FYAA Tee Ball Information
FYAA offers a recreational, youth tee ball program for ages 4-6. The purpose of tee ball is to provide an opportunity for the players to have fun, stay active, and foster a love of the game. Sportsmanship and safety are the cornerstones of our program, and our volunteer coaches are committed to equally developing all players.
The FYAA Tee Ball program is part of Little League® Tee Ball and is open to all applicants regardless of skill level within the residency boundary designated for Bedford County (see boundary information below). Registration is offered in the spring and fall seasons. The division registered for will depend on their birth year (use the chart below for reference).
Spring practices begin in March. Fall practices begin in August. Teams will practice 1-2 times per week until game schedules begin.
Games may be held on weekends. Spring's games begin in late March. Fall games usually start after Labor Day. Spring concludes in early June. Autumn games typically end in late October or early November.
All practices and games are held at FYAA Park Complex (tee ball field).
Rosters are formed by Baseball Comissioners and FYAA Administrator along with coaches. In drafting rosters for all teams, the children of the head coach and assistant coach are automatically assigned to that team. Each Head Coach is allowed to have one Assistant Coach prior to the draft.
Little League® Tee Ball Age Chart
Birth years for each season are shown in this chart.
Age charts determine the league age of a player according to the year and month of their birth.
FYAA Baseball and Softball age divisions are as follows:
- Tee Ball (ages 4-6)
- Coach Pitch (ages 6-8)
- Upper Minors (ages 8-10)
- Majors (ages 10-12)
- Junior/Senior (ages 13-15)
We often get questions along the lines of “How is the age determined?" The answer to this is in the chart.
The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child on August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child on December 31 of the previous year.
FYAA is always in need of coaches! Please consider volunteering as a Head Coach or Assistant Coach. We have materials and resources available to guide you if you are new to tee ball. Bedford County policy requires all coaches to have a background check.
Players will receive jerseys, a baseball hat, and a pair of socks to keep. Players will need to provide a glove, rubber sole baseball/softball cleats, and pants. The coach will determine the pant color. Optional items are a batting helmet and a bat.
Please return any other loaned equipment (helmets, bats, etc.) to your child’s head coach (or designated assistant) at the end of the season.