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-Instructional: Is for 1st time or very young 3 and 4 year olds. They learn the basics of the game. They use “throw down” bases on a real baseball field to shorten the base paths. Offensively each team will bat every player 2xs. Runs scored and outs are not counted. Players hit off a Tee. Defensively, you try to get as many outs as you can, teaching correct baseball fundamentals. There are no Umpires in Instructional.
-Coach Pitch/T-Ball : Is for 5 and 6 year olds. The coach will throw the 1st 2 pitches to the batter from his knee or sitting on a bucket approximately half-way between the pitcher's mound and home plate. If the batter is not successful at putting either ball into play, they will then get to use a Tee. If they fail to put the ball into play on their 1st swing off the Tee, but make contact with the ball, then they get one more swing. If they miss the ball completely on their 1st swing, or fail to put the ball into play on their 2nd attempt, they are out. Runs scored and Outs are kept in this division.
-Rookie: Is for 7 and 8 year olds, and the 1st time they get to hit a ball thrown from a pitching machine. They get 4 good pitches to put the ball into play, otherwise it will be considered a strikeout. Kids will begin learning the concept of stealing bases.
-Minors: Is for 9 and 10 year olds and is where the kids begin to pitch themselves.
-Majors: Is for 11 and 12 year olds where the kids stealing becomes more advanced, as well as the pitching; paying attention to pick-offs, balks and pitch selection.
-Prep: Is for 13 to 15 year olds and is as close as possible to pure baseball rules with few modifications.
-Seniors: Is for 16 to 18 year olds and follow pure baseball rules. More than likely this will include travel to other ballparks within Polk County and beyond.