ABC's Training League program is open to younger boys and girls to teach the fundamentals of baseball and softball and to set an example of and teach good sportsmanship in a safe environment.
How do we Sign Up?
Go to Baseball - Sport & Sign-Up Info or Softball Sport & Sign-Up Info for full details, cost, and sign up session dates.
Training League Age Divisions
Read below (or see the baseball age chart or softball age chart) to determine the specific age division assignment based on date of birth. Players can be on a team in an older age group, but not younger. Players MUST be at least four (4) years old BY April 30, 2023 to participate in ABC’s Training League program.
- Tee Ball – with birth dates from May 2017 through April 2019
- PAL Ball - with birth dates from May 2015 through April 2017
- Tee Ball – with birth dates from January 2017 through April 2019
- GAL Ball - with birth dates from January 2014 through December 2016
Tee Ball is the first level for the youngest players. Play begins with the batter hitting the ball off the tee stand and then the fun begins. Properly coached, playing Tee Ball forms the beginning foundations for learning hitting, fielding, throwing, running, hand-eye coordination, good sportsmanship, and most of all, having FUN playing the game!
The major change once you advance to PAL Ball and GAL Ball is that batters hit from a pitching machine. The foundations for learning the game continue at this level and fundamentals should continually be reinforced in preparation for moving on to the next level: KID PITCH!
In all training league divisions, coaches are allowed on the field and at the plate to instruct and encourage players as the game is played. Safety balls are used in all games (they are not as hard as regular baseballs and softballs).
2023 Season / Schedule
The 2023 season will begin on Saturday, April 29, and continue into early July. Training League teams play a 12-game season.
Training League teams will play games primarily during the week (Monday through Friday) and possibly a few weekends.
Need More information?
For more details on when and where can I can sign up, team fees, photo ID Cards, parent volunteer info:
- Go to Baseball - Sport & Sign-Up Info or Softball Sport & Sign-Up Info for full details, cost, and sign up session dates.
For more information on ABC’s training league program, contact our training league commissioner, Duane Sedillo, at 314-302-7953 or send an e-mail message through the Contact ABC page.