|Program Director:||Arin Finger|
There will be no games on Saturday - 10/10/20
|Weeks Of Play:||7|
|Practices:||On game day - held prior to game|
Ages 3 - 4
Will start at a time between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Ages 5 - 6
Will start at a time between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM
Ages 7 - 9
Will start at a time between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM
|Who Plays:||Boys & Girls (Ages 3 - 9)|
|Age As Of 11/14/2020|
251 W. Mohawk Lane
Phoenix AZ 85027
|If you pay by 6/26/2020:||$119.00|
|If you pay by 7/24/2020:||$129.00|
|If you pay by 8/21/2020:||$139.00|
|If you pay after 8/21/2020:||$159.00|
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: T-BALL/COACH PITCH BASEBALL LEAGUE
i9 Sports Greater Phoenix is excited to launch another incredibly fun and organized T-Ball/Coach Pitch Baseball League for boys and girls, ages 3-9. Register your child today and invite a friend too!
PROGRAM DETAILS: The i9 Sports Tball/Baseball League is a fun based, recreational program that provides equal playing time to all athletes. The program is not highly competitive, rather our focus is on fundamentals, teamwork, and sportsmanship. Each week, your child will be led by an experienced Staff Instructor who will oversee and assist our VOLUNTEER Head Coaches and Assistant Coaches as they conduct weekly practices. Ideally, each team will have at least one Volunteer Head Coach and one Volunteer Assistant Coach (usually parents, but other family members are welcome as well!). In the case where we do not have a Volunteer Head Coach, the Staff Instructor will serve as the Head Coach.
If you would like to volunteer, you DO NOT need any prior coaching experience. We provide detailed practice plans and weekly step-by-step instructions to lead your child’s team and the Staff Instructor will always be on site as a resource to help whenever needed. You may fill out the Volunteer application here: https://www.i9sports.com/VolunteerSteps/VolunteerApplication/
FORMAT: EVERYONE PLAYS! Our PeeWee players will hit off a batting tee and our Junior and Senior players will be thrown 3 overhand pitches by a coach, followed by a turn with the batting tee, if needed, until the player hits the ball in fair territory.
Most teams will have 6-10 players. We assign players to teams 2-3 weeks prior to opening day and will communicate your schedule 7-10 days prior to opening day. Players from the same school are placed on the same team where possible while keeping teams in balance for size/age/experience. Buddy requests will be honored whenever possible.
The number of players registered and the number of parent volunteers we have in each age group will determine how many teams we have each season. If we have more volunteers, we can make more teams! Team count determines game format:
Instructional Format (2 Teams) - Each week, players will have practice followed by a game but standings will not be kept. Players will play the same team each week.
League (4 or more Teams) - Each week, players will have practice followed by a game. Standings will be kept for our Junior and Senior divisions, and teams will play a new team most weeks. For League play, a minimum of ONE Volunteer Coach on each team is required (TWO is preferred).
If you have questions about the anticipated number of teams at a particular location, please contact us at LeagueOffice311@i9sports.com (Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale) or LeagueOffice210@i9sports.com (Avondale, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Laveen) and we can help you choose the best location.
DIVISIONS AND TEAMS: Players are assigned to teams according to their age/school/size/experience. Your child may play UP in a more advanced age division upon parent request. Simply make a note in the “Special Requests” section of the registration form and we will accommodate when possible. We do NOT put players in a lower age division to ensure the safety of the younger players. Exceptions may be made on a very limited basis in the case where a child is extremely small for his or her age.
BUDDY REQUESTS: We will accommodate buddy requests when possible. Simply note any friends you’d like on the same team at the time of registration. Players will be placed in the age division of the OLDEST player of the group. For example, if you have 4 players, ages 4, 4, 5, and 6, they will play in the (5-7) age group. For the safety of our players, we do not play older players in younger divisions.
If you have a group of 5 or more players, we require at least one volunteer assistant coach from your group to ensure that they’ll play together. If your group size is too large compared to the other teams in your division, we reserve the right to divide into multiple teams. Other players may be placed on your team until it reaches the maximum number of players for your sport.
PLEASE NOTE: Buddy and Coach requests are NOT GUARANTEED. We accommodate whenever possible, but there are circumstances where we must separate players or coaches to ensure fair game play and balanced teams. This may occur before the season begins or on the field by an Instructor. Processing fees will apply to any registrations cancelled due to unavailable buddy or coach requests. See below for more information on refund requests.
*These divisions may be adjusted or combined, depending on enrollment numbers.
TIMES: Detailed schedules will be emailed and available to you online 7-10 days before opening day. In general, our programs begin at the earliest time listed for the program with our youngest players starting first and our older players starting towards the end of the range. For example, if the program you are interested in is listed with a start time between 9am and 3pm, the schedule may look like the following:
Any schedule changes will be communicated via email, please ensure that you have subscribed to our emails and that your SPAM filters are not filtering important information.
AWARDS: Each week, at least one child from each team will be awarded an i9 Sports Sportsmanship Medal for demonstrating the value for that week. In addition, all children will receive an i9 Sports Participation Medal at the end of the season.
INSTRUCTORS: All instructors are i9 Sports Certified and undergo a background check to ensure your child’s safety. Instructors are i9 Sports Employees who oversee each sport. Instructors serve as a point of contact for Volunteer Coaches and are available to fill-in for teams where a volunteer is unavailable. Instructors also serve as officials during gameplay.
HEAD COACHES: These are VOLUNTEERS (usually parents) who have agreed to participate in our program. They will lead weekly practices and administer weekly sportsmanship medals. All coaches undergo a background check to ensure your child’s safety.
ASSISTANT COACHES: These are VOLUNTEERS (usually parents) who have agreed to participate in our program. They will assist the head coach and/or instructor with weekly practices and administer weekly sportsmanship medals. All coaches undergo a background check to ensure your child’s safety.
SEATING: Please bring a chair as there is no seating provided at most locations. A sun shade is recommended for all outdoor programs.
ON-SITE MANAGERS: Always available on site to assist you with program start times, field/team assignments, photo pick up, and anything else you need!
CANCELLATIONS: Mother Nature will occasionally require us to cancel a day either due to poor weather conditions or poor field conditions (wet fields can be unsafe, even if rain has stopped). Whenever possible, weather related cancellations will result in the addition of a make-up day at the end of the season. If a make-up is not possible, we will issue a one time $15 credit on your account to be used for a future season. If additional cancellations are required during the season, we will try to make-up games, but it may not be possible. In such a case, we will offer a discount towards a future season, but no refunds will be issued. Credits may be used toward any future program with the i9 Sports Greater Phoenix franchise, but have no cash value.
REFUND REQUESTS: Full refunds are available only when requested prior to our final registration deadline. All refund requests received after the registration deadline are subject to a $25 processing fee. Requests received after the second day of the program are not eligible for a refund, but a prorated credit can be issued to the account towards a future season, minus a $25 processing fee. Credits may be used toward any future program with the i9 Sports Greater Phoenix franchise, but have no cash value.
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|Program Director:||Arin Finger|
"The coaches and directors work well to ensure each child is learning and growing in their sport. They push the kids to be better athletes. "
Brittany C. (May 2019)
"I like that it is group organized an easy way for kids to learn. The program also makes it fun for kids and not stressful "
Carina W. (May 2019)
"I really like the coaches on the baseball league at Roadrunner Park. They have been the best coaches we have had at I 9. They care about the kids actually learning the sport and give great feedback."
Lucie K. (November 2019)
"Very well organized and lots of communication!"
Kerri C. (November 2019)
"Such a wide variety of sport options for the kids to choose and try. "
Susan R. (November 2019)