Our Senior T-Ball League is geared to those aged 6 to 8 (inclusive as of the start of the year of play). Players (6 turning 7 during the year of play) have the option of playing in our Junior T-Ball league if that option suits better. Similarly, those of the oldest age may register for play in our Junior 3-Pitch league. These decisions are dependent on each player's interest, skill, playing ability, maturity and/or other factors. Note that Senior T-Ball players may play as fill-ins on any of our Junior 3-Pitch teams not able to field 10 players for one of its games. Senior T-Ball players are not allowed to move down a level and play in our Junior T-Ball league.
Senior T-Ball players have the opportunity to indicate their preference of playing days - at least until playoffs. Please only "X" 1 day (if necessary), and a second one (only if absolutely necessary) as more than that will be very difficult to comply with.
All of our t-Ball leagues use the 9" soft-core ball. As of the 2009 season, we started playing all SENIOR T-Ball games with a safety-bag at first base and appropriate rule changes.
SENIOR play tends to be more competitive than Junior T-Ball, i.e. score is kept (at least for the latter part of the season), there are umpires, and there is a season-ending wrap-up tournament. Since there may be as many as 14 players on a team and there are 11 fielding & batting positions utilized each inning, there will be some "sitting" out on a rotating basis. Note that we mandate rotation of players through all defensive positions so every player has the opportunity to play at each position. The defensive team: Fielding positions will be assigned by matching a list of players, such as the batting order, with a list of all possible fielding positions with the outfield & Infield positions alternating. (i.e. For a team of 13: Catcher, CF, 2nd Base, RC, SIT, 1st Base, RF, Pitcher, LC, Short-stop, SIT, LF, 3rd Base). All teams must use the official list provided by the league and keep it posted on the backstop during games.
Since 2015: Defensive players, when playing infield positions, must wear facial protection. (Each team is being supplied with the necessary safety equipment.) This is now mandatory for Senior T-Ball, Junior 3-Pitch and Senior 3-Pitch but remains optional for our Junior T-Ball league.
For our 2022 season, due to the on-going pandemic, if having a post-game "celebration", the team's Safety Co-ordinators must ensure that everyone complies with all safety protocols (i.e. social distancing, medical masks, sanitizing, etc.) and that, along with the team's Snack Coordinator (if the team has one), any shared treats are individually packaged. It is hoped that each team will have a Snack Coordinator to promote and coordinate "healthy" snacks regardless of any sharing.