T-Ball is designed for boys and girls in Pre-K & K (4 years old if comfortable playing sports). Players learn the fundamentals of the game over an 8-week period from professional coaches who are assisted by area college and high school players.
During the first several sessions the players rotate throughout a series of learning stations designed to make them comfortable with all basic aspects of the game. Team concepts, along with scrimmages, are introduced gradually over the course of the program. Girls will be introduced to the fundamentals of windmill pitching.
Parents, who may also learn a lot from the coaches, are expected to stay during the sessions, help with the drills and become coaches themselves. All the players will get a chance to play at Yogi Berra Stadium. The emphasis on the program is learning and having fun.
We hope to begin the Coach Pitch Program early April.
Coach Pitch is designed for kids in 1st & 2nd grade. After reviewing some of the fundamental skills during the first two weeks, the players move quickly to scrimmages and games. Kids will be assigned to teams and will have a schedule for pratices and games. League standings are not kept but this program is much more game oriented than T-Ball. Parents usually serve as coaches but there are always professional coaches, college and high school players on the field to help with the practices and games. This disivision wll also have a chance to play at Yogi Berra Stadium near the end of the season.
Girls are welcome to play in this program but softball will not be taught . MBSC has a coach pitch Softball division that is primarily for girls.
Coach Janifer Sends Jamar Ricketts Around the Bases