Announcement

Fall baseball starts Aug. 29-30

Posted by Bettendorf/Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball on Jul 31 2020 at 04:11PM PDT
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Online registration is now open for Bettendorf-Pleasant Valley Youth Baseball’s fall ball program.

Please visit: https://active.leagueone.com/Olr/pages/welcome.aspx?clubid=14196

Our fall baseball program runs six weekends from Aug. 29-Oct. 11.

Games are on the weekend — Saturday’s at the Crow Creek Park 4-Plex for all but the oldest kids, and Sunday’s at Devils Glen Park for the 14-and-over crowd.

There are no games Labor Day Weekend (Sept. 5-7). Practice time is available during the weeknights and will be up to the individual teams and the schedules of their families.

Games also can be scheduled during the week on a team-by-team basis because of rainouts or special request.

The special fall divisions are:

— Rookie: Ages 6-8 as of Sept. 15, or grades 1-3 suggested. Coach Pitch rules are followed. This is a great place to start and build experience for next season!

— Single-A: Ages 8-10 or Grades 3-5. A chance for Coach Pitch and Kid Pitch players/teams to get used to the next-level rules in the Minors division.

— Double-A: Ages 11-13 or Grades 5-7. A chance for Minors players/teams to preview the Majors division style of play.

— Triple-A: Ages 14-over or Grades 8-12. A smash up for our Juniors and Seniors division to allow Juniors players/teams a chance to look ahead to the future on a full-sized diamond, and Seniors division players to remain active and work on baseball and leadership skills.

NOTE: AAA-plus division is possible if enough players ages 18-20 are interested, otherwise those participants again will be incorporated into the Triple-A division.

Registration is $50. The registration deadline is Aug. 23. Financial assistance is available by filling out an application located at BPVBaseball.com. Or request a financial aid form from tappasteve@gmail.com.

Summer BPV teams encouraged, but not required, to stay together. If there are 2-3 or more kids/coaches wishing to play together, please let us know on your registration or send an email to tappasteve@gmail.com.

All registrants are placed on a team. NOTE: Existing team jerseys are worn (or wear a similarly colored hat & t-shirt/baseball sleeves).

Game balls and umpires provided. Team catching equipment and batting helmets also are available.

For questions, please contact Steve Tappa at tappasteve@gmail.com or 563-676-8111.

PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY:
Fall Ball is intended to be a great bridge to the next level next season! The emphasis is not on winning, but rather developing skills and experience by playing as much extra baseball as possible.

Besides batting the entire lineup, as all divisions in BPV follow, special rules also are used:

TIME LIMITS: 1 hour & 45 minute cut offs (10-run rule enforced after 4 innings; 5-run limit each inning; play as many innings as the time limit affords).

PITCHERS: Limited to 2 innings pitched per game & 3 innings per day if doubleheaders are played (goal: use multiple pitchers & develop more hurlers with mound time).

EACH PLAYER: Should play the infield each game (goal: develop multiple positions).

SPEED UP: Courtesy runners for catchers & pitchers; replacements ready for catchers making the 3rd out as a hitter (goal: maximize the time allowed).

SUBS: May borrow other BPV Fall League players to avoid a forfeit, but they should bat last and should not pitch (goal: play as much as possible; forfeits do no one any good).