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The Ogdensburg Kiwanis Youth Baseball and Softball sign-ups will be held April 5 at BOCES during Pancake Day from 7 am. to 11 a.m. Additional signups will be taken at the Ed Dobisky Visitor Center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 9-10 and from 10 a.m. to Noon on April 12.

The fee is $10 for T-Ball and Farm League, $15 for all other leagues, with a maximum rate of $35 per family. The fee is payable at the time of registration. A $5 late fee will be charged to anyone sigining up after April 12.

Kiwanis wishes to remind anyone from the Lisbon area that wants to play in the Kiwanis Program they must sign up with the Kiwanis program. Lisbon has elected to join another organization.

Please put the Kiwanis website (www.ogdensburgkiwanis.com) on your favorites list. The website will be used for all league updates/cancellations for the season.

The divisions are based on a child’s age as of May 1st and the league choices are: T-Ball(5-6), Tee-Ball/Farm (7), Farm (7-8) Intro to Girl’s Softball (7,8-9), Jr. Grasshopper (9 or 10), Girls Softball (10, 11 or 12), Grasshopper (11 or 12).

The following is a brief description of each league:

T-BALL: We use a soft, spongy ball that looks like an official baseball. It is placed on an adjustable stand. The season will run from May 12 to June 20. All games are played at Montroy Park

on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 5:30 pm. . We do not keep score. Players are encouraged to have fun, respect their coaches, and learn some basic fundamentals of the game.

FARM LEAGUE: We use a soft, spongy ball just like T-Ball, only the coach’s pitch to the kids. The season also runs from May 12 to June 20. All games are played at Montroy Park on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 6:30 pm. We do not keep score. Players are encouraged to have fun, respect their coaches, and learn some basic fundamentals of the game.

JR. GRASSHOPPER: We use an official baseball. The kids pitch. The season will run from May 11 to the end of June. Games are played at Montroy Park and surrounding communities (Heuvelton, Morristown, Hammond). We will keep score but we do not keep standings. Players are encouraged to have fun, respect their coaches, and learn some advanced fundamentals of the game, such as bunting, stealing a base, etc.

GRASSHOPPER: We use an official baseball. The kids pitch. The season will run from May 11 to the beginning of July.

Games are played at Montroy Park and surrounding communities (Heuvelton, Hammond, Morristown).

This is competitive league. We do keep score and league standings are maintained. Players are encouraged to have fun, respect their coaches AND UMPIRES, exhibit good sportsmanship at all times, and learn some advanced fundamentals of the game. (Boys who are still in the 6th grade and are 13 may play grasshopper ball but are not allowed to pitch.)

INTRO TO GIRL’S SOFTBALL: This league is for females only.

This league will be an introductory league with emphasis on learning the game of softball. The season will run from May 19 to June 29.

Games are played at the Park St. field across from Kennedy School. Players will be encouraged to have fun, respect their coaches, and learn some basic fundamentals of the game.

GIRL’S SOFTBALL: This league is for females only. The kids pitch underhand. The season will run from early May 11 to the end of June. Games are played at Montroy Park and surrounding communities. We do keep score. (Girls who are still in the 6th grade and are 13 may play softball but are not allowed to pitch.)

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