The Stanley Park T-Ball Association was formed in 1978 to provide young boys and girls with the opportunity to participate in and learn about the game of baseball and that objective remains today under the guidance of the Stanley Park Community Association (SPCA).
The emphasis is on fun, fair play and participation of all players as per TRUE SPORT guidelines and principles as noted below.
The Ball Program is run entirely by volunteers (executive, coaches, convenors, etc.) who generously devote their time. New volunteers are always welcome regardless of how much or little time anyone is able to give.
Disputes are discussed between coaches and/or umpires in a friendly and professional manner. Unresolved matters should be directed to the convenor for resolution.
T-Ball is a game of baseball played in accordance with regular baseball rules with the incorporation of the rules as noted.
The rules for Senior T-Ball and 3-Pitch now, as of 2007, include mandatory rotation of all players throughout the game to let each child have an opportunity at the various fielding positions.
We're not alone in our efforts to promote fair-play, participation and good-sportsmanship. We're now one of the many sports organizations who've joined TRUE SPORT in a far more extensive grass-roots campaign to play by the principles as outlined above. "Zero tolerance" for abuse policies and behaviour "contracts" are now becoming the norm throughout most sports - at least at the minor levels.
We welcome everyone's commitment in ensuring that we all act as "true sports" - hopefully not just at the games but throughout each and every day.
Go For It
Always rise to the challenge.
Discover how good you can be.
Play honestly and obey the rules.
Winning is only real when competition is fair.
Respect teammates, competitors and officials, both on and off the field.
Win with dignity and lose with grace.
Keep it Fun
Have a good time. Keep a positive attitude and contribute to a positive atmosphere.
Respect your body. Keep in shape.
Avoid unsafe activities.
Do something that helps your community