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Canal Winchester Joint Recreation

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Baseball Information

CWJRD Baseball 

Baseball is offered to the Canal Winchester community for ages 4.5 through 14 years old. 

T-Ball competes against other CWJRD teams, but can also compete against other communities nearby depending on the number of teams registered. 

Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors divisions compete in the Mid-State Youth Baseball League (MSYBL)
and compete against teams from Amanda, Baltimore, Bloom-Carroll, Fairfield Union, Lancaster, Millersport and Sugar Grove.   
Bats must be USA Baseball approved (no USSSA bats).  Players on a travel baseball roster are ineligible for MSYBL play.

Pony division competes in the SouthEastern Baseball League
and compete against teams from Bloom Carroll, Gahanna, Groveport, Lancaster, and Licking Heights.

Registration:   January 1 -March 1
Practices Begin: Late March/Early April
Games Begin: Late April/Early May
Season Ends: Before July 4

T-Ball
T-Ball is for ages 4.5-6 years old (as of April 30).  T-Ball is Co-Ed and is an introduction to baseball for younger players.  Coaches will work on fundamentals of throwing, fielding, and hitting as well as understanding basic rules game-play.  Players receive 3 pitches from a coach before hitting off of a tee in an effort to prepare them for coach pitch.  Practices are 1-2 times per week (no set days).  Games are played on Saturday mornings for beginning of the season and will add in an additional weeknight game after Memorial Day.

Coach Pitch
Coach Pitch is for ages 7*-8 years old (as of April 30). 
*6 year old players can choose to "play up" to Coach Pitch but will be evaluated prior to Spring season.
Coach Pitch level play at 60' bases and a 40' pitching mound (coaches must pitch at least 35' away)  Players will receive up to 7 pitches from a coach, but only receive 3 swings/strikes.  Games are played on both weekdays and Saturday mornings throughout the season.  

Minors
Minors is for ages 9-10 years old (as of April 30). 
Minors level play at 60' bases and 46' pitching mound and is the first level for kids to pitch in games.  Base runners can steal bases after the ball crosses the plate.  Games are played on both weekdays and Saturday mornings throughout the season.  

Majors
Majors is for ages 11-12 years old (as of April 30). 
Majors level play at 70' base lengths and 50' pitching mound.  Base runners can lead off and steal bases at any time.  Games are played on both weekdays and Saturday mornings throughout the season.  

Pony
Pony is for ages 13-14 years old (as of April 30). 
Pony level play at 90' base lengths and 60' 6" pitching mound.  Players participating in middle school baseball cannot participate on a Pony team until after their school season has ended.  Pony games begin in late May and will have a condenses season with games played on weekdays and weekends (double headers). 

Fall Baseball Information

Fall Baseball

Fall Baseball is offered as a developmental league to allow players additional opportunities to develop skills and understanding of baseball.  Fall Baseball is only offered for Coach Pitch, Minors, and Majors and will participate in the MSYBL.  Fall Baseball is also an opportunity for players moving up to another division the following Spring to try out the older age division.  For example:  An 8 year old played Coach Pitch in the Spring, but will move up to Minors the following Spring.  This 8 year old is eligible for Fall Baseball at Minors level.  If you are NOT moving up to an older division next Spring, you would sign-up for the appropriate age group.  For example, A 7 year old played Coach Pitch in the Spring, and will still be in Coach Pitch the following Spring.  This 7 year old would sign-up for Coach Pitch.

Registration:   June 22 - July 17
Practices Begin:  August 1
Games Begin:  Late August
Season Ends:  early October

Contact

Canal Winchester Joint Recreation District
PO BOX 753 
Canal Winchester, Ohio 43110

Phone: 614-837-9380
Email: [email protected]

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