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Farm (Ages 6-8)


Mission:

The Farm league is an instructional league intended to reinforce and strengthen the fundamentals of baseball learned in tee-ball while increasing the level of competition for children ages 6, 7, and 8. Skills such as throwing, catching, hitting, and base-running will be reinforced while new skills such as fielding will be introduced. During the game, coaches and assistant coaches will pitch to players. If the player is unsuccessful at hitting the pitch after a number of attempts, an adjustable tee will be brought in for the player to hit from. As the season progresses, outs will begin to count and it is expected that players will be able to hit pitched balls at a more regular rate. Emphasis is always placed on making sure everyone; players, coaches, and parents; are enjoying themselves and having fun during the season.

 

Skills & Drills: (Stations - (break into groups to limit standing around)

Throwing:

o   Proper technique and ball grip should be reviewed.

o   Teach throwing to 1st base

o   Teach throwing to other bases

o   Review when it is a force out or a tag play.

                                               

Fielding:

o   Ground balls

https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/infield-play-glove-position/

o   Field ball in front of them (bat in front)

o   Pop Ups- use soft balls to start and then move on to hard balls.

https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/catching-pop-ups-fly-balls/

o   Catching- review the proper way to catch a ball being thrown at them

 

  Hitting:

o   Bat grip,

o   Bat position

o   Balanced stance

o   Tee work station

o   Pivoting back foot (Squish the bug)

 

Base running:

o   Running through the bag at 1st base. 

https://www.littleleague.org/university/articles/running-first-base/

o   Running to other bases.  Make sure they know they cannot run through other bases like 1st base.

o   Review when to run and not run (pop ups vs ground balls)

 

Positions:

o   Teach the positions on the field

o   Start to teach backing up throws to all bases

Contact

Goffstown Junior Baseball
League ID# 2290107 Site designed by Matt Marquis 1/2018, PO BOX 43
Goffstown, New Hampshire 03045

Email: [email protected]

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