Baseball & Softball
City of Middleton Recreation Programs
The City of Middleton Recreation Department offers Introduction to Baseball and Introduction to Tee Ball programs in the summer for youth ages 4 to 7. These programs are offered one time per week at Parisi Park and focus on instruction and play. Recreation staff provide instruction. Find the program information on Rec Desk and in our summer program guide (not yet released for 2021).
West Middleton Baseball & Softball Leagues: 2021 Season
The Town of Middleton has contracted with the City of Middleton Recreation Division to manage its baseball and softball programs for youth aged 8 and under. This includes Tee-ball, Baseball 101 (formerly called Coach Pitch), Softball 101 (formerly called Girls' Softball Little Brewers), and Machine Pitch. These are all volunteer-parent lead programs.
***Program Modifications may need to be adjusted due to Social Distancing Guidelines. We will update families after May 1 with information on current program guidelines***
Teams will play a six game schedule with four scheduled practices and two scrimmages to prepare for the season. Practice and game start times vary between 5:30 and 6:45pm at Pioneer Park. Click the program code in the table below for additional program information and to register.
West Middleton Program Overview & FAQ's
For the 2021 season, the Town of Middleton has contracted with the City of Middleton Recreation Department to manage all programs for kids aged 8 and under. This includes: T-ball, Baseball 101 (formerly called Coach Pitch), Machine Pitch and Softball 101 (formerly called Girls' Softball Little Brewers).
All home games will continue to be played at Pioneer Park. Practices and games start time vary between 5:30 and 7:00pm. All West Middleton Baseball/Softball Programs are introductory programs, so score is not kept. All players bat and play an equal amount of time in the field. In addition, coaches are on the field to facilitate teaching. All Players will receive a tee-shirt & hat/visor with registration.
This is an all-volunteer parent lead program. Parents are strongly encouraged to participate in practices and games. The more involvement the parent has, the more fun it will be for the child.
The Softball 101 program is a developmental league for players ages 6-8. This league is a player’s first exposure to live pitching using an 11" soft shell softball. Pitching is done by coaches to ensure safety and to adjust to each player’s ability. Games/Practices will take place on Monday & Wednesdays beginning the week of May 17th.
The Baseball 101 program is a developmental league for players ages 6. This in house league is a player’s first exposure to live pitching but still uses a softer baseball. Pitching is done by coaches to ensure safety and to adjust to each player’s ability. Games/Practices will take place on Monday & Wednesdays beginning the week of May 17th.
Machine Pitch Baseball is a league for players ages 7-8. A pitching machine will be used to pitch to the players while they bat. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminish, making the game safer and helps improve the playing confidence and ability of all participants. Games/Practices will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning the week of May 17th.
The Big Red Bat Tee Ball League a program for boys and girls ages 4-5. This program is designed to introduce the players to the game and start to develop their basic skills. No score is kept and the primary emphasis is placed on the kids having FUN! All players bat and are in the field every inning. A BIG RED BAT (plastic) will be used along with a wiffle ball. A softer baseball and/or tennis ball will be introduced as the season progresses and confidence gains. Games/Practices will take place on Tuesdays & Thursdays beginning the week of June 15th.
.***Program Modifications will be made with the most current Public Health of Dane County Guidelines. We will update families with any changes and send out those guidelines after May 1***