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The NTRA youth baseball program consists of several different levels starting at age 5 (with the co-ed T-ball program)and having athletes move through the baseball program levels. Program level age is based on grade level at the time of registration. The levels of play are listed below along with pitching mound distances and base distances. We currently work with Washington Park District to schedule a good number of games throughout the season. The season typically runs from the end of May through the middle of July. Games are played at Oliver Thomas Park (Diamond 1), Central Primary School, or Lincoln Park. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the baseball program or the T-ball program, feel free to email our baseball director(s), Ted Virgil/Lou Ripley at [email protected].

 

Program Levels:

 

T- Ball-  This level is intended for children (boys and girls) enrolled in kindergarten at the time of registration. The children will learn the very basics of team playing. If your child has not yet entered kindergarten and is interested in playing, you must contact the director to discuss enrollment.

 

Farm (Previously Pinto)-  This level is intended for boys enrolled in first and second grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will expand on the basics of baseball. A coach will pitch to their respective team from anywhere inside the pitching circle. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 35 feet and the distance between bases is 60 feet.

 

Mustang-  This level is intended for boys enrolled in third and fourth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will continue to learn the basics of baseball as well as pitching, catching, and the stealing of all bases except home. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 44 feet and the distance between the bases is 60 feet.

 

Bronco-  This level is intended for boys ages enrolled in fifth and sixth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 48 feet and the distance between the bases is 70 feet.

 

Pony Tap-  This level is intended for boys enrolled in seventh and eighth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will continue to focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 54 feet and the distance between the bases is 80 feet. Please contact the director for availability of league each season. Requires local travel.


Registration Information:

The baseball season typically runs from the end of May through the middle of July. Registration will take place starting in February and will run through the end of March. We will send an email reminder regarding the start of registrations to anyone with an account on our website. We will also advertise the registration on our Facebook page. 

Registration Listing

Summer Baseball/Softball 2021

Baseball:
The NTRA youth baseball program consists of several different levels starting at age 5 (with the co-ed T-ball program) and having athletes move through the baseball program levels. Program level age is based on grade level at the time of registration. The levels of play are listed below along with pitching mound distances and base distances. We currently work with Washington Park District as well as other area programs, to schedule a good number of games throughout the season. The season typically runs from the end of May through the middle of July. Games are played at Oliver Thomas Park (Diamond 1), Central Primary School, or Lincoln Park. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the baseball program feel free to email our baseball director at [email protected]

Program Levels: 
Farm (Previously Pinto)- This level is intended for boys enrolled in first and second grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will expand on the basics of baseball. A coach will pitch to their respective team from anywhere inside the pitching circle. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 35 feet and the distance between bases is 60 feet. 
Mustang- This level is intended for boys enrolled in third and fourth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will continue to learn the basics of baseball as well as pitching, catching, and the stealing of all bases except home. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 44 feet and the distance between the bases is 60 feet. 
Bronco- This level is intended for boys ages enrolled in fifth and sixth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 48 feet and the distance between the bases is 70 feet. 
Pony Tap- This level is intended for boys enrolled in seventh and eighth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will continue to focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 54 feet and the distance between the bases is 80 feet. Please contact the director for availability of league each season. Requires local travel.

Softball:
The NTRA youth softball program consists of several different levels starting at age 5 with the T-ball program (co-ed) and having athletes move through the softball program levels. Program level age is based on grade level at the time of registration. The levels of play are listed below along with pitching mound distances and base distances. The season typically runs from the end of May through the middle of July. Home games are played at Oliver Thomas Park (Diamond 2). Pixies, Juniors and Intermediate play away games at Lincoln Grade School/Washington Park. Seniors play away games at various local locations. If you have questions, comments, or concerns regarding the softball program, feel free to email our softball director, Tricia Lee at [email protected]

Program Levels: 
Pixie- This level is intended for girls enrolled in first, second and third grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will expand on the basics of softball. A coach will pitch to their respective team while batting. The distance between the bases is 50 feet. 
Juniors- This level is intended for girls enrolled in fourth and fifth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will continue to learn the basics of softball as well as pitching and catching. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 35 feet and the distance between the bases is 60 feet. 
Intermediate- This level is intended for girls enrolled in sixth, seventh and eighth grade at the time of registration. In this league, players will focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels as well as introduction to stealing bases. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 40 feet and the distance between the bases is 60 feet. 
Seniors- This level is intended for girls enrolled in eighth grade (at the time of registration) through age 18 (as of January 1 of the current year). In this league, players will continue to focus on mastering the skills they have learned in previous levels. The distance between the pitching mound and home plate is 40 feet and the distance between the bases is 60 feet. Requires local travel.

Baseball Bronco- 5th and 6th Grade

Registration closes on 04/25/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2021 to 07/18/2021
$62.00

Baseball Farm- 1st and 2nd Grade

Registration closes on 04/25/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2021 to 07/18/2021
$62.00

Baseball Mustang- 3rd and 4th Grade

Registration closes on 04/25/2021 at 11:45 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2021 to 07/18/2021
$62.00

Baseball Pony Tap- 7th and 8th Grade

Registration closes on 04/25/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 05/31/2021 to 07/18/2021
$62.00

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Summer Baseball/Softball 2021

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Field Status

Open Open

Field 1 (04:58 PM | 02/11/16)

Open Open

Field 2 (05:15 PM | 02/11/16)

Open Open

Field 3 (12:08 PM | 03/30/16)