This is an instructional league designed to teach the fundamentals of the game. A ball is pitched to the batter using a pitching machine if available, otherwise the coach will pitch. No score will be kept. This level will use an 11" softball for the game ball.
All practices/games will be played on Mondays and Wednesdays in the months of May and June. Teams will be shared in April. Complete schedule will be made available after mid-April.
Teams at this level will be supplied with a Tee (for hitting), balls, batting helmets, catcher gear, and two or three bats.
Players should dress comfortably to run and slide (softball pants or joggers). Players may wear tennis shoes or cleats. Each player will need their own glove. It is optional for a player to bring their own helmet and bat.
We recognize that all players develop at different rates. Also, you as the parent are your child's most important teacher. Below are the goals that we have set forth that we believe are age appropriate and would like to work towards.
Dugout, Batter’s Box, Home Plate, Pitcher’s Circle, Tee, Know Name of All Positions, Foul Ball, Strike, Ball, Strike Zone, Force out, Tag out, Flyball, Hitting and Throwing form.
How to hustle on/off field, How to run bases, Know how to field & throw correctly, Back-ups, Dugout behavior, Sliding, Base coaches, Moving when ball is hit, Get lead runner out, Force out vs. Tag out, Taking a good swing with proper mechanics, Pre-pitch movement, Proper base running, Warming up in the on Deck Circle, Sportsmanship & Manners- being a great teammate.