Kids coaching kids for over 60 years: in Fairfax County, Virginia

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This is my first year in Tball.  What do I need to know?

Schedule -- The Spring regular season starts in late March or early April and generally runs through the first or second week in June. The Fall season starts in late August or early September and generally runs through the end of October. Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the first games. T-ball teams play one game per week on Saturdays and have one practice on the same weeknight each week. No games are scheduled on the weekends associated with Fairfax County's Spring Break, Memorial Day, Labor Day or Columbus Day Weekend. Games are subject to a time limit - no new inning shall start later than 1 hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or completion of the last legally started inning.

Equipment -- At a minimum, your child will need a baseball glove. The League will provide a uniform shirt and hat. He or she will also need baseball pants and socks, but you should hold off purchasing these because the coach may want to coordinate with the color of the shirt. Boys will also need to wear a protective cup while playing (even Tball). The League supplies helmets for those who do not wish to purchase their own. Baseball cleats become routine at the AA level and above and, as players make a longer term commitment to the sport, they usually have their own helmet and bat.