Coach Pitch (6-7)
Players bat against "live" pitching thrown by one of the team's coaches from a distance of 40', as it is our belief that hitting live pitching, rather than a pitch thrown by a machine, ultimately leads to better hitting development by teaching players to hit balls thrown in different locations at varying speeds. The objectives of the Coach Pitch Division are to teach children the rules of baseball, improve their basic skills, teach teamwork and sportsmanship, and to have fun. The coach pitches to their own batters. Total score and standings are not kept. A higher priority is placed on playing with friends, neighbors and school associations. Rosters may be composed of between 12 and 14 players. Games will be on 2 of the 3 days offered depending on which days you select. The no preference option allows the league to even the amount teams in each division and is appreciated. Note to parents: Coach Pitch season starts a bit after the other divisions, so expect things like hearing from your coach, team assignments, etc. to lag a bit behind when it comes to Coach Pitch. This is normal. Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.