Covington Parks and Recreation Spring Coach Pitch League 3rd/4th Grade Division
Parks and Recreation programs, activities, and events may be delayed, adjusted, or canceled to comply with current Covid-19 guidelines. Our spring league is geared toward providing an opportunity for kids to sharpen skills and broaden their knowledge of baseball with an emphasis on fun, participation, and sportsmanship. This division is for our first time players and returners that want to learn the fundamentals and learn about teamwork! Some skills that will be worked on include: hitting, fielding, and running! Sportsmanship and teamwork will also be strongly encouraged.
Games: Games will be at Covington Community Park. Games will always be on Saturdays. Kentwood High School: 25800 164th Ave SE, Covington Covington Community Park (CCP): 17649 SE 240th Street. Covington
Game Days: May 8, May 15, May 22, June 5(Picture Day), June 12, June 19, June 26
Practices: Teams are scheduled to have one practice per week starting the first week of May. The practice day and time is determined by our volunteer coaches. The practice lengths are also determined by coaches. Practices will be held at local Covington schools and parks. If you have a certain practice day that works best for you please make that request during registration. We will try to match you with a coach that has a similar preference. No request is guaranteed.
Requests: We allow you to request playing with friends, playing for a specific coach, and certain practice days. We do receive many requests and try our best to meet all the requests. However, we cannot guarantee your request will be fulfilled.
Welcome to the League Email: An email will be sent out after the registration deadline with your coaches info, practice info, game schedule, and all the other important info you will need this season. It's very important you provide us with an email address that is monitored regularly. The coach will contact you to introduce themselves shortly after.
- PreK TBall(ages 3 and 4; Co-Ed)
- Kindergarten TBall (Co-Ed)
- 1st/2nd Grade Coach Pitch (Co-Ed)
- 3rd/4th Grade Coach Pitch (Co-Ed)
Please sign up for the division that matches up with your child's current grade level. Playing up is allowed.
Volunteer Coaches Needed: The more volunteer coaches we have, the more participants we can allow to enroll. You can find the coaching application on our website at www.covingtonwa.gov/athletics/. Email it to our Athletics Specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org, once complete.
Facts About Becoming a Coach:
- 50% off your child's registration fee
- 2-3 hours per week time commitment (practice, games, prep)
- We supply you with all your equipment and a coaches packet
- Attend the mandatory informational coaches meeting
- Seasons are generally 2 months long
- Non-competitive, fun and instructional
- You receive a coaches plaque as a thank you
- More info can be found on the 'Coaches Corner' www.covingtonwa.gov/athletics
Equipment: We will provide each participant with a team jersey. You are required to provide athletic shoes (sneakers are fine) and a baseball mitt. We also provide baseballs, bases, a bat, and a few helmets to coaches to use during practices. They need to stay with the coach. Please no metal cleats. We also recommend each player have their own batting helmet.
Recreation and Athletics Refund Policy: Full refunds will be given for any Recreation and Athletics program postponed, rescheduled or cancelled by the Covington Parks and Recreation Department.
Recreation and Athletics program credits and refunds must be requested at least one week prior to the start of the program. An administrative fee of $10.00 per student will be assessed for each Recreation or Athletics program refund processed.
All Recreation and Athletics program credits and refunds requests made less than one week prior to the start of a program must be pre-approved and will only be given due to an extended illness or injury when verified by a healthcare professional and will carry a $10.00 administrative fee per student for processing.
No program make-ups or discounts will be given for absences. No refunds or credits will be given once a program has begun.
Important Websites: You can visit https://cityofcovingtonparksandrec.playerspace.com for schedules, documents, and updates. You can also visit www.covingtonwa.gov/parks to see what else the Parks Department is offering!
Questions?: If you have any questions, please email them to our Athletics Specialist at email@example.com. If you are unable to sign up online, you can sign up over the phone at 253-480-2480.
Your coach will contact you mid April after the coaches meeting. You will receive the 'Welcome to the League' email around the same time with all your team information. Game and practice schedules will be emailed out in the 'Welcome to the League' email. Your coach will have hard copies of the game schedule to pass out at your first practice.Please make sure to attend the first practice. Your coach will have a quick parent meeting to discuss what they need help with throughout the season.
Registration Deadline: April 3. We cannot guarantee open spots on the deadline. SPACE IS LIMITED!