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Tee Ball 

Tee Ball provides an introduction to the game of baseball for first time players,
typically players ages 4 and 5. Basic principles of base running, throwing, hitting,
and catching are taught in a fun and safe environment. There will be one weeknight
practice and one Saturday game each week. Having fun is stressed as much as
learning the fundamentals. Hitting is taught using a tee with the hope that players’
abilities progress throughout the season; with the goal to expose players to coach
thrown pitches by the end of the season. Tee Ball is the perfect starting level for
your player, especially if this is their first attempt at tee ball/baseball, or their first
organized sport activity. Target team size: 9. Games: Each player bats and plays the
field every inning. Practice and Game Times: Approximately 1 hour each. Please
see the FAQ section here for more information.


Home Field: Lee District #1 & 3
Commissioner:
Ryan Orme
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Coach Pitch

Coach Pitch is geared towards players, generally ages 5 and 6, who have completed
at least one season of Tee Ball (formerly Micro Tee Ball). Coach Pitch teams practice
one weeknight and have one game, typically on Saturdays, each week. Players at
the Coach Pitch level should be prepared for coach thrown pitches at the start of
the season. Sportsmanship and fun are stressed while simultaneously introducing
players to more rules of the game. No score is kept during games but players are
introduced to “outs” both while playing defense and batting. The fundamentals of
base running, throwing, hitting, and catching/fielding continue to be taught in a fun
and safe environment. Target team size: 10. Games: Each player bats and plays the
field every inning. Practice and Game Times: Approximately 1 hour each. Please
see the FAQ section here for more information.
 

Home Field: Lee District #1 & 3
Commissioner: Ryan Orme

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Rookies - Machine Pitch 

 

Machine pitch baseball for players age 7 and 8. Younger players should have at least one year of coach pitch prior to playing in this division. Rookie Ball is equivalent to A Ball in Little League programs. The baseball is pitched at about 35 mph typically by a Blue Flame/spring loaded pitching machine and 10 Players play defense with 4 outfielders. Players are placed on teams based on elementary school boundaries. Players should expect one practice during the week and a game on Saturday. Scores and standings are kept to help transition into competitive playing but the emphasis is on skill development and learning all the defensive positions. For a breakdown of the developmental and advanced leagues within the Rookie division click here.

Home Field: Virginia Hills/Lee District #2
Commissioner: Matt Sams

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Minors NL - Intoductory Kid Pitch 

As an instructional division, players in the Player Pitch Division are encouraged to pitch and play the position during games in order to prepare for the next level.  As an introduction level, the amount of player pitching will be more controlled than the pitch counts for the Minors Division.  In general, the following pitch count rules for players will be in place for the Pitching Division:

  1. 6 days rest between games pitched
  2. 3 inning or 50 pitch limit per game, whichever is reached first
  3. 9 inning or 150 pitch limit per season, whichever is reached first
  4. Participation in a partial inning, counts toward the total season inning limit

Target Age: 8 years old (preference prior Rookies Machine Pitch experience. 7 year old players can play in this division with  approval  of the Division Commissioner).

Further details of the format during the games will be provided by your coaches, but it will be limited to the 7 pitches per batter as currently imposed with the exception of foul balls on the final pitch.

Further details of the format during the games will be provided by your coaches, but it will be limited to the 7 pitches per batter as currently imposed with the exception of foul balls on the final pitch.

Players will be 100% assessed for the Intro Kid Pitch Division (similarly as in the past with former Rookies AL).  All players must attend the assessmentto for consideration in this Divsision.  The league recommends a minimum of one season in the Machine Pitch (NL) level before assessing for the Player Pitch (AL) Division of Rookies. 

Home Field: VA Hills/Clermont #1, TBD
Commissioner: Christian Allen // Rick Jandrain (incoming)

Email:  minorsNL@pbsl.org


Minors AL Baseball 
Minors Baseball is kid pitch baseball for players age 9 and 10. This division is equivalent to AA Ball in Little League. Emphasis is on teaching baseball fundamentals and developing pitchers and catchers. Run limits and other rules are used to keep games moving and allow kids an opportunity to learn multiple positions. Games are 6-innings and limited to 2 hours 15 minutes. The field is set for 60 foot base paths and the 46 foot pitching distance. Teams are selected by tryouts and draft by the Managers/Coaches. Players should expect 2 practices and 2 games per week. Scores and Standings are kept and post season play includes a playoff. 

Home Field: Clermont #1
Commissioner: Doug Clift
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Majors 50/70 
Competitive baseball for players age 11 and 12. The games are played on a larger field with 70 foot base paths and 50 foot pitching distance using Major League Baseball rules (lead-offs, steals, etc). This division is designed for the kid who wants a bigger baseball challenge and to prepare for the transition to the 90’ baseball at age 13. Typically, teams consist of 12 players and have 2 practices and 2 games per week. 

Commissioner: Jason Knowles
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Babe Ruth 90' (13-15 year old)
Designed to introduce 13-15 year olds to 90' baseball. This division is open only to 13-year olds. Teams will play against other 13 Prep teams from neighboring Babe Ruth organizations.

Home Field: Clermont #4
Commissioner: Tom Sklopan, Jr.
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