• T-Ball Summer 2021 for Boys and Girls   

     
      
     
     Registration ends on May 17 at 5:00 pm
    We will not be taking any late registrations at this time.
     
     
    Registration is now closed!
     

     
    About the T-Ball Program

    Due to Covid-19 restrictions the league is limited to 140 players. The first 140 players that sign up during the registration period are guaranteed team placement.  Team placement is determined by the Team Sports staff. Our goal is to place students in their school or school area. Students that register for a league that is full will automatically join the waitlist and are not guaranteed team placement. We will not be taking any late registrations this season. The T-ball league is a coed league.

    With Covid-19 restrictions and limited roster spaces, we are not able to honor special requests this season. Our goal is to place students in either their school or school area during team formation. We will be following MDHHS Guidelines for masking.

    Kids develop their social and mental skills, physical strength, and character while learning how to play baseball or softball. Teamwork and active participation are key components.

     

    Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts.

    Summer Baseball/Softball is open to boys and girls who are in 1st - 8th grade in the 2020-2021 school year. Please note that current kindergartners can sign-up for our Boys and Girls T-Ball program.

    Playing rules are kid-friendly, ensuring the all registered players get to play. Emphasis is placed on learning fundamental skills and having fun.  The unique feature of this game involves batters putting the ball in play by hitting it off a tee.

    Each team plays one game a week, on either Monday or Wednesday night. Game times are 6:15pm. Games start the week of June 21st.

    The emphasis of this program is on participation and enjoyment.

    EVERYONE GETS TO PLAY!

    Every child plays as there are no tryouts or cuts.

     T-ball is open to boys and girls who are in kindergarten or Young 5's in the 2020-2021 school year.

    Questions? If you have questions regarding the T-ball program please contact Willie at pickvetw@a2schools.org


    Practices and Games

    Practices begin the week of June 14.  Each team is assigned one practice a week. Usually practices are held at one of the Ann Arbor district’s elementary schools or a neighborhood park. Practice locations are selected by the Head Coach.

    The first week before the season teams will be scheduled for two practice dates. Once the week of June 14th and once the weekend of June 19/20. After this week, teams will be scheduled for one practice on the weekend only. We do not have any weekday practice slots available for teams.
     
    The first games are scheduled to begin the week of June 21st. Teams will play 5 games.

    Games will be scheduled on either Monday or Wednesday evening. Saturdays will be used only when necessary.


    Registration

    ONLINE You can complete registration online at here until the end of the registration period. If you do not have a Rec&Ed account, you will be guided to create your account as part of your registration procedure.

    Team assignments are completed according to a child’s respective school attendance area and the time his or her registration is received.

     

    Registration Deadline

    Registration ends on May 17 at 5:00 pm. We will not be taking any late registrations at this time.

     


    Fees

    T-BALL

    Price

    Kindergarteners

     

    2020-2021

    $99 Resident ($109 Non Resident)

    Registration ends on May 17 at 5pm. We are not excepting late registrations after May 17 at 5:00 pm.

    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-resident and must pay the respective non-resident fee.

     

    Payment

    We accept VISA, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards. Please make all checks payable to Ann Arbor Public Schools or AAPS. Payments can be made in cash at the Rec&Ed office.

     

    Scholarships

    Fee waivers are available to residents of the Ann Arbor school district in need of financial assistance. A current approved scholarship must be on file for your child’s registration to be processed.  Please apply at least two weeks prior to the registration period to avoid delays as scholarships applications take 5 – 7 days to process. For information click here or contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.

    Refund Policy

    For complete information on the Rec&Ed refund policy please visit:www.aaps.k12.mi.us/reced.catalog/refund_policies


    Team Formation

    Participants are assigned to school teams based on their public school attendance areas. Consult our registration timeline and procedures chart for detailed registration placement information.

    Team rosters are limited to fourteen (14) players per team unless a team's coach requests more or fewer players for his or her team:

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach by May 31 should contact Elyse, at bairley@a2schools.org.

    If two teams are formed for the same grade from the same school, coaches and Rec&Ed staff will assign players to teams in accordance with departmental guidelines to ensure equally-balanced teams.

     

    Combo Teams

    In the case of limited space, participants may be assigned to teams with participants from different attendance areas. This season we are trying our very best to form teams according to school, however it some cases, depening how many kids register, we may have to have combination teams.

    It is not rare for “combo” teams, or teams with participants from two or more different schools to be formed. If your child’s school has filled its primary team roster, a combo team will be formed. Players whose registrations are received during the priority registration period are place on the primary school team first.

      

    Charter, Parochial, Private, and Out-of-District Public Schools  

    Charter, parochial, private, and out-of-district public school teams can be formed if all grade requirements standards are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of nine players be registered for a team to be formed.


    Coaches

    Teams are coached and assisted by volunteers, most of whom are parents. Coaches and team parents are always needed!  If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the volunteer question when registering online or the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form. You may also contact Elyse, at bairley@a2schools.org.