Division - 8U-9U
Player Birth Years
- 8U - 2015
- 9U - 2014
Players learn to hit from a ball “pitched” by a pitching machine, with a maximum of 6 innings per game.
Players will continue to develop their primary baseball skills such as hitting, base running, fielding, and throwing, with a concentration on having fun in a team environment. There is a continuous batting order and the 3 out rule is introduced at this level.
Players are placed on teams by the division coordinator to create evenly balanced teams while attempting to honour as many special requests (for teammates or coaches) as possible. The goal is to promote individual and team development, while also introducing moderate levels of competition. Scores and standings are only recorded in tournaments. Umpires are also only used in tournaments.
At the 8U level base paths are set at 60 feet. A softer version of a hardball is used.
8U is a "house" league so there is no travel required.
The season starts in April and finishes towards the end of June.
- Batting helmet with chin strap
- Baseball glove
- Bat (not required but bring your own if you have it)
- Runners/cleats (plastic cleats only)
- Protective Jock/Jill
- Water Bottle (no sharing allowed)
- Bag (to carry equipment)
Game and Practice Days
Below are the expected days for 8U-9U. The times are TBD until teams are organized.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays
Mondays, Wednesdays & Sundays