Goal: At this level, live player pitching is used exclusively. This is the second year of player pitching. Pitching skills are taught to all who would like to learn and batters are taught defensive batting techniques.
Base running becomes an intricate part of the game. There are three outs per side per inning witha regulation game consisting of six innings.
Rotation rules are in effect and enforced to ensure all players receive an equal opporunity to play field and outfield positions. Limits on inings pitching per game are also enforced. Everyone is a winner with success measured on the progress of each individual player and their level of enjoyment.
Note: a 8 year old may be moved up based on playing history and/or coach recommendation
General Ground Rules:
Player pitch only
Pitching distance: 43'
NO score is kept, NO standings
End of the year tournament
All players must play infield and outfield every game
Free defensive substitution
Inning ends when all players have batted OR 5 runs OR 3 outs are made
Minimum play - no player may be on the bench more than one inning