12u - BATAMball Division
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12U - BATAMball 
We anticipate having 6 teams in the division.  The season will start at the beginning of April and run to the end of June with playoffs starting in mid-June. Teams vie for the J.S.A. Championship in full player-pitched games.
You can expect your child's team to be on the field 3x per week; two practices and one game.  The first few sessions will be practices only, with games starting after Opening Ceremonies. 

Age Requirements:
The BATAMball Division is designed for children born in 2008 and 2009.  It is sometimes possible for children to "play up", but these decisions will be made once all of age children (based on birth year) have been registered; and will based on available space in the league and the ability of the child.  All children wanting to "play up" will need to register for the division that corresponds with their birth year and thereafter make a request to the respective coordinator to have the child assessed.  Should space be available AND the assessment confirms that they would be a better fit for the requested division allowances may be made.

Gear Requirements:
Your child will receive a team t-shirt, socks and a J.S.A. Ball Club hat on the first day of the season.  This is their uniform, so please ensure that they wear it for each game.  They will also need a batting helmet, glove, grey baseball pants and an athletic support.  Baseball cleats are not mandatory, but most children wear them at this level (soccer cleats are okay!).  Please ensure that you mark your child's name in everything.  A white label or masking tape works well on the outside of the batting helmet and handwritten on labels in shirts, glove and hats.

Assessments:
Attendance at assessments is mandatory. Our goal in doing assessments (at all levels) is to ensure that we have equitable teams within the division and thus, a more competitive league. Having equal and balanced teams also makes playing the game much more fun! Assessments will include the following areas: hitting, pitching, infield and outfield skills. 
 
Team Selection:
Players are assigned a total score based on their assessment; these are used in drafting the teams.