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Youth Baseball registration opens

Registration is now open for the 2009 Yellow Springs youth baseball program. Boys and girls who have turned age six by Jan. 1 through those that have not turned 12 by June 1 are eligible for the Minor League. This is a coach-pitch league and teams typically play no more than two games per week, Saturday mornings, and one or more weeknights. This year’s fees are $25 per player, which includes a team t-shirt and cap. However, no one will be turned away as scholarships are available. Siblings are placed on the same team and every effort will be made to place returning players on the same team as last year, although some shifts may be necessary depending on the total number of players and teams. First-year players will be assigned to a team.

Eleven-year-olds can choose to play another year in the Minor League or may move up to the Major League, which returns this year. Boys and girls who have turned 11 by June 1 through those who have not turned age 15 by June 1 are Major League eligible. This is the more traditional player-pitch baseball, and it is anticipated that teams will play no more than two games a week on weekends and/or one or more weeknights. Fees for 2009 are $40 per player, which includes a uniform shirt, pants and a cap. Scholarships are available.

Registration for both leagues can now be submitted at the program Web site, www.leaguelineup.com/ysoyouthbb.

Anyone without a computer can call 767-8702 and make arrangements to pick up a form or have it sent to them. Registration can also be completed on Saturday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Gaunt Park across from the swimming pool.

Volunteer coaches are still needed, especially for the Minor League. Anyone interested in being a coach is encouraged to contact Tim or Jennifer Sherwood at 767-8702 or sherwt {at} woh.rr(.)com or jsherwood {at} woh.rr(.)com.

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