Rising Stars Baseball 2016

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The Rising Stars Baseball Program, a division of Ponte Vedra Athletic Association Baseball, is in its 10 season for 2016.  Created to give girls and boys 8 –15 from the Jacksonville area who are unable to "SHINE" in the traditional little league an outlet to have fun with baseball, build self confidence, teamwork skills and lasting memories and friendships.  By creating ability-specific levels and a high coach to child ratio, Rising Stars Baseball is able to support a range of abilities; from mild coordination concerns to moderate gross motor planning challenges.  For kids that have been apprehensive about baseball, or didn’t feel they were skilled or coordinated enough, Rising Stars is also a great way to start playing the game.

After two instructional practices the kids will be playing baseball in a "sandlot" format; each level will be split into two teams from kids attending that week.  Players will rotate positions by inning, and length of game will be determined by time. Siblings within the age range are also encouraged to play.  Players/Families can choose to participate in as many weeks that work for them.  To accommodate families’ busy schedules there will only be one practice or game per week, limited to 90 minutes. After the initial two practices, six games will be played throughout the spring.

The cost to participate is free as a result of the generosity of our sponsors Microsoft, HEAL (http://www.healautismnow.org), UBS (http://financialservicesinc.ubs.com/fa/jonathanawad/), and the Greenwood School (http://www.greenweeodjax.org), and numerous individual supporters. All sessions will be held at Cornerstone Park, located at the southern end of Ponte Vedra just off A1A. Practices are held January 23rd and 30th.  Games will begin February 6th and run through March 12th.

Contact Contact Coach Bob at 904-859-9606, or bob_culliton@outlook.com

Please view the broadcast when Rising Stars Baseball was selected as the Team of the Week by Channel 4's Sam Kouvaris
at: http://www.news4jax.com/sports/team-of-the-week/rising-stars-baseball-team-gives-opportunity/24945110
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