Youth Baseball Clinic Ages 5-10
Instruction in basic baseball skills will be covered such as: throwing, catching, base running and batting. This is a great way to prepare for the upcoming baseball season. Bring your glove.
Location: Leisure Center Sports Arena
Youth Baseball Ages 4-8
T-Ball and Peanut Baseball games begin June 12. Practices may begin by May 22 upon the discretion of each volunteer coach. Instruction will continue throughout the program.
Parents are needed to coach/assist with T-Ball and Peanut Baseball. If you have an interest in helping kids learn baseball, and can spare a few hours a week, go to www.zionparkdistrict.com to complete a volunteer application online by April 29.
A meeting for the parents who would like to coach/assist a team will be held on Wed., May 17 at the Leisure Center at the following times:
T-Ball – 6:00 pm
Peanut Baseball – 7:00 pm
Little League Baseball
Mustang – Ages 9 – 10 • Bronco – Ages 11 – 12
Little League starts with a one day training camp on Sat., March 18, 2017, at Diamond #3 behind the Leisure Center. In case of inclement weather we will be inside the Sports Arena Gym, 2400 Dowie Memorial Drive. Please bring a glove. Players will be notified by April 19th, 2017 by their coach or the Park District to let them know what team they are on and when practices will begin.
Volunteer coaches are needed!
Little League Baseball
|Mustang – 120951-1||Sat 3/18||10:00am||9-10 Beg.*||$65R/$75NR|
|Bronco – 120952-2||Sat 3/18||12:00pm||11-12 Beg.*||$65R/$75NR|
(Fees includes team shirt, pants, socks, caps, trophies and a picnic at the end of the season.)
Late Registration Fee: $10 after March 18, 2017
*Ages are classified as of August 1st of the current year. It is mandatory that you submit a photocopy of your birth certificate when enrolling. No Exceptions!
Little League Baseball is a great experience for boys and girls, ages 9 thru 12. This program, like our other youth programs, is run with a strong emphasis on fun and participation. We want kids to enjoy the game and to be part of the fun that comes with playing baseball. Games are beginning the third week in May. Most teams play 10-12 games.
Volunteer Coaches Are Needed:
All Coaches must complete a volunteer application and be interviewed. Attendance at two coaching clinics, set up by the Zion Park District, is required.
Volunteer Coaches Meetings
Mustang Coaches – Friday, March 17 – 6:00 pm
Bronco Coaches – Friday, March 17 – 6:00 pm
Volunteer Coaches meeting will be held at Hermon Park, 2700 29th Street.
Coaches please note: Bronco and Mustang coaches will help out at the training camp on Saturday, March 18, 2017. There also will be a coaches training session that all coaches will need to attend in order to coach (date and times to be announced).
If you have an interest in umpiring this summer, call the park district at 847-746-5500. Umpires and officials are needed for Little League and Pony League. Attention: A certified umpire means more pay per game!
Pony League Baseball – Ages 13 & 14
This program is for youth, ages 13-14. Game days and times may vary due to diamond availability. We play teams in Beach Park, Winthrop Harbor, Waukegan, and North Chicago. We play each team twice and there are playoff games at the end of the season. You must be registered and have fees paid by March 18th. A copy of a birth certificate is required at time of registration. Players who don’t register by March 19th or make the evaluations will be put on a waiting list. Coaches are needed!
|120962-1||Sat. 3/17||2:00pm||13 – 14*||$80R/$90NR|
*As of Aug. 1st of the current year.
Evaluations and uniform fitting dates will be held sometime in April. Please call David Osborne, Sr. at 847-746-5919, for the exact dates and times.
Fees include team shirts, pants, socks, hats, belts, trophies and a picnic at the end of the season.