Tee-Ball is the division for the youngest players in our league. Tee-Ball is for players ages Pre-K 4, 5 & 6, who are trying baseball for the first time and may have very little knowledge of the rules of the game and very little experience with baseball or ability to perform the basic skills of the game of baseball. Our goal at this level is to introduce the children to the rules of the game and foster their interest and enjoyment of the game.
Coaches at this level need a high level of enthusiasm and patience. At this level, teams practice once a week (on a week night) on the fields behind Roosevelt School for one hour and have a game each Saturday morning at the Roosevelt School for about an hour. At practices and at games, parents should be encouraged to participate and time should be spent at every practice working on throwing and catching with as many adult participants as possible so the players each get as many chances to throw and catch the baseball as possible. At games, we do not keep score and in truth, outs are infrequent (if three outs are not made, innings end when every player on the team has batted).
The goal is for the players to practice the basics of the game: throwing, catching, and hitting off a tee while also learning basic rules about base running and fielding. After a year in T- Ball, players should know the different ways to make an out (tagging a runner who is not on a base, tagging a base for a force out, fielding a ball and throwing to a teammate who is on a base, and catching a ball in the air). After a year in T Ball, players should have established the ability to hit a ball off a T and improved their ability to throw to a teammate as well as improved the hand-eye coordination involved in catching a ball in a glove. Most players will spend two years in T ball before moving on to the next level, which is known as Minors.
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