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Jan, 2024

Quickball Spring of 2024 --Schedule and FAQs

Below is the schedule for the teams, and FAQs. If you did not get the chance to sign up, we will open registration for the fall in late June or early July.

Ants Markward at 9 AM

Beetles Markward at 9 AM

Bumblebees  Markward at 9AM

Cicadas  Markward at 10 am

Spiders  Markward at 10 AM

Centipedes  Markward at 10 AM

Crickets Markward at 10 AM

Fireflies Palumbo at 9 AM

Skeeters Palumbo at 9 AM 

Silkworms Palumbo at 9 AM

Glow-Worms Palumbo at 9 AM

Grasshoppers Palumbo at 10 AM

Hornets Palumbo at 10

Caterpillars Palumbo at 10 AM

Weevils Palumbo at 10 AM 

For more information on Quickball, see the FAQs below:
What is Quickball?

Quickball is a fast-paced, active, and inclusive introduction to baseball for three and four year olds (born May 1, 2019 to April 30, 2021).  The program and equipment are specifically designed for the youngest children, for a fun and engaging learning experience focused on fundamentals like running the bases, hitting a pitched ball, catching, and throwing.  

When is Quickball? 

Quickball is once per week for forty-five minutes on Sunday mornings at either 9 am or 10 am and you can note your preference on the registration.   Opening day is Sunday April 7th, and we go every week except Memorial Day weekend until closing day on June 9th.  

Where is Quickball?

Quickball teams play at Markward Field, at approximately 26th & Pine Streets or Palumbo Field, at 10th & Fitzwater.  Once your child is on a team, he or she will play at the same field at the same time every Sunday.  You can express a preference when you register, but we cannot guarantee your field preference, even if you live particularly close to one field.  

What does my child need to bring to Quickball? 

Nothing, other than clothes that can get dirty. No gloves or cleats are necessary or part of the program.  Your child will receive his or her own Quickball bat and ball to take home, and each week will receive an All-Star Character Education card related to the lessons of the week.  Your child will also receive a jersey and hat.  

Can I request my child be on the same team with a friend? 

Yes.  We cannot guarantee that friend requests will be honored but we endeavor to grant as many as logistically possible.  

When do I need to register?

You must register at least by March 8, 2024 when we will close registration, unless we hit the maximum number of participants before then.  We recommend registering as soon as possible – every year someone forgets to register their child and misses the deadline, and then they have to wait until next season.  

Do we make up rainouts? 

No, we cannot make up rainouts.  Field space in the city is limited and it is not logistically feasible to get teams together on days other than our scheduled Sunday mornings.  

How do I register? 

Go to and create an account.  Creating an account is free and does not obligate you to sign up for anything.  Once you create an account, create a profile for your child, and then Pee Wee/Quickball will appear as an available program.  Click on the link for that, and follow the prompts to register.  Please make a note of friend requests, field preference, and time preference in your registration.  The cost is $175.  

Why should I sign up to coach Quickball? 

Because your kid will be proud you are the coach of the team, it's a ton of fun, and it's a great way to make friends and be involved in your community.   No coaching or baseball experience is necessary or even relevant.  Commissioner Ned will hold a clinic before the season starts to walk through everything you need to know, Quickball provides easy-to-follow practice plans, and there are even reference videos for coaches.  This is NOT about trying to win a little league world series, its about building community and helping kids learn to have fun in a group environment.  If that appeals to you, please strongly consider signing up to coach.  We particularly need “head” coaches.  “Head” coach is not what you think of at older divisions, you do not really need to make any “coaching” decisions like traditional baseball, it's more like being a primary point of contact.  

To sign up as a coach, go to, log in with the same login credentials you used to sign-up your child.  Then go to your account, and follow the volunteer tab on the left.  In registration, we do require a background check for volunteers.  Here are the links to the two background checks: 

PA Child Abuse Clearance: 

PA Police Clearance:

These do not take long, the child welfare clearance is valid for five years, and you can use these same materials to volunteer for many youth organizations (they’re even applicable to chaperone a public school field trip). 

How do I contact the Commissioner with questions that are not covered here?

[email protected]

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