• T-Ball Summer 2024 for Boys and Girls   

     
      
     
     Registration will run from April 22nd at 10am-May 13th at 5pm.
    We will not be taking any late registrations at this time.
     
     
     
    Statement of Inclusion for Rec & Ed Youth Sports 
    Rec & Ed is committed to providing safe and inclusive recreational sports opportunities to all young people, regardless of race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, national origin, ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Youth may register using a variety of gender terms, including “non-binary,” and are welcome to select whichever sports and leagues they prefer.
     
    We welcome young people who identify as non-binary or gender fluid to play on Rec & Ed teams! Parents, feel free to contact Seth Dodson (dodsons@a2schools.org) to ensure we have correct pronouns for your child and to discuss any other ways we can provide children a welcoming environment. 
     
     
     
     

     
    About the T-Ball Program

    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.

    Our goal is to place students in either their school or school area during team formation. We will be following AAPS 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.

     

    Please note that current Y5/Kindergartners can sign-up for our T-Ball program.

    Playing rules are children-friendly, ensuring that 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. The games start the week of June 19th.

    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 everyone who is in Kindergarten or Young 5's in the 2023-2024 school year.

    Questions? If you have questions regarding the T-ball program, please contact Theda joffet@a2schools.org. If you are interested in youth baseball or softball for children currently in 1st through 8th grades, please contact Willie Pickvet at pickvetw@a2schools.org


    Practices and Games

    Practices begin the week of June 10.  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 10th and once the weekend of June 15/16. 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 17th. Teams will play 5 games.

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


    Registration

    ONLINE You can complete registration online 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 13 at 5:00 pm. We will not be taking any late registrations at this time.

     


    Fees

    T-BALL

    Price

    Kindergarteners

     

    2023-2024

    $130 Resident ($140 Non Resident)

    Registration ends on May 13 at 5pm. We are not accepting late registrations after May 13 at 5:00 pm.

    Participants not residing within the Ann Arbor Public School District are considered non-residents 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 scholarship applications take 5 – 7 days to process. For information contact the Rec & Ed office at 734-994-2300.

    Refund Policy

    For complete information on the Rec&Ed refund policy, please contact cancelteamsport@a2schools.org.


    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 their team:

    Players will be notified of their team assignment via phone from the head coach.  Players who have not heard from a coach by June 3 should contact Theda, at joffet@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, in some cases, depending on how many kids register, we may have to have combined 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 placed in 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 are satisfied and registration deadlines met. Registration must be open for all students that attend these schools. We require a minimum of nine players to 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 in the Adult Volunteer section of the registration form. You may also contact Theda, at joffet@a2schools.org.