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BHLL

Divisions

T-Ball

Ages 4-6

  • Position names and locations
  • Basic fielder assignments
  • Base running basics
  • Batter's box orientation
  • Batting stance/grip
  • Direct downward swing plane
  • Basic catching zones
  • Glove position (forehand/backhand/high/low)
  • Fielding grounders
  • Proper ball grip
  • Proper throw
  • Playing catch correctly
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Youth

Ages 7-8

  • Improve T-Ball concepts
  • Force outs vs. tag outs
  • Intermediate base running & decisions
  • Intermediate fielder assignments
  • Basic load in sync with live pitcher (gentle coach-pitch)
  • Defensive situational awareness

Minors

Ages 9-10

  • Improve Youth concepts
  • Comfort with hard ball
  • Machine-pitching (more velocity and distance)
  • Catching fly balls/basic OF skills
  • Moving to field ground balls
  • Extra base hits and base running/sliding
  • Pitch selection
  • Catcher position & safety
  • Cutoffs/relays
  • Tagging up
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Astros

Majors

Ages 11-12

  • Improve Minors concepts
  • Comfort hitting live pitching
  • Secondary leads/steals
  • Reading passed balls & batted balls
  • Improve cuts/relays
  • Intermediate catcher skills
  • Proper tagging of runners at bases
  • Reading signs
  • Managing at-bats
  • Basic pitching mechanics & grips (2-seam, 4-seam, changeup)
  • Basic OF play
  • Hierarchy of positions
  • Handling winning & losing

Minors Softball

(Grades 1-3)

Ages 7-9

  • Improve T-Ball concepts
  • Force outs vs. tag outs
  • Intermediate base running & decisions
  • Intermediate fielder assignments
  • Basic load in sync with live pitcher (gentle coach-pitch)
  • Defensive situational awareness
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