Registration Day date is listed on our main page. This is to help make sure you are not accessing an older page.
To successfully register on Registration Day you will need to submit these completed forms below plus pay your registration fee made payable to Athens Sandlot. Registration Fees for Jr. High (7th & 8th Grade) are higher as the uniforms are more expensive.
You are encouraged to print out and complete the forms to bring with you on Registration Day.
It is recommended that you have these forms completed before you come to Registration Day to help registration go smoothly and quickly.
Sample uniforms are usually available on registration day to try on. Player size information must be completed on the Registration Form.
To print forms, select below. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Registration Form AND
Release Waiver Form AND
Player/Parent Conduct Form AND
Registration fee ($65 for 6-12 year olds)*
*ATHENS SANDLOT FEES REDUCED OR WAIVED FOR LOW INCOME CHILDREN - If you are receiving benefits from Athens Job & Family Services you may qualify for reduced or waived fees (based on availability). Submit the Registration Fee Waiver Form to request a waiver of fees with proof of benefits at registration.
II. REGISTRATION TIMES (Date is on main page - helps make sure you are not seeing an old date)
JR. HIGH BASEBALL (7th & 8th Grade Boys Baseball)
Time: 5:30-6:00 pm Registration - Mandatory Parents Meeting Follows. See home page for date.
Place: Athens Rec Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, OH
Athens Junior High Baseball (7th & 8th Grades) registration is held earlier than the rest of the league. Practices start in March because the first game is typically at the end of March similar to high school play.
7th Grade Baseball plays on Wrigley Field (75' bases, 54' pitcher's mound) located in the cul-de-sac.
8th Grade Baseball plays on Dalton Field (90' bases, 60' pitcher's mound) which is a regulation high school field which is the first field on the right as you drive in.
Registration fee (approximately $120 - covers player high school style uniform - prices sometimes go up as vendors increase prices)
Further questions will be discussed at the parents' meeting held after registration.
BASEBALL REGISTRATION (7-12 Year Olds)
Held at Athens Rec Center, 701 E. State Street, Athens, OH. Individual player sign ups. You cannot bring your own team.
7 & 8 Year Old Baseball
Coach Pitch. Uses Three Rivers and Riverfront Fields located behind Fenway on the right as you drive in
9 & 10 Year Old Baseball
Player Pitch. Uses Jacobs (back corner by cul-de-sac), Fenway (Second field on right as you drive in), The Polo Grounds (on right, furthest field back beyond Fenway with blue Rotary sign), and Crosley Field (On right, behind Dalton Field and batting cage)
11 & 12 Year Old Baseball
Player Pitch. Uses Jacobs (back corner field by cul de sac), Fenway (second field on right when you drive in), The Polo Grounds (on right, furthest field in back of Fenway with blue Rotary sign), and Crosley Fields (On right, behind Dalton Field and batting cage).
BATS - Athens Sandlot follows Little League's Bat Rules
SOFTBALL REGISTRATION (Date on Homepage)
6,7,8,9,10,11,12 Year Old Softball
Athens Rec Center
6, 7, 8 year olds are individual registration. They will participate in evaluation day and be assigned a team. A parent or parents from the team are expected to coach the team. So if you are willing to coach please mark your players form. No experience is necessary. At this age it is more about learning the game. Most of the children will not have played before. But this is a volunteer program where the backbone of the program are parents who volunteer their time to coach. If you haven't done it before don't let that stop you. 90% of it is getting everyone to the field on time and then making sure all the kids get to play!
10u & 12u Softball will be team entry this year. Teams should based by school district. If interested in coaching, please organize a team and notify Ron Lucas who is the softball commissioner. Looking forward to having more teams this season for the girls! Team cost is $400 per team.
Everyone is encouraged to find a team to play on and coaches are urged to take players from their school district who are not on a team. We will have sign ups for those who cannot find a team but players are encouraged to find a team in their school district. If there are enough extra players to form a team, a parent or parents will be expected to coach that team.
Athens Middle School (7th & 8th Grades) register thorugh the Athens Middle School. There is no Sandlot registration for these grades.
BATS - Athens Sandlot follows ASA Bat Rules
III. UNIFORM SIZING
Sample uniforms will be available to try on Registration Day. Players are encouraged to try on these uniforms since uniforms CANNOT be returned.
IV. AGE DETERMINATION
Player's age division is determined by how old he/she is on the date above of this season.
BASEBALL IS PLAYERS AGE ON APRIL 30th OF THIS YEAR
For baseball, assume a player's birthday is on May 1st. If player is 10 years old on April 30th, and turns 11 on May 1st, he is 10 years old for purposes of league play at time of registration. (This follows Little League Rules )
SOFTBALL IS PLAYERS AGE ON JANUARY 1st OF THIS YEAR
For softball, assume the player's birthday is on January 2. If player is 10 years old on January 1, and turns 11 on Janaury 2, she is 10 years old for purposes of league play at the time of registration. (This follows ASA rules).
WE NEED COACHES! NO PRIOR EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
We couldn't run the program without volunteer coaches! And you might learn something along the way too! Help make Sandlot an enjoyable experience for the kids! We strive to teach fundamentals. We hold a coaching clinic to help provide you tips and drills for you to use with the players. Don't think youi know the game? New players don't either. And the rules are a little different at the beginning 8u level. You can learn together!
If you are interested in coaching:
1. Complete a COACHING APPLICATION (go to homepage for link)
2. Attend the mandatory meeting. See homepage for schedule.
3. Complete the web concussion training. It is mandatory for anyone coaching in Ohio. Submit your certificate of completion to your head coach before you start practices. If you have not completed it you cannot coach.
4. Make coach $10 application fee check payable to Athens Sandlot.
Coaches are kept with their players. Generally there is one head coach and two to three assistant coaches per team. Coaches who were selected will be notified. Head coaches are required to help with Evaluation Day and team selection held later that day.
Coaches are reminded that this is an instructional league. Every game is not the world series. We strive to teach the kids the rules of the game, fundamentals, and good sportsmanship. Remember, these kids will be talking about Sandlot games when in high school and beyond! Help be part of making some good memories!
VI. BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN SAME DIVISION
If there are Brothers or Sisters of THE SAME LEAGUE AND AGE DIVISION, please note their brother/sister's names on their registration form and we will try to keep them together on the same team.
For example, if Joe and John Smith are both playing 10u Baseball, on JOE Smith's application write on top "JOHN SMITH - BROTHER- 10u". On JOHN Smith's application write on top "JOE SMITH - BROTHER - 10u." This will help us match up siblings to keep the two on the same team.
VII. TEAM SPONSOR AND OUTFIELD BOARD APPLICATION
If you are interested in sponsoring a team or would like an outfield board, please contact a board member.
It is easy to get caught up in the excitement! But we ask everyone to remember the following:
1. These are Kids
2. Kids abilities range from 1st time players to veterans
3. Coaches Volunteer
4. Umpires are Human
5. This is not the World Series
6. This is not the actual Reds/Indians/Insert Team here playing
ATHENS SANDLOT PROMOTES SPORTSMANSHIP!
HELP THE KIDS HAVE FUN AND GET BETTER!
WE SET AN EXAMPLE ON HOW WE WANT KIDS TO ACT!
DON'T EMBARASS THE KIDS! THEY ARE TRYING THEIR BEST!
REV. 1/26/2019 George McCarthy