What is the game and practice schedule at this level?
Teams begin practices in March and games on Opening Weekend in early April. During the regular season, teams have practice once per week, typically on a weeknight or Sunday afternoon; during the preseason, there will be two practices per week (one on a weeknight, one on a weekend day). Games are played on Saturday mornings or afternoons, as well as having one game every other week on a weeknight; game schedules will be made available in late March or early April. Games typically last approximately 1.5 hours.
In early June, the schedule shifts to a postseason tournament. All teams participate in this tournament, and it is intended to be a fun way to transition to the next level. The season ends in late June.
When will I hear from a coach?
Teams are formed in March to enable preseason practices.
What does a typical game look like?
At the beginning of the season, coaches pitch a soft, safety ball to players while fielders learn to field the ball and take appropriate action based on the game situation. Shortly into the regular season, players begin to pitch to each other. Three outs now constitutes the end of an inning, and there are only 9 to 10 players in the field at any given time to emulate play at older levels.
What does my player need?
The league provides a team t-shirt and a hat for each player, as well as a tee, helmets, catcher’s gear, and bats at each game. Players at this level need their own glove, and will need to bring their own water, juice, etc. to each game. Cleats and baseball pants should be worn at this level.
What else is required?
Your participation as a parent. Even if you don’t step up as a head coach, parents should be present at these games to cheer on their players and help the coaches.
If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact
or the AA Commissioner!