House League Program Info

House League Program Information


House League is a recreational level of baseball for players of all skill levels and experiences.  The program allows children to play one game a week for the younger divisions and up to two games a week in the older divisions. Teams will play against other teams within their respective BASEBALLMILTON House League division.  The House League season runs from early May until mid August.

 

House League Convenors for the 2018 Baseball Season

DIVISION CONVENOR CONTACT INFORMATION
T-Ball John Anderson anderson.meghan@live.com
Grasshopper James Shore jwshore@outlook.com
Tyke Meghan Anderson anderson.meghan@live.com
Rookie Sean Merritt seanmbaseballmilton@gmail.com
Mosquito Chris Richards skycain@sympatico.ca
Peewee Jaime King jking586@hotmail.com
Bantam David Clark davidclark@bell.net
Midget Jen Devlin  mrs.bennifer@gmail.com

Offering Nine Divisions For Ages 4 – 18

T-Ball: 4 - 5 Years Old

The T-Ball division is for children who are 4 and 5 years old.  The fundamentals of baseball are the focus at this level with an emphasis on having fun, on good sportsmanship, on team play, and on building confidence. The teams at this level are made up of approximately thirteen players. T-Ball is played with a “soft” ball, a tee, baseball gloves and aluminum T-Ball bats. All players are constantly rotated among all baseball positions and as a result, will experience every aspect of the game.  All players hit in every inning and really get to learn the game of baseball properly and safely.  It’s fun, it’s exciting, and it’s a real blast! Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, T-Ball House League games will be played on Saturdays from 8am to 1pm at Rotary Park.

Additional Information:

  • T-Ball uses an actual diamond lay out.
  • Scores are not recorded and standings are not tracked at this level.
  • Players will run all three bases and have to reach home plate in order to score a run.
  • No bunting, no lead offs, no stealing at this level.
  • The emphasis in T-ball is having fun, while at the same time, helping players develop their basic athletic abilities.
  • Full safety equipment is to be used.
Grasshopper: 6 years old

The Grasshopper divsion is for players that are or will be 6 years old within the current year of registration. Building on the fundamentals of T-Ball, this is the next level of baseball. The primary difference at this level is that instead of tees, coaches pitch to the players.  This is a key fundamental that helps prepare the player for Rookie Ball and beyond. It allows the player to become accustomed to the presence and motion of a pitcher in front of them.  It teaches them to follow the ball from the release of the hand and allows the coach to work with each child individually while in game situations. As with T-Ball, the Grasshopper divisions do not record scores or track standings. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, Grasshopper House League games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays at Brian Best 2EW Foster, and WI Dick.

Tyke: 7 years old

The Tyke division is for players that are or will be 7 years old within the current year of registration.  A powered pitching machine is used in place of the pitcher at this level. The purpose of Tyke ball is to introduce the batter to the pitched ball in a controlled and safe environment via the use of the pitching machine.  Teams are typically comprised of thirteen players. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, Tyke House League games will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays at Rotary Park.

Rookie: 8 - 9 years old

The Rookie division is for players that are or will be 8 and 9 years old within the current year of registration. Rookie Baseball uses a powered pitching machine as the pitcher.  The purpose of rookie ball is to introduce the batter to the pitched ball in a controlled and safe environment via the use of the pitching machine. Teams are typcially comprised of thirteen players.  Rookie ball is the ideal “stepping stone” to the Mosquito Division. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, Rookie House League games will be played on Wednesdays and Thursdays at Rotary Park and Brookville.

Mosquito: 10 - 11 years old

The Mosquito division is for players who are or will be 10 and 11 years old within the current year of registration. This program allows children to play once per week.

The Mosquito division is where live pitching and base stealing are first introduced. The focus at this level is to promote sportsmanship, fun, and a greater enjoyment of baseball. Regardless of the standings, all teams will qualify for playoffs at the end of the season. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, Mosquito House League games will be played on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Beaty ParkEW Foster, and Campbellville Old.

Peewee: 12 - 13 years old

The Peewee division is for players that are or will 12 and 13 years old within the current year of registration.  The focus at this level is to promote sportsmanship, fun, and a greater enjoyment of baseball. Teams will typically play up to two games a week.  Regardless of the standings, all teams will qualify for playoffs at the end of the season. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

For 2018, Peewee House League games will be played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at Lions Sports Park, Drumquin, and Brookville.

Bantam: 14 - 15 years old

The Bantam division is for players that are or will 14 and 15 years old within the current year of registration.  The focus at this level is to promote sportsmanship, fun, and a greater enjoyment of baseball.  Teams will typically play two games a week. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.

Midget: 16 - 18 years old

The Midget division is for players that are or will 16, 17 and 18 years old within the current year of registration.  The focus at this level is to promote sportsmanship, fun, and a greater enjoyment of baseball. Parent volunteers usually make up a team’s coaching staff and include a Head Coach as well as Assistant Coaches. Parents are also encouraged to become actively involved with overall team duties such as score-keeping, laying down bases, etc.