Fast Pace - Quality Coaching - Competitive Games

We believe our Developmental League provides the perfect blend of instruction and competition while limiting the amount of time spent traveling to different fields and the lack of activity that plagues youth baseball.

Our practices are a fast-paced balance of technical instruction and dozens of repetitions of hitting, throwing, defensive, and base-running drills.  Ballplayers are encouraged to play a variety of positions with everyone being allowed multiple opportunities in the infield, outfield, on the mound, and behind the plate.  We work on building arm strength and developing the accuracy needed to be an effective pitcher. 

We keep the games fast paced and engaging by encouraging hustle, focusing on the mental aspects of the game, and ensuring that lots of strikes are thrown.  There is always a senior coach in the middle of the field umpiring, teaching, and attending to the pace of play.  Other coaches man each dugout where they work with one team to review previous plays, at bats, and to make sure that their team is aware of whose turn is coming up in the order and each ballplayer's upcoming defensive assignment.   

In the Fall, the Developmental Leagues' schedule will be adjusted to match the earlier sunset times.  Since there will not be time in the evenings to run practices, the first three weeks of the Fall Developmental League will be heavy on learning the fundamentals and spending time going through stations to help our ballplayers improve their skills, with some time devoted to competing in modified games.  The last five weeks will be all fast paced games, that will still stop when the coaches see something that the team needs to learn from. 

The Developmental Leagues focus on hitting and defense.  As we get later into the season we hope our Double A and Triple A ballplayers will have the opportunity to get on the mound in game situations.  If that ballplayer struggles to throw strikes, the senior coach will step in and pitch to ensure the pace of play does not decrease.  When the next batter steps up, the coach steps back behind the mound for the young pitcher to try again.  Our coaches are very mindful of their players' emotional states and work to ensure that these potentially upsetting situations are seen as part of their growth as ballplayers.

The D League has three divisions. A Ball for 1st-2nd graders, AA Ball for 3rd-4th graders, and AAA Ball for 5th-6th graders.  

Most weeks we will play on Saturday afternoons, but due to scheduling conflicts at St Albans there will be a couple weekends where we'll play on Sundays

A Ball will play from 2:15 - 3:45.

AA and AAA Ball will play from 4:00 -  5:45.

We'll start on Saturday, September 10th and end on Saturday, November 11th with no games on October 8th for Indigenous Peoples Day.

The cost for the Fall Developmental League is $450 and includes a jersey and hat.