Youth Boys Baseball

Starkville Parks and Recreation Youth Baseball is offered for boys ages 3 - 18 years old (school age only - no college students. Must be 3 years old as of April 30th, 2020 and not over 18 years old or in college by April 30, 2020).

Registration:

Registration fee is $85 per player

For families registering multiple children, there will be a $5 discount for each child registered after the first (i.e. 1st child-$85, 2nd child-$80, 3rd child-$80, etc…only applies to siblings)

To register, click here!

Included With Registration:

Start Smart (3-4): 1 Start Smart Participant Manual, 1 Bat and Ball Set, 1 Glove, 2 Koosh Balls
T-Ball 5: Jersey, Pants, and Hat
Coach Pitch 6 – Major (13-18): Jersey, Pants, Belt , and Hat

Online Registration:

Click here! Available 24 hours a day from Wednesday, January 1st, until Friday, February 28th, at www.starkvilleregistration.com

*registrations after February 28th will be charged a $10 late fee if accepted*
**late registrations are only accepted if registration number necessitate – sign up early!**
 

Player Evaluations (Divisions 6 and Older Only):

Where: The Swing Baseball Facility
Dates: Saturday, February 15th and Saturday, February 29th
Times: 8 am - 11:00 am each day
Who: All Coach Pitch 6 players, 9 Year Old Minor 9-10 players, and All New players.

Draft Dates:

Coach Pitch 6, Coach Pitch 7, Freshman - Tuesday March 3rd

Coach Pitch 8, Minor, Major - Thursday March 5th

Season Dates:

Practices Begin - March 16th
Opening Ceremonies - April 2nd
Games Begin - April 6th
Season Ends - May 22nd: Regular Season; June 5th: Postseason
– There will be a single-elimination tournament at the conclusion of the regular season (excludes T-Ball and Start Smart)
– Tournament seeding will be based on regular season standings
– In the event of a tie in the standings, tie breakers are: 1) Head-to-Head result(s); 2) Point Differential (difference between points forced vs points allowed); 3) Similar Opponent Results

Division Game Days and Times: TBA (subject to change)

Start Smart (3-4 Years Old) - Co-Ed Developmental Group
Start Smart Programs, created by the National Alliance for Youth Sports, help kids get ready for sport and succeed in life. It is an innovative step-by-step approach that builds confidence and self-esteem in a fun and safe sports environment

Start Smart Baseball is a developmentally appropriate introductory baseball program for children 3-4 years old. The program prepares children for organized tee ball, baseball, and softball in a fun, non-threatening environment.

Start Smart Baseball prepares children and their parents for organized baseball and softball without the threat of competition or the fear of getting hurt. Age appropriate equipment from Franklin Sports® is used in teaching throwing, catching, batting, running and agility.

  • T-Ball 5: 4 - 5 year olds
  • Coach Pitch 6: 6 year olds
  • Coach Pitch 7: 7 year olds
  • Coach Pitch 8: 8 year olds
  • Minor 9 - 10: 9 - 10 year olds
  • Freshman 11 - 12: 11 - 12 year olds
  • Major 13-18: 13 - 18 year olds

Coaches:

To sign up to coach for the 2020 Youth Boys Baseball Season, click here. All registrations must be completed with a background check by Friday, February 28th, 2020.

Sponsorship’s:

You may mail it to:

Starkville Parks and Recreation
Attn: Athletics
405 Lynn Lane
Starkville, Ms 39759

You may also submit the form at our office at the Travis Outlaw Center, or by email to ncallahan@starkvilleparks.com.

Season Management:

Click here to keep up with all scores, schedules, standings, and more!

Click here to view the league rules packet

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do I sign up?  
Registration is available online at www.starkvilleregistration.com from January 1st – February 28th.

How do I find out what team my child is on?
In order to ensure proper communication between parents and coaches, PLEASE provide a current/working telephone number AND email address on your child’s registration form. Coaches are asked to initially establish contact by telephone Coaches will call his/her team members within 72 hours of receiving his/her roster (Approximately completed on March 22nd). If you do not get a phone call from a coach within 72 hours of March 22nd, you may contact our office at 662-323-2294 to inquire about your child’s placement on a team.

How often will my child have practice?
SPRD will attempt to schedule up to THREE (3) pre-season practices for each team (as field space/weather permits) to be held at the McKee Park baseball fields. These are to be scheduled through the SPRD Athletics Office.

When will my child receive his uniform?
SPRD will have uniform jerseys for the coach to pick up before the first scheduled game. Typically, coaches pick up his/her team uniforms the day of the first scheduled game and will issue uniforms (according to size indicated during registration) prior to game time on the first game day.

What do I do if my child’s shirt/pants do not fit?
Our first suggestion is to make sure you were issued the size that was ordered for your child (which will be reflected on the team roster that is issued to the coach). Next, see if someone on your child’s team could possibly trade in order to fulfill the needs of a uniform for each child. Better a shirt/pant be too big than too small. Lastly, if you are still dissatisfied with your child’s uniform, please contact our office with your child’s name, team name, and desired size at 662-323-2294.  Please allow up to 14 business days for a replacement to arrive. We strongly urge that you make absolute certain of the size your child will need and place that size on your registration form.

How do the rules differ among age divisions?
SPRD has updated the rules and regulations for the Youth Boys Baseball program. We strongly suggest you make yourself familiar with these rules and regulations. You may download a copy of the current rules and regulations by clicking 2020 YBSB Rules & Regulations.

Contact Nick Callahan at 662-323-2294 for more information.