Player Participation in Minors baseball is suitable for children ages 8*, 9, or 10 who are in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Grade. Minors is designed to introduce players to “real” baseball following a model which closely parallels Little League rules and regulations. The goal for Minors baseball is to prepare players for more competitive baseball as they grow in experience. Details of play are below:
*2nd grade players must be evaluated by an MTBSA volunteer prior to the season to ensure that they are capable of competing in the Minor’s program. Safety is our #1 concern and any questionable 2nd grader will be asked to play with their classmates in Rookies.
All Minors players must attend an evaluation at the MTHS South Gym on Sunday morning, March 8th (time TBD), and will be drafted by the coaches immediately following the evaluation.
Players pitch to their opponents – coaching staff closely monitors pitch count & days rest per Little League guidelines.
Balls, strikes, outs, and runs are recorded, but should not be the focus at this level
Player playing/field time follows MTBSA requirements and will be communicated by the coach to players and parents at the start of the season.
There will be an end of year tournament, with a league champion named.
The pitcher’s mound is placed at 40’ and the base pads are placed at 60’ apart
Practice schedule is usually 1 night per week – coach to communicate specific day of week
Expect 1-2 games per week
Umpires are parent volunteers