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Wallen Tee/Lob

Co-ed T-ball Division  (Tee ball is Only $75.00)

Co-ed T-ball - for both boys and girls age 4 to 5 years.   Brief Description:   This division is instructional with games,  all players play the field and bat off a batting tee.  The coaches are all volunteers and mostly the parents of kids on their specific teams.  We do allow siblings same teams if of the this age bracket.   This division is a stage of bringing the basic skills training for kids to understand and have fun with game.  We are going to make teams as small as possible to give the kids more coaching.    10 games min. for the season.  Games are mostly Monday thru Friday with couple Saturday's unless Weather hampers season, season ends last week of June.  

Key Dates:   Teams formed by Directors of tee and lob on or before 3/30
                     Coaches to contact team by 4/8  
                     Practices to start 4/9 depending on each coach
                     Opening Day 5/4  
                     Picture Day 5/4 (Rain or Shine in Washington township hall)
                     Family Fun/Public Safety Day 6/22 (trophy presentation (rainout make up scheduled for 6/29) 
                     End of Spring Season 6/28  Weather permitting to finish
                    
We do have a Fall Season not included in the Spring season.  Starts first week of August and ends last week of September (discount is offered if purchase with your spring season.  Games are usually Thursday and Friday.  Wallen Complex Fall season is design to combine with lob division to help mentor T division kids, introduces them into lob,  with some Tee ball rules combined.
                     
Equipment needed by the kids:  Glove, Shoes(either tennis shoes or cleats) We supply bats to each team only a few though
Wallen equipment will supply T, and catcher gear, and batting helmets,  This equipment is supplied for games and practices at park.

Boys Baseball Divisions  (2019 Cost $100.00)

Boys Lob Baseball - coach pitch for boys ages 6-7. Brief Description:   This division is instructional with games,  all players play the field and will bat from coaches over hand pitching.  The coaches are all volunteers and mostly the parents of kids on their specific teams.  We do allow siblings same teams if of the this age bracket.   (If your child is advance we have division of Clemente offered, but it is recommended that if child is not advance in skills that they play in lob)  Boys may be able to play both this division and Clemente, but will have to pay for both divisions.  This division is a stage of bringing the basic skills training for kids to understand and have fun with game.    10 games min. for the season.  Games are mostly Monday thru Friday with couple Saturday's unless Weather hampers season, season ends last week of June with a Lob Tournament.  

Key Dates:  
                     Coaches Meeting 3rd week of March date to be determined
                     Teams formed by Directors of tee and lob on or before 3/30
                     Coaches to contact team by 4/8  
                     Practices to start 4/9 depending on each coach
                     Opening Day 5/4  
                     Picture Day 5/4 (Rain or Shine in Washington township hall)
                     MLB & Scotts PITCH HIT AND RUN (free to particpant age group is 7 on up (Check details on our website)
                     Family Fun Day/Public Safety 6/22 Trophy presentation (rainout make up scheduled for 6/29) 
                     Lob Tournament last week of June
                     End of Spring Season 6/28 

We do have a Fall Season not included in the Spring season.  Starts first week of August and ends last week of September (discount is offered if purchase with your spring season.  Games are usually Thursday and Friday.  Wallen Complex Fall season is design to combine with lob division to help mentor T division kids.  
                     
Equipment needed by the kids:  Glove, Shoes(either tennis shoes or cleats)  We supply bats to each team only a few though
Wallen equipment will supply T, and catcher gear, and batting helmets,  This equipment is supplied for games and practices at park.


Girls Softball Divisions (Cost $100.00)

Girls Lob Softball - coach pitch for girls ages 6-7.  Brief Description:   This division is instructional with games,  all players play the field and will bat from coaches over hand pitching.  The coaches are all volunteers and mostly the parents of kids on their specific teams.  We do allow siblings same teams if of the this age bracket.  This division is a stage of bringing the basic skills training for kids to understand and have fun with game.    10 games min. for the season.  Games are mostly Monday thru Friday with couple Saturday's unless Weather hampers season, season ends last week of June with a Lob Tournament.  

