The Tri-Town Youth Little League program works in cooperation with other areas schools to develop a safe, effective and quality oriented youth baseball/softball program. This group includes representatives from Gilbertsville-Mount Upton, Morris, Laurens, and Unadilla Valley. As a local league the following definitions of each level of play have been adopted:
– This program is designed to allow children the opportunity to begin to understand the mechanics of the sport of baseball while enjoying physical activity and social interaction. At this level the child will hit off of a T or be pitched to by their coach. Each player will be given the opportunity to bat during each inning, there will be no outs and players are encouraged to attempt to field the ball. No score will be kept at this level.
Pee-Wee – This program is similar in design to t-ball as coaches continuing to work to help youth develop the mechanics necessary to be successful and begin to learn the rules of the game. This level will be coach pitched and the rules of traditional baseball are modified to help make each player successful. A five run limit is in place to help keep games close in score.
Majors – This program is a more competitive level of competition as youth refine their skills before moving on to the modified (junior high) or Pony League level of play. Youth have the choice of either Little League or Softball.
Under certain circumstances a child may be moved up a level early or be kept down a level for an extra period of time. If you feel it would be in the best interest of your child to be moved up or kept down a playing level please note this on the back of the registration form. Each case will be looked at on an individual basis and examined by coaches and the current baseball commissioner. It is the goal of the program to provide all youth with a safe and appropriate level of play for their ability.