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Avon Junior Athletic Association

Avon Junior Athletic Association

spring baseball program overview

Welcome to AJAA Baseball!

Our recreational baseball program is designed to not only give players many opportunities from learning the fundamentals, to developing already established skills to learning about team work, the way to handle the ups and downs of winning and losing, and how to work hard to achieve a goal.

SPRING BASEBALL AGE DIVISIONS
Tee Ball
Rookie
AA
AAA
Majors
Juniors/Seniors


2021 LITTLE LEAGUE AGE CHART
(click image for a larger version)


 
***Per the chart above, the player's age as of August 31st is the league your player is eligible for
Age Eligibilty:
Tee Ball (Co-Ed): 4-6 year olds: (Coach pitch, 6 year olds that have never played before)
Rookie: 6-7 year olds: (all Coach pitch, 7 year olds that have never played before)
AA: 8-9 year olds (first year kid pitch; 10 year olds that have never played before)
AAA: 9-10 year olds
Majors: 11-12 year olds
Juniors/Seniors: 13-16 year olds
*click HERE for complete league descriptions and rules


SPORT SEASON
The Spring Baseball season plans to start the beginning of April for ALL AJAA leagues (PeeWee through Jrs/Srs). The season will wrap up around mid June.  For a printable calendar of important dates for AJAA Little League Spring Baseball, check back as it will be updated soon! 
Coming soon: season calendar of dates
***Please be reminded that these plans are tentative and subject to change based on guidelines from our health and government officials to ensure everyone’s health and safety. We will keep families updated as dates near.

Click HERE for a season calendar of dates (last updated 2.22.20)

COST
PeeWee: $80
Rookie: $125
AA, AAA & Majors: $145
Juniors & Seniors: $160

*ATTENTION: in Jan 2020 AJAA brought back the Family Fee.  Please click HERE for more details.

Interested in knowing what a registration fee covers?  Click HERE for details.


REGISTRATION
Regular Registration for Spring Little League Baseball is open January 4, 2021 through February 28th, 2021 for Tee Ball through Majors.
Jr/Sr league registration is open January 4th, 2021 through April 1, 2021.
*There is NO late registration.  Once registration closes, we will not be able to add players. 

**Please note: if your player is considering playing AJAA Baseball, but is waiting to see if they make a school team, please go ahead and register them so they have a spot.  If they make a school team, per our refund policy we will issue a full refund.
Special requests are taken into consideration such as practice dates, coach request, and buddy request; however requests are not guaranteed.

*Refund Policy – Please view our refund policy HERE

EVALUATIONS
For the 2021 Spring season - there will be no evals. Due to Covid and not being able to have capacity in local gymnasiums, we will not be able to have evals this year. Teams will be drafted with previous eval/season experience data. 


Parents: Please make plans to attend a mandatory parent meeting.  Date and location TBD.  We will send out email communication with confirmed info. 

PRACTICES AND GAMES
All leagues will have one week night practice and a game on Saturdays.  There could be games scheduled in the evenings after the end of the school year. 
Practices and games can be held at our various facilities:  AJAA Baseball/Softball park located at CR 625 and 100 S, Avon Middle School North fields, Avon Middle School South fields and Light & Life Church on 100S.

GEAR REQUIRED
AJAA will provide players with uniform shirts and hats.  Players are asked to purchase gray baseball pants, a fielding glove and a batting helmet.  Cleats and a protective cup are encouraged (non-metal) but not mandatory.
**PLEASE NOTE: new Jrs/Srs bat regulations as of 3.10.20 - click HERE


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Coaches: you will find on this site checklists, training tips and more! This is a helpful resource!

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"How to" videos for Coaches/Volunteers:

For info on how to move home plate click HERE

For info on how to move bases click HERE

For info on how to drag/prepare the fields click HERE

Indy Indians Knot Hole Kids Club

All registered AJAA Spring 2021 players receive a Knot Hold Kids Club membership. Cards are distributed by Coaches and can be activated by clicking the image below. 

AJAA Spring Rec Baseball Rules

For 2021 AJAA Baseball rules, click HERE

For 2021 Little League Bat rules, click HERE

AJAA Baseball Ball Policy, click HERE

Volunteer Opportunities

AJAA Spring Baseball is not able to operate without volunteers.  We appreciate your support and your commitment to volunteer as a League Coordinator, Head Coach, Assistant Coach, or other Baseball Committee positions. 

WE NEED COACHES!  Please consider volunteering to Coach AJAA Little League Baseball.  
Mandatory Coaches meeting Saturday April 10th at 10am; at the AJAA Baseball/Softball fields.


COMMISSIONER
Craig Emsweller -  [email protected]

LEAGUE COORDINATORS
We are currently looking for league level League Coordinators.  If you are interested, please contact AJAA Baseball Commissioner - [email protected]
Criminal Background Check required

Click HERE for AJAA Spring Baseball Committee Contact info


HEAD COACHES
Volunteer Coaches are needed for every league, every team.  Please consider registering as a coach when registering your child.  
Head Coaches are asked to attend a coaches meeting before the season starts.  More details on that to come. 
Criminal Background Check Required.

ASSISTANT COACHES
Assistant Coaches are also needed.  Please consider registering as an assistant coach when registering your child. 
Criminal Background Check Required

UMPIRES NEEDED

AJAA is currently looking for umpires for its Baseball/Softball programs.  Interested individuals must be at least 13 years of age, adults welcome too. 

AJAA is looking for individuals with a willingness to learn the skill of umpiring.  Experience is not required as AJAA offers training to all umpires.  Training meetings are mandatory along with any other umpire meetings that may happen.  Criminal Background Check is required for adults 18 and over; 2 letters of recommendation for minors required. 

Pay is based on experience from $15 and up per game.  

If interested, please contact our Head Umpire Kevin Francis at [email protected]

team/player/parent communication

AJAA Coaches will utilize Game Changer/Team Manager to communicate with players/families.  Please download the Game Changer/Team Manager app on your smartphone.  Once your player is rostered to a team, you will see your player's team info.  Click HERE for the Game Changer/Team Manager info sheet.

AJAA BASEBALL SAFE RETURN TO PLAY COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Click HERE to view AJAA's Safe Return to Play Protocol for Baseball

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Contact

Avon Junior Athletic Association
866 S County Rd 625 E 
Avon, Indiana 46123

Phone: 317-839-5480
Email: [email protected]

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