This division will start playing games roughly 3 to 4 weeks after the first games of the League begin.
Practices could begin with all other division around the 2nd week of April, but is the managers decision. Practices will likely be limited to 1 time per week, but the manager will likely ask parents if they want more, and if it makes sense for the team.
This division will play roughly 10 games, and in most cases it will be limited to 1 game per week.
Many leauges are co-ed but CDGS will primarly be all girls. If a sibling of the same age is a boy, they are welcome to particpate with their sister and CDGS. Any boy without a girl sibling is asked to register with Central District Boys Baseball, which is a differnt league.
We do not have enough players/teams to have our own in-house division, so local game travel will be required. We will typically co-charter with only ONE other and more local Little League within the District and compete against them. Most games could take place at their fields, but will typically have a few home games at Lily Lake. As an example we would not co-charter with the town of Huntley for T-Ball.
This division should be solely about players enjoying their teamates, hitting a ball and running around the bases and infield. There most defintely should be some learnings of the skills at this level, but it should be about them getting outside and seeing their teammates.
They are to start learning the names of the bases, where the bench is, what is a glove, what is a bat, how do I start to use those things, and what do I do after I field and hit the ball.
In general and depending on how often the child is practicing, a player will not fully understand how to catch and be comfortable in doing so until roughly the age of 8. There are exceptions to this statement and many factors play a role in this age, but they don't yet have the full motor skills and hand eye coordianton to catch a softball with confidence and with mechanics.
The attention span of a young player they say is roughly the number of minutes of their age. So trying to teach them mechanics in a group of one or two coaches is difficult.
ANYONE INTERESTED IN COACHING OR VOLUNTEERING PLEASE REACH OUT PRIOR TO THE SEASON STARTING. PLAYER SELECTION IS TYPICALLY THE THIRD WEEK IN MARCH, BUT T-BALL STARTS A BIT LATER.