Two final sign up events for the 2014 season have been announced by Fulton Kiwanis Baseball Director Derek Lyons.
Sign ups will be done from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday May 22 at Lanigan Elementary School and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the same night at Granby Elementary School.
Lyons said Kiwanis Baseball will be heading in a new direction this season.
He and his group of supporters will be striving to turn its Kiwanis baseball and softball programs into more of a learning experience. Fulton varsity baseball and softball coaches will be used to help players learn the proper mechanics and throwing, catching, fielding and batting techniques.
Lyons said games will still be held but the program will focus more on skills development.
The 2014 Kiwanis Baseball Season will begin the week of June 30 and end the week of Aug. 4. Participants can expect activities two nights a week, which include a practice session of station work with varsity and junior varsity coaches.
Games will be played following the practice sessions and on another night of the week as well.
This season, Kiwanis will feature five different leagues. They are:
** T-Ball League (eligible to boys and girls ages 4-6)
** Grasshopper Minor League (coaches and umpires pitch in this league which is eligible to boys ages 7-9)
** Grasshopper Major League (eligible for boys ages 10-12).
** Girls Softball Minor, in which coaches and umpires pitch to girls ages 7-9
** Girls Softball Major, girls ages 10-12.
In terms of participation eligibility, the ages indicated are based on how old a player is on June 24.