Training League at ABC - 2019

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, cost, 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, 2019 to participate in ABC’s Training League program.

BOYS ---
Tee Ball
 – with birth dates from May 2013 through April 2015
PAL Ball - with birth dates from May 2011 through April 2013


Tee Ball – with birth dates from January 2013 through April 2015
GAL Ball - with birth dates from January 2010 through December 2012

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).

2019 Season / Schedule

The 2019 season will begin on Saturday, May 4 and continue into early July.  Training League teams play a 12 game season.

Training League teams often play games on Friday nights, Saturday mornings/afternoons, and some Sunday afternoons, but scheduling situations will also cause some games to be played on other days.

More information?

For more details on:
- When and where can I can sign up:
       go to the Baseball Sign-Ups or Softball Sign-Ups pages
- Team fees, Photo ID Cards, Parent Volunteer info:
       go to the Baseball or Softball pages

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.

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