Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sign-ups starting for BCRD baseball, softball and T-ball

Youth programs are a big hit with kids


Playing fields in the south county are rapidly clearing with the arrival of an early spring, and the north county fields won’t be far behind.

Fittingly, the Blaine County Recreation District announced details and scheduled sign-ups for its Youth Baseball, Softball and T-Ball programs. Here are details. Visit bcrd.org for more details and registration.

Program organizers do their best to accommodate your schedule and coach preferences. Be sure to put those requests in the “Comments” section when you register.

( Coed T-ball: For boys and girls ages 5-6 of all abilities has a season ranging from May 13-June 19 and features fun evenings for kids and parents alike. There are no tryouts and coaching volunteers are vital.

Hailey teams play most of their games at Woodside Elementary School and Ketchum teams play mostly at Atkinson Park. Games are Mondays and Wednesdays only. Practice times vary by coach.

Cost is $50 by registering online, starting now. Late fee is $65 after May 3. The program fee includes hat, shirt and instruction.

( Baseball for 7-8 year olds, machine pitch: For boys of all abilities, ages 7-8. The season runs May 1-June 19 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practice times vary by coach. Hailey teams practice and play most games in Hailey. Ketchum teams practice and play most games at Atkinson Park.

Mandatory player evaluations are Thursday, April 25 at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson Field in Hailey. Register online now for $60. Late fee is $75 after April 25. The fee includes hat, shirt and instruction. Coaches are needed.

( Baseball for 9-12 year olds, player pitch: For boys of all abilities, ages 9-12. The season runs April 15-June 12 on Mondays and Wednesdays. Practice times vary by coach. Hailey teams practice and play most games in Hailey. Ketchum teams practice and play most games at Atkinson Park.

Mandatory player evaluations are Tuesday and Thursday, April 9 and April 11 at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson Field in Hailey. Register online now for $60. Late fee is $75 after April 11. The fee includes hat, shirt and instruction. Coaches are needed.

( Optional pitching clinics: For boys ages 8-12 are planned for Monday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 3, plus Monday, April 8, from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Hailey’s Founders Field. They are led by Wood River High School baseball coaches and players. Cost is $25, payable at the field April 1. All proceeds benefit WRHS baseball. No pre-registration is required.

( Girls’ softball, player and machine pitch: For girls ages 7-11 of all abilities. The season runs April 30-June 20 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Practice times vary by coach. The program is held in Hailey, only. Machine pitch is for ages 7-8, and player pitch for ages 9-11.

Mandatory player evaluations for ages 9-11 only are Tuesday, April 23 at 5:30 p.m. at Nelson Field in Hailey. Register online now for $60. Late fee is $75 after April 23. The fee includes hat, shirt and instruction. Coaches are needed.

( Sponsorships: BCRD Sports and Leagues coordinator Brad Musbach (578-5458) wants to sign up your business for a team sponsorship to make sure the baseball and softball program maintains its equipment and facilities, and also to help make sure each child has a chance to play.

A business pays $350 and gets its name on a team’s jerseys, and its name and logo on the BCRA home page and field signage. Your business also receives a team photo and plaque to hang up in the proper place. Email Musbach at bmusbach@bcrd.org.

 




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