Baseball, T-ball and Softball

Rules and Important Info

Space is limited in all baseball, T-ball and softball programs, so please be sure to register early. The registration deadline is April 10. To register after the deadline, you must come to the park office. Late fees will apply.

There will be no practices or games the week of July 3-6.

Please request an appropriate t-shirt size for your child. We will not have extra shirts to exchange.

All baseball/softball levels will be based on grade completed as of 2016/2017 school year. Girls and boys will play together for T-Ball and Rookies.

Team schedules will be emailed and posted online at wfparks.org by May 22. Team rosters will be set up according to school attending, please specify the  school your child attends or will be attending.

Individual and team photos will be taken by a professional photographer, with the option to order photo packages. Dates and times will be emailed and  posted at wfparks.org in June.

On the first day of baseball/softball, teams will meet at their assigned field. During the first week, participants will work on skill development and rules of the game.

Equipment:
Players should bring their own baseball glove with them to practice every day. Bats will be supplied. The West Fargo Park District highly recommends  players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $15, use code 2025 to order your helmet. Helmets will be provided for those who do not purchase one. All participants should bring a water bottle with them each day. Please label your child’s equipment with name and phone number.

Carpooling:

For carpooling purposes, you may request to play with two other individuals. However, these two individuals must be in the same level and school as your child and must request to play with your child also. These registrations must be mailed together or turned in to the office at the same time. To help prevent errors in this process we encourage participants not to use online registration if making carpool requests. This procedure only applies to registrations received by the registration deadline. Requests to play on the same team will not be guaranteed. Siblings will be grouped together only if requested on registration form.

Daycares:
If you are responsible for transporting a group of players, call the park office before April 3 at 433-5360. We will limit your players to be on two teams.  Only 12 players will be allowed per team.

Weather Cancellations:
There will be no makeup games due to weather related cancellations. Please check the weather cancellation line for updated information: 701-551-7138.

PARENT/TOT T-BALL

Parent/tot T-ball is for 4 year old boys and girls who want to have fun while learning the basic skills of baseball. Throwing, fielding, running bases and batting will be introduced. Parents will work hands on with their child while being led by a qualified instructor. The use of helmets is not required, but is recommended. Helmets will not be provided. Participants must be 4 years old prior to August 3, 2017, no exceptions. Register according to elementary school they plan to attend in 1st grade.

T-BALL

This beginner T-ball league is for boys and girls and focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of baseball. Qualified Park District staff will coach players on the proper techniques of throwing, fielding, running bases and batting through this 6-week program. The use of helmets is not required, but is recommended. Helmets will not be provided. Register according to elementary school they plan to attend in 1st grade.

Daytime and Evening t-ball is available. If you would like to volunteer coach for Evening T-ball, please let us know on the registration form.

ROOKIES BASEBALL

Rookies baseball is for boys and girls. This fun, 6-week league focuses on advancing your skill development and using proper techniques while learning the game of baseball. In this league, a soft baseball will be pitched to players. No final tournament will be played. The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $15.

MINOR BASEBALL

The Minors Baseball league is for boys and focuses on improving skill development in a fun, recreational setting. Any level player is welcome to participate. Teams will be coached by qualified staff. A single elimination tournament (seeded randomly) will be played at the end of the season. The Championship Game will be played on the evening of July 20th at Young Field in South Elmwood Park. The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reason. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $15.

GIRLS SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

This slowpitch softball league is for girls and focuses on improving player’s skill development in areas such as throwing, batting, fielding, defensive situations, running bases and sportsmanship. New this year, players will have 2 evaluation days at the beginning of the league and teams will be formed the following week. A single elimination tournament (randomly seeded) will be played at the end of the season. The Championship Game will be played on the evening of July 20th at North Elmwood Park. The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reason. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $15.

GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

The West Fargo Park District will be hosting a Fastpitch Clinic with qualified former/current college softball players and local high school players. During this clinic, girls will learn the basics of throwing, pitching, hitting and fielding. They will be broken up into smaller groups to get more one on one help. Participants should bring their own glove, water bottle and cleats (not required) or tennis shoes. Each participant will receive a t-shirt.