Day League Player ProgressionUpdatedSunday March 15, 2020 byDerek Olsen.
BYLB DAY LEAGUE PROGRESSION:
Tee Ball (Ages 5-6)
Tee Ball is generally the first introduction to organized baseball for most players. Wiffle ball maybe a good place to start. The primary objective by the end of the season is to ensure that each player has FUN and a "positive experience" with baseball, desires to play again the following year, and has successfully demonstrated the skills listed below.
Rookie Ball (Ages 7 -8)
A safety ball will be used to start with since this will be the first-time children will be pitched to versus hitting off a tee. As with T-Ball, the primary objective at this level is to ensure that each player has a FUN and "positive experience" with baseball, desires to play again the following year, and has learned the skills listed below.
Minor Baseball (Ages 9 -10)
The Minor level is where the players should recognize situations and understand "HOW BEST" to make certain plays. As with Rookie Ball, the primary objective is to ensure that each player has FUN and a "positive experience" with baseball, desires to play again the following year and has learned the skills listed below with the emphasis on "HOW BEST".
Major Baseball (Ages 11 -12)
The primary objective at the Majors level is the same as the previous levels with emphasis on preparing players for advancement. The Majors level is both competitive and instructional with more emphasis on instructional than competitive during the regular season. It is critical that the managers and coaches of this division provide sound training and position rotations for all players. Besides building upon the skills taught to them at the preceding levels, players should successfully demonstrate the following skills:
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