(Patrick D. Rosso/Boston.com)
Snow may still be on the ground, but the Dorchester/Roxbury Little League is already getting players ready for the 2013 season.
Now in its 54th year, the league, which calls Dorchester’s Harambee Park home, is looking to add new, eager young athletes to its roster.
“Not only does the league get kids out of the house, but it keeps the kid’s involved with each other,” said John Gordon, president of the league. “We try to impress values, like family and academics on the kids while they have fun playing baseball.”
The league is open to both boys and girls ages 4-18 from Mattapan, Dorchester, and Roxbury. It cost $50 to register for the season, which includes the price of uniforms.
The season officially starts April 1st and runs until July, but coaches and parents are already practicing with the youth for the season at Boys and Girls Club of Boston on Talbot Avenue.
Free training sessions for the young ball players will be held on weekends until April, when the league starts outside practices.
For players ages 4-8 the practices will be held Saturday from 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
For players ages 9-12 the practices will be held Saturday from 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m.
For players ages 13-18 the practices will be held Sunday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
All pre-season practices are held at the Boys and Girls Club of Boston, located at 15 Talbot Ave.
For more information or to register a child, visit the group’s Facebook page or contact John Gordon at (617) 799-9423