Key Dates:  
                     Coaches Meeting 3rd week of March date to be determined
                     Teams formed by Directors of tee and lob on or before 3/30
                     Coaches to contact team by 4/8  
                     Practices to start 4/9 depending on each coach
                     Opening Day 5/4  
                     Picture Day 5/4 (Rain or Shine in Washington township hall)
                     MLB & Scotts PITCH HIT AND RUN (free to particpant age group is 7 on up)Girls & Boys (Check details on our website)
                     Family Fun Day/Public Safety 6/22 Trophy presentation (rainout make up scheduled for 6/29) 
                     Lob Tournament last week of June
                     End of Spring Season 6/28 

We do have a Fall Season not included in the Spring season.  Starts first week of August and ends last week of September (discount is offered if purchase with your spring season.  Games are usually Thursday and Friday.  Wallen Complex Fall season is design to combine with lob division to help mentor T division kids.  
                     
Equipment needed by the kids:  Glove, Shoes(either tennis shoes or cleats)  We supply bats to each team only a few though
Wallen equipment will supply T, and catcher gear, and batting helmets,  This equipment is supplied for games and practices at park.

Girls Softball ABC Divisions (Cost $115.00)

Coach/Girls pitch development - 8-9 year softball girls.  Brief Description:   This division is instructional with games,  all players play the field and will bat coach will pitch then girls will pitch underhand   The coaches are all volunteers and mostly the parents of kids on their specific teams.  We do allow siblings same teams if of the this age bracket.  This division is a stage of bringing the basic skills training for kids to understand and have fun with game.    10 games min. for the season.  Games are mostly Monday thru Friday with couple Saturday's unless Weather hampers season, season ends last week of June with a Lob Tournament.  

Key Dates:  
                     Coaches Meeting 3rd week of March date to be determined
                     Teams formed by Directors of tee and lob on or before 3/30
                     Coaches to contact team by 4/8  
                     Practices to start 4/9 depending on each coach
                     Opening Day 5/4  
                     Picture Day 5/4 (Rain or Shine in Washington township hall)
                     MLB & Scotts PITCH HIT AND RUN (free to particpant age group is 7 on up)Girls & Boys (Check details on our website)
                     Family Fun Day/Public Safety 6/22 Trophy presentation (rainout make up scheduled for 6/29) 
                     Tournament last week of June
                     End of Spring Season 6/28 

We do have a Fall Season not included in the Spring season.  Starts first week of August and ends last week of September (discount is offered if purchase with your spring season.  Games are usually Thursday and Friday.  Wallen Complex Fall season is design to combine with lob division to help mentor T division kids.  
                     
Equipment needed by the kids:  Glove, Shoes(either tennis shoes or cleats)  We supply bats to each team only a few though
Wallen equipment will supply T, and catcher gear, and batting helmets,  This equipment is supplied for games and practices at park.

See links for complete rules from regular season to tournament rules for Lob and ABC

Registration Listing

2019 Wallen Complex Spring Season




*Special request must be approved by Wallen Complex Divisional Adminstrators.


Tee Ball (4-5 year old boys and girls)

Registration closes on 06/26/2019 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2019 to 06/30/2019
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$75.00

Lob Baseball (6-7 yr boys) (7yr no advance skills)

Registration closes on 04/30/2019 at 04:15 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2019 to 06/30/2019
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$100.00

Lob Softball (6-7 yr old girls)

Registration closes on 05/02/2019 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2019 to 06/30/2019
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$100.00

ABC Softball (8-9 year Girls)

Registration closes on 04/30/2019 at 04:15 PM
Season Dates: 04/10/2019 to 06/30/2019
$115.00

Fallball Boys / Girls 4 to 7 year olds

Registration closes on 08/14/2019 at 01:00 AM
Season Dates: 08/07/2019 to 09/30/2019
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$55.00

Tee/Lob Frequently Asked Questions

Listed below are the answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive regarding Tee Ball, Lob Baseball or Lob Softball.

