Registration for Little League open through February

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Grove City Parks and Recreation is registering for the spring-summer Little League baseball season through Feb. 28.

To sign up, register online at Recreation.GroveCityOhio.gov or contact the Kingston Center office at 614-277-3050 or in person at 3226 Kingston Ave.

Eligibility

Children ages 5 through 17 are eligible to participate. Per Little League International, age determination is based on the player’s age on Aug. 31, 2022.

This year, there is a Little League affiliate serving Galloway. Per Little League rules, any player who lives within the boundary of the Galloway Baseball Club Little League must play Little League baseball for that organization. If a player does not live or attend school within the boundaries established by Little League for the Grove City or Galloway organizations, he or she may play in either league, but is ineligible for an all-star team. Addresses in the area north of Johnson Road, west of Norton Road, northwest of Georgesville Road, and north of Clime Road fall in the Galloway district.

Visit littleleague.org to confirm your proper league.

Fees

Fees for players in the T-ball, Minor 6 and Minor 7-8 leagues, representing ages 5 through 8, are $70 per player for residents of Grove City or Jackson Township. Fees for non-residents in these leagues are $80. Fees for Minor 9, Minor 10, Major, Junior and Big leagues, representing ages 9 through 17, are $100 per player and $110 for non-residents. Late registration is available after Feb. 28 as space permits with a $20 additional late fee.

Registration

Online registration is at Recreation.GroveCityOhio.gov. If you do not have an online account with the department, call the office at 614-277-3050 to set one up. Registration also can be completed by contacting the Kingston Center office by phone or in person at 3226 Kingston Ave. All parents and players must sign a code of conduct that includes adhering to safety measures enacted for the leagues. A birth certificate must be presented for those participating in the Grove City Parks and Recreation baseball program for the first time.

Timing

Practices begin Monday, March 28, with the first games played Saturday, April 30. Games and practices are at Windsor Park, 4330 Dudley Ave./4408 Broadway. Fryer Park fields may be used if necessary. All leagues play twice per week. Postponed games are made up on Saturdays; occasional double headers may be scheduled.

Players in the leagues for ages 9 and older should attend an observation Saturday, March 19, to assist coaches in drafting players. Players in T-ball, Minor 6 and Minor 7-8 leagues are assigned to teams and do not have observations.

Coaches, Officials, and Sponsors

Interested in being a volunteer coach, paid umpire or team sponsor? Find an application or sponsorship form at Parks.GroveCityOhio.gov. All coaches must pass a background check and complete online training. New this year: qualified coaches in good standing at the end of the season are eligible for a household account credit.

For information regarding Grove City Parks and Recreation offerings including youth sports, visit GroveCityOhio.gov or call 614-277-3050. For weather cancellation information, call the hotline at 614-277-3060 or view GroveCityOhio.gov or city social media accounts including Facebook @GroveCityParks and Twitter @GroveCityOhio.

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