By Kathy Chouteau
Richmond Little League Baseball & Girls Softball is welcoming sign-ups for the 2023 season at an event Sat., Oct. 1 from 1-3 p.m. at the Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), 2200 Macdonald Ave. in Richmond. Organizers advise families to enter RPAL on 23rd St. through the first gate and then exit out the 2nd gate; they also suggest that their payment and forms be ready at that time.
The league, which works in partnership with the RPAL and the City of Richmond Community Services Department, serves boys and girls ages 4 to 16 years old. Practices for the 2023 season for both baseball and girls’ softball will start Sat., Jan. 7, while full team practices will begin Sat., Feb. 4; games kick off in early March.
Organizers caution that “no one will be put on the roster” until they are officially signed-up and their fees are paid.
Families unable to make Saturday’s sign-up event can also register their children Monday through Friday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at RPAL at the address listed above.
League fees are $80 per player for Tee-ball for boys and girls ages 4-6, and $160 for baseball and softball ages 7-16. Fees for families with siblings—specifically brothers/sisters—are $130. Fees include a one-year membership to RPAL.
Families should fill out the medical release form, code of conduct form and RPAL membership form, in addition to paying their fee in full. Volunteers also need to complete the code of conduct form as well as the volunteer form.