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PYB T-ball Program

T-ball is geared for boys and girls ages 5-7 – Kindergarten and First grade. Players hit the ball off the tee to start the season off to build basic hitting fundamentals and then progress towards using the pitching machine towards the end of the season. The pitching machine is designed to provide consistent pitching so the child can hit the ball. T-ball is designed to be non-competitive and a lot of fun; T-ball will teach the children about organized play, teamwork and good sportsmanship. T-ball is designed to help the child prepare for the next level of play when they move to rookie ball and begin hitting pitched balls.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will I know what team I am on? There is a coach meeting on toward the end of March, and the coach’s will receive their rosters at that time. You will be notified in early April. It is possible you will have only one or two days notice before your first practice.

When will practice start? Depending on your coach’s preference, it is usually the middle of April.

When do games start? The first couple of weeks are typically only practices. When games start, we only play games. Some teams come to the game early to get some practice in before the game.

How long does the season last? The program will last into the last week of school, which ends in the middle of June.

How many days of the week does it involve? A maximum of two evenings per week. Some Saturdays may be involved depending how many teams we have.

What time of day does it involve? Weeknights, depending on your coaches preference. In the past, practices and games were 6PM-7PM. Saturday activity, if any, is usually in the morning.

Where do we play? Jennings Lodge Elementary, near the corner of River Road and Jennings Ave.

What does my child need to bring? Your child needs to bring a desire to play, and a baseball mitt. Avoid the cheap vinyl t-ball mitts. Look for the leather mitts. Cleats are helpful, but not required. Baseball hats will be available after the first week of practice so you should bring a hat for the first few practices.

Are uniforms supplied? The league will supply team hats and shirts when they are available. Black baseball practice pants for about $10 are available at the local sporting goods stores.

Can my 5-year-old play? Yes, but only if the child’s parent is willing to at least be an assistant coach, if not the head coach.

Can I coach? Look at the Coaches Corner page for information on apply to be a coach. We also do criminal background checks so if you have a criminal history, there is no need to apply.

How can I help? Mark on your player registration form the boxes that apply to parents. You also can let your coach know that you are willing to help. Coaches need field assistants, bench monitors, team party planners and more! Just ask the coach.

Who do I contact before I hear from a coach? email the league at Tball@putnambaseball.com.