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Nick Cook

3rd Grade League Commissioner

Phone: (309)696-4571


The 3rd Grade League is for children in 3rd Grade during the 2019/2020 academic school year.

Teams at this age group are formed based on an evaluation process to create balanced teams selected by coaches based on their results.

Each player will be assigned a 1.5-hour time slot and be evaluated on the following:

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

Evaluations will be conducted by 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 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.



WE NEED COACHES!! Please volunteer to be a head coach or an assistant coach via your registration form, onsite registration or go to Contact league commissioner with questions.



Each team will typically practice two weeknights (M/W or T/Th) with games on Sundays. Games can also be played on assigned practice nights. There will be no games 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 Fields.

While each coach has discretion, practices will be scheduled for 60-90 minutes  Games will have a 2 hour time limit.

PLEASE NOTE: 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.


2020 Calendar:

  • Registration opens in mid-December and closes in early March
  • Teams will be formed late March/early April.  Coaches will contact players
  • Practices start in late April, weather permitting
  • Games tentatively scheduled to start the first weekend in May. 
  • The End-of-Season Tournament will be the second or third full week of July.  The tournament will be a double elimination tournament based on regular season standings.


League Guidelines:

  • Players rotate positions during the course of the season
  • Scores are kept and win/loss record used for end of season tournament
  • A pitch count rule will be enforced for all pitchers
  • Games will be six innings or as many innings that can be played in allotted time
  • Bats must meet either of the following guidelines:
    • NHSF USSSA bats must have the USSSA 1.15bpf marking on the bats. USSSA bats must have a 2-1/4" barrel diameter with unlimited weight differential, or barrel diameter between 2-1/2" and 2-3/4" with a -10 differential or less (i.e. 30" - 20.0oz)
    • USA Baseball bats must have a 2-1/4" barrel diameter with an unlimited weight differential or 2-5/8" barrel diameter and with a -11 differential or less.




The end of the season tournament will be played the second or third full week of July. All teams will participate in the tournament.

  • Double elimination format (teams are guaranteed two games)
  • Brackets will be seeded based on a point system using win/tie/loss records during regular season play (2 pts for a win, 1 pt for a tie and 0 pts for a loss).
    • First tiebreaker: head-to-head competition
    • Second tie breaker: runs scored
    • Third tie breaker: runs against



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 (see bat requirements above) and helmet, however team coaches are issued bats and helmets that kids can share so they are not required.