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 the Baseball Sign-Ups page or Softball Sign-Ups page for full details and sign up session dates.
Training League 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 4 years old BY April 30, 2017 to participate in ABC’s Training League program.
Tee Ball: Boys and girls – with birth dates from May 2010 through April 2013
PAL Ball: Boys -- with birth dates from May 2009 through April 2010
GAL Ball: Girls -- with birth dates from January 2008 through April 2010
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 "give” a little bit when squeezed or hit).
2017 Season / Schedule
The 2017 season will begin on Saturday, May 6 and continue into early July. Training League teams play a 12 game season.
Training League teams typically play games on Friday nights, Saturday mornings/afternoons, and some Sunday afternoons, but scheduling situations may cause some games to be played on other days.
For more details on:
- When and where can I can sign up:
- Team fees, Photo ID Cards, Parent Volunteer info:
For more information on ABC’s training league program, contact our training league commissioner, Homer Case, at 314-369-0969 or send an e-mail message through the Contact ABC page.