The Clinton Family YMCA is taking registration for its YMCA – City of Clinton Youth baseball and girls softball program for ages 3 – 15. The Y is offering seven different playing groups for ages 3 – 15. Wee-ball will be offered for boys and girls ages 3 – 4 and follow t-ball guidelines; T-ball is for ages 5 – 6 and will bat off of a tee and be an instructional league. Ages 7 – 8 will play AA ‘coaches pitch’ league with the adult coach pitching to the batter; Dixie Minors is for ages 9 – 10 and will play regulation Dixie Youth rules and pitching guidelines with live pitching. Ages 11 – 12 will play in the Dixie Youth league while Ages 13 – 14 will play in the Dixie Boys league.
Girl’s softball will be offered for ages 7 – 9, 10 – 12 and 13 – 15 year old age groups.
The registration deadline is Tuesday, February 19 with registration being taken daily at the YMCA reception desk during business hours of 8:30 am – 9 pm Monday thru Friday; 9 am – 6 pm Saturdays and 2 – 5 pm on Sundays. Registration fees are $ 40.00 for YMCA members and $ 55.00 for participants. There will be a $10 LATE FEE if registered after February 19th. The last day to register is February 28th. The YMCA is offering financial aid and assistance to greater Clinton citizens as well. The YMCA goal is to deny no one the opportunity to participate.
The league age is that age attained by a player prior to May 1 of this current baseball season. Ex. A player who is ten-years of age during the early part of the season but who will be eleven years of age on or before April 30 shall have a league age of eleven. A player who is ten years of age during the season but who will be eleven years of age on or after May 1 shall have a league age of ten.
The YMCA is seeking volunteer coaches for all leagues as well. Anyone interested in coaching a team should contact YMCA Physical Director Brian Shealy for details. The YMCA can be reached at 833-1555 or 833-YMCA (9622).