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Meridian Police Activities League

Volunteers Needed for Baseball Committee

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING THE 2024 SEASON

Hello Baseball Friends,
We here at the Meridian Police Activities League hope you all had a Merry Christmas and a
happy holiday season. As the new year begins, we turn our attention to the upcoming baseball season. Registration will be open on February 1, 2024, and it will be here sooner than we think.  As you know, The Meridian Police Activities League believes that we have made a positive difference in our community and are dedicated to serving our city and its youth with strong recreational youth sports activities. It is our strong volunteer base that makes our programs the success that it is today. Through the efforts of our volunteer coaches, committee members and team parents, the Meridian Police Activities League has been recognized locally and
nationally as an outstanding youth sports program.  However, as our children grow and mature, they graduate out of the program and move on to
high school and other programs. When the children leave, so do our volunteer parents. It is just part of how youth sports works. In the past few years our baseball program has lost valuable volunteers due to this fact, and simply have had trouble replacing them.  
In 2023 our baseball program was run by one person. ONE! And although she did an excellent job, it is just not possible to continue to run a program with only one highly dedicated individual. Our baseball committee should have a minimum of 6 members, 10 members would be ideal.

We are asking each of you to strongly consider joining the Baseball Committee. Without volunteers the program could be dropped. We certainly do not want that to happen. We would hate to disappoint the children who rely on PAL baseball to participate in that sport. As a volunteer we ask you to invest very little time in the program, but the return you receive is immeasurable.  For more information, please contact Tonja Reidy at [email protected] for more details.
We look forward to hearing from you and you joining team.
Sincerely,

Baseball Player Equipment

Typical Baseball equipment or gear players need includes:
Glove/mitt
Protective cup (especially for catcher, pitcher, infielders)
Cleats or tennis shoes (no metal spikes)
Pants (typically white or gray, but color may be a team decision)
Socks
Bat (optional, PAL provides each team with a few bats)
Helmet (optional, PAL provides each team with a few helmets)

Meridian PAL provides each player a team jersey and hat.

TENTATIVE DATES & SEASON INFO 2022

Meridian PAL Baseball

Meridian PAL reserves the right to close registration prior to posted dates without advance notice. To secure your place on a roster it is recommended to register early.


Registration Fees      
T-Ball-Coed (ages 3-4) $79 
Coach Pitch-Coed (ages 5-6)      $89 
Prep Minor/A Ball-Coed  (ages 7-8) $105 
AA Ball-Coed (ages 9-10) $105 
Late Registration Fee $40

Dates for 2024

2/01/24

Regular Registration Opens

4/1/24

Regular Registration Closes

4/2/24

Late Registration Opens - $40 Late Fee

4/12/24

Late Registration Closes

4/27/24

Coach Meeting--Mandatory--TBD

 

Rosters and Equipment Distributed

Players will be contacted by their Coaches after this meeting

4/29/24

Practice may begin following coach meeting

5/21/24

Season Games Start - two games per week (All Games are played at Heritage Middle School)

 

One game on either Tuesday or Thursday

 

One game on Saturday

6/22/24

Regular Season Ends - T-Ball & Coach Pitch - turn in equipment

6/25/24 -6/29/24

Tournament Week - A & AA only


  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

MPAL Baseball Rules


Meridian PAL Baseball Rules Handbook

Coaches and players are responsible for knowing all of the rules in the handbook - no exceptions.

Inclement Weather

Meridian PAL games are seldom canceled due to weather, however games may be canceled by the League during severe storms or when determined necessary by league administration.

In the event of lightning prior to or during the game, the game will be stopped immediately and will be delayed up to 15 minutes. Should more lightning occur within that 15 minute delay, then the game will be abandoned.

In the event of rain or some other storm, we will assess the fields and determine if they are playable. If not, we will notify teams that are scheduled for that time slot that their games are canceled. If we do cancel the first round of games that doesn’t mean the whole day is canceled. We will continue to assess the fields as the day progresses. If you don’t hear from us that your game is canceled, then please plan on being there. If a team doesn’t show up to their game, they will be considered a forfeit.

In the event a game is abandoned in A, AA or AAA. If the game has had 3 full innings, the game will be considered completed and the score will stand. If the game is in the middle of an inning and has to be abandoned, the final score will revert to the score at the end of the last full inning. If the game is abandoned prior to the completion of 3 innings, every effort will be made to reschedule the game, which will need to be replayed in its entirety. PAL cannot guarantee all games will be rescheduled.

Age Divisions


Age Cut-Off Date
The age used to determine the age group of your player is their age as of May 1st of the current playing year.  

T-Ball
Ages 3-4
This is an introduction to playing t-ball. The scheduled game time will be for introducing and coaching baseball basics like throwing, catching, and hitting the baseball off a tee while playing against another team.

Coach Pitch/T-Ball
Ages 5-6
This division introduces players to hitting a baseball pitched from the coach. If players cannot hit one of six balls thrown by the coach, they will hit from a tee.

Prep Minor/A Ball
Ages 7-8
This division is the introduction to player pitch baseball. When the player pitcher reaches the allotted amount of walks (3) or hit batters (2) for that inning, the offensive coach will pitch the remainder of the inning. 

AA Ball
Ages 9-10
The AA division is a player pitch only division. See official rules for pitching guidelines. 

Proof of Age: Meridian PAL reserves the right to require proof of age by birth certificate. Any player, parent, or coach violating Meridian PAL rules or code of conduct is subject to immediate dismissal from the league. 

Buddy Requests
During the registration process, players can request to have one player on the same team. So, if you want to be placed on the same team as another player, please write their names down as “buddies” and make sure they will play in the same age group. We will do our best to honor these requests. Players registering late are less likely to have their requests honored.

Play-Up Requests
No play ups are allowed. Play downs are not allowed either.

Location of Games
All games are played at Heritage Middle School

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Meridian, Idaho 83680

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