2017 Minor League (ages 9 and 10 as of April 30, 2017-players who turn 9 between May 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017 have the option of playing in the Farm National 8U League or the Minor League 9U/10U League)
The Minor League Rules can be found by clicking here.
Registration: Register online at www.marsbaseball.com and pay via PayPal. Registration ends on February 28.
What: The pitching distance is 46 feet. All players must play a minimum of 2 innings in the infield. No player may pitch more than 2 innings during any game.
Ages: Players who are 9 or 10 as of April 30, 2017 (players who turn 9 between May 1, 2017 and August 31, 2017)
Team Announcements: You will receive notification of your child’s team placement on or before March 31, 2017.
Practices: Practices will begin on or after April 1, 2017. Teams will be scheduled to practice twice each week from April 1 through Baseball Opening Day.
Practice Times: Practices will be scheduled as early as 5 pm on Monday through Friday. Practices may also be scheduled on Saturdays and on Sunday afternoons. Teams may also have the opportunity to practice indoors one time in April at Lakevue Athletic Club.
Baseball Opening Day has not been officially scheduled but likely will be Saturday, April 22. All teams will play at least one game and pictures will be taken.
Season Length (games): Baseball Opening Day through June 21, 2017.
Typical Game Schedule: 14 scheduled regular season games plus playoffs. We will make every effort to make sure that every team plays a minimum of 13 games during the regular season (weather permitting). Games will not be played on Thursdays or Sundays.
Time of Games: The earliest game on Saturday will be 10 am. During the week, games will begin at 6:15 pm.
Practice and Game Locations: Adams 1&2 and Adams Township Park
Team Assignments: Players will be placed on teams after a formal player evaluation on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at Lakevue Athletic Club. All registered 9U players are requested to attend from 6 to 7:30 pm. All registered 10U players are requested to attend from 7:30 to 9 pm. At an in person meeting with the Commissioner and Head Coach of each team, teams will be balanced based on the evaluated skill level of the players (and the pitching will be scrutinized closely).
Player Requests: If two players want to play with each other, both must submit the same request. Although we cannot guarantee any placement request, we will try to honor placement requests between 2 players so long as both request to play request to play together and we can still maintain a proportional balance of ages and abilities on teams. No requests to play for a certain coach are permitted.
Commissioner: If you are interested in being a 9U or a 10U Commissioner, please e-mail
@hotmail.com in January, 2017.
Equipment Provided/Equipment Needed: The league provides hats, jerseys and practice/game balls. Most players prefer to purchase their own bat although they can typically borrow a bat from a teammate. Players will also need to purchase a helmet, gray baseball pants and cleats and may want to purchase a bat bag.