PeeWee, Bantam & Midget start approximately one to two weeks before “May 24 Weekend”. All others start after the May long weekend. TBall may even start in June since they only play 10 games.
You need a jock or jill for all games or practices. NO exceptions. A good pair of baseball/soccer cleats shoes (no metal spikes)… and lots of patience. That’s it. The baseball hat and pictures are keepers. The baseball uniform of shirt, belt and pants are only borrowed and must be returned at the end of the season (hopefully at the year end tournament).
There isn’t a set night until after the coach’s meetings. Coach meetings are set end of April and first week of May. Once head coaches are found and allocated a team, they are given choices for what will be their “home” night. It could be any night. It’s largely dependent on availability of the volunteer coach’s time. This home night represents the team’s home game time and practice time. Coaches will then have a Coach’s Scheduling Meeting with the SSMBA by no later than early May. Then the schedules are posted on the SSMBA website and distributed to all coaches within the SSMBA.
It’s neither. It’s baseball. Starting with first year “over-hand” pitching in the Tyke division we use a normal leather baseball all the way through PeeWee, Bantam and Midget (10-17 yrs old). The lower aged players (3-9 yrs old) from Tball through Jr and Sr Rookie use a baseball with a pitching machine – except Tball uses a “T” and T-ball ball.