For the first time in more than 25 years, Metro Parks and Recreation will be operating youth baseball and softball leagues at Wyandotte Park in south Louisville for children ages 6-18. Sign-ups are available online now at this link. Tee ball ($20 entry fee) will be available for children ages 6 and under.
Softball and baseball league ($40 entry fee) divisions are as follows: ages 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16 and 17-18. In addition to the cost of joining the league, entry fees cover the cost of the uniform and rental of a glove if necessary.
“We’ve had a successful partnership with Major League Baseball through the RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program, and offering leagues through our department is the next step in growing the sport in the city of Louisville,” said Metro Parks and Recreation Director Seve Ghose.
Player sign-ups will take place through March 4 online and at three Metro Parks and Recreation Community Centers; Cyril Allegier, Southwick and South Louisville. Practices will begin the week of March 20, and games will begin on Saturday, April 10 at Wyandotte Park. In addition, Metro Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteer coaches for league teams.
Those interested in participating should call Steve Edwards at (502) 744-0498.
“We’re hoping to find enthusiastic role models who will mentor the players, teach them fundamentals and how to be team players,” Ghose said. “We’re hoping an abundance of kids sign up, but the league will only be successful if we have a good number of coaches willing to take on the challenge.” For more information, see the attached flier or click on this link (includes a testimonial from a past volunteer coach). https://louisvilleky.gov/government/parks/louisville-metro-parks-and-rec…