Coach Pitch (Ages 6-7-8)
The Little League® Coach Pitch Program focuses on the fundamentals of baseball, and is designed to build a solid foundation for becoming a successful ballplayer, including the “emotional fuel tank.” Each week, players work on the fundamentals of the game, while continuing to tout the importance of team-building and chemistry.
At the Coach Pitch level, the Manager or Coach serves as the pitcher for all innings. A safety ball will be used for Coach Pitch since this will be the first-time children will be pitched to versus hitting off of a tee. When necessary, the coach may determine that a player should hit off of a tee to finish their at bat.
This division is primarily for 6, 7 and 8 year old's who have successfully demonstrated all of the Tee Ball skills. As with Tee Ball the primary objective at this level is to ensure that each player has a positive experience with baseball, and desires to play again the following year.
LITTLE LEAGUE AGE DETERMINATION*
Your player’s league age is determined by the Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® Age Charts. The dates for baseball and softball are different, but each determines the division in which your Little Leaguer will play this season. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. The Age Determination Date for a Little League Softball player is the actual age of a child as of January 1 of the current year.
Practices typically start 1-2 weeks prior to the first game. The regular season typically starts in early April and runs through mid-June.
Each team plays approximately 8 games per season, depending on the number of teams.
Practices occur 1-3 weeknight per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager. Practices typically last 1 hour.
LGLL provides a T-shirt jersey and a cap.
What equipment does my player need?
Fielding face mask - Softball
Batting helmet (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Bat (optional, coaches can help you determine right length and weight)
Teams usually consist of 7-10 players, a volunteer manager and one to two volunteer coaches. Parents are encouraged to help out during practices. Teams are formed by the Player Agent with consideration taken for coach and friend requests; however, we do not guarantee that all requests can be accommodated.