Registration open for 2018 Sequim Little League seasons

Time to think about digging in, batters, and for hurlers to get their pitching arms loose.

Sequim Little League is registering players for the 2018 season, with teams and divisions for youths of ages 5-15.

Registration is open through March 1; register at www.sequimlittleleague.com.

Skills will be assessed Feb. 25 and March 10 for baseball and softball Minor divisions and up, to distribute players to teams, at the Sequim Little League Fields (Dr. James Standard Park, 136 W. Silberhorn Road).

Minor division boys come from 10 a.m.-noon, and Major boys division players from noon-2 p.m. All softball players drop in from noon-1 p.m. The draft and practice season begin shortly after.

Registration can be done online or in person at the Feb. 25 skills assessment at the Little League fields.

Opening day will be held Saturday April 14,with a player parade and ceremony at noon and games to follow. Sponsors and supporters are encouraged to join us for the fun day to officially kick off the season. This year, league officials will honor the 2018 Sequim Little League Washington state champion girls’ softball team who placed fifth in the regional tournament.

Getting started

Beginners can enroll in coed T-ball. With a year of T-ball under their belt, 7-year-olds may join the league’s coed Prep division, which utilizes a pitching machine. At the Minor division level, girls and boys split to begin mastery of specific softball and baseball skills. As players progress in skill and age, they advance to the Major division.

The league can enroll boys 12 and younger, and girls up to age 15. Boys of ages 13-15 advance to Junior Babe Ruth while girls may continue to play in the Juniors division.

Sponsorship, volunteer opportunities available

Sponsor opportunities with Sequim Little League are available for the coming season. League officials invite all returning sponsors to renew their support. Any business can sponsor an available team or purchase advertising along the league’s fences.

Support starts at $300, and helps keep the registration fees low and affordable for families.

Past support has come from Sunrise Rotary, The Home Depot, Sherwin-Williams Paint Store, Sequim Kiwanis members, Army recruits, Angeles Plumbing, Liquid Paint and others, who have helped with park enhancements.

In the offseason, the league added a maintenance shed while the concession stand, score booths, dugouts and bleachers received a fresh coat of paint and fields received new infield clay. This spring work will continue to improve the field conditions for the players.

Any groups interested in helping with projects should contact the league.

Those interested in providing a sponsorship or a scholarship for a family in need are asked to visit www.sequimlittleleague.com or contact Janet Gray at jgray@janetgrayinteriors.com.

The league is also seeking volunteers interested in helping with regular field maintenance March-June, a non-profit looking to grow their revenue and help with concession stand operations, and anyone looking to coach or to be an umpire this season.

About Sequim Little League

Sequim Little League is a chartered member of Little League Baseball, Inc., operating as a nonprofit with the mission to offer youth baseball and softball programs building baseball and softball skills, a fitness lifestyle while instilling teamwork and sportsmanship among the participants.

The board and program volunteers manage Dr. James Standard Park that features two softball fields, three baseball fields and a large green area with four tee-ball backstops.

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