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About LMLL’s Tee Ball Divisions

Tee ball is an instructional, non-competitive division for players born between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.

Who can play?  Players (boys and girls) of all abilities are welcome.

When are games and practices?  Tee ball meets once per week for two hours on Saturdays starting at 10:00 am or Noon.   There is an individual team practice prior to the game, then a game with another team (at the same field) following the practice.  The season starts in early April and runs until the end of the (LMSD) school year in mid-June.

Where are games and practices?  Tee ball is held at several fields in Lower Merion Township, principally at Gladwyne Park.  See the Field Locations link on the tabs at left for directions.  A detailed schedule will be emailed by your player’s coach before the season starts in April.

What do you do in practices?  Coaches introduce players to baseball fundamentals, including proper throwing mechanics, hitting fundamentals, basic fielding skills, the names and locations of field positions, and base running.  We emphasize having fun together as a team, learning positive sportsmanship, and developing players’ confidence in their athletic abilities.

How do tee ball games work?  Players bat off a tee at home plate.  Every batter gets a hit, and advances to first base.  Innings change after all players on each team bat once.  Fielders throw hit balls to first base, and rotate field positions every inning so everyone has a chance to play all positions.  Games are three innings, which typically takes just about an hour.  No score is kept (all games are a tie). 

What do we need to bring each Saturday?  Players need: (1) a baseball glove, (2) water bottle, (3) team shirt, and (4) team baseball cap.  The team shirt and cap are distributed at the first team meeting.  Players should wear clothes for running (shorts in hot weather are fine).  Players should wear sneakers or cleats (optional); no Crocs or sandals.  Players are welcome to bring their own baseball bats, but that is by no means necessary.

What about drop offs?   At this age group, each player must have a parent (or other responsible adult, e.g., neighbor, grandparent, nanny, etc.) present for the duration of the practice and game.

When will I learn what team my player will be on?  Parents will be contacted (via email) by the player’s head coach approximately the last week in March, who will provide schedule, location, team players and team name, and additional logistical information.  Please be sure we have your preferred email address when you register online.

Do we need to be township residents?  Lower Merion Little League is open to residents of Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth and children that attend a private school in Lower Merion Township.

Where can I find additional information?  We have a Frequently Asked Questions page about our Spring Season baseball programs, on the tabs at left.  In addition, general inquires may be directed to the league at . 

Game times and fields are subject to changes
rev. 1/6/2017