Baseball

Updated Tuesday September 13, 2016 by SPA.

Schnecksville  Baseball

Contact: Baseball Coordinator: Anthony Fili afili@schnecksvillesports.com  

 

The Schnecksville Playground Association (SPA) offers the community an educational baseball program for youths looking to learn and play the game of baseball in a well-structured, safe environment. They will not only be taught the basic fundamentals, knowledge and skills of baseball, they will also learn the importance of appropriate interaction, socialization and being part of a team.

SPA offers a variety of baseball programs for all ages and skill levels that begin with T-ball at age 4 and goes all the way up to the Majors level at age 18.  During the Spring we offer both Recreational leagues and Travel leagues.  Travel leagues are available for players at certain age groups looking to compete at a higher level.

In addition to our Spring program we also offer baseball in the Fall for those who wish to continue their development all season long.  In the Winter, SPA organizes pre-season baseball workouts at a local indoor facility to help players get ready for the upcoming season. 

 

In-House Programs

In-House programs are offered for our T-ball and Grasshopper levels. We believe at this age kids should focus more on having fun and learning the fundamentals and basic skills of baseball.  We feel the best way to accomplish this is to spend more time on the practice field with a minimal need for actual game experience.  Games will still be played, but against other teams within our organization or a few other local organizations. These games are strictly non-competitive and are meant to be fun. This also means less travel for parents. Rosters are randomly determined.

T-Ball - Ages 4-6 (Cannot turn 7 before May 1st)

Grasshopper - 7-8 (Cannot turn 9 before May 1st )

 

Recreational Programs

Our Recreational Program offers organized baseball to youths between the ages of 9-18 and consists of our Biddy, Midget, Knee-Hi and Majors programs. Teams compete in a local league against neighboring organizations. The purpose of our Recreational Program is to provide a fun and relaxing environment for all kids who are interested in playing the sport of baseball. Here an emphasis is placed on continuing to develop the fundamentals along with providing a safe, structured environment that allows for learning proper conduct and sportsmanship. These programs are minimally competitive and do not require a tryout. However, we may hold Open Evaluations for all participants at our Biddy and Midget levels.

Biddy – Ages 9-10 (Cannot turn 11 before May 1st)

Midget - Ages 11-12 (Cannot turn 13 before May 1st)

Knee-Hi - Ages 13-15 (Cannot turn 16 before July 9th)

Majors - Ages 16-17 (Cannot turn 18 before May 1st)

 

Travel Programs (Spring Season only)

SPA offers Travel league baseball at the Biddy and Midget level for boys 9-12 years of age. Travel baseball teams are for the more serious player looking to compete at a higher level. Players interested in playing on a Travel team must attend tryouts where player evaluations will be conducted. More information on Tryouts is below.   

Biddy – Ages 9-10 (Cannot turn 11 before May 1st)

Midget - Ages 11-12 (Cannot turn 13 before May 1st)