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House Leagues

T-Ball (Age 5-6)

T-Ball is an informal league which is intended to teach the basic fundamentals of baseball by the simplest method possible - letting the kids play the game. Players in this age range have a short attention span in any single activity and both practices and games are meant to move rapidly. Only the basic fundamentals of the game are brought out, such as how to catch a ball, when to run or not run, where to throw the ball and how to back up other players. Games are structured for instructional purposes, letting the teams play with little thought of victory or defeat, but merely for the joy of participation - running and yelling, while at the same time learning teamwork, group discipline and sportsmanship. T-Ball FAQ's.

Pinto (Grade 1)

Pinto is run as an informal league intended to teach the fundamentals of baseball. This league will be the 1st. league where the ball is pitched overhand. This 1st part of the season will be pitched by coaches. The second part of the season will be pitched by the players. Base rules are reinforced. No standings are kept and there is no post season tournament. The second half of the season when players pitch will utilize Farm League rules.

Farm (Grade 2)

Farm League is an instructional league with players pitching throughout the season. Players play a minimum of three innings in the field when a full six inning game is played. There are no walks, if a player is thrown 4 balls, he/she will hit pitches thrown by the manager. There is no bunting. This is the first league that has a player draft to determine rosters. All players whose registrations are accepted will be on a team unless notified prior to the draft that there is a waiting list. The season begins at the end of April with two games a week. Standings are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The postseason may extend into the middle of July.

Stallion (Grade 3-4)

Players play a minimum of four innings in the field when a full six inning game is played. Bunting is permitted. There is a draft to determine team rosters. Any new players to the BGRA must attend a Ratings Night or enter the draft as an unrated player. All players whose registrations are accepted will be on a team unless notified prior to the draft that there is a waiting list. The season begins at the end of April with two games a week. Standings are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The postseason may extend into the middle of July

Thoroughbred (Grade 5-6)

Thoroughbred provides this developing age group with their first exposure to the total game of baseball on a proportionate 70 foot baseball diamond. Lead offs are permitted, balk and infield fly rules apply, players can advance to 1st on a dropped third strike and can steal home. The Thoroughbred League has proven a strong instructional experience for the players in this league. Players play a minimum of four innings in the field when a full seven inning game is played. The season begins at the end of April with two games a week. Standings are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The postseason may extend into the middle of July. There may be a World Series for Thoroughbred, after the playoffs that extends into the 1st week of August.

Palomino (Grade 7-8)

Field dimensions include 80 foot bases and 54 foot pitching distances. The season begins at the end of April with two or three games a week. Standings are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The postseason may extend into the middle of July.

Colt (Grade 9-11)

Colt League is structured very similar to High School baseball using a full 90 foot diamond and 60 foot-6 inch pitching distance. Players play in every game for a minimum of 4 innings when a 7 inning game is played. The season begins in mid- May with two or three games a week. Standings are kept and there are playoffs at the end of the regular season. The postseason may extend into August.

Senior Colt (Age 17+)

Same as Colt, but with larger rosters to accommodate the needs of the older player. The majority of players are former BGRA, local high school and college players.

 

Contact

Buffalo Grove Recreation Association
P.O. Box 5872 
Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089

Email: [email protected]

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