Registration for the 2013 Recreation Baseball and Softball season is now open. All players wishing to participate in the 2013 Recreation season must be registered online through our registration service at Active.com:
- Ages 6-13 Early Registration [prior to midnight Frida February 1, 2013] = $150 per registrant
- Ages 6-13 Registration after February 1, 2013 = $200
- Ages 13+ playing Junior/Senior baseball – all dates = $175
Note: For families registering four or more children in ZLL baseball and softball, the registration fees will be refunded for the 4th and higher registrants. Example: If you register and pay fees for 5 children, ZLL will refund the fees for the 4th and 5th children. The refund will be provided after registration through a separate transaction. For more information contact Ben McAfee, ZLL Player Agent, at email@example.com.
This year the ZLL Board is asking families to make a contribution to the ZLL Booster Club so that we can continue to invest in improving the diamonds, dugouts, and facilities at Lion’s Park. You can make this contribution during the registration process. For families that donate at least $25 per child, that family will not be required to participate in the ZLL annual fundraising program for 2013.
EVALUATION DATES AND LOCATIONS:
- Boys Player Pitch Baseball Leagues for 9-13 year olds (Minors, Majors and 50/70 Divisions) and Girls Player Pitch Softball Leagues for 9-13 year olds (Minors and Majors Divisions): Evaluations begin February 2. For more details view http://zionsvillelittleleague.org/2013/01/25/rec-division-evaluation-schedules-player-pitch-divisions/
- Boys Coach Pitch Baseball and Girls Coach Pitch Softball Leagues for ages 6-8: Evaluations will be conducted in early March. Stay tuned for more details.
For boys baseball, a child’s age on April 30, 2013 is considered their age for Little League. For girls softball, a child’s age on December 31, 2012 is considered their age for Little League.
Please monitor the ZLL website [http://ZionsvilleLittleLeague.org] and email as well as the Zionsville Times Sentinel for more specific information on time and location of evaluations.
For more information contact Ben McAfee, ZLL Player Agent, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVALUATIONS – FOR WHICH DIVISION SHOULD MY CHILD TRY OUT?
Many parents have questions about the placement of their children in the different divisions available for baseball and softball. Players generally play in divisions with other kids of the same age, but players who try out for a higher level division and perform well enough in those evaluations to be drafted during the team selection process for the higher divisions can play in a higher level division. Trying out for a higher level division does not guarantee a spot in that division.
If you are registering a boy who is 11 to 13 years old, ZLL asks you to consider participating in the new 50/70 baseball program, which offers a higher level of competition and challenge. For more information about the 50/70 program, consult the ZLL web site at http://zionsvillelittleleague.org/2013/01/06/5070-baseball-division-offers-higher-skill-and-competitive-option/
More descriptions and guidelines on this topic will be available on the ZLL web site in the near future. Meanwhile, if you have questions, please contact Ben McAfee, ZLL Player Agent, at PlayerAgent@ZionsvilleLittleLeague.org.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO MANAGE OR COACH A TEAM?
Zionsville Little League works best when parents and involved adults are actively involved in positively leading our players. If you are interested in volunteering to be a team manager or coach, or in some other capacity, please be sure to note on the registration forms that you would like to volunteer. In addition, please contact Ben McAfee, ZLL Player Agent, at email@example.com to let him know you are interested in this vital role.