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South Euclid Youth Softball Baseball Association

T- Ball




NOTE: In the past I used to accomodate player requests.  Due to overwhelming abuse and inefficiancy, in 2023 and forward only Head Coaches will be able to request one additional child.  

League Director:  Tom Denk [email protected]

 

Co-Ed T-Ball for ages 4-6 (must be 4 by May 1st. 2022).

This league is designed to be fun and instructional for new players.  All teams are managed by parents and volunteers.  There are no umpires and no end-of-season playoffs.

Games are played at Adrian Elementary School. There is parking in the school parking lot and on the adjacent streets.  
There are four youth fields behind the school.
1071 Homestead Rd, South Euclid, OH 44121

SEYSBA provides jerseys and ball caps for all t-ball players.  Cleats are optional at this age.  Players should have white baseball pants and a glove (not a toy glove, a real glove).  Do not feel you have to purchase new materials. Due to player growth and cost, used models are quite normal. SEYSBA provides game equipment such as batting tees, helmets, bases and appropriate baseballs.  

Games start at 6:30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.  Players should be at the fields no later than 6:15pm.   Teams practice 1-2 times a week in May until the season begins, and then at the discretion of the team manager.  

The season begins the day after Memorial Day (TUE 5/31) and goes up to the Independence Day weekend (THUR 7/2).  We usually attempt to play one-two Saturdays each year so those that can't attend on weeknights can watch the children play.  Teams play 8-10 games, as make-ups are up to the discretion of the managers for this age grouping.  Schedules are completed once we have all managers (early May).  This age does not travel and play with other cities.

SEYSBA participates each year in the South Euclid Memorial Day Parade.  Teams walk in their jerseys with their teammates and team banner.  The parade for 2022 is Monday, May 30th.  However, the parade is tentative given COVID restrictions.  More info will follow once teams are put together, but we traditionally meet in front of Notre Dame College (old Regina H.S.) at 825am to prepare for the parade.


SEYSBA puts a portable bathroom on site but can only do so after Memorial Day when school closes.  There is no fixed seating at this school, so parents are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.  NOTE: Some COVID restrictions have prevented us from having a portable bathroom.  We'll inform parents of this as we draw closer to the season.  We are unable to have it on site until after the school year is completed.

We create teams once registration closes in late April and when we have the necessary number of volunteer managers for each team.  We usually need a managers and 2 assistants per team, along with a parent to sit on the bench.  I'm happy to provide help to new managers, including practice plans and support materials.  Please don't be intimidated by the stigma of youth athletics, this is pretty easy to manage and a great way to spend time with your child.  Parents should be prepared to help the manager however possible.  We are always in need of parents to step up and coach.  

Occasionally I will be asked about moving a child up from tee-ball before they are old enough. The jump to Mighty Mites (coach pitch) is pronounced, and the better t-ball players still gain quite a bit from staying in tee-ball, playing the most active spots on defense and learning the joys of hitting well.  Remember that the 7-8 year olds can really hit and throw hard and most youngsters are not prepared for that.  Also, we will not hold a player too old down in tee-ball, as that is unsafe for the younger players.  Reach me for any questions or concerns, I'm glad to help.  We do not take players below the age date for insurance and safety reasons.