CRACKERJACKS BASEBALL CLUB
Friday, July 28th, 6-8pm
Friday, August 4th, 6-8pm
Friday, August 11th, 6-8pm
Tuesday, August 22nd, 6-8pm
Tuesday, August 29th, 6-8pm
Ages 8-10 (11 year-olds can play but not pitch)
Crackerjacks is a simple "come and play" baseball club that brings together kids in the community for "just for fun" baseball games. There are no set teams, no try-outs, no coaches, no uniforms, and no practices. The club is designed to be kid-led as much as possible, with just one umpire provided per game. No coaches and no parent-coaching allowed! The parents sit back as quiet spectators, and the kids get to play their favorite game, run the show, make new friends, and have fun without pressure.
Each game will last 2 hours, regardless of innings.
One umpire will officiate each game.
Teams will be assigned randomly each game by the club. At check-in, a team captain will be assigned to each team. Team captains will lead their teams by enforcing the field positions worksheet, establishing batting order, resolving disputes with the help of the umpire, and ensuring players maintain good sportsmanship on the field. If there is a problem of any kind, the umpire will speak with team captains. Team captains also have a tradition of awarding a player on their team the game ball at the end of each game.
Players will be pre-assigned their defensive positions by the club. Due to the logistics of these games, player position requests cannot be accommodated. However, the club endeavors to give each player innings in both outfield and infield positions.
No coaching, and no parent-coaching. Parents lay low, and kids have fun! One of the main purposes of Crackerjacks is to provide an environment where kids can play baseball while feeling as unsupervised as possible.
Mounds will be set at 46 feet. In an effort to keep the games moving at a faster pace, pitchers must "qualify" based on criteria set forth by the club. If your player is interested in qualifying to pitch, please indicate this on your registration form.
USA and USSSA bats are permitted. Players must wear proper protective baseball gear at all times. Catchers equipment will be provided by the club, or players may use their own.
Pony Baseball Rules for Mustang (9-10) apply. Stealing bases (including home) and sliding are permitted. Lead offs are permitted.
In order to allow both teams time to develop their skills, each team at bat is allowed 3 outs or 5 runs per inning, whichever comes first. However, games will not be called early regardless of the score. Games will always go 2 hours.
In order to ensure the safety of our players, 1-2 parents may be asked to "man" each dugout each game. The only job of these parent volunteers is to make sure players stay safe and assist with catcher's gear and equipment management. Parent volunteers are not to coach players.
These games are 100% for the players and 0% for the parents. No coaching or parent-coaching of any kind is permitted. No directives or "reminders" may be communicated to players at any time. (That is what their regular baseball season is for.) One of the main purposes of Crackerjacks is to provide a unique baseball environment where kids can play while feeling as unsupervised as possible. We want the players to forget their parents are even there. Parents who do not follow these rules may be asked to leave.
Do you have questions about the program? Send us a message, and someone will get back to you soon.
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