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Southwest Little League's Tee-Ball division is a non-competitive program focused on fun, fitness, and fundamentals, introducing players ages 4-6 to the basics baseball and softball.

Little League® International strives to provide a Tee Ball experience focused on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun environment while incorporating a high level of physical activity.

GAMES AND PRACTICES

Following Little League guidelines, our tee-ball teams hold two tee-ball activities (games or practices) per week. Through March, this will be two weekly practices, eventually switching in April to to one weeknight practice and a Saturday game each week through late May/early June depending on the calendar year.

Each activity should last between 45 and 75 minutes.

Parents are strongly encouraged to stay at the field during all tee-ball activities.

Little League provides a curriculum of activities they can implement in their team practices and games. The entire curriculum, including video drills, can be accessed online at LittleLeagueU.org and at LittleLeague.org/teeball.

There is also a ten-week tee-ball program outline packed with practice ideas, coaching tips, and loads of information for helping our volunteer coaches have a successful season.

EQUIPMENT

Southwest Little League provides its teams with the equipment necessary for games and practices, including helmets, bats, balls, and catcher's equipment.

Additionally, each player should be provided a uniform shirt and hat.

Parents will need to provide their player a mitt/glove, baseball pants, and cleats.

Some parents may also choose to purchase a bat for their child to use. Before shopping for a bat, however, please review the current Little League bat rules, as only bats meeting Little League safety regulations are allowed to be used.

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are the backbone of every successful Little League program. Southwest Little League is no different and has a wide range of volunteer opportunities available.

In addition to coaching roles working directly with the players and teams, help is needed in a number of baseball and other organizational functions, including fundraising, event planning, scorekeeping, umpiring, etc.

Additionally, the season-ending picnic and awards ceremony is a huge effort requiring many hands. If you have a limited amount of time but want to contribute, consider offering your volunteer efforts for that fun-filled day!

Little League encourages all parents to get involved and be an active part of your community's Little League program.

PARENT CONNECTION

The Parent Connection newsletter is Little League's monthly newsletter.

All parents are encouraged to register to receive The Parent Connection by visiting LittleLeague.org/register.

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