BASEBALL

2019 Odell Rec Fall Baseball

Registration Information

Spring registrations are now open through August 6, 2019.  Please click the Registration button at the top of the screen.

Note: Late Registrations will only be accepted August 6-9 with an additional charge of $40 per registration, no late registrations after this date.

Refund Policy: 100% Refund of Registration Fee prior to August 11th.  50% of Registration Fee prior to August 31st.  No refunds after August 31st. A $10 administrative fee applies to all refunds.

Key Dates:​

  • August 6th – Regular Registration Closes
  • August 6th – 9th – Late Registration Window *Additional $40 late fee will be added  (No additional registrations will be allowed after this date)
  • August 3rd, 7th, and 10th – Assessments (There are no assessments for TBall (ages 4/5/6)
  • Week of August 11th – Practices Begin, If you do not hear from your coach by 6pm Sunday August 11th please email Chris@OdellRec.com
  • Games begin August 31st
  • November 9th- Season ends
  • Week of November 3rd – End of Season Playoffs and Tournaments

General Format

For the Fall 2019 season, age group is based on the player’s age on May 1, 2019.  TBall, Coach Pitch, Machine Pitch and 9/10 divisions will play games at Cox Mill Elementary Fields.

11/12 and 13-15 divisions will play other county organizations.

11/12 and 13-15 will have half of their games at Cox Mill and half at the other organizations field locations

Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8325 Hwy 49 N Mt. Pleasant
Mt. Pleasant McAlister Field 8950 Park Drive Mt. Pleasant
Bethel Elementary School 2425 Midland Rd. Midland
W.W. Flowe Park 99 Central Heights Dr. Concord
Harrisburg Elementary School 3900 Stallings Rd Harrisburg
Stallings Park 4050 Stallings Rd. Harrisburg

Gibson Field 265 Misenheimer Drive SW Concord
Webb Field 147 Academy Ave Concord
Concord McAlister Field 147 Academy Ave Concord
Hartsell Athletic Complex 60 Hartsell School Rd. Concord
Winecoff Elementary School 374 Winecoff School Rd. Concord
Concord High School 481 Burrage Rd. NE Concord
Hinson Field 2300 Eva Drive Concord

Assessments: Assessments are mandatory for all players INCLUDING coach’s kids!

Assessments will be held on 3 separate days

Saturday, August 3rd
Wednesday, August 7th
Saturday, August 10th

You only need to attend 1 of the assessments.  We are making assessments mandatory to make sure teams are balanced and equal to enhance the games.  Skill assessments will take place at baseball field 1 behind Cox Mill elementary school.  If you have an issue attending an assessment date please email ChrisGrouse@OdellRec.com.
(4/5/6 TBall Division will not have assessments, these teams will be created by the coordinator.)

Wednesday will be open to everyone.  We will go through assessments as

Saturday Times are as follows and subject to change.  Emails will be sent out closer to assessment times.

13-15 Division 9:00am
5/6/7 Coach Pitch 9:00am
7/8 Machine Pitch 9:00am

9/10 Division 10:30am
11/12 Division 10:30am

Cost
4/5/6 TBall: $135
5/6/7 Coach Pitch: $160
7/8 Machine Pitch: $160
9/10 Kid Pitch: $170
11/12 Kid Pitch: $170
13-15 Kid Pitch: $180

Includes a $25 fee to cover administration and processing fees
There is a $5 discount for each additional registration per family

Included in cost

  • Hat, Jersey, Socks, Pants and Belt Provided (TBall Players may not be provided belts depending pants sizes)
  • Umpires
  • Field Maintenance & Equipment
  • Use of Lights
  • End of season tournament (trophies for 1st and 2nd place team)

Team Snacks/Concessions
Teams are responsible for snacks on game days. Team snack at concession stand: $15 per team, per game, includes 1 drink and chips per player and drinks for two coaches.

Bat Rules
TBall:
Bats must be marked for TBall use.
5/6/7 Coach Pitch & 7/8 Machine Pitch: Small barrel bats with 2 ¼ barrel and USA Baseball Bat standards are legal. No big barrel bats allowed for this age group.
9/10 & 11/12: Bat must meet USA Baseball Bat standards. The bats approved will be made in 2 1/4, 2 1/2, and 2 5/8 inch dimensions.
13-15: There is a maximum drop of -5.
Look for the USA Baseball Logo

Practices & Games

TBall: Practice will be 1 hour during week and 1 hour on Saturdays until games start.  Than it will be 1 practice during the week for 1 hour.
5/6/7 Coach Pitch & 7/8 Machine Pitch: Practice will be 90 minutes during week and 90 minutes on Saturdays until games start.  Than it will be 1 practice during the week for 90 minutes.
9/10, 11/12 and 13-15: Practice will be 2 hours during week and 2 hours on Saturdays until games start.  Than it will be 1 practice during the week for 2 hours.

Practices will be a combination of on field and batting cages.

Games will begin Saturday August 31st

Coaching
If you intend to coach or assist, please email ChrisGrouse@ODellRec.com with “Odell Fall Baseball 2019” in the subject line. Please provide your name, phone number, email address, age group(s), whether you want to be a head coach or assist, and who you are coaching with. Please note that we cannot guarantee that you will be able to coach a team. After registration is complete, the Baseball Coordinator will determine how many teams are needed at each age group. History has told us that every year we don’t have enough coaches, so please volunteer to help coach.

Concessions
Odell relies on volunteers. All proceeds from the concession stand go back into our rec program, and so all teams will be required to work in the concession stand at least once (could be two or three times depending on number of teams in all sports) during the season.

Contact Information

Baseball Coordinator:  Chris Grouse

ChrisGrouse@ODellRec.com

704-287-7711

General Format

4/5/6 TBall (No Assessments)
5/6/7 Coach Pitch
7/8 Machine Pitch
Kid Pitch Divisions – 9/10, 11/12 and 13-15

For the Fall 2019 season, age group is based on the player’s age on May 1, 2019. The plan is to host as many games at Cox Mill Elementary Fields as possible.

This depends on the number of players registered for each age group. The 11/12 and 13-15 divisions will play county wide games.

Team Snacks

Teams are responsible for their own snacks on game days. If desired team snacks may be purchased at the concession stand.

For $15 per team, per game the team will receive a drink/slushie and chips for each player.  2 coaches per team will receive a drink.

Concession Stand is a valuable part of the organization. Stop by and grab a snack or drink to support the organization.

Practices

Practice is an important part of rec baseball.  Odell continues to have 1 practice during the week and games on Saturdays.  There are a few times during the season that we might call a “Game Week” and there would be no practices.  We utilize the batting cages and fields for all our practices.

Key Dates: 

August 2nd – Regular Registration Closes

Late Registration Closes August 9 (No additional registrations will be allowed after this date)

August 3, 7 and 10th – Assessments (There are no assessments for 4/5/6 Age Division – TBall)

Draft will be held Saturday August 10th

Practices begin on August 12th

November 3 – 9 will be reserved for Playoffs and makeup games.  Final Championship games will be scheduled for November 9th and subject to changed based on weather.

Contact Us

Coordinator: Chris Grouse
ChrisGrouse@OdellRec.com

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