  • How old must my child be to register to play? All players must be at least 4 years of age as of April 30, 20**.  If your child is not at least 4 years of age on April 30 of the year you wish to register for, they are not eligible to play at Wallen.  The minimum age requirement is established by our insurance provider for policy purposes.  We can not and will not make exceptions.
  • What are the age groups for Tee and Lob Leagues?  Tee ball is for children 4 and 5 years of age on April 30 of the year wish to sign up for.  Lob baseball is for boys and girls 6 and 7 years of age on April 30 of the year you wish to sign up for.  Lob softball is open to girls 6 to 8 years of age by December 31 of the previous year.
  • What does my child need to play?  All players will need a fielders glove.  Bats, batting helmets and catchers gear will be available for games or practices.  The league will also provide each players with a team shirt and hat.  Cleats and pants are optional.  Remember this game is played on dirt and grass outdoors.  Your child may get dirty, grass stained, wet or muddy.
  • Can I make a request to play with other kids my child knows or goes to school withYes you can.  Please make a note of other friends or family you would like to be on the same team with.  However, please be aware of our park policy.
    • The Washington Township Baseball League only guarantees immediate family (brothers/sister) to be on the same team.  You can make requests, but they are not guaranteed by the league or coaches.  The league will not refund your money becasue you didn't get the request you made.
  • When should I expect to be contacted by a coach?  Coaches will contact you by April 7.
  • I signed up to coach, when will I be contacted?  Each year after registration we determine how many teams we will need to field per division.  Then we determine who coached each team the previous season.  If that coach wants to comeback, they are given first choice of the openings available.  After all the returning coaches have been addressed, we choose the rest from the list of people that submitted their names as volunteers to coach.  Typically we have just enough volunteers to fill the openings available.  Don't be discouraged if you are not choosen.  The leagues needs change from year to year.  No parent will dictate to the league they are taking over a team.  The league has final say in all coaching choices and matters.   
  • When will practices start and how often will they occur?    The days, times and frequency are all determined by the team head coach.  Don't expect practices to start until after clean-up day in mid-April.
  • When will I get a game schedule?  Game schedule will be released in Late April.  If register online and with Dick's Sports Application you will have access to your childs teams schedule
  • What day(s) of the week are games on?  Opening and closing day are held on Saturdays and occasionally if weather hampers season.  All other games are scheduled Monday through Friday evenings.
  • How many games will my child play?    We guarantee 10 games will be played prior to the end of the season.
  • How often will my child play?  The game schedule works out to about 1.5 games per week when the initial game schedule is completed.  We try not to play any team more than two games per week.  We also do not schedule back to back nights for teams at this age.  The weather may change these rules as we progress through the season when make-ups are scheduled.
  • When will I know if games are rained out?  Some days it's easy to make a rain-out call.  Other days it is not.  To check on the status of games you can call the rain-out number, check the websites or follow us on twitter for updates along with Dick's Sports Application and if you have text alerts from Dick's Sport Appl  We will provide information as quickly as possible.  It is not unusual for it to be 4pm or later before we call games off.  The park will make every effort possible to get all games in as scheduled 
  • When will make-up games be held?  Make-up games will be slotted into open diamond times during the week nights.  Please keep in mind these time slots must accomodate both teams.  Your team may have different openings than the opponents.  We will work to find the best available solution.  Occassionaly, if poor playing conditions persist, Saturdays may be used for make-ups.  This is very rare. 
  • What is Picture Day?  Picture day is opening day for the tee/lob season at Wallen.  Team and individual pictures are taken prior to the first game of the season for each team.  Pictures happen rain or shine.  They are taken in the backside of the Washington Township Fire Station.  There will be a limited number of forms available prior to pictures that coaches can distribute.  There will also be forms and links available on the website.
  • What is Trophy Day?  Trophy day is the closing day of the Tee/Lob season at Wallen.  At the end of your game on trophy day, each child will be given a participation award by the league.  Occasionally teams have a private trophy day because of special requests or an odd numberof teams in a division.  If you can not attend trophy day, it is the sole responsibility of the parent to ensure their child receives their award.  The league will not keep track of who was not at the game.  It is also not the responsibility of the coach to ensure their players get the awards. 
  • How do I sponsor my child's team?  The entire Tee/Lob league is sponsored by PAL.  They negotiated a rate with the WTBL that covers the cost for operating the league.  You can choose to sponsor a team in either the baseball or softball leagues.  You can also purchase advertising banners/signs that would be posted in the area of the park you designate.  We do not allow businesses to supply a team with shirts.  This circumvents the process for other businesses that pay full rate to sponsor teams throughout the park.   

Tee and Lob Ball Developmental Rules

 

General Parent and Coaches Notes:

  1. The purpose of this league is to teach the fundamentals of baseball.  Both coaches and parents need to put the emphasis on playing the game and learning the fundamentals instead of winning.
  2. Please keep all children from climbing fences in and out of the dugouts.
  3. Please keep non-playing children out of the dugouts at all times.
  4. Please do not bring pets to the diamonds
  5. Make sure all players are properly warmed-up (throwing and running).
  6. Teach proper fielding techniques at each position.
  7. Teach proper batting stance and how to swing the bat.
  8. Teach players proper base running techniques.
  9. Teach player how to hold and throw the ball.
  10. Teach players how to slide safely (Lob Ball).
  11. Have players ready to start an inning as quickly as possible.  20% of playing time can be lost waiting for the defensive team to take the field.
  12. Have players demonstrate good sportsmanship by lining up the teams and shaking hands after the game.

