Youth Baseball

Bantam Ball and Youth Baseball Parent Pick-up information night will be held at the
Rivers Edge on Wednesday, May 17 from 6:00 – 8:00p.m.
This is a drop in to pick up your child’s information.

 


 

Lil’ Swingers (Ages 3 – 4)

“Play Ball!” What a great way to introduce your child to the sport of baseball. Players are taught the basics of the game – throwing, catching, batting and rules. Players will hit off a tee to ensure success. “Incrediballs” will be used to ensure safety. A baseball glove is required. Players will receive a t-shirt. Thursdays will be used for rain dates! There will be a pool party at the end of the season to recognize all participants and coaches. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle!!! No Class on July 3rd, 4th, 5th. (PK)

Location: Prairie Fields
Min/ Max: 40/80
Registration Deadline: Thursday, 5/18

Code R/NR Fee Dates Times Day
201046-01 $48 /$72 5/22-7/17 6:00PM – 6:45 PM M
201046-02 $48 /$72 5/23-7/18 6:00PM – 6:45 PM TU
201046-03 $48 /$72 5/24-7/19 6:00PM – 6:45 PM W

 


 

T-Ball / Coach Pitch (Ages 5 – 6)

“Batter Up!” “Let’s Play Some Ball! Players will learn to throw, catch, hit, field, run bases, and most importantly learn how to play with teammates. Basic rules of the game will also be learned. In addition to batting off a tee, the coach–pitch program will be introduced, where the coach will pitch to the participants using a slow overhand/underhand style. Activities will include skill practices and modified games. Emphasis is on fun and learning. A baseball glove is required. Each participant will receive a t-shirt. Thursdays will be used as rain dates. There will be a pool party at the end of the season to recognize all participants and coaches. Don’t forget to bring your water bottle!! No Class on July 3rd, 4th, 5th. (PK)

Location: Prairie Fields
Min/ Max: 40/80
Registration Deadline: Thursday, 5/18

Code R/NR Fee Dates Times Day
201066-01 $50/$75 5/22-7/17 7:00PM – 8:00 PM M
201066-02 $50/$75 5/23-7/18 7:00PM – 8:00 PM TU
201066-03 $50/$75 5/24-7/19 7:00PM – 8:00 PM W

 


 

Bantam Baseball (Ages 7 – 9)

“Going, Going, Gone! Home Run!” This program is designed to simulate game play while providing a positive instructional environment. The Park District will select teams and volunteer coaches will be used. Emphasis is on fun and participation. Every child will bat and play a variety of positions in the field. Space is limited so register early. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and a baseball hat. A baseball glove is required and an “Incrediball” will be used to ensure safety. No games on July 1st. (PK)

Location: Prairie Fields
Min/ Max: 40/100
Registration Deadline: Friday, 5/12

Code R/NR Fee Dates Day
101256-01 $42 /$63 5/20-7/15 SA

 


 

Pitch, Hit & Run (Ages 7-14)

Pitch Hit & Run is the official Skills competition of MLB. This program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, FREE of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, and have the chance to advance through four levels of competition, including team Championships at Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the 2017 MLB All Star Game. The individual Pitching, Hitting and Running Champions, along with the All-Around Champion in each division age group at the Local Competition will be awarded and advance to the Sectional Level of Competition. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate and have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver prior to the start of the competition. Age is determined as of July 17, 2017. (PK)

Location: Prairie Fields Sports Complex

Date R/NR Fee Time Day
5/13 FREE 9:00AM – 12:00PM SA

 


 

MLB Jr. Home Run Derby (12U & 14U)

New This Summer! The Junior Home Run Derby provides youngsters 14 and under an opportunity to participate in an exciting, free, home run derby competition. All of the local events are individually scored and the winners of local and regional contests will ultimately compete in the National Final during 2017 Major League Baseball All-Star Week in Miami. All participants must provide a copy of a valid birth document for age verification. Age is determined as of July 17, 2017. (PK)

Location: Prairie Fields Sports Complex

Date R/NR Fee Time Day
5/13 FREE 9:00AM – 12:00PM SA