The Yankees and the Mets aren’t the only ones stepping up to the plate this spring. Thousands of kids across the city are eagerly dusting off their cleats in anticipation of Little League season.
Joining a Little League team (or any other youth baseball organization) is great fun for the entire family. Moms and dads volunteer to help manage the leagues, coach the teams, run the concession stands and maintain the grounds. Since most leagues are non-profits, registration fees are relatively affordable. Most cost less than $200 for the entire season, and that includes nifty uniforms. If that's still out of your range, some leagues offer financial assistance.
Many leagues have strict geographic boundaries. Normally kids need to register based on their home address and proof is required, but some leagues open play to children who attend schools in their designated zone. The spring season generally runs from April through June, but registration is happening now.
Find out how to join a T-Ball, baseball or softball team in New York City this spring. If your kids would prefer to cheer from the sidelines rather than get in the game, we've got the scoop on some great Little League opening day bashes, too.