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GRADES 2-3

2022 SUMMER FUN GAMES

GRADES 4-5

2022 SUMMER FUN GAMES

  • GAME PLAY TIME ONCE A WEEK IN A FUN, LOW-PRESSURE SETTING
  • 100% BASEBALL GAME-PLAYING (NO PRACTICES, NO DRILLS, NO COACHING)
  • KIDS DEVELOP LEADERSHIP SKILLS (KID-LED!)
  • A WAY TO KEEP PLAYING BASEBALL WHILE DOING OTHER SPORTS
  • FRIENDSHIPS, COMRADERY, AND COMMUNITY BASEBALL IN ITS PUREST FORM: KIDS HAVING FUN!
  • SIGN UP FOR GAMES À LA CARTE, BASED ON YOUR SUMMER SCHEDULE!

BASIC RULES

  • 2 Hour Games

    Each scrimmage will last 2 hours, regardless of innings. If the sun goes down and lights are not on, the game will end at sunset.

  • 1 Officiator

    An umpire will start the game, end the game, enforce the rules on the field, and make all pitching and run calls.

  • No Coaches

    Just kids having fun!

  • Kid Led

    Teams will be assigned randomly each game by the club. At check-in, a team captain will be assigned to each team. Team captains will lead their teams by enforcing the field positions worksheet, establishing batting order, resolving disputes with the help of the umpire, and ensuring players maintain good sportsmanship on the field. If there is a problem of any kind, the umpire will speak with team captains. Team captains also have a tradition of awarding a player on their team the game ball at the end of each game.

  • Kid Pitch

    All games are kid pitch. Mounds will be 40' for the 7-9 (2nd-3rd) group, and 46' for the 10-12 (4th-5th) group. In an effort to keep the games moving at a faster pace, pitchers must "qualify" based on criteria set forth by the club. If your player is interested in qualifying to pitch, please indicate this on your registration form.

  • Pitching Mound

    Whenever possible and available, pitching mounds will be used in the games.

  • Kid Catchers

    Each team must use a catcher on defense. Catchers equipment will be provided by the club, but players are encouraged to bring their own.

  • Stealing and Sliding

    Stealing bases (including home) and sliding are permitted.

  • Mercy Rules

    In order to allow both teams time to develop their skills, each team at bat is allowed 3 outs or 5 runs per inning, whichever comes first. However, games will not be called early regardless of the score. Games will always go 2 hours.

  • Dugout Safety

    In order to ensure the safety of our players, we ask that 2 parents "man" each dugout each game. The only job of these parent volunteers is to make sure players stay safe and assist with catcher's gear and equipment management. Parent volunteers are not to coach players.

For questions, please contact info@crackerjacksbaseball.com