Shelby Youth Baseball/Softball Objectives: To provide summer recreational activity for area youth, ages 4 through 14, under adult guidance. To provide exposure to area youth in the form of discipline and sportsmanship. To provide instruction in baseball
Program recommended for 7 and 8 year old girls and boys.
Players are either new to baseball or have played through Tee Ball.
Pitching is performed by a new pitch machine, that throws the ball over the plate at a constant speed, giving the batter an opportunity to learn correct batting technique.
Machine pitch will improve player safety and player engagement as the ball will be in play more. There will be less down time waiting for strikes to be thrown.
The focus is to improve fundamentals and incorporate the basics of playing the game of baseball. Regular baseball rules are learned and used.
All American League players will have group practices at the end of May and in-house teams will be formed to play against each other. In-house teams will play and practice on Mondays and Wednesdays during the months of June and July.