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3rd Grade League

League Information

League Commissioner:
Paul Koziol
Phone: (651)206-9345
Email:  paul.koziol@gmail.com 

 

League Description:

The 3rd Grade League is for children in 3rd grade during the 2018/2019 academic school year. Teams will be formed by an evaluation process and coaches will draft players to create balanced teams.

Each team will play with 10 players in the field.

Teams will typically practice on either a Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur schedule with games on Sundays. Games can also be played on assigned practice nights. There will be no games or practices scheduled during the Memorial Day and 4th of July weekends.

The 3rd grade league intends to practice and play games at Plymouth Creek Playfields or Lacompte.

While each coach has discretion, most practices will be 60-90 minutes and games will be 2 hours.

If your child is interested in playing weekend tournaments and a 12-16 game league schedule against other communities, they should try out for the Travel League.  More information can be found on our Travel Page at:  http://www.pwyba.com/page/show/404461-travel

League Guidelines:

  • Players rotate positions during the course of the season.
  • Scores are kept and win/loss record used to determine seeding for end of season tournament.
  • A pitch count rule will be enforced for all pitchers.
  • Games will be six innings or as many innings possible in allotted time.
  • Teams will be formed based on evaluations, not by school or "play with" requests.
  • Bats must meet either of the following guidelines.           
    • NHSF USSSA bat standards.  Bats must have the USSA 1.15bpf marking. Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats must be between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"and have a–10 differential or less (i.e. 30” – 20.0 oz.)
    • USA Baseball Bats – Bats must be 2 ¼” with an unlimited weight differential or 2 5/8th and have a -11 differential or less

 

Teams:

Teams will be formed based on player evaluations in order to create a competitive balance among the teams in the league. Evaluations will be done at the Central Middle school on March 24th. 2019

Each player will be assigned a 2 hour timeslot and be evaluated on the following:

  • Hitting (batting cage)
  • Throwing/Pitching/Catching
  • Fielding (infield and outfield)

Evaluations will be conducted by the 3rd grade coaches who have registered for the upcoming season. After the evaluation process has been completed, head coaches will be assigned and teams formed based on the player ratings provided during evaluations. Best efforts will be made for all teams within the 3rd grade league to be balanced.

No "play with" or "coach" requests will be allowed.

Equipment

Players are required to have their own baseball glove, baseball pants and shoes (cleats).  They will be provided a team jersey and hat.  We suggest Grey baseball pants.  Many players like to have their own bat and helmet, however team coaches are issued bats and helmets that kids can share so they are not required.

 

 

·         Practices start in late April, weather permitting

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·         Games tentatively scheduled to start the first weekend in May 

·         Season ending tournament is TBD.  Official start/end date will be updated after the season starts.

Coaches:

Please volunteer to be a head coach or an assistant coach via your registration form, onsite registration or go to www.pwyba.com. Contact league commissioner with questions.