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Complete Program Listing: Intro to Travel Baseball – Summer Practice and August League

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Intro to Travel Baseball – Summer Practice and August League



Program Details

Age Group

Grades Ages 6, 7, beginner 8 year olds




Our 5 man Intro to Travel Baseball (ITB) League just finished its first spring season.  It has been a huge success and the players improved each week.  The original specifics of the league are listed below.

To build on the progress of each player throughout the summer we are adding two options.

ITB Summer Practice 

Practice will consist of skill development, agility work, and game play.  It will be an extension of the mid week practice currently offered in the league.

Who – ages 6, 7, beginner 8 year olds

Where – VSTC

When – 11am to 12:30pm

Tuesdays 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31

Cost – $100

ITB August League

The August League will run the same way as the current league, see the description below.  30 minutes of practice followed by an hour of game play.

Who – ages 6, 7, beginner 8 year olds

Where – Oakland Christian HS

When – 6pm or 7pm start times

Tuesdays 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28

Cost – $150

ITB Summer Practice and August League

Bundle the two programs together and get a discount

Cost – $225



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 want to start 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.  Volunteer Parent coaches will run the teams with facilitation from VSTC Staff. Players can sign up individually and be assigned to a team after spring training.  Groups of players can also be brought in together to form a team or part of a team.

What       Spring Training – two weeks of 90-minute camp with our instructors designed to teach players rules, functional skills, and run simulated indoor games.

Games will consist of 90-minute sessions:

15 min: defensive warm up/practice with team

15 min: offensive warm up/practice with team

60 min: coach pitch game (may progress to kid pitch by the end of the season)

6 minutes per ½ inning or 3 outs whichever comes first

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

When      Spring Training Camps: 4/8, 4/15

Sunday afternoon Games: 4/22 to 6/10 (no games the week of 5/27)

*Additionally, we will offer a weekly practice run by our staff on Thursday evenings during the league, separate from the league fee.  The practice sessions will reinforce the skills of the league and get players used to a typical travel ball schedule

Camp Details: Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, 4/26 to 6/7

Where     VSTC – Spring Training and Practice

Sunday Games – Oakland Christian High School



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