Smith River T-ball League
Be sure to visit our new league website with online registration! www.smithrivertball.com
2017 marks our sixth season and we are excited to announce that we are continuing our age brackets of 3-7. The children will be split into two divisions, Cubs and Bears, to even out the age groups. Games will be played starting at 6:00 p.m. Thursday and Friday nights May through June at the Sports Complex.
All teams are coached by parent and community volunteers. If you would like to be a volunteer coach please contact Matt Beaton.
T-Ball started at the Smith River Sports Complex in spring of 2012. Bill Parks, Warren Fisher, Charles Byrd, and Greg Hylton founded the original T-Ball program in 2008 with the help of the Virginia Baseball Association, a group of individuals dedicated to improving local youth baseball and softball programs including the facilities, instruction of the game, and quality of play. In 2012 they approached the Sports Complex with the opportunity to run the league.
"By playing at the Sports Complex, there is a possibility of playing more than two games at a time. In the past, we were only able to play two games at once (baseball and softball fields). The number of parents, grand-parents, sisters, brothers, etc., that attend games to support the players can now be accommodated as well," said Bill Parks, former coordinator of the Smith River T-Ball league and current head softball coach for Bassett High School.
"Most importantly, the coaches helped to make the program a success with the amount of time they put into helping the kids with practices and games. We met some really good people that care about kids in the 4 years we ran the program, and we cannot thank all of them enough for the things they did for the children," stated Parks.