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What is the time commitment for baseball?

The regular season lasts approximately six weeks starting the end of March or early April for the Spring and early September for Fall.  Weather permitting, practices start a couple of weeks prior to the first games.  End of season Division level League-based tournaments usually run for one week. With the exception of T-ball, teams play two games per week, one on a week night (games start at 6:00 or 6:30) and one on Saturday. T-ball generally only plays one game on Saturdays. Teams generally practice once or twice a week depending on the Division also.

At the Minor League level, all games are subject to time limits. For T-Ball, no new inning shall start later than 1
hour and 15 minutes after the scheduled start time and the game terminates after 4 complete innings or
completion of the last legally started inning. For A-AAA, no inning will begin later than 1 hour and 50 minutes
after the scheduled start time for the game. For A-AAA, Managers generally want players to arrive 30-45
minutes prior to the scheduled start of the game.

In the Spring, Majors teams play six innings unless one team is ahead by 10 or more runs after the fourth inning of play.  Majors coaches generally want players to arrive one hour prior to the scheduled start of the game.

District 10 All Stars Tournament games run from mid-June to mid-July, depending on the team’s success
(double elimination). Two weeks prior to the first scheduled game, the Leagues announce All Star players and practices begin. All Star Players likely have a practice or game almost every day of the week during tournament play.