2020 Odell Rec Spring Baseball
Assessment is used to rate players so that each division and each team has parity of talent. 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.
Saturday March 7, 2020 assessments times are as follows:
5/6/7 Coach Pitch 11:30am – 1:00pm
7/8 Machine Pitch 1:00pm – 2:30pm
9/10 Division 2:30pm – 4:00pm
11/12 and 13-15 Division 4:00pm
What happens at assessments?
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.
When you arrive at the field please check in at the table. You 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.
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. Draft will happen on Sunday and you will hear from your coach by 8pm Sunday night.
Registration Information (Subject to Change) (Revised 3/3/2020)
Spring registrations opened January 17, 2020. Please click the Registration button at the top of the screen.
Registration Closes March 6, 2020 at 5pm.
Assessments will be Saturday March 7, 2020 only. Draft will be held Sunday March 8, 2020. Times and listed below.
All assessments will take place on Field #1 at Cox Mill Elementary.
Note: Late Registration is not possible as the closing date is the day before assessments.
Refund Policy: 100% Refund of Registration Fee prior to March 6th. 50% of Registration Fee prior to March 28th. No refunds after March 28th. A $10 administrative fee applies to all refunds.
- Friday March 6, 2020 at 5pm – Registration Closes
- Saturday March 7, 2020 – Assessments (There are no assessments for TBall (ages 4/5/6)
- Week of March 8h – Practices Begin, If you do not hear from your coach by 6pm Sunday March 8th please email Chris@OdellRec.com
- Games begin week of April 6, 2020
- Week of May 31, 2020 – End of Season Playoffs and Tournaments
- June 6, 2020 – Season ends
For the Spring 2020 season, age group is based on the player’s age on May 1, 2020. 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 Saturday March 7, 2020
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 2 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 commissioner.)
Saturday Times are as follows:
5/6/7 Coach Pitch 12pm – 1:30pm
7/8 Machine Pitch 1:30pm – 3pm
9/10 Division 3pm – 4pm
11/12 and 13-15 Division 4pm – 5pm
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, Pants and Belt Provided
- Umpires and Game Balls
- Field Maintenance & Equipment
- Use of Lights
- End of season tournament (trophies for 1st and 2nd place team)
Teams are responsible for snacks on game days. Team snack at concession stand: $15 per team, per game, includes 1 drink and snack per player and drinks for two coaches.
TBall: Bats must be marked for TBall use.
5/6/7 Coach Pitch & 7/8 Machine Pitch: Bats with 2 5/8 barrel or less and USA Baseball Bat standards are legal.
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 week of April 6, 2020
If you intend to coach or assist, please email ChrisGrouse@ODellRec.com with “Odell Spring Baseball 2020” 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 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.
Odell relies on volunteers. All proceeds from the concession stand go back into our rec program. If your team orders team snacks we ask that a parent from your team assist the concession stand with handing out snacks.
TBall versus Coach Pitch
Last season we lowered the age of TBall to 4 years old and added a new division 5/6/7 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.
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.
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.
Coordinator: Chris Grouse