Although the original registration deadline, May 3, for town-sponsored youth T-ball has passed, recreation coordinator Joseph Harris says parents can continue to sign up their children during a late period this week.
He’s also urging parents interested to do so because, “T-ball is just a great program, nothing is more fun than watching your children play.”
T-ball is also one of the parks and recreation department’s most popular youth sports offerings with more than 200 children participating annually.
A real benefit of the program, Harris says, is that the league coaches are some of the finest in the Rim Country and mostly motivated to help children become better players while having fun.
Coaches teach the players fundamentals of the game, rules and sportsmanship.
Some of Payson High School’s finest baseball and softball players began their sports careers in the T-ball league.
Players compete in coed age division from Pre-K to second-graders during weekday games beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the North Rumsey multi-purpose field.
The children in the first- and second-grade level league have the option of playing coach-pitch rather than hitting off a tee.
As the players gain more experience, some games will be moved to one of the Rumsey Park baseball-softball diamonds.
Games tip-off May 22. The registration fee is $25 and each player receives a team T-shirt.
For more information, call Harris at (928) 474-5242, ext 7.