Baseball, T-Ball and Softball

RULES AND INFORMATION

Space is limited in all Baseball, T-ball and Softball programs, so be sure to register early. The registration deadline is April 6. After the registration deadline fees will increase.

There will be no practices or games the week of June 29 – July 2.

Please request an appropriate t-shirt size for your child. We will not have extra shirts to exchange.

All baseball/softball levels will be based on grade completed as of 2019/2020 school year. Girls and boys will play together for T-ball and Rookies.

Team schedules will be email and posted online at wfparks.org by May 26. Team rosters will be assigned according to school attending, please specify the school your child attends or will be attending.

Individual and team photos will be taken by a professional photographer, with the option to order photo packages. Dates and times will be emailed and posted at wfparks.org in June.

On the first day of baseball/softball, teams will meet at their assigned field for evaluation days. During the first week T-ball and Rookies players will focus on skill development and the rules of the game.

Equipment
Players should bring their own baseball glove with them to practice every day. Bats will be provided. The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $20, use code 2906 on the registration form. Helmets will be provided for those who do not purchase one. All participants should bring a water bottle with them each day. Please label your child’s equipment with name and phone number.

Carpooling
For carpooling purposes, you may request to play with two other individuals. However, these two individuals must be in the same level, program and school as your child and must request to play with your child as well. These registrations must be mailed together or turned in to the office at the same time. If using online registration, make sure to put the two requested individuals in the notes section while registering. This procedure only applies to registrations received by the registration deadline. Requests to play on the same team will not be guaranteed. Siblings will only be grouped together if requested on registration form or in notes section for online registration.

Childcare
If you are responsible for transporting a group of players, call the park office before April 1 at 701-433-5360. We will limit your players to be on two teams per level. If the childcare will have more than two teams, it will need to be approved with Allison. Only 12 players will be allowed per team.

Weather Cancellations
There will be no makeup games due to weather related cancellations. Please call the Information Line, 701-551-7138, for updates when there is unfavorable weather conditions.

The West Fargo Park District is excited to offer a Youth Baseball and T-ball Program inside on the Turf at Rustad Recreation Center. Space is limited in the Baseball and T-ball programs, so be sure to register early. The registration deadline is August 31. After the registration deadline, fees will increase.

Please request an appropriate t-shirt size for your child. We will not have extra shirts to exchange.

Team schedules will be emailed and posted online at wfparks.org by September 25. Team rosters will be assigned according to school attending, please specify the school your child attends or will be attending. Girls and boys will play together. Siblings and carpool requests will only be grouped together if requested on registration form or in notes section for online registration.

During the first two sessions, T-ball and Rookies players will focus on skill development and the rules of the game.

Players should bring their own baseball glove with them to practice every day. Bats and helmets will be provided. WFPD strongly recommends for hygienic reasons players provide their own helmets and bats. For winter ball, WFPD will not be selling helmets.

Please call the Information Line, 701-551-7138, for updates when there is unfavorable weather conditions.  

SUMMER PROGRAMS

PARENT/TOT T-BALL

This program is for 4-year-old boys and girls who want to have fun while learning the basic skills of baseball. Throwing, fielding, running bases and batting will be introduced. Parents will work hands-on with their child while being led by a qualified instructor. The use of helmets is not required, but recommended. Helmets will not be provided. Participants must be 4 years old prior to July 23, 2020, no exceptions. Register according to elementary school they plan to attend in 1st grade.

T-BALL

This beginner league for boys and girls focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of baseball.  Qualified Park District staff will coach players on the proper techniques of throwing, fielding, running bases and batting through this 8-session program. In this league, coaches will pitch three balls front toss to the batters and if the batter does not hit the ball after three pitches, a tee will be used. The use of helmets is required. We strongly recommend for hygienic reasons; you bring your own helmet labeled with your child’s name.  If you don’t have a helmet, helmets will be provided by the West Fargo Park District.  Register according to elementary school they plan to attend in 1st grade.

The WFPD no longer has Evening Tball. The West Fargo Baseball Association has taken over the 5 & 6 year old evening baseball programs. Go to westfargobaseball.com for more details. Registration deadline is March 1st. 

ROOKIES BASEBALL

Rookies Baseball is for boys and girls. This fun, six week league focuses on advancing your skill development and using proper techniques while learning the game of baseball. In this league a soft baseball will be pitched to players. No final tournament will be played.

The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $20.

MINOR BASEBALL

The Minors Baseball league is for boys and focuses on improving skill development in a fun, recreational setting. Any level player is welcome to participate. Teams will be coached by qualified staff. A single elimination tournament (randomly seeded) will be played at the end of the season. The Championship Game will be played on the evening of Thursday, July 23rd at Young Field in South Elmwood Park.

The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $20.

GIRLS SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

This league focuses on improving player’s skill in areas such as throwing, batting, fielding, defensive situations, running bases and sportsmanship. Players will have two evaluation days at the beginning of the league and teams will be formed the following week. A single elimination tournament (randomly seeded) will be played at the end of the season. The Championship Game will be played on the evening of Thursday, July 23 at North Elmwood Park.

The West Fargo Park District highly recommends players supply their own helmet for hygienic reasons. A helmet (one size fits most) is available to purchase with registration for an additional $20.

WINTER INDOOR PROGRAMS

PARENT/TOT T-BALL

This program is for 4-year-old boys and girls who want to have fun while learning the basic skills of baseball. Throwing, fielding, running bases and batting will be introduced. Parents will work hands-on with their child while being led by a qualified instructor. The use of helmets is not required, but recommended. Helmets will not be provided. Participants must be 4 years by the end of the program, no exceptions. Register according to elementary school.

T-BALL

This beginner league for boys and girls focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of baseball.  Qualified Park District staff will coach players on the proper techniques of throwing, fielding, running bases and batting through this 8-session program. In this league, coaches will pitch three balls front toss to the batters and if the batter does not hit the ball after three pitches, a tee will be used. The use of helmets is required. We strongly recommend for hygienic reasons; you bring your own helmet labeled with your child’s name.  If you don’t have a helmet, helmets will be provided by the West Fargo Park District.  Register according to elementary school they plan to attend in 1st grade.

ROOKIES BASEBALL

Rookies Baseball is for boys and girls. This fun, 6-session league focuses on advancing your skill development and using proper techniques while learning the game of baseball. In this league a soft baseball will be pitched to players.

The use of helmets is required. We strongly recommend for hygienic reasons you bring your own helmet labeled with your child’s name. Helmets will not be sold by the Park District in the winter session. If you don’t have a helmet, helmets will be provided by the West Fargo Park District . Register according to the elementary school they attend.