AA (Kid Pitch) Ages 7-9 Years Old
Nov 02 - Mar 04
From Nov 02, 2015 to Mar 04, 2016
DOUBLE-A 7-9 Years Old (AA) (Kid Pitch)
Who is it for? The AA Division is for 7-9 year-olds who want to continue to develop their baseball skills. Many players in AA played in the Single-A Division as a 7 year old. Players league age 7, with at least one season of SA may consider playing Double-A (AA). Kids pitch to each other must be Little League age 7 to pitch. Pitch counts are recorded and closely monitored for the pitcher’s safety.
What Skills are Taught? The major difference between AA and Single-A is that a kid pitches, instead of a machine. However, instead of walking on Ball-4, coaches will pitch the ball to the batter for an additional opportunity to hit the ball. From an instructional standpoint, a main objective of this division is to help players become more comfortable at the plate and improve their ability to hit the ball against live pitching. Key skills developed include being prepared to make a play defensively and situational awareness when fielding, being able to identify the strike zone, and demonstrating proper form when catching and throwing.
How is the Game Played? In AA, a player is out after 3 swings and/or strikes. This helps build confidence, encourages the batter to wait for a good pitch before swinging the bat and speeds up the overall pace of the game. Coaches will play the players in a wide variety of positions they can play safely. An inning ends when the defensive team records 3 outs or a maximum 5 run limit is reached. Everyone sits the bench from time to time but will always hit in the lineup. League standings are kept and scores are recorded, introduce score keeping to volunteers.?Parent support is needed for umpiring, field preparation, post-game field maintenance, as well as basic statistics during the game. Players are responsible to bring their own gloves and athletic cleats. Athletic cups are highly recommended for all players and are required for everyone playing catcher.
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