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All families who register a child for baseball will be required to participate in fundraising efforts to sell 5 PushSave mobile coupon books per family or pay a $50 buyout option per family.
Families must complete volunteer DIBS hours; 4 hours per child or a maximum of 8 hours per family or pay a $250 volunteer buyout option at registration per registered child. This volunteer buyout option is available and included in the baseball registration form.
NOTE: T-ball players DO NOT have to complete the fundraising or volunteer requirement.
|Program||Current Grade||Birth Date (Oldest)||Birth Date (Youngest)|
|Machine Pitch||1st Grade||9/5/2015||9/4/2016|
|Included with Registration||Provided by Each Player|
*Additionally, an athletic protective cup is recommended, but not required. Players may also buy baseball socks, belt, and batting gloves.
Bat Sizing Resource: https://www.baseballmonkey.com/learn/baseball-bat-buying-guide
Glove Sizing Resource: https://www.baseballmonkey.com/learn/baseball-softball-glove-buying-guide
At this level, the players will get an introduction to the game of baseball. They will begin learning the basic rules and start developing their throwing, hitting and fielding skills. T-ball is recommended for all first year Kindergarten/Pre-K players (first year of organized team ball).
Season Dates: First week of May (pending field readiness) - Last week of June
Weekly Schedule (Practice and Games): Monday/Wednesday
Proposed Field Usage: Sunny Acres Park, Anoka
The T-ball season concludes with an End of Year Celebration with all T-ball teams. 2023 End of Year Celebration date is tentatively scheduled for June 28, 2023.
At this level, kids will continue to learn the key elements and skills of the game and will hit off a pitching machine. Machine pitch is recommended for 1st Graders and Kindergarteners with at least one year of experience in organized team ball.
Season Dates: As soon as possible in Spring (pending field readiness) - Middle of July
Weekly Schedule (Practice and Games): Tuesday/Thursday
Proposed Field Usage: Emerald Pond Park, Ramsey
The Machine Pitch season concludes with the End of Year House Tournament at Central Park. The End of Year House Tournament is scheduled for July 14-16, 2023.
It is the policy of ARAA Baseball that we will offer a full refund should you decide not to play up until the time that registration closes. Once registration has been closed, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to receive a full refund. Any funds already spent on your player (pants, jerseys, hats, traveling team slush funds, etc) will not be refunded.
Tball - Preschool and Kindergarten
Machine Pitch - Advanced Kindergarten and 1st Grade
Junior House Director
T-ball and Machine Pitch