Mini Minor Division
6-7 year olds (in grade 1)
The Mini Minor Division is designed for new and returning players. The fundamentals in the “Intro to Baseball” format are continued with skill development and a fun game environment. Skills developed include: Throwing, Catching, Hitting, Running and Teamwork. During the weekly Practice Sessions, Team Coaches are provided lesson plans and league supported coach assistance. Practices are all teams together with skill building stations.
Games will be played on Saturdays on a rotating schedule. Every player bats every inning and is encouraged to try all fielding positions. At the beginning of the season, the ball is placed on a tee rather than pitched. As the season progresses, players will learn how to hit from a slow pitching machine with softer baseballs. Players will also learn the concept of “outs” and competitive play is introduced. No standings are kept at this age group.
There are 8-11 players on each team. A Team shirt (uniform) is provided. Friend requests are permitted and we do our best to accommodate at least one friend request per player.
Season schedule posted online by April 1st, 2021.
2 sessions per week:
- 1 Practice on Thursday evenings at 5:30pm or 6:30pm
- 1 Game on Saturday afternoons at 3:00pm or 4:30pm (confirmed time sent by the Team Manager by April 1st) - **currently not allowed according to provincial health order, additional practice instead
There are no sessions on the Easter and May long weekends.
Each parent is required to help out with their child's game on a rotational basis. The duties include bench parent and snack duties for the Saturday game sessions. Duties will be assigned by the team manager at the beginning of the season. Training can be provided if required. Your commitment is appreciated and helps make our league run more smoothly.
T-Ball Field Location
All practices and games will be played at Maple Grove Park (6800 Balsam Street).
Equipment / Gear Required
· Baseball Glove