A-Ball is the next step after T-Ball or occasionally the first year for some boys. In A-Ball the coaches pitch the ball to the hitter. Coaches will continue to develop the players hitting and defensive skills. Catchers will be outfitted in full catchers gear, but players are not allowed to lead off or steal any base.
Trophies are awarded for 1st and 2nd place in the regular season & post season tournament. Medals for 3rd place in the regular season & post season tournament.
Coaches: We have 1 head and 2 assistant coaches per team. We are always in need of head and assistant coaches and will pair coaches together per request. If you want to coach but do not have partner coaches in mind we will do our best to pair you with an experienced coach. PLEASE CONSIDER COACHING! It is extremely rewarding and valuable to the kids! Previous experience is not required!
Team/Player Requests: Please understand that we receive a high number of requests for kids to play on the same team or for a certain coach. Due to the large number of request and the desire to equally balance teams, we are unable to accommodate these requests. If siblings are both playing in A-ball we will place both on the same team.
Bat Size Requirements: THE MAXIMUM ALLOWED BAT BARREL DIAMETER IS 2-1/4" FOR A-BALL. NO EXECPTIONS! This is for the safety of the kids due to the velocity of the ball leaving the bat with larger barrel sizes.
Athletic Protective Cups: It is advised (not required) that you equip your child with a protective cup to utilize during games.
2020 information below.
2020 Game Schedule: Link (will be updated closer to season)
2019 Rules: Link to the rules
2020 Tournament: Link to the bracket - Seeding and brackets will be available at the completion of the regular season. Please refer to this page for an update of games and times.
Important Dates for the 2020 Season:
- Picture Day is (pending). You should have received a email with the schedule and order form.
- Opening day is Friday, April 26th. (All teams will play Friday or Saturday)
- Tipp City Teams
- Bethel Teams
- Troy Christian Teams
- We do not play games on Memorial Day Weekend except for the preceding Friday. Please plan accordingly.
- The regular season will end no later than the second week of June. Seeding will take place after last regular season game is played.
- Single Elimination Tournament will be played from the June 15th to June 19th provided no rain outs.
In July, Tipp City Junior Baseball will have an All-Star team to compete in 3 regional tournaments. Tipp City, Troy Christian and Bethel are all eligible.
UPDATE: Due to an unbalanced schedule, final standings will be determined by the least number of losses (not winning percentage.) Head to head will be the deciding factor. If there is a tie for first place and no head to head game has been played, a game will be played. A determination for tournament seeding will be determined...not by runs. It will be either best win or coin flip due to unbalance schedule.