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2023 SPRING REC SEASON REGISTRATION IS OPEN

The Spring 2023 Twinsburg recreational baseball registration opened December 9, 2022 and runs through February 28th. Information about each age division is below. Please click on the link for the division of your child to register.

  • Instructional - Currently in Kindergarten or entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2023. or age 4 by May 1, 2023
  • Coach Pitch - Currently in 1st or 2nd grade
  • Juniors - Currently in 3rd or 4th grade
  • Minors - Currently in 5th or 6th grade
  • Majors - Currently in 7th or 8th grade*
  • Seniors - Currently in 9th through 12th grade*

* Registration for the Majors and Seniors divisions will be open longer (until April 20th)  

Important Note: Parents, if you feel your child should be considered for the next age division, please email us with the subject "2023 Age Division Request". The request to have your player “play up” will be determined by TBL's team formation committee and based on a number of factors including previous ratings, input from past coach(es), registration numbers, etc. Once the decision to have a player "play up" is made by TBL and the family, the decision is considered final

*Tentative Practice and Games Plan for 2023 Season

  • Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors will begin practices around April 1 and Opening Day will be held April 29.
  • Majors and Seniors will begin practices in early May. Games for Majors will start mid-May and Seniors will start early June. 

Twinsburg Stars and Stripes Tournament - June 29, 2023 - July 2, 2023

**NEW FOR 2023 - Five Tool Youth Qualifying Tournament**

  • 3 game guarantee; 8 team maximum per division
  • 8U - $400; 9U-14U - $450
  • $25 discount if registered prior to February 28th
  • Umpires and Baseballs included
  • NO parking or gate fees
  • Newly renovated fields
  • Concessions available onsite

Teams will be placed in two pools of four teams each, Stars and Stripes.  They will play one pool play game either Thursday or Friday and their remaining two on Saturday. The top two teams from each pool play in a bracket on Sunday.  

REGISTER via the Five Tool Website

QUESTIONS? Contact TBL travel coordinator Mike Pytash at 330-548-1186 or mikepytash@yahoo.com.

 


TBL Parent Informational Meeting

For the first time since 2019, the Twinsburg Baseball League held its annual informational meeting for parents of current and incoming recreational and travel ball players. More than 60 families were represented at the meeting. 

If you weren't able to attend, please check out the PDF of the slides that were presented. Any questions, please email us at tbltwinsburgbaseball@gmail.com.


"Twinsburg represents community baseball at its best. Their teams are consistently strong fundamentally and more importantly they play the game the right way; with respect."

Former Cleveland Indians & Current Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro


DRILLS AT HOME

Basic Throwing of the Baseball:

Coaching Beginner Baseball: How to Throw - link (equipment: glove, ball)

Throwing from the Outfield – link (equipment: glove, ball)

Fielding:

Series of Excellent Fielding Drills – link (equipment: glove, 3 balls)

Fielding Mechanics (indoor / outdoor) – link  (equipment: glove, 3 balls)

Fielding Drills (indoor / outdoor) –  Link  (Drills 1 and 2)

Outfield Drills:

Drop Step (outdoor) – link (equipment: glove, ball) 
(focus on first 3:30 of video)  

Hitting Drills:

Basic of Load, Stride and Swing (indoor / outdoor) – Link (equipment: bat, balls, tee)

Pitching Videos:

Basic Mechanics of Pitching (indoor / outdoor) – link (equipment: ball, glove)


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BECOME AN UMPIRE

Looking to earn some extra money this summer while being a part of the game you love?  Consider becoming a TBL Umpire! 

TBL Welcomes new and experienced umpires to become an important part of the Twinsburg Recreation youth baseball experience for local ball players participating in the Spring/Summer and Fall sessions.

Umpires interested in becoming a part of the TBL experience need to complete registration.  Competitive pay.  Minimum age is 12 yrs old.

Register here.

Questions?  Send all inquiries to tbltwinsburgbaseball@gmail.com.


BECOME A TBL VOLUNTEER

It takes a lot of people to put together successfull spring and fall seasons -- preparing fields, running concessions, and hosting special events, clinics and tryouts! Consider registering to serve as a TBL Volunteer!

What this means is that you will receive notice of events or efforts that require additional hands - we recognize that some activities may not be of interest to you or work with your schedule, and that's ok! There is no commitment, but we will always ask!

SIGN UP HERE

Interested in joining our boardEmail us at tbltwinsburgbaseball@gmail.com





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TBL 2023 FIELD SCHEDULE 

Below is the link to the real time updated TBL master field schedule.  Coaches, please schedule practices and rained out game makeups through your league commissioner. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE TBL MASTER FIELD SCHEDULE


THANK YOU TO OUR TBL SPONSORS!




Suggested pitch count limits for youth pitchers. Click on the picture to see it larger.


A reminder to all of our coaches, players and parents ...

1. These are kids
2. This is a game
3. Our coaches volunteer
4. The umpires are human
5. This is not professional baseball



TBL mandates that our volunteer head coaches take an online training course to become registered members of the National Youth Sports Coaching Association and also that they take an online concussion awareness training course.  Both courses are also highly recommended for our assistant coaches and any other parents that help out with their children's teams.


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