When do practices and games start?
For T-Ball and PW6, practices generally start in late April. There are 1-2 practices per week leading up the first game. Games generally begin in early May. Your players age group will dictate how many games and practices will be scheduled, as well as how long the games last.
How do T-Ball & PW6 games work?
T-Ball: Games are 2-3 innings and have a time limit of 45 minutes. All players will hit from a tee. Every player will get a chance to bat during each inning and line ups should be rotated to provide every player an opportunity to hit last to hit the "home run".
PW6: Games have a time limit of 60 minutes. The coach will pitch 5 pitches, and if the player is unable to hit any of those 5 pitches a tee will be used. Every player will get a chance to bat during each inning and line ups should be rotated to provide every player an opportunity to hit last to hit the "home run".
When does the season end?
Depending on weather, the season typically ends either the last week of June, or the first week of July for T-ball & PW6. There are tournaments for the older divisions that are typically completed by the middle of July.
Where are the field locations for practices and games?
Bicentennial Park (Closed for 2022)
What is included in the registration fee?
The registration fee includes a jersey and a hat for baseball or socks for softball. The fee also covers all other administration, equipment, and field usage costs, and umpires for the older ages groups.
What equipment must I provide?
Depending on your age group the following is suggested:
TBall/PW6: Each player will need to provide their own glove, helmet, and bat at each practice and game. Please be sure to print your child’s name on the inside of the baseball cap along with any other personal equipment. Cleats, baseball pants, and baseball socks are not necessary in the T-Ball league.
Rookies/8U Softball up to Majors/12U Softball: Each player will need to provide their own glove, helmet, and bat at each practice and game. Please be sure to print your child’s name on the inside of the baseball cap along with any other personal equipment. Molded Plastic Cleats, baseball pants (with or without belt), and baseball/softball socks are needed at this level. Please ask your coach what color pants and socks are expected for your given team.
Pony/14U Softball & Colt: Everything listed for Minors/8U is needed. At these age levels metal spiked cleats can be worn, but are optional.
How are the teams selected?
T-Ball and PW6 is a random selection.
Rookies and up will go through a player evaluation process to evenly distribute the players across the division to try to ensure that all teams will have equal skill sets and experience. These evaluations take place in March.
Yes! Team photos are taken at the beginning of the season. This is an additional cost for those who wish to purchase photos.
How can I volunteer to help?
The league needs coaching volunteers to make this possible. Each team needs a coach and at least one assistant coach.
TBall and PW6: PABSC strives to keep smaller teams of about 7-8 players for T-ball, and 12 players for PW6. At the T-Ball level, you don't need to be a baseball expert, just be willing to put in the time and energy to help the kids learn and have fun. Coaching at this level is a very rewarding experience, and kids love having parents or family members as a coach.
Rookies to Majors or 8U - 12U: These divisions have teams typically consisting of 10-12 players. There should be continued focus on the fundamentals.
Who should I contact if I have more questions about the league?
Please contact the PABSC commissioners listed on the home page as your first point of contact. If they are unable to resolve your issue or provide information, then you can reach out to either the VPBaseball@pabsc.org or VPSoftball@pabsc.org (Tball and PW6 parents should contact VPSoftball). Finally, if they are unable to assist, then please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: The information found in this FAQ are general guidelines and are subject to change.