Fall Intro to Travel Baseball League
09/15/2019 12:30 - 10/13/2019 2pm
Grades Ages 6, 7 & beginner 8's
We are excited to announce that for the first time we will be running a Fall Intro to Travel Baseball league. We have had many requests for a fall session and we are looking forward to getting started. We have condensed format to to two teams and all games will be played inside to guarantee we don’t run into problems with weather . The details are listed below, as is the history and goals for the ITB Program.
Why The current landscape of beginning baseball has not been a productive way to introduce the sport to young kids. 12 to 15 players per team where kids get 1 at bat in an hour is not productive and not fun. We started a youth baseball league that moves at a fast pace to keep kids engaged. Our goal is to create game situations that can be taught on the fly and prepare kids for higher levels in the years to come. The biggest goal is to get the players excited about playing again next year, at whichever level that ends up being.
Who The league is designed for youth/beginner players as an alternative to beginner little league, and Tee ball. Target ages are 6,7, and beginner 8 year olds. VSTC Staff coaches will run the teams. Players can sign up individually and be assigned to a team or groups of players can also be brought in together to form a team or part of a team.
Games will consist of 90-minute sessions:
15 min: defensive warm up/practice with team
15 min: offensive warm up/practice with team
55 min: coach pitch game
6 minutes per ½ inning or 3 batted outs whichever comes first (strikeouts do not count as outs)
7-8 players per team
No outfielders – Outfield play is not a priority at this level. The skills will still be taught in all of the instruction settings, but eliminating the positions will keep the players engaged, keep at bats coming quickly, and focus on the infield play.
Positions: 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, P
Catch net and target will be used as strike zone
Fence will be put up 10-20 feet behind the infielders (outside only, facility boundaries will be used inside)
Sunday early afternoon games
12:30 to 2pm
Sunday Games – Varsity Shop Training Center