Baseball Coordinator: Patrick Williams
Program Philosophy & Overview
The Rock Hill Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department strives to offer quality programs that emphasizes participation, skill development, sportsmanship, and fun in a whole supportive environment. PRT is also dedicated to providing a safe environment for those participating in youth sports programs run by the City. Learn more about Safety Initiatives.
Youth Baseball is offered in the spring for ages 5-13 and in the fall for ages 8-14. Practices are held on local ballfields on weekday evenings and some weekends. Approximately 2 practices are held each week. Games are held at Hargett Park on weekday evenings with two games scheduled each week.
Fall Age Group Divisions*
11U: Ages 8-11
14U: Ages 11 - 14
(11-year-olds may play in either age group)
* Registration brochure will specify the age cut off date.
Spring Age Group Divisions*
Co-Ed Tee Ball: Ages 5-6
Co-Ed Coaches Pitch: Ages 7-8
Youth Baseball: Ages 9-10
Youth Baseball: Ages 11-13
*Registration brochure will specify the age cut off date.
Spring registration typically begins at the end of January and fall registration typically begins at the beginning of August. The registration fee includes uniforms, and a mandatory sports insurance, which remains effective for all city-sponsored athletic activities within that calendar year. Participants are responsible for their own equipment. To register, you may complete the form for each child and mail with a check, or you can come to one of several PRT locations to sign up. First time participants will need to present a copy of a birth certificate to register. Registration Details
A Skills Evaluation will be held for all players. This process assists staff in creating balanced teams within each age division. During Skills Evaluation, players will run through a series of basic drills to allow staff to access their experience level. The date and time of the Skills Evaluation will be specified in the Registration Brochure.
Team Notification & First Practice
After teams are assigned, you will be notified by your coach as to your team’s practice schedule and practice location.
Team photos are typically made on a Saturday morning during the season.
Season & Game Schedules
Your coach will provide you with a game schedule. Season and game schedules are also posted to the PRT Sports League Schedule webpage.
Decisions to cancel games will be based on current weather conditions and/or field conditions. Normally, games will not be cancelled until near the scheduled starting time. As soon as games are cancelled, the decision will be posted to the weather line. If PRT determines that weather and/or field conditions necessitate the cancellation of practices, the decision will be posted on the weather line. However, a coach may decide to cancel a practice due to weather independently of PRT. If this is the case, the coach will contact players to let them know. Weather Line: 803-325-2699.
Code of Ethics
All parents and/or legal guardians will be required to sign a Parents Code of Ethics.
Coach or Sponsor a Team
PRT often relies on the support of volunteers to deliver programs to the community. Find out how you can support the youth sports program by becoming a coach or team sponsor. Learn More