Fee:$25 Youth 5 & 6 years of age (Age as of April 30). Learn the fundamentals of the game. Batters will hit from a pitched ball with a "T" being used as alternative. No tryouts!
Games: Fridays, May -July Location: Jubilee Park League Starts: May 17 Registration:March 9th 9am-12pm March 14th 5pm-6:30pm March 23th 5pm-6:30pm *Registration can also take place during normal VW Parks & Rec business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (March 11th-March 29th)
Fee: $30 A fundamental, skill-learning program for youths ages 7 & 8 (Ages as of April 30). A coach pitch league. No tryouts!
Games: Saturday Mornings, May -July Location: Jubilee Park League Starts: May 18 Registration: March 9th 9am-12pm & March 14th 5pm-6:30pm March 23th 5pm-6:30pm *Registration can also take place during normal VW Parks & Rec business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm (March 11th-March 29th)
Fee: $15 Learning the basics. This program is designed to teach youth ages 3-4 the basics. We will learn how to throw, catch and run bases. There are no games or tryouts for this program!
Practices: Tuesdays & Thursdays Location: Jubilee Park (behind softball field) Time: 4pm-4:45pm Length: June -July Registration Open: March 9th (9am-12pm) Closes: May 31st (4pm) *Registration can also take place during normal VW Parks & Rec business hours Monday-Friday 8am-4pm. Registration will close May 31st.
Fee: $40 Farmette - Age: 10 U (Can not turn 11 before January 1, 2019) Games are played on Tuesdays & Thursdays starting in May.
Buckeye - Age: 12 U (Can not turn 13 before Jan 1, 2019) Games are played on Mondays & Wednesdays starting in May.
4 County - Maximum Age 15 (as of Jan 1, 2019) Games are on different days, games are scheduled between coaches and will find times when there are open fields. Normally starting around the end of May beginning of June due to school ball schedules.
Registration Day:March 9th 9am-12Noon Registrations DO take place at the Jubilee Park Office however the program is run by the Van Wert Fast Pitch organization.
Extended Registration Days & Times - March 9th, 9am-12pm at Jubilee Park Office March 14th, 4pm-6:30pm at Jubilee Park Office March 21st, 4pm-6:30pm at Jubilee Park Office
After March 29th- $10 LATE FEE Deadline for T-Ball & Minor League Registrations-April 5th
Registration & Refund Policy: All Fees must be paid at time of registration. If Multiple children register within a family a $10 discount will be given with a Maximum of $75 per Family. NO REFUNDS will be given once the program begins or team jerseys have been ordered.
Coaches: The Parks Department is always looking for coaches that are willing to teach the kids the fundamental skills of the game and good sportsmanship. Give each and every player the opportunity to participate and to encourage them to do the best to their abilities. If you are interested in coaching please fill out the form below.
Ohio's House Bill 143-Law on Sports Related Concussions
Ohio's Return-To-Play law for young athletes was formed to ensure the safety of young athletes. To increase awareness and education and make sure athletes are safely guided back to play after suffering a concussion. With this new law all coaches and officials of youth athletes of the Van Wert Parks Department and any youth sports programs utilizing park facilities are required to go through an online concussion training. Coaches and Officials must have their certificate of completion on file in the Park Office prior to the season.
Youth ages 9-12 and 13-15 have the opportunity to play baseball through the Van Wert Youth Baseball (VWYB) organization. Three age groups comprise them into three leagues . Inner-County League ages 9 & 10, Tri County Little League ages 11 & 12 and the Pony League for ages 13-15. For more information on registration, games, etc. go to the VWYB website.