coach application or stop by Kingston Center to pick up an application or brochure. All coaches must pass a background check and complete online training.
For more information, call the Grove City Parks and Recreation office at 614-277-3050.