Ages 8-13

spring baseball league

The information below pertains to the spring 2018 league.

Updated information for 2019 will be posted closer to the beginning of the season.


Machine Pitch Baseball is a great way to continue to develop the fundamental skills required to be a baseball player while helping prepare children for their future participation in sports as well as life.

The league is co-ed and open to boys and girls from 8-13 years old (age as of 3/1/18).  The league will consist of at least 2 age divisions with the exact age split to be determined based on registration numbers(usually 8-9-year-olds and 10-13-year-olds). Also, since we are a recreational league, we ask all our coaches to have their players play varied positions throughout the season. The registration fee is $70.


To help create equally skilled teams, there will be one mandatory (please go ahead and place this on your calendar now) evaluation night on Tuesday, February 27th from 5:30-6:45. Players will only need to bring a glove.

Team Placements

Since Colonial Sports Ministry has grown to more than 3000 participants annually, we are no longer able to accommodate every request. However, we can:

  • Allow you to select one night you unable to practice
  • Allow your children to play on the same team of whomever you invite (as long as they have never participated in CSM)
  • Do our best to have siblings practice on the same night


  • Practices begin the week of March 26th and will conclude the week of May 14th.
  • Teams will  practice once per week on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening
  • Players will practice at either 5:00-6:15 pm or 6:15 – 7:30 pm.
  • Because of possible family scheduling conflicts, you will be able to exclude one practice night
  • Each practice will include a 10-minute team meeting and devotion
  • Practice days will remain the same for the entirety of the season.
  • Practices will not be made up if inclement weather causes a cancellation. (please view our complete weather policy)

Practice Map


2018 Spring Game Schedules

8-9 Baseball
10-13 Baseball

Game Field Layout


Required equipment includes:

  • A glove
  • Tennis shoes or rubber cleats (recommended)
  • Black baseball pants without pockets

Jerseys, hats, balls, bats, and helmets will be provided. We will play on a lined field which will include team benches for the players and an outfield fence.

Rules and Helpful Materials

Machine Pitch Rules2018 Spring Baseball Calendar
Parent/Coach HandbookConcussion Symptoms

Coach's Corner

Machine Pitch Coach RegistrationMVA - Ministry Volunteer Application
General Coach's Meeting VideoMachine Pitch Coach Video
Coaching 101Coaching 102
Baseball Lineup Tool


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