Youth baseball sign-up set for April 1-15 at South Central

Published 5:18 pm Saturday, March 28, 2015

Austin Youth Baseball registration will have April 1 to April 15. You can register at South Central Athlete at 110 Fourth Avenue NE.

A child is eligible to play if they are between the ages of 7 and 15 by June 1, 2015. All participants are guaranteed at least three full innings of play each game. Players will not be notified of their team until at least May 25. Please do not call South Central or any of the board members about teams until after May 25. All games start at 6 p.m. and will play two games per week. Requirements for participating in Austin Youth Baseball are your child arrives five minutes prior to practice, and 15 minutes prior to games.

Attendance is mandatory unless the coach is notified that the player will not be there. Registration cost is $30 per player. Maximum of $50 per family during the sign-up period.

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Anyone who registers after the cut-off of April 15, will be charged late registration of $35 per child with no family discount. This fee will be accepted only if there is available space in their division.

Other dates to look for in April are:

•April 10: our summer brochure should come home with students from school.

•April 24: Arbor Day – plant a tree. Spruce Up Austin will plant three trees.

•April 25-26: Free Austin All Stars Baseball tryouts for U12, U13 and U14 at Todd Park South Complex.

•April 25: Community Pride Day, volunteer to pick up trash in parks and public places.

•April 27: Deadline for Adult Softball and Adult Kickball team registration.

•April 29: Mandatory meeting for Adult Softball team Managers.

Information on the above items can either be picked up in the Park and Recreation office, found on the city website or our Facebook page.

We have sent letters out to our managers from last year for the men’s and co-ed softball as well as co-rec kickball team managers.The registration deadline is Monday, April 27. You will need to have your entry fee, roster and player fees paid for by 5 p.m. on that day. Softball leagues will have a mandatory league meeting on Wednesday, April 29. Co-ed is at 5:30 p.m. and men’s at 6 p.m. in the Park and Recreation office. If you were not a manager last year and would like to form your own team, call our office for the information or like us on Facebook as we will have that information there as well.

Sand volleyball is scheduled to start on Monday, May 18. Managers will receive information in the mail and we will also put information on Facebook if anyone is interested in forming a team. Players must be 16-years-old by June 1, 2015 and will need a parent’s signature for the roster. The team entry fee is $20 plus an $8 player fee. Roster is limited to 12 players by Thursday, May 7.

The next public skates at Riverside Arena will be held 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Sunday March 29; 6:45 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31; 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday April 4 and 1 to 2:45 p.m. Easter Sunday. Make it a family event. The cost to skate is $4. If you need skates; we have rentals for $1.

Watch Facebook and check the city website at for the calendar.

If you are interested in renting an hour of ice we will have ice into April so call our office for available hours. We have had birthday parties or get together with friends and family for some ice skating.

Did you know the active outdoor recreation industry touches over 8 percent of America’s personal consumption expenditures — more than 1 in every $12 circulating in the economy? (Source: The Active Outdoor Recreation Economy)

Liking us on Facebook “Austin Park & Recreation Department, Austin MN” gives you updates. The City of Austin website is at for more Department info. Park & Recreation Office; 121 4th Avenue NE.