View our 2020 South Metro League Back to the Ballpark Guidelines below or download the PDF here.
The Tee Ball League is for boys and girls ages 5 years old by scheduled practice start date or currently in Kindergarten. This program is designed to emphasize fun, participation and teamwork. Girls and boys will be combined. Volunteer coaches are used for this program.
The Recreation Baseball/Softball Leagues are for boys and girls Grades 1st through 9th Grade. This program is designed with an emphasis on fun, participation and teamwork. Participants are guaranteed playing time in the field and at bat. We use volunteer coaches and they are allowed to bring in five kids to their roster. The rest of the roster will be completed by a blind draw by the Parks and Recreation office. Scores are kept during the games and are tracked throughout the season. Each child receives a participation award at the conclusion of the season. This league is part of the South Metro Sports Group so some divisions may travel to other cities to play games.
Location: Recreation Park
|T-Ball Kindergarten Co-Ed||$75|
|1st/2nd Grade Girls Coach Pitch||$85|
|1st/2nd Grade Boys Machine Pitch||$85|
|3rd/4th Grade Girls Player Pitch Softball||$95|
|3rd/4th Grade Boys Player Pitch Baseball||$95|
|5th/6th & 7th/9th Grade Girls Softball||$95|
|5th/6th & 7th/9th Grade Boys Baseball||$95|
Register by: Friday, August 7 at 5 p.m.
Location: Recreation Park
Raymore Parks & Recreation is offering a new league called the Social League. The baseball, softball and tee ball social league is for children in grades kindergarten through 4th grade. This program is designed for children of all abilities with an emphasis on fun! Scores and standings will not be recorded. Participants are guaranteed playing time in the field and at bat. We use volunteer coaches who are allowed to bring their own children on the team. The rest of the roster will be completed by a blind draw by the Parks and Recreation office. Each child receives a participation award at the conclusion of the season. Teams will receive a six game season and only practice once per week.
Location: Recreation Park & Memorial Park
|T-Ball Kindergarten Coed||$55|
|1st/2nd Grade Girls Coach Pitch||$65|
|1nd/2nd Grade Boys Machine Pitch||$65|
|3rd/4th Grade Girls Coach Pitch||$75|
|3rd/4th Grade Boys Machine Pitch||$75|
Register by: August 7
Find all team schedules online at www.teamsideline.com/raymore.
2020 Fall Independent League
Raymore Parks and Recreation is offering a league for Independent teams 8U through 14U. The eight-game season will be played in South Metro are locations. Both boys and girls divisions are available. Individual teams responsible for USSSA sanctioning. Games will be played on weeknights. First place trophies will be given to league champions. Teams are responsible for their own uniforms, equipment and team registration forms and player rosters. You can pick up registration packets at Parks and Recreation office or download here.
Registration Deadline: August 14
Registration Fee: 8U - $850
9U-14U - $1050
2020 South Metro League Back to the Ballpark Guidelines
The following guidelines will be implemented at all City of Raymore parks and in our share-play divisions within the South Metro Sports League for the upcoming baseball/softball season or until no longer necessary as recommended by the Cass County Health Department.
Facilities will make every attempt to provide dugouts with hand sanitizer for the teams to use before, during and after the game.
Extended dugout areas will be established for teams to implement social distancing guidelines during games and practices.
Each team will provide a volunteer to sanitize team equipment (i.e. bats and helmets) using approved disinfectant wipes during games and practices. Teams will be responsible for providing their own sanitizing supplies. It is strongly recommended that players use their own equipment if possible.
No team huddles. Coaches are responsible to implement social distancing guidelines when conducting team meetings and/or communication during practices and games.
Pre-game conference will be at home plate. Only one coach per team and no players at the pre-game conference. Umpires will be stationed behind home plate and coaches in front of home plate outside the batters boxes of their respective dugouts. No handshakes.
All divisions will be modified in the following ways to adhere to the guidelines of the social distancing: a) Catchers will be positioned at a starting point six feet back from the front of the plate; b) No leadoffs, to help with social distancing; c) Umpires will call balls and strikes from behind the pitching rubber to adhere to the social distancing guidelines; d) Game balls will be exchanged between hits as necessary or during half innings to sanitize the ball.\
At the conclusion of the game, teams will line up on the first base and third base lines corresponding to their team dugout for a sportsmanship “tip of the cap” in lieu of the traditional handshake. This should be initiated by the coaches and umpires.
Spectators are expected to follow the CDC recommended social distancing guidelines.
The League recommends that all parents bring their own chairs and not use the bleachers to help adhere to the CDC recommended social distancing guidelines.
Concessions: Concessions will be available at Recreation Park in a limited capacity with prepackaged snacks and drinks only and no sunflower seeds or bubble gum at the games.
Game Schedules - Raymore Parks and Recreation staff will adjust the field schedule on game nights to provide as much distance between spectator areas as possible.
Protocol if we have a participant/spectator testing positive:
- The South Metro League of Cities will make every attempt to notify all registrants impacted by a positive COVID-19 test, as directed by the Cass County Health Department.
- Upon notification, the registrants will have the responsibility to notify any spectators traveling with them in case of a positive COVID-19 test on that team.
- The Cass County Health Department will assist and provide guidance as necessary.
Raymore Parks & Recreation in cooperation with the South Metro Sports League of Cities reserves the right to add to or lessen the restrictions of these guidelines as recommended by the Cass County Health Department.
These guidelines are meant as precautionary measures to enable us to get back to the ballpark. If these rules are not followed by spectators, players and/or coaches, the Parks and Recreation staff may ask the individual to leave the facility.