PICTURE DAY: SATURDAY JUNE 10th @ FLETCHER
Register online at https://www.glossyfinish.com/order/ (Type Franklin into the red box)
4-6 Year Old Pee-Wee Division:
All age groups will use a rotating schedule, which means no team is locked into one time for the whole season. The schedule fluctuates during the season for fairness to all players. Your team will play at least one game each week during 1 of the 4 time slots we have available. Either (Sat.9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, 5:00pm, or Tues.5:30pm). It improves the league by rotating the teams through a scheduling system so that they can play different teams each week instead of the same team. The schedule will be emailed and available online for your teams dates and times.
6 Year Old League:
The 6 year old league is a coach pitch, developmental league. 11 sessions (3 practices, 6 games). The practices consist of station training in 20 min. internals (hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running). The games consist of 15-20 min warm up, followed by 1 hour game. 8 Teams of 10-11 players makes for a nice league with different team names and uniforms.
5 Year Old League:
The 5 year old league is coach pitch as well; however, some tee developmental is required in this league. 12 sessions (3 practices, 6 games). Practices will consist of station training in 20 min. intervals (hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running). There will be at least one coach/parent for every team along with assistants. Please let us know if you would like to help out. As the players improve through the season, we will progress to real games. At the beginning, it is important for coaches to teach the fundamentals. (See our notes in the back) 6 teams of 10-11 players.
4 Year Old League:
The 4 year old league is a tee ball instructional league. The goal of this league is to introduce the basic concepts of baseball while letting the kids have fun. Kids must be 4 years old by May 1st. 3 year olds should not sign up unless they are 4 years old by April 30. This is the cutoff for Franklin Youth Baseball as well. The 4 year old division is a lot of fun, but requires the assistance of many parents to help with organizing lines, helping teach the kids technique, and participate in drills. Coaches should try to recruit as many parents as possible to help keep the lines short and the instruction plenty.
All Pee Wee Baseball coaches are expected to attend the coaches meeting held Thursday, April 13, 7:00 pm at the Recreation Department, 275 Beaver Street. Coaches will be introduced to the program philosophy & learn team rules and regulations. This program requires the assistance of good coaches that will teach kids proper mechanics and skills while encouraging team concepts and sportsmanship. We need your help! If you are interested in coaching, please notify us in the notes column upon registration.
Parade: The Parade will be held Saturday, April 22, 10:45 am at Davis Thayer baseball field/playground. Try to arrive a little bit early, between 10:15-10:30 am.
Practice Begins: Our Tuesday sessions will begin on Tuesday, April 25. Saturday sessions is expected to begin Saturday, April 29, one practice per week lasting 1 ½ hours). There will be at least 3 practice sessions before we begin games.
Practice/Game Site: Fletcher Field, Peck Street (near basketball courts)
Practice Time: Saturdays: 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm & 5:00pm. Tuesdays: 5:30pm
First Game: Saturday May 20th, Tuesday May 16th.
Final Game: Saturday June 24th, pending no cancellations. Tuesday June 20th, pending no cancellations.