Baseball

BASEBALL

Ages 8-13

The information below is for the Spring 2019 season.

Details for 2020 will be updated 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 3/1/19).  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. Registration for this league will close at 11:59 pm on Monday, February 25th.

 

Registration Forms

Machine Pitch Coach Registration

Game Schedules Spring 2019

Machine Pitch 8-9 Year Old Game Schedule

Machine Pitch 10-13 Year Old Game Schedule

Evaluations

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 26th from 5:30-6:45. Players will only need to bring a glove. In case of rain on 2/26, our rain make-up date will be on Thursday, February 28th.

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 will

  • 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 it is their first time participating in the Colonial Sports Ministry),
  • And do our best to have siblings practice on the same night.

Practices

  • Practices begin the week of March 18th and will conclude the week of May 13th.
  • 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

Game Map

 

 

Equipment

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 Rules2019 Spring Machine Pitch Calendar
Parent Coach Handbook - SpringConcussion 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

Devotions

Week 1 - Genesis 1:1

Week 2 - Romans 3:23

Week 3 - Jeremiah 17:9

Week 4 - Titus 3:5

Week 5 - 1 Peter 3:18

Week 6 - 2 Corinthians 5:17

Week 7 - Galatians 2:20

Week 8 - Romans 1:16