|Fastpitch/baseball youth registration forms distributed|
Registration forms for the Youth Fastpitch and Baseball Pendleton County Recreational Leagues were distributed this week at Northern, Southern and Sharp. Parents look in backpacks or ask your child for them.
One hopeful change this season is the separation of girls and boys to two distinct different leagues.
“We are hoping to have a large increase of young girls signing up this spring and able to separate out a girl fastpithc and boy baseball league,” Recreation Director Keith Smith indicated. “With girls knowing they won’t have to play on the field with boys, we are hoping to see more girls participating and creating more opportunities for them to play and prepare for fastpitch in high school.”
While exact leagues, as always, will be finalized based on participation numbers, separating the two leagues for fastpitch and baseball should create more opportunities for players in both leagues.
“The separation will hopefully mean more fielding chances, more at-bats and more chances to play for both boys and girls. And it is always a great thing to have more kids having more athletic opportunities.” He continued.
The goal is to have three divisions for each league, t-ball, machine pitch and kids’ pitch.
Forms can also be found at the Pendleton County government website, www.pendletoncounty.ky.gov, click on Youth Sports and look for registration forms. There is a new two-page form that includes medical and physical information. The link is also on the Pendleton County Recreational Facebook page or forms can be picked up at the Recreation Office at the Griffin Fitness Center.
In addition, parents should look to take advantage of an early-bird registration time and have forms into the Recreation Office at Griffin Fitness Center at PCHS by March 31 at $50. Cost increases to $65 if turned in by April 6 and to $75 after April 6.
If anyone is interested in coaching a baseball or fastpitch team, they need to contact the Recreation Department at 859-654-5800 to complete a volunteer coaching form and a background check with the Pendleton County Sheriff’s Department.