Ballplayers ages 5-6 learn hitting and fielding fundamentals in a supportive team environment. Young athletes hit the ball from a batting tee which is height-adjusted for a level swing, batting in order through the line-up for the entire game. The primary goal is to begin to instruct young players in the fundamentals of baseball in a supportive team environment.
Spring season games begin the last week of April and generally last to the end of June.
Game & practice schedules are provided 2 weeks in advance of opening day.
Players are provided team hat, jersey, & baseball socks.
Team bats & helmets are provided but players may bring their own as long as they are Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth approved.
Players must have their own baseball glove & baseball pants and are strongly encouraged to wear baseball cleats and an athletic supporter ("cup").
Teams meet 1 time a week on Saturday afternoons for ~45 minutes of skills and drills followed by ~45 minutes of a scrimmage game.
Games are typically played at Settlers Park in Southbury & Shepardson Park in Middlebury.
Team rosters are formed by the TBall League President.