This FAQ is intended for new T-ball parents. If you don't find your questions here, you might want to try our General FAQ.
Q: Once I'm registered, what's next?
There is a Parent's meeting in mid March. You should receive an email with the exact date, but just in case, check the web site at http://www.pabaseball.org/calendar/ At the parent's meeting, you will find out more information about the season, which team your child has been placed and practices times. At this point, your manager takes over.
Q: When and how often are games?
A: Once the season begins, there are games twice per week. One game will be on a weeknight. The day of week will change from week to week, but the start times will be around 5:00 (although the schedule is not yet set.) The other game will be on Saturday, starting at different times each week. Games last one and half hours.
Q: What equipment does the League provide?
A: We provide uniforms (jersey and pants), and all playing equipment (bats, bases, Tees, catcher's equipment, etc.).
Q: If I choose to buy cleats, what kind of cleats should I buy?
A: Cleats are not required, but can help prevent a child from slipping on the grass. Baseball cleats are slightly different from soccer cleats. Cleats made especially for baseball are not allowed in soccer, and soccer cleats work just fine for baseball at this level.
Q: What experience is required for coaches and managers?
A: No coaching experience is required. Anyone interested has the opportunity to attend a Coaches Clinic to learn how to teach baseball skills, a Positive Coaching class to learn how to work positively with young children, and a First Aid Training course. If you are good with kids, know the basics of the game and have even minimal playing experience, you should consider coaching.
Many managers and coaches start with T-ball and grow with their kids. Managing or coaching T-ball is more about kids than it is about baseball. If you're interested or are still not sure, contact the T-Ball player agent at firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: Do I need to submit a Volunteer Application?
A: If you have a position that will require interacting with the players (manager, coach, umpire, etc.), you must submit a volunteer application prior to commencing your duties. This is a Little League International rule designed to protect the safety of the kids. The form can be found here: http://www.littleleague.org/common/forms/volunteerapp_08.pdf It must be submitted with a copy of government issued picture ID (e.g., driver's license).
Q: My child goes to school in Palo Alto, but we live in a different city. Can my child play in Palo Alto?
A: Generally, the answer is no. Little League has strict rules on this topic. However, if your city does not offer a Little League program for your child, it might be possible. If you think you have an extenuating circumstance, please contact email@example.com