Coaches of teams playing their last scheduled game today are requested to return ALL of their team's equipment to our shed (by the parking lot at Franklin School) immediately after this evening's game. Please check and remove all personal equipment before returning unless donating it to our ball program. All donations of usable equipment are graciously accepted.
Welcome to our new Stanley Park website! This website gives us the ability to communicate better with everyone in the organization and all our ball teams and participants. We hope you'll be as excited as we are over this undertaking and use it to keep informed about your team and in contact with your team-mates. There's a mobile app as well! Your contributions - photos, articles, news, etc. are all welcome and solicited. Work with your team's representatives: coaches & web-admin volunteers to keep in touch and record some history.
Since the mid-70s, there has been T-Ball in Stanley Park (except during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and, unfortunately, 2021). Since taking over the responsibility for running it, it's been one of The Optimist Club of Stanley Park's major programs --- and still is! Our Ball Program has branched out to our current offering which includes Blastball, two levels of T-Ball and two levels of 3-Pitch. Each league is based on age with an overlapping year at the upper & lower ends of the age bracket to accommodate players of different skill levels, interest, maturity, etc. All play is co-ed at the recreational level.
Are you interested in umpiring? We pay youth to officiate at our games. Visit our Umpires, Scorekeepers & Supervisors for more information and set up an account using the link on that page when we're open to accepting registrations. (Same time frame as for players.)
Please browse the site and then, hopefully you're interested in joining us, you can register online! We open registration for our 2023 season in December 2022.(We are uncertain as to what safety restrictions and protocols will be in force for 2023 but there were many changes in effect for our 2022 season. Our goal is to open registration, in December 2022, but only after we have assurance that we'll be authorized to have permits to play and can schedule games.
For general information on our past 2022 season please click here.
In 2019, we had 45 teams involving over 520 players, 130 to 170 coaches (& assistants), numerous additional volunteers and 37 umpires & scorekeepers to keep things organized. We hope you'll want to be involved. The Covid-19 Pandemic forced us to cancel our 2020 and 2021 seasons but we did get things rolling again on the diamonds in spring 2022 with numerous modifications due to pandemic concerns. If you want to join us and participate in our 2023, we encourage you to complete the registration process as soon as you can after we start accepting registrations in December. While details have yet to be determined, we anticipate each team to be required to operate within policies and protocols necessitated by health and safety concerns. each team should probably have two adults dedicated as "Compliance Officers" heading up a committee of volunteers to ensure that all safety mandates and protocols are being adhered to and that play proceeds safely. It's likely the new reality.
Sunday Sept 25: Forecast to clear this afternoon --- should be able to play tonight!
Regardless of conditions, equipment is to be returned: immediately after the game or, if cancelled, between 6 and 6:30 pm.