T-Ball / Coach Pitch

spring 2022 T-BALL AND COACH PITCH COED LEAGUE

The Spring 2022 T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues will take place at ball diamonds at a city park. All participants will need to provide their own baseball/softball glove, active pants, and active shoes. As part of registration, each participant shall receive a team hat and jersey. Both T-Ball and Coach Pitch will tentatively run from early May to early July. 

LeagueAges (As of May 1, 2022) Nights
T-Ball5 to 6Mondays and Wednesdays
Coach Pitch7 to 8 Tuesdays and Thursdays

Each practice and scrimmage last for 60-75 minutes and will start no earlier than 6 p.m. Practice start times may vary depending upon the park. Scrimmage times and locations will vary on a nightly basis. Parents will be provided with a copy of their team's complete schedule at the first practice of the season in addition to the information being available online through the league portals (posted mid-April). 

League Registration

Registration can be completed online (see below) or in person at the Kirksey Recreation Center.

  • Open Registration: Jan. 24 to April 1
    • Waitlist Registration: April 4-8
  • Cost:  Residents $45  | Non-Residents $55
  • Online Registration 

Parents will be contacted about team placement in mid-April 2022 via email.

Volunteer coaching

Livonia Parks and Recreation is excited to offer instructional T-Ball and Coach Pitch Leagues. To do so, we are in search of passionate volunteer coaches to develop a love of the game for their participants! No previous coaching experience is required. Past playing experience is encouraged, but also not required. 

The spring season lasts for approximately eight weeks with teams practicing/scrimmaging for approximately 60-75 minutes twice a week. Total weekly time commitment for a coach is approximately three to five hours each week.

Coaches will be provided with all information and equipment needed for each season at their coaches' meeting hosted by Livonia Parks and Recreation, including a packet of drills and tips for new coaches. Upon season competition, coaches shall receive a full refund of the registration fee for their registered dependent(s) or family members on the team(s) they are coaching. 

Coaches are expected to be at all practices and scrimmages for their team. Livonia Parks and Recreation acknowledges it is a volunteer role. If a coach must miss due to a prior commitment, the expectation shall be that they provide a plan to assist their other coach(es) at the practice/scrimmage they will miss. 

T-Ball and Coach Pitches coaches will be doing the following during their seasons: 

  • Teach the rules of baseball/softball to their teams provided by Livonia Parks and Recreation. 
  • Communicate with their team’s parents/guardians about updates to their team’s schedule (i.e. cancellations, distribute schedules, etc.) 
  • Develop and lead plans and drills for all practices. 
  • Develop lineups and position rotations providing balanced playing time to their team based on nightly scrimmage attendance. 
  • Model and teach your players to Honor the Game. 
    1. Teach ROOTS – respect for Rules, Opponents, Officials, Teammates and One’s Self. 
    2. Model behavior on the diamonds to demonstrate how to Honor the Game to their team. 
  • Help players pursue developmental opportunities 
    1. Reward effort, not just good outcomes. Recognize players' “unsuccessful” efforts. 
    2. Use encouragement and positive reinforcement as the primary method of coaching/motivating. 
    3. Use the ELM Tree of Mastery (Effort, Learning, and Bouncing Back from Mistakes) and positive feed to encourage skill development rather than winning. 
  • Review each practice/scrimmage to discuss what was taught/learned from the activity that day. 

All coaches must pass a background check and concussion training prior to being placed on a team. 

T-Ball & Coach Pitch volunteer coaches receive a full refund of the registration fee for their registered dependent(s) or family members on the team(s) they are coaching upon season completion.

Team placement 

In the event Livonia Parks and Recreation does not have enough coaches for the registered participants, T-Ball and Coach Pitch teams will be formed using the following order based on date/time of registration:

  1. Livonia Residents
  2. Livonia Public Schools/Clarenceville Students
  3. Non-Residents and Non-LPS/Clarenceville Students