How do I sign up?
You can sign up online at springhilltnlionsclub.org or at the ballpark on designated sign up days.
What is the birthday cutoff?
August 1st. Age is determined by the players age as of August 1 of the current season. Please be sure you are signing up for the correct league. If your child turns 7 before August 1, they will be in the 7-9 league. If your child turns 13 before August 1, they will be in the 13-15 league. If your child (boys) turns 16 before August 1, they are ineligible to play.
Can my child play up/down a league?
We do not allow players to play down a league unless they are special needs (please contact Denise Zanchi firstname.lastname@example.org). We do allow players to play up a league in the coach pitch leagues only.
When does the season usually start?
The Tuesday after Memorial Day.
How many games will my child play a week?
At least one game a week, but 2 on average.
When are games played?
Mondays, Tuesdays, OR Thursdays. You will play 1-2 games a week on one of those days. (Most Friday's are for rain outs.)
How do I find out if my game is cancelled?
Our Facebook page, Spring Hill TN Lions Club, is updated the minute we decide to cancel games. Game cancellations usually don't happen till after 5:00 when managers get to the ball park.
When will practices start?
They start after May 1st at your coaches discretion.
When should I hear from a coach?
Around the end of April after evaluation and coaches meetings. If you don't hear from a coach, please contact Denise at email@example.com after May 1st.
What equipment does my child need to play?
Definitely a glove and a ball. Ball sizes are 12" for 13-up league and 11" for 7-9 and 10-12 league. The t-ball leagues use Soft Tee T-Balls. Bats, helmets, and cleats are recommended. The Lions Club will provide helmets during games, but they are shared.
As a coach, what equipment do I need for practices?
You will need to provide balls and bats for practices. Kids will need their gloves.
Ball sizes are 12" for 13-up league and 11" for 7-9 and 10-12 league. The t-ball leagues use Soft Tee T-Balls. Coaches in the t-ball leagues will need to provide their own T-stands during practices.
Can my child play with friends?
We take friend requests in the Lollipop/T-ball leagues ONLY. In the Coach pitch leagues, the ONLY way you can play with friends is if the parents head coach, asst coach, and or sponsor. There are only 4 coaches allowed per team. Siblings in same age group will be put on the same team unless otherwise noted. Please contact Jamen with questions, firstname.lastname@example.org
What does my child need to wear?
Shorts are highly recommended as it gets very hot. Cleats are recommended but not required. NO METAL CLEATS. Team shirts are provided by the league. No alterations can be made to team shirts. Team shirts are required for playoff games (coach pitch leagues).
What are evaluations?
Evaluations are for the coach pitch leagues. This is to keep teams balanced and fair. Kids not able to attend evaluations will get put in the blind draft. If you are a coach or assistant coach already assigned to a specific team, your child does NOT participate in the evaluations. If you signed up to assistant coach and you are not assigned to a specific team, you and your child will need to attend evaluations.
What determines the cancellation of games?
Games will be cancelled or postponed due to inclement weather. Weather may include but not limited to Flooding, Heavy Rain, Lightning, Tornadoes, Heat Advisory, Earthquakes, Mass Extinction Events, or other acts of God.