It's hard to believe that it’s time to think Baseball but it is! - Register now for the Franklin Baseball and Softball League’s 60th Season at the following link: Click Here to Register
Space is limited - once the divisions fill up there will be a first come first serve wait list. Don't disappoint your child, sign up before it's Too Late! To give you an even greater incentive to ACT NOW we have increased the early registration discount to $35!
The Franklin Baseball League serves almost one thousand local youngsters, ages 5 to 15, in Franklin, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Birmingham, Bingham Farms, and neighboring communities.
This year we will be implementing a number of improvements to our younger divisions (T-Ball and Prep) to create more focus on development. We will also be running the Get ready for Baseball program during the winter for our younger age groups – dates and venues are being finalized and will be communicated shortly.
We will again be offering summer tournament team programs in baseball and have introduced a girls fast pitch softball travel program.
We are also planning a series of events to celebrate our 60th year of operation that we expect to further enhance our reputation as one of the best community focused leagues in the country.
Umpires may register on-line, too. The League needs teenagers (13 and older) and adults. Click Here to register as an Umpire. Training is provided; details will follow in the new year. For more information please contact the Director of Umpires Tim Adams (248-229-0152) or Doug Brown (248-865-2826)
Tee Ball - Kindergarten and must be 5 years old before 4/30/14
Prep Division (coach pitch): 1st and 2nd grades (coed) and must be 6 years old before 4/30/14
All below divisions are player pitch...
Boys Continental I Division: 3rd grade
Boys Continental II Division: 4th grade
Boys Little League Division: 5th and 6th grades
Boys Pony Division: 7th to 9th* grades
Junior Girls Softball: 2nd* to 4th grades
Intermediate Girls Softball: 5th to 6th grades
Senior Girls Softball: 7th to 9th* grades
For more information contact the Division director for your division. Click here for contact information
· 9th grade boys and girls may play in either Pony or Senior Softball if they are not participating in High School baseball or softball.
· 2nd Grade girls may play in either Girls Junior Softball or Prep (coed)
· Early Registration Fees: $150 (Tee Ball $105) includes $10 non-refundable registration fee [Note: Early registration discount of $35 ends January 20th]
· No refunds will be provided after March 13th (with the exception of 9th grade players who successfully tryout for high school teams)
March 1st Player evaluations (Continental/Little League/Pony) – NOTE: NEW VENUE Baseball City USA, Waterford
March 2nd Player evaluations (Girls Softball) – NOTE: NEW VENUE Baseball City USA, Waterford
March 16th Team Assignment Notifications (following League-wide Managers meeting on March 15th)
March 29th Practices Begin
April 19th Opening day (Season ends around June 15th)
Reminder the league adopted bat restrictions in 2013 and bats will require certain certifications to be used in the league. The final specifications are posted on the web site (www.franklinbaseball.org). Please consider the specifications before buying any equipment for this season or while reviewing your current equipment. The league also strongly encourages parents to purchase a properly-fitting helmet for their youth, to minimize the risk of head injury.
To keep up to date with Franklin Baseball events and to socialize with other Franklin Baseball “Fans” visit our Facebook page
For additional information, call:
your Divisional Director,
Nick DeMarco, President (248) 202 0733,
Dave Schwartz, Administration (248) 214 1201 or
e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org