7th Annual TBL Opening Day Schedule on Saturday, April 7, 2018
TBL Machine Pitch, 8's & 9's players only!
8:00 Set up and prepare for the day’s festivities, food, banners, PA system, booths, spirit table, etc.
8:30 Teams (8) arrive for warm ups-optional, coaches will decide how long their team should warm up and communicate to their parents.
9:15 Teams are lined up and ready for ceremony. Coaches need to have all their players. Volunteers will assist in line up along 1st and 3rd base lines.
9:18 Music and Entrance of Teams
9:20 Announcer (Kale Gilmore) greets crowd, announces lineup and nicknames (kids step forward and wave hat). Kale directs crowd to activities
9:40 Mayors Presentation
9:43 National Anthem and Color Guard Presentation
9:48 Ceremonial First Pitch
10:00-11:30 Game 1- start
10:45 Teams arrive for warm ups-optional; coaches will decide how long their team should warm up and communicate to their parents.
11:20 2nd group of teams are ready for ceremony. Coaches need to have all their players. Volunteers will assist in line up along 1st and 3rd base lines.
11:30 Hard Stop, first games will end, teams need to quickly exit field/dugouts
11:33 Music and Entrance of Teams
11:35 20 minutes to greet, announce players, direct crowd to activities
11:55 Shawn Williamson defines the purpose of PCA patches
11:58 National Anthem and Color Guard Presentation
12:03 Ceremonial First Pitch TBD
12:15 2nd round of games start
Vendors and activities will be available from 9AM-2PM.
If you are scheduled for the 12:15 game come early and if you are scheduled for the 11:00 game, stay after to enjoy all the fun activities.
Coaches be flexible and roll with the day. Please adhere to hard stop game time. Your help in organizing your team will keep us on schedule. Let’s have fun and really make Opening Day a special event for your kids and parents!