T-ball sign ups open at YMCA

Published 9:15 pm Monday, March 30, 2009

By By Chandler Myers
With spring here and opening day for Major League Baseball just around the corner it is time to register for YMCA T-ball at the Atmore Area YMCA.
Sign Ups are currently open with parents of prospective players able to fill out the registration form at the YMCA Monday through Friday.
YMCA Sports Director Ross Terry said YMCA T-ball is a great way for kids to learn fundamentals of the game.
The YMCA T-ball league is for three to five-year-old children.
Tammy Graham, executive director for the Atmore Area YMCA, said it is introduces the children to organized sports.
The season for the league runs starting in mid-April and runs until the end of May or about six weeks.
Games and practices last about 45 minutes for the league that had 72 participants last year.
Terry said that a skills clinic is going to take place at 5:30 p.m. on April 13.
Another selling point for the YMCA T-ball league is the family interaction that takes place.
Terry said that parents are allowed and encouraged to take the field with their children.
Graham added that this is something fun for a family to take part in.
To ensure that every child is able to have a chance to participate in the game, every player takes to the field and is rotated around in position.
Terry said most players hit the ball to the same place so every player gets to take the mound as the pitcher.
Registration for the league is $35 for members of the YMCA and $55 for non-members. Included in the registration fee is a T-shirt and a trophy for the participating player.
In other YMCA news, there is currently an evening aerobics class with room for participation.
Graham said the class has been in place for about two months. She added that it is a great way for people who work during the day to get exercise.
The Atmore Area YMCA is a 50©3 non-profit charitable organization.

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