The YMCA will offer co-ed instructional leagues for ages 3 – 4 and 5 – 6, respectively. Wee-ball is for ages 3 – 4 and will hit off of a tee and have adult coaches on the field of play for instructional purposes. Ages 5 – 6 will be T-ball with a coach throwing three pitches to the batter and then revert back to the tee after three thrown pitches, if necessary.
Ages 7 – 8 is called AA/Coach Pitch League with an adult pitcher throwing pitches to the batter with a five-pitch limit. Ten players will play defense and all batters will bat in each rotation. Ages 9 – 10 is called Dixie Minors and will play regulation baseball on a modified baseball diamond and modified rules pertaining to stealing, etc.
Ages 11 – 12 will play in the new Dixie Youth ‘O’ Zone league for the fourth consecutive year. ‘O’ Zone is on a modified diamond but play regulation baseball and players can play off base and advance at their own risk.
Ages 7-9 for Girls Softball is the Angels League is similar to Coach Pitch Softball. Ages 10 – 13 play Ponytails and play regulation softball on a modified diamond.
The youth baseball and softball registration deadline is Tuesday, February 13. After registration, baseball ages 9 – 10 and 11 – 12 must go through an on-field skills evaluation and then will be placed on evenly balanced teams through a detailed coach’s selection process.
Younger age groups of Wee-ball (3-4), T-ball (5-6) and AA League (7-8) as well as all Girls Softball teams will have a league fall-out on Tuesday, February 20 for team assignment and to receive practice and game assignments.
All players will receive full uniforms and replica Major League baseball jerseys and caps. The age cut-off is May 1, 2018. (As an example, if a child is 10 years of age but turns 11 before May 1 he/she is considered 11 years of age and must play in the proper age group.)
All league games will be played at the Clinton YMCA complex again this year at 100 YMCA Drive and no games will be scheduled during the Laurens County School District #56 Spring Break April 2 – 6.
Registration is $50 for YMCA members inside the city limits and $55 for members outside the city limits. Non-member registration is $65 inside the city limits and $70 outside the city limits. A $10 discount will be provided for each additional child in the same family and financial assistance is available to families as well.
Registration is being taken daily from 8 am – 9 pm, Monday – Friday; 9 am – 6 pm on Saturdays and 2 – 5 pm on Sundays at the YMCA reception desk. For additional details or information, call the Clinton YMCA at 833-1555.