BASEBALL

2021 Odell Rec Fall Baseball

Assessment Information (Subject to Change) (Revised 8/17/2021; 10:38am)

Assessment is used to rate players so that each division and each team has parity of talent.  Assessments are mandatory for all players INCLUDING coach’s kids! All players except TBall are required to attend the assessment. Players that are unable to attend will be entered into the blind draft and placed on a team accordingly. Coach’s kids that do not attend the draft will automatically be assigned a 5 for draft purposes.

Assessments are mandatory to make sure teams are balanced and equal to enhance the games for all players.  Skill assessments will take place at baseball field 1 behind Cox Mill elementary school.  If you have an issue attending the assessment please email ChrisGrouse@OdellRec.com.
(4/5/6 TBall Division will not have assessments, these teams will be created by the commissioner.)

Assessments will be held on Saturday, August 21, 2021. The assessment times are as follows:

5/6/7 Coach Pitch – 9:00am
7/8 Machine Pitch – 10:15am
9/10 Division – 11:30am
11/12 Division – 1:00pm
13-15 Division – 1:30pm

What happens at assessments?

When you arrive at the field please check in at the table.  Your player will be assigned a number.  This number is used for the coaches it is not a place in line.  The line will form and players will be taken in the order they arrive.

Players will be assessed in various baseball skills: batting, fielding – both fly and ground balls, throwing and running. Evaluators will rate each player; scores will then be combined to reach an average score. Those scores will then be used to draft the players onto teams.

Assessment will be the following:

The player will be pitched 2-3 pitches.
The player will run to 2nd base.
The player will be thrown 1-2 ground balls.
The player will be thrown 1-2 pop fly balls.

After the player has completed their assessment they are free to leave.

Registration Information

Registrations are open.  Please click the Registration button at the top of the screen.

Registration Closes Wednesday August 18, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Assessments will be Saturday August 21, 2021 only.

Draft will be held immediately following each division’s assessments.

Saturday, August 28, 2021 – Practices Begin

Saturday, September 11, 2021 Games begin.

Week of October 25, 2021 – October 29, 2021 – Playoffs

Saturday, October 30, 2021 – Championship Games and Tournaments, End of Season

All assessments will take place on Field #1 at Cox Mill Elementary.

Note: Late Registration are not accepted.

 

General Format

For the FALL, 2021 season, age group is based on the player’s age on May 1, 2021.  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

Cost
4/5/6 TBall: $140
5/6/7 Coach Pitch: $185
7/8 Machine Pitch: $190
9/10 Kid Pitch: $200
11/12 Kid Pitch: $205
13-15 Kid Pitch: $210

There is a $5 discount for each additional registration per family

Refund Policy: No refunds will be given, instead we will offer a credit to your account. A credit will be applied to your account for 100% of the Registration Fee prior to Saturday August 21, 2021.
A credit will be applied to your account for 50% of the registration fee prior to Saturday August 28, 2021. No credits will be applied after practices have started. A $10 administrative fee applies to all credits. Credits can be used for future sports registrations.

Included in cost

  • Hat, Jersey, Pants and Belt
  • Umpires and Game Balls
  • Field Maintenance & Equipment
  • Use of Lights
  • End of season tournaments (trophies for 1st and 2nd place team)

Team Snacks/Concessions
Teams can choose if they want to have a “team snack” after their game.

Bat Rules
TBall:
Bats must be marked for TBall use.
5/6/7 Coach Pitch & 7/8 Machine Pitch: 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.
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.  Then it will be 1 practice during the week for 1 hour.
5/6/7 Coach Pitch & 7/8 Machine Pitch: 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.
9/10, 11/12 and 13-15: Practice will be 1 hour during week and 1 hour on Saturdays until games start.  Then it will be 1 practice during the week for 1 hour.

Practices will be on a designated field.

Coaching
If you intend to coach or assist, please email ChrisGrouse@ODellRec.com with “Coach – Odell Fall Baseball 2021” in the subject line. You MUST also register when signing up to play baseball. 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 Commissioner 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. You must also register online for this position.

Concessions
Odell relies on volunteers. All proceeds from the concession stand go back into our rec program.  Coach Drink tokens can be used for any drink.  Team Snack Tokens can be used for 2 items, chips, ring pop, airheads, otter pop, small Gatorade.

TBall versus Coach Pitch

TBall (4/5/6): This is truly for those players new to the game or still developing baseball skills.  It is where all players hit (either from a coach’s pitch or tee.) each inning, all players get on base and stay there and outs and runs are not counted.  It is truly a participation level where we are growing the kids to understand baseball.

Coach Pitch (5/6/7): This is where you have 3 outs per inning, you teach the kids that when they are out, they return to the bench.  They are developing their skills even more so when they get to the 7/8 machine pitch division they are really ready to play.

Contact Information

Baseball Coordinator:  Chris Grouse

ChrisGrouse@OdellRec.com

704-287-7711

Team Snacks

Teams are responsible for their own snacks on game days. If desired Team Snack Tokens may be purchased at the concession stand.  Tokens are $2.00 each. Team Snack Tokens can be used for 2 items, chips, ring pop, airheads, otter pop, small Gatorade.

The 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 both the batting cages and fields for all our practices.

Contact Us

Coordinator: Chris Grouse
ChrisGrouse@OdellRec.com
704-287-7711

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