WITH ROSTER OPENINGS DWINDLING LIKE CONFECTIONS AT A CHOCOLATE FACTORY, IT’S A WILLY WONKA TIME TO REGISTER FOR A MELLIFLUOUS SEASON OF BASEBALL AT CHRISTIE PITS AND BICKFORD PARK
The Toronto Playgrounds Baseball Committee is continuing to accept registrations for the upcoming 2014 House League Baseball Season.
However, with only 38 days left before Opening Day, a number of our available age categories are beginning to fill up as we fast approach the beginning of the season.
As of April 12, all available roster openings have been filled in our respective “Tuesday”, “Thursday” and “Friday” Tee Ball Divisions; “Wednesday” Rookie Ball Division; and Mosquito Division. Any additional applications for these for these age divisions will be placed on a sequential waiting list in the event a roster opening becomes available.
Due to the overwhelming popularity of our respective house league baseball offerings, the Committee strongly urges all interested parents and players to register early to guarantee a placement in our program.
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.
If you require more information about the schedule for the upcoming season, please click on the following HOUSE LEAGUE SCHEDULES link.
Click on the following link below to access a printable PDF copy of the 2014 registration form:
Here is a list of our six available age divisions and an update about roster availability (as of April 11):
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 you’re interested in playing on Tuesday.
- THURSDAY DIVISION: All available Tee Ball roster openings in our Thursday division have been filled. Waiting list in effect if you’re interested in playing on Thursday.
- FRIDAY DIVISION: All available Tee Ball roster openings in our Friday division have been filled. Waiting list in effect if you’re interested in playing on Friday.
ROOKIE BALL (2005-2006) > $120.00
- MONDAY DIVISION: Limited number of ‘Monday’ Rookie Ball roster openings still available. If interested, please register ASAP to secure roster spot.
- WEDNESDAY DIVISION: All available ‘Wednesday’ Rookie Balll roster openings in our Friday division have been filled. Waiting list in effect if you’re interested in playing on Wednesday.
MOSQUITO (2003-2004) > $145.00
- All available Mosquito Division roster openings have been filled. Waiting list in effect if you’re interested in playing in playing at the Mosquito age level.
PEEWEE (2001-2002) > $145.00
- Limited number of Peewee Division roster openings still available. If interested, please register ASAP to secure roster spot.
BANTAM (1999-2000) > $145.00
- Bantam roster openings still available.
MIDGET (1996-1998) > $145.00
- Midget roster openings still available.
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).
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.
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 Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Closed on Sundays and Statutory Holidays. [Revised Spring Hours effective March 31 until further notice.]
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 quickly as possible