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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 their 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 Spring, as sunset creeps later into the evening, we are able to practice with each age group one evening a week.  Practices will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings.  In practice, ballplayers are grouped with kids their own age as they go through a variety of stations designed to improve a variety of skills and techniques.  We believe that by keeping the groups small and the rotations short ballplayers are able to learn a great deal, stay focused, and have fun.  While the skills and drills are often repeated, coaches are able to modify their stations as the ballplayers learn or to match different abilities.


During games, Single A ( for 1st and 2nd Graders ) will have coaches pitching, and at the beginning of the season they'll pull out a tee after a third strike to keep the games going and everyone engaged.  These are our youngest ballplayers with many playing in their first competitive game situations.  There will be plenty of teachable moments, smiles, big hits, and nice plays in the field

Double A may start the season with coach pitch, but will quickly transition to pitching machines throwing nothing but strikes to our 3rd and 4th graders.  The machine will throw harder than the coaches did in Single A but will also put the ball in the middle of the strike zone every time.  As the ballplayers adjust to the ball moving faster, both towards the hitters and coming off their bats, they will be asked to think the game a little faster as well.  Our coaches will be frequently reminding them of how situations affect where the ball should be hit or thrown, while also letting them know that working through tricky moments is the best way to build the instincts that every great ballplayer has.

Triple A is for the oldest ballplayers in the Developmental League and is when we believe they are ready to begin pitching and catching themselves.  While this may slow down the pace of play, as pitchers and hitters alike get used to walking and striking out more frequently, this is the perfect age to learn how to throw strikes as a pitcher, how to receive, block, and throw as a catcher, and  how to make sure one is swinging at strikes as a hitter.  These ballplayers are also old enough to develop an understanding of how to respectfully talk with umpires and how to deal with perceived bad calls at the plate.  We will encourage everyone to play lots of positions, and while no one will have to pitch or catch if they don't want to, they are skills that everyone should be familiar with.  While we understand that games will go slower with kids pitching, the coaches will be there to keep the pace as quick as possible.  If and when a 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 Developmental League will play on Saturday afternoons from April 6th through June 1st.  

The cost for the Spring Developmental League is $675 and includes a jersey and hat.

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.


We'll start on April 6th and end on June 1st with no games on Memorial Day weekend

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