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Beginner Level - League ages 4, 5 & 6

The game:
T-Ball is a fun-filled, non-competitive program. Entry level play, focusing on fundamentals and basic rules of baseball. A soft baseball is used, batting off a tee, all players bat and play in the field, no strikes, no outs, no score...just plenty of FUN!!  At this level, skill doesn't necessarily correlate with who has the most fun. So whether you're harboring a future athlete, or not, this is a great way to meet other kids and families in the area.

The fields:
Our tee-ball teams play on two baseball diamonds at the Vallecito Elementary/Mark Day School location. Practice locations are selected by the coach of each team.

Timing:
Teams are formed in early February and practices begin at the end of February/beginning of March. Games begin at the end of March and end the 2nd Saturday in June. No games are played during spring break (local public school schedule) or Memorial Day weekend. There are typically 2 practices a week. When games begin, that is reduced to maintain a 2x week participation. Since we rely on parent volunteers to coach our teams (could be you!), specific practice schedules are set by each team.

Friends
We do our best to place kids with schoolmates and/or friends if possible. Families find that this can be a great way for kids to meet some new friends, especially valuable for the 5yr olds as they move from their old pre-school friends to the big Kindergarten. There is an opportunity in the registration form to make a request to be on the same team as a friend. We do our best to accommodate these requests whenever possible. Sign up early so we can make these considerations before teams are formed.

Your child:
This is a co-ed league that is stronger with both boys and girls participating. Check the league age of your child here. They must be at least 4 (league age). Children are ready for organized sports at different ages, having an attention span that enables them to reasonably participate in 1 hour practices and 75 minute games. No kid will pay attention every minute- and that's okay. If you're not sure whether your child is ready we hold a "Baseball Fun Day" in January where you can sign up for a "Try Baseball" one hour session to see what it's all about and ask questions.
The number of girls playing increased 4 x YoY with 20 girls playing in 2019. There's no reason this shouldn't be higher.

Our community:
Our league, and specifically the lower divisions, is a reflection of our community. It's run by us parents and we get out of it what we put into it. We try to foster a fun, friendly, and open environment for our kids and families. It's a great place to meet other kids and families during events like pre-season Baseball Fun Day, Opening Day Parade and pictures, Annual Little League Picnic, League Giants (or maybe A's) game, and Closing Day at the San Rafael Pacifics. Our tee-ball division is thriving with our registration numbers more than doubling in the last two years, largely due to the community experience.





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Dixie Terra Linda Little League

 
San Rafael, California 94903

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