Sign-ups for youth baseball and softball — T-ball, Farm/Minor League, Little League and Babe Ruth — will be Monday, March 4 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Oceanside West High School cafeteria (use front school entrance as the gymnasium will in use for wrestling practice).

Required forms for Little League will be available on sign-up night (player registration, medical waiver, etc).

Birth certificates are required to try out for Little League, so bring an official copy to either sign-up night or to tryouts.

There also will be a list for volunteer opportunities this spring season.

The season timeline will look like this: March 4, sign-ups; March 23, Little League tryout; first week of April, Little League practices; third week of April, Little League games begin; last week of April, Farm League evaluations/practices begin; first week of May, Farm League games begin; Mid-May, T-ball begins; Mid-May, Babe Ruth baseball tryouts; and Early-June, Little League playoffs (other levels conclude season).

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