Rec League Administrators


FALL 2019 SEASON:

Key Dates:

June:

June 4th:  Registration Opens

August:
August 7th: Open Registration Closes
August 8th: Late Registration Begins
August 10th: Assessments (Please go under the FALL 2019 Assessment Tab for more details)
August 11th & 12th: All players/families playing in A League and above should be contacted by their Head Coaches
August 12th: Practices to Begin for A League and above
August 17th & 18th: Hobgood Shop Days at Dick's Sporting Goods in Canton
August 17th: Players/Families in our T-Ball and Rookie Leagues should be contacted by their Head Coaches
August 17th: Coaches Clinic
August 18th: Practices to begin for T-Ball and Rookie Leagues
August 21st: Late Registration Closes
August 27th: Team Mom Meeting

September:
September 7th: Opening Day for Fall Season
September 20th - September 29th: Fall Break; No Games

October:
October 6th: Fall Carnival & Picture Day
October 26th: End of Regular Season
October 28th: November 3rd:  End of Season Tournament

November:
November 3rd: Championship Sunday


Key Contacts:

Vice President:  Thomas Rule

Hobgood Registrar:  Lori Bane


League Directors:

T-Ball (3 - 4 YOs) - Garrett Wilson

Rookie
 (4 - 6 YOs) - Garrett Wilson

A (5 - 7 
YOs)
- Chris Williams

AA
 (6 - 8 YOs) - Adam DiBiase

AAA (8 - 11 YOs) - Bennett Townsend


Major (10 - 12 YOs) -
Greg Shewfelt

Intermediate
 (11 - 13 YOs) Lance Masters


Senior  (14 - 17 YOs) -  Lori Bane


Specific League Information (Please note that Players will be placed in leagues based on the 2020 Little League Age Chart for our FALL 2019 and SPRING 2020 Seasons) As clarification, the league's age groups listed are based on your player's age on August 31, 2020.:

                                                                                       2020 Little League┬«Age Chart
                                                                                      
FOR BASEBALL DIVISION ONLY
                                               
Match month (top line) and box with year of birth. League age indicated at right.

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T-Ball League (Age group:  3 - 4 YOs)  (Cost $155.00) (LD: Garrett Wilson) Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #8:

This league is for beginner players. It is a true T-Ball league, where the batter will hit off of a tee. Runs and Outs are not kept in this league, players advance one base at a time, and there are no umpires. Games are 3 innings in length (Time limit of games is 1:15) An inning consist of each team batting through their entire line-up. Players advance one base at a time (unless they hit a homerun over the fence and/or they are the last batter in the line-up). We don't play with a catcher but field all other positions. Teams are formed by the League Director and teams usually have between 8 to 9 players. There are NO assessments for this league. The Coaches run the practices and games. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and then practices and games are usually two times a week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather.) Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well. This league doesn't have an end of the season tournament.  As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat and a trophy at the end of the season. 



Rookie League (Age group:  4 - 6 YOs)  (Cost $155.00) (LD: Garrett Wilson) Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #6:

This league is for beginner players. It is a Coach's pitch league, where the batter receives three pitch from the Coach and they don't hit it a tee is brought out for them to hit off of. Runs and Outs are not kept in this league, players advance one base at a time, and there are no umpires. Games are 3 innings in length (Time limit of games is 1:15) An inning consist of each team batting through their entire line-up. Players advance once base at a time (unless they hit a homerun over the fence and/or they are the last batter in the line-up). We don't play with a catcher but field all other positions.  Teams are formed by the League Director and teams usually have between 9 to 10 players. There are NO assessments for this league. The Coaches run the practices and games. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and then practices and games are usually two times a week. We usually play between 9 and 12 games (depending on the weather.) Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well. This league doesn't have an end of the season tournament. As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat and a trophy at the end of the season.

A League (Age group: 5 - 7 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Chris WilliamsPractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #7:

This league is for players who have played baseball prior to this season. This is a Coach pitch league, but outs and scores are kept in this league and games are player with an umpire. Batters receive 5 pitches from the coach. A player must hit one of five pitch thrown to them at the plate or they will be counted out. The third swinging strike is an out. A batter must swing at the 5th pitch or they will be called out. Players are not limited to one base and may advance based on their hit. Score is kept to 7 runs per inning max. Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:20. (Games will also end when a team is mathematically eliminated due to max. runs per inning) Bases are 60'. All positions are fielded. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams usually have between 11 and 12 players. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and then practices and games are usually two times a week. We usually play between 10 and 12 games (depending on the weather.) Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well. This league does have an end of the season tournament. (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close). As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat and a trophy at the end of the season.

