2023 Odell Rec Spring Baseball
Assessment Information (Subject to Change) (Revised 1/5/2023; 4:32am)
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 an assessment number of 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 Chris@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, February 11, 2023. The assessment times are as follows:
5/6/7 Coach Pitch – TBD
7/8 Machine Pitch – TBD
9/10 Division – TBD
11/12 Division – TBD
13-15 Division – TBD
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 take 2-3 swings at bat.
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.
Registrations are open Friday, January 6, 2023 at 12:01am. Please click the Registration button at the top of the screen.
Registration Closes Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm.
Assessments will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Draft will be held immediately following each division’s assessments.
Saturday, March 11, 2023 Practices Begin
Saturday, March 25, 2023 Games begin.
Week of May 22, 2023 – May 25, 2023 Playoffs (7/8 and 9/10 Divisions ONLY) – End of Season
Saturday, May 27, 2022 Championship Games
All assessments will take place on Field #1 at Cox Mill Elementary.
Note: Late Registration are not accepted.
For the Spring 2023 season, age group is based on the player’s age on May 1, 2023. 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.
If enough players sign up to create 4 teams the 11/12 division will play all in house games.
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
4/5/6 TBall: $140
5/6/7 Coach Pitch: $180
7/8 Machine Pitch: $180
9/10 Kid Pitch: $190
11/12 Kid Pitch: $190
13-15 Kid Pitch: $210
There is a $5 discount for each additional registration per family (same sport)
Refund Policy: No refunds will be given, instead we will offer credits to your account. Registration withdrawals prior to Saturday February 11, 2023 will be credited 100% of the paid registration fees. Registration withdrawals after Saturday February 11, 2023 are not refundable. A $10 administrative fee applies to all credits. Credits can be used for future sports registrations.
Included in cost
- Hat, Jersey, Pants, Belt and Socks
- Umpires and Game Balls
- Field Maintenance & Equipment
- Use of Lights and Fields
- End of season tournaments for In House Divisions (trophies for 1st and 2nd place team) TBall and 5/6/7 receive medals
Teams can choose if they want to have a “team snack” after their game. 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. For ore information click here: Team Snacks – Odell Rec
The Concession Stand is a valuable part of the organization. Stop by and grab a snack or drink to support the organization.
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: Bat must meet USA Baseball Bat standards. There is a maximum drop of -5.
Look for the USA Baseball Logo
Uniform Sizing We have Youth and Adult Sizes
Baseball supplies the following items to each player; Pants, Jersey, Sock, Belt and Hat
Jersey Measurements (for players and Coaches)
Youth XS: 24-26″
Youth Small: 26-28″
Youth Medium: 28-30″
Youth Large: 30-32″
Adult Small: 34-36″
Adult Medium: 38-40″
Adult Large: 42-44″
Adult XL: 46-48″
Adult 2XL: 50-52″
Adult 3XL: 54-56″
Adult 4XL: 58-60″
Pants Measurements (For Players)
Waist and Inseam Sizing
Youth XS: Waist 21-23″ – Inseam 23.5″
Youth Small: Waist 23-25″ – Inseam 25″
Youth Medium: Waist 25-27″ – Inseam 26.5″
Youth Large: Waist 27-29″ – Inseam 28″
Adult Small: Waist 28-30″” – Inseam 31″
Adult Medium: Waist 32-34″ – Inseam 32″
Adult Large: Waist 36-38″ – Inseam 33″
Adult XL: 40-42″ – Inseam 34″
Adult XL: 44-46″ – Inseam 34″
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.
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.
If you intend to coach or assist, please email Chris@ODellRec.com with “Coach – Odell Spring Baseball 2023” 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.
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.
Coordinator: Chris Grouse
704-287-7711 (text or leave message)