A FUN INTRODUCTION TO BASEBALL FOR AGES 2 – 7
Lil’ Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running. Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used to teach your child the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.No equipment is needed for mascots and minors. Baseball gloves are recommended for Majors and Hall of Famers.
What to bring to class
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2 – 3.5 Years
Mascots classes are designed for children to begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that introduces basics of the game. Children will learn simple base running and base recognition, how to hold a bat properly and make contact with the ball off a tee, throwing overhand, and fielding with two hands. At the same time, children will be developing hand/eye coordination, agility and social skills such as following instructions and taking turns.
3 – 4 Years
The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game. Children will learn simple base running, the proper stance and swing for hitting, how to point, step and throw, and how to field with two hands. They will also learn simple game situations and continue to develop hand/eye coordination, agility and social skills such as teamwork.
4 – 5 Years
The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned previously, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations. Children will learn proper base running and sliding techniques, hitting from a pitch, throwing with proper motion for distance and accuracy, how to field with emphasis on staying in front of the ball, catching pop flies and various offensive and defensive game situations.
Hall of Famers
6 – 7 Years
Hall of Famers classes are designed to help children continue improving their fundamental skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball. Children will learn proper base running techniques, hitting with focus on proper five-step form, correct throwing mechanics, proper fielding techniques for catching line drives and pop flies, and additional game situations.