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Majors (Ages -10-12)


Mission:

The Major League is a competitive league for 10, 11 and 12 year old players to increase their knowledge and sharpen their skills of the game of baseball to compete at a higher level. There is a mandatory playing rule for all kids to help ensure playing time for all to develop and grow their baseball skills. This division includes regular season league play (Typically between 12-15 games) between the local teams, and culminates with an end of the season, double elimination tournament. Continue developing skills like fielding, throwing, catching, hitting, pitching, stealing bases, sliding and baseball situations. As with all leagues this is intended for the children to have fun while learning the rules and fundamentals of baseball.

Discuss goals for the season with entire team at the first practice.   Stress the importance of a positive attitude and hustling on and off the field (no walking).  Good teammates should be rewarded.  There should be a ZERO tolerance for disrespecting coaches, umpires and their own teammates.  Throwing bats and gloves is unacceptable.   Bad attitudes can be infectious to the rest of the team and should be addressed immediately.

Throwing:

o   One knee drill and follow through over opposite leg

o   Balance drill to throwing

o   Mechanics of hand behind head and throwing arm even with shoulder or slightly higher all aligned.

o   Lead with elbow or glove toward target. 

o   Stride out (towel drill)

- Fielding:

o   Pick ups

o   Short hops

o   Quick hands (good for middle infielders)

o   Fielding pad.

o   Catching with 2 hands as much as possible

 

Hitting:

o   Negative move (avoid bat wrap)

o   Hands inside the baseball (long swing)

o   Knob Drill

o   Tee work great for repetition

o   Teach kids about counts 3-0 during practice.  If they swing in game no need to yell at them.
Have discussion with them after the at Bat.

Base running:

o   Running through the bag at 1st base. 

o   Running to other bases (rounding the bases)

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

o   Tag up on pop flies

o   Sliding

o   Sliding into home plate – Required!

o   See and hear base coaches

Positions:

o   Teach the positions on the field

o   Reinforce positions with experienced players and new players.

o   Start to teach backing up throws to all bases (OF)

o   Backing up pitchers with guy on 3B (SS or 2B)

o   Cut offs (who is cutoff and who covers what bases)

o   Catcher Development

o   Pitcher Development

o   In game situations                       

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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