Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball Registration Update


WITH ONLY 63 DAYS LEFT TO OPENING DAY, ALL AVAILABLE ROSTER SPOTS IN OUR “TUESDAY” TEE BALL DIVISION HAVE BEEN FILLED; AVAILABLE OPENINGS IN OTHER AGE DIVISIONS ARE DWINDLING; REGISTER NOW TO GUARANTEE A ROSTER SPOT IN OUR POPULAR BASEBALL PROGRAM

BANG BANG PLAY: Lizzies shortstop Dean (7) applies the tag as Cardinals baserunner Solomon (11) slides in safely with a stolen base in the bottom of the fourth inning during a Mosquito Division Quarter-Final game at Christie Pits Diamond 2 on September 9, 2013.

BANG BANG PLAY: Lizzies shortstop Dean (7) applies the tag as Cardinals baserunner Solomon (11) slides safely into second with a stolen base in the bottom of the fourth inning during a Mosquito Division Quarter-Final game at Christie Pits Diamond 2 on September 9, 2013.

The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee has issued a registration update with regards to its 2014  House League Baseball program.

As of this afternoon, all available roster openings in our “Tuesday” Tee Ball Division have been filled.

We currently still have a number of Tee Ball roster openings available in our “Wednesday” and “Friday” Divisions. Parents and Players who are interested in our popular Tee Ball program are strongly advised to register as soon as possible to ensure a spot in our popular Tee Ball program for the upcoming season.

With only 63 days to go before Opening Day, a number of our other age categories are also beginning to fill up. Due to the overwhelming popularity of our respective house league baseball offerings, the Committee strongly urges all interested parents and players to register as soon as possible to guarantee a placement in our program. 

Click on the following link below to access a printable PDF copy of the 2014 registration form:

2014 TP HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL REGISTRATION FORM

ALL roster spots in our six age groups will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Once all the available roster openings have been filled in a designated age category, any additional registrants will be put on a sequential waiting list in the event an opening becomes available.

Here is the latest update concerning roster availability in our six respective House League age categories (posted on March 18 at 5:00 p.m.):

TEE BALL (2007-2010) > $120.00

  • TUESDAY DIVISION: All available Tee Ball roster openings in our Tuesday division have been filled. Waiting list in effect if interested in playing on Tuesday.
  • THURSDAY DIVISION: Limited number of Tee Ball roster openings still available. If interested, please register ASAP to secure roster spot.
  • FRIDAY DIVISION: Limited number of Tee Ball roster openings still available. If interested, please register ASAP to secure roster spot.

ROOKIE BALL (2005-2006) > $120.00

  • MONDAY DIVISION: Rookie Ball roster openings still available. If interested, please register early to ensure a roster spot.
  • WEDNESDAY DIVISION: Limited number of Rookie Ball roster openings still available. If interested, please register ASAP to secure roster spot.

MOSQUITO (2003-2004) > $145.00

  • Mosquito roster openings still available.  If interested, please register early to ensure a roster spot.

PEEWEE (2001-2002) > $145.00

  • Peewee roster openings still available.  If interested, please register early to ensure a roster spot.

BANTAM (1999-2000) > $145.00

  • Bantam roster openings still available.

MIDGET (1996-1998) > $145.00

  • Midget roster openings still available.

In addition. the Committee is currently finalizing a relationship with the Canadian Tire Jumpstart, which is a program that provides financial support to families so that their children can participate in organized sports activities. Please click on the following link for more information about the JUMPSTART initiative.

There is also a change to this year’s form regarding registering in our Tee Ball and Rookie Ball Programs.

Last year after sending out the registration forms we set up two four team divisions in rookie ball, with one division playing on Mondays (and practicing every second Wednesday) and the other division playing on Wednesdays (and practicing every second Monday). We’re going to have the two divisions again this year, but we’re asking parents to indicate on the form which of the divisions they prefer. If you have a strong preference for one night but could also play the other night please rank them as 1 and 2. If you can only play one of the two nights rank that one as 1 and put an X in the other spot. If either night will work equally well for you (and it will be great to have some people in that position), please put a check mark on both days.

This year we are planning on doing the same type of arrangement in our Tee Ball program, except that there will be three four-team divisions…one playing Tuesday, one on Thursday, and one on Friday. This way Tee Ball families can also have a standard game night as is the case in our other divisions. We’re asking parents to indicate on the form which of the divisions they prefer. If you have a strong preference for one night but could also play the other nights please rank them as 1, 2 and 3. If you can only play one of the two nights rank that one as 1 and put an X in the other spots. If any of the nights will work equally well for you (and it will be great to have some people in that position), please put a check mark on all three days.

In both the Tee Ball and Rookie Ball divisions the spaces in the divisions will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. There are obviously only a certain number of spots available in each division.

Parents and Players are also advised that the house league registration fee covers the cost of a trophy, picture (individual & team) and a uniform (cap, jersey and pants).

When making payment, PLEASE MAKE CHEQUES PAYABLE TO “LIZZIES BASEBALL“.

Completed registration forms with payment (either cheque or cash) can be dropped off in our secure TP Baseball Mailbox located at the Bob Abate Community and Recreation Centre (485 Montrose Avenue). The recreation centre will be open Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and Statutory Holidays. [Revised Winter Hours in effect until March 29.]

If you are dropping off your registration form at the Bob Abate Community and Recreation Centre, please don’t ask the City of Toronto staff at the Bob Abate CRC any questions related to our house league baseball program. They are not involved in the operation of our league and will not be able to give you answers. Please direct any questions to [email protected] and we will respond as expeditiously as possible.

Additionally, completed registration forms and payments can also be mailed to the Bob Abate Community and Recreation Centre.

The address is: TP Baseball c/o Bob Abate CRC, 485 Montrose Avenue, Toronto, ON, M6G 3H2

If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] and we will respond to your query as expeditiously as possible.