All practices are still on as scheduled with the exception of one field location change for the major league. Coaches are instructed to utilize the grass areas if there is any mud or standing water on the diamonds. The major league location change is listed below: Major League (11-12) Nationals & Yankees have moved from Honeygo Park #2 to Perry Hall Middle field #6.
White Marsh Recreation Council offers a baseball program each spring from April to June. Our program strives to provide the best baseball experience for the youth in our community. Our baseball program has in-house leagues for ages 4 through 15 who wish to learn organized baseball and travel teams for ages 7 1/2 through 19, where tryouts are required. View a description of each league in the White Marsh Baseball program:
Tee-Ball: This league is an introduction to baseball. The players learn basic rules and skills. Batting is done from a Tee for the first few weeks. Players then progress to coach-pitch using underhand toss. Non-competitive games are played, all participants receive a trophy. Games are typically two or three innings. Games will be played one time per week on Saturdays. The age group is 4 and 5 year olds and participants must be 4 by April 30.
Clinic: This league is for skills development. The players learn positions, rules and game basics. The season begins in a team bat-around format. The coaches pitch overhand and every player hits. The second half of the season introduces strike-outs and put-outs. Teams bat until 3 outs are made or the entire team has batted. Non-competitive games are played, no scores are kept. All participants receive a trophy. There are two games per week, one game played during a weekday evening at 6:00pm and the second game played on Saturday mornings. The age group is 6 and 7 year olds.
Little League: This league is for skills development and is the first introduction to children pitching. The league emphasizes positions, skills development and team play. Little League rules are used, the children pitch from 40 feet and there is no base stealing. There are player evaluations and the teams are drafted in order to balance the league. No league standings are kept and every player receives a trophy. There are two games per week played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. The age group is 7½ and 8 year olds.
Minors: This league develops fundamental baseball. Pitching is from 46 feet, there is base stealing and Little League rules are used. Games are competitive and umpires are used. The regular season games are played for instruction and skills development. There is a tournament at the end of the season for a 1st place trophy. No participation trophies are awarded. There are two games per week, played on Monday and Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm. The age group is 9 and 10 year olds.
Majors: This league teaches advanced baseball skills. Major League Baseball rules are used. Pitching is from 50 feet, umpires are used and games are competitive. The regular season games are for instruction and skills development. There is a tournament at the end of the season for a 1st place trophy. No participation trophies are awarded. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. The age group is 11 and 12 year olds.
Pony: This league teaches advanced baseball skills. Major League Baseball rules are used. Pitching is from 54 feet, umpires are used and games are competitive. Last year this league included Parkville in-house Baseball teams. The regular season games are for instruction and skills development. There is a tournament at the end of the season for a 1st place trophy. No participation trophies are awarded. Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6:00pm. It is our intent to combine schedules with other local Recreation Councils. There will be two games per week played between the various Recreation Council locations. The age group is 13 to 15 year olds.
Travel: White Marsh Travel Baseball is for players interested in additional competition beyond what the in-house recreation program provides. We participate in Baltimore and Harford County Leagues. Games can be played on Friday evenings and/or a Saturday or Sunday afternoon around the northeast area. Participation on a travel team is competitive and there are try-outs for each team. White Marsh has travel teams for the Little League, Minor, Major and Pony age groups. There are additional fees. Please refer to our travel website for more information (www.wmwarriorsbaseball.com).
15-19 Travel: (This league is not offered at this time) This league is for young adults who wish to continue playing baseball beyond the in-house program. Many participants play high school baseball and want to continue playing after the high school season is over. This league begins in late May after high school baseball is complete. The games are played three nights a week (M, W, F) and end the first week of August. Try-outs are required and games are competitive. We participate in the Baltimore County Major League for this program. There are additional fees for this league. Games are played on 90 foot diamonds around the northeast area. There is no in-house play available for players over fifteen years old.