 

Rules:

  1. Bases are 50’ apart.
  2. Normal Little League rules apply (except as noted).
  3. Striking out:
    1. Tee Ball – Batters can not strike out.
    2. Lob Ball – Batters strikes out after 3 strikes or after seven pitches (see pitch count below).  Batter cannot strike out on a foul tip or ball.
  4. Pitch Count (Lob Ball only):  Each batter may receive a maximum of seven pitches per at-bat.  Regardless of the location of the seventh, the batter’s coach will call out the batter if the ball is not hit.  In the event the seventh pitch is a foul ball, the batter shall receive an additional pitch to hit.
  5. Walking:
    1. Tee Ball – No walks awarded.
    2. Lob Ball – No walks given although a batter is awarded first base after being hit by a pitch.
  6. All players play in the field and everyone bats in a continuous rotation.
  7. Infield (Defensive Positions):  The infield consists of the following positions: Pitcher, Catcher, 1st Base, 2nd Base, Shortstop, and 3rd Base.  In Tee Ball, the catcher will play from a “catcher’s box” with only a mask for protective equipment.
  8. Outfield (Defensive Positions):  All players not assigned to an infield position must be played in the outfield.  Outfielders are required to be at least 3 foot beyond the dirt infield.  Play in the grass.
  9. Players must be rotated between defensive positions, infield and outfield, every inning possible.  In the event you have 13 or 14 players the extra outfielder position(s) should be rotated between all of your players.
  10. No player may play the same infield position twice in any game. 
  11. All players should be provided equal opportunity to play each position an equal number of times.  One exception may be the 1st Base position.  Please make sure the 1st Baseman has some ability to catch in order to avoid injury.
  12. Games are a maximum of 5 innings or one hour whichever comes first.  A new inning cannot start after 50 minutes of play.  Coaches have the choice of allowing a set number of batters from each team in the last inning to ensure games are completed on time and thus may allow partial inning to begin after 50 minutes of play.
  13. Completing an Inning:
    1. Tee Ball – 3 outs or 5 runs
    2. Lob Ball – 3 outs or 5 runs.  Additional runs can score on the last batter.
  14. Base Running:
    1. Tee Ball – Only one base may be advanced per runner for each batter.
    2. Lob Ball – Batters and runners may continue to advance until the ball enters the plane of the infield.  Runners must be ½ way to a base to advance.
  15. Throwing bats is prohibited and batter will be called out.
  16. Catcher must wear protective gear (catcher’s mask for Tee Ball, full equipment for Lob Ball).  Protective cups are advised.
  17. When not batting, offensive players must remain seated on the dugout bench.
  18. Only one player in the on-deck circle at a time, the rest must remain in the dugout.
  19. Recording a fielding out:
    1. For a batter or a base runner to be called out, the out must be recorded by the fielding player of the position where the out took place (i.e. The right fielder getting the ball and running to 1st base is not an out, nor is the pitcher fielding the ball and running to touch first base an out).
    2. For a batter or a base runner to be called out, any balls thrown must be thrown over handed by the fielders.  Exceptions to this rule will be the coach’s discretion (i.e. if the player is too close to throw overhand because the ball was fielded).
  20. Number of coaches on the defensive field:
    1. Tee Ball – 2 coaches may be in the field to help instruct the players.
    2. Lob Ball – 2 coaches may be in the field to help instruct the players
  21. Number of coaches in the offensive field:
    1. Tee Ball – Coaches are allowed at 1st and 3rd Base.  A third coach can help instruct the batter and the catcher.  A bench coach is also recommended.
    2. Lob Ball – Coaches are allowed at 1st and 3rd Base.  A third coach can help instruct the batter and catcher.  A fourth coach will handle the pitching duties and help with positioning the pitcher.  A bench coach is also recommended.
  22. Equipment:
    1. The visiting team is responsible for getting the equipment and pitching machine (if used) out of the shed and prep field for play.
    2. The home team is responsible for picking up the equipment and returning all equipment to the shed.
  23. The rain-out phone number is 489-0727.  Or you can check the website at www.wallencomplex.com

Contact us

Wallen Complex

 Village Drive
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 260-489-0727

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