Grade at registration – 1st and 2nd, (older 2nd graders may opt to play up) *Teams are announced at the end of April/early May.
Goal: Our goal is to have fun while adding more elements to their game for continued development.
Focuses should be on expanding knowledge of hitting, base running, throwing, defense.
Introduction to the basics of pitching and catching.
Once the team has been introduced to the proper catching mechanics:
a player may choose to catch during a game and must wear OYS helmet, facemask, and chest protector.
League: this is primarily an in-house league. *Some possible participation from close neighboring communities. Travel would be very minimal.
Season: End of May-July. Coaches may opt for additional practices at the team's discretion and field availability.
Field Location: Brooklyn, Legion Park.
Coaches: Parent coach from a roster of players (training provided).
Softball/soccer cleats are recommended
Helmets and bats available to use if you don’t have your own
*Balls are provided (10” softie softball)
Game length: 60 minutes. No new innings started after.
Hitting: 5 pitches, if no hit, then hit off the tee. No walks.
Pitching: Coach or Assistant coach will pitch, and the coaches are also the “umps” (close call/tie goes to the runner).
Must wear a helmet to bat and run the bases.
If a player gets out, they go back to the dugout, (a change from t-ball in order to promote progression in learning the rules of the game.)
Play stops when the ball gets back to the pitcher.
The inning ends with 3 outs or once through the batting order.
Batting order stays the same for the whole game (but should change game to game.)
Fielding: players shouldn’t play the outfield two innings in a row if possible, rotate positions each inning. Can play with 4 in the outfield, and 1 player at the pitcher's position as the coach pitching will not field the ball. *Coaches are allowed on the field for defensive assistance and coaching.