The Coach Pitch division is the second step in the youth baseball and softball program of MYBS. Players in this division are league age 7 years old. For more information regarding league age. Players who are league age 6 and 8 years of age may also participate in this division if there is space available, but players 7 years of age have first priority. At this level teams will usually be formed by the elementary school they attend. This division is purely instructional with the emphasis on continuing to develop the fundamental skills of baseball such as hitting, catching, throwing and base running. The ball will be pitched by the coach and a stronger emphasis will be placed on learning and playing by the rules to get your child ready for the next level of play. Since this is an instructional division, scores will not be kept during games and there will be no division winners or an end of season tournament. The season typically starts in mid-April and goes until the 1st week of June.
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT: Probably the most important thing to remember is that very few kids on a Coach Pitch team will know how to play the game properly. Heavy emphasis should be placed on having fun and learning the game.