AA League (Age group: 6 - 8 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Adam DiBiase)  Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #12 (down near Bascomb Elementary):

This league is a little more advanced than our Single A league but played under the same format. This is a Coach pitch league. Outs and scores are kept in this league and games are player with an umpire. Batters receive 5 pitches from the coach. A player must hit one of five pitch thrown to them at the plate or they will be counted out. The third swinging strike is an out and no walks are allowed. A batter must swing at the 5th pitch or they will be called out. Players are not limited to one base and may advance based on their hit. Score is kept to 7 runs per inning max. Games are 6 innings or time limited at 1:20. (Games will also end when a team is mathematically eliminated due to max. runs per inning) Bases are 60'. All positions are fielded. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams usually have between 11 and 12 players. Practices are usually two or three times a week before the first game and then practices and games are usually two times a week. We usually play between 10 and 12 games (depending on the weather.) Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well. This league does have an end of the season tournament. (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close). As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Socks, hat and a trophy at the end of the season.


AAA League (Age group:  8 - 11 YOs) (Cost $195.00) (LD: Bennett TownsendPractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #11:

This is the introduction to Kid Pitch League.  It is designed for players who are new to Kid Pitch and/or whose skill sets are not advanced.  There are no leadoffs allowed in this league.  This league will play on Field 11.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the fall and spring.  Practices vary each week and will consist of 90 minutes on the field and 90 minutes in the batting cages for each practice.  Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well.  All-Star selections are also made at this age.  Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams usually have between 11 and 12 players.  This league does have an end of the season tournament (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close).As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, Belt, hat and a trophy (for Regular Season Division Winner and the tournament Finalist and Champion) at the end of the season.

Major League (Age group:  10 - 12 YOs) (Cost $220.00) (LD: Greg Shewfelt) Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #10:

This is the core Little League Kid Pitch League for 10, 11, and 12 year olds.  It is designed for any 12 year old player and more advanced 10 and 11 year old players.  There are still no lead offs in this league, and the dimensions are still set at 46' pitching mound and 60' base paths.  This league will play on Field 10. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the fall and spring.  Practices vary each week and will consist of 90 minutes on the field and 90 minutes in the batting cages for each practice.  Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well. This league does have an end of the season tournament (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close).As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, belt, hat and a trophy (for Regular Season Division Winner and the tournament Finalist and Champion) at the end of the season.

Intermediate League (Age group: 11 - 14 YOs (This age group includes 14 YOs ONLY for the FALL 2019 season)) (Cost $220.00) (LD: Lance MastersPractices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #5:

This is the Kid Pitch League designed for easier transition to the full-size baseball field.  It is meant for more advanced 11 and 12 year old players or 13 year old players who are not ready to make the jump to the "Big" field.  Leadoffs are introduced in this league, and the dimensions move up to 50' pitching mound and 70' base paths.  This league will play on Field 5.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the fall and spring.  Practices vary each week and will consist of 90 minutes on the field and 90 minutes in the batting cages for each practice.  Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well.  All-Star selections are also made at this age. Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made up of 12 players. This league does have an end of the season tournament (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close).As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, belt, hat and a trophy (for Regular Season Division Winner and the tournament Finalist and Champion) at the end of the season.

Senior League (Age group: 14 - 17 YOs) (Cost $240.00) (LD: Lori Bane) Practices and games will be played on Hobgood Field #9: 

This is High School Baseball rules.  The field is set at 60' Pitching Mound and 90' Base paths.  This league will play on Field 9.  Player evaluations are held so that fair teams can be drafted. There will be 9 defensive players in the field and substitutions will be made for players on bench.  Continuous batting order is used so all players on roster will bat.  Scores and standings are kept and there are end of season tournaments in the fall and spring.  Practices vary each week and will consist of 90 minutes on the field and 90 minutes in the batting cages for each practice.  Games will primarily be on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but other weeknight and Sunday games will happen on occasion as well.  Players are selected through a draft and this league will have assessments. Teams will be made of 12 players.  This league does have an end of the season tournament (Final tournament schedule including team seeding, dates and times to be determined on Sunday (The day after our regular season comes to a close).As part of your registration the park provides the following:  Game Jersey, Game Pants, belt, hat and a trophy (for Regular Season Division Winner and the tournament Finalist and Champion) at the end of the season.

 

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