Lil Sluggers (2 to 4 years)

Lil’ Sluggers is a licensed program developed to introduce pre-school aged children to the game of baseball utilizing a fun and educational curriculum. With a focus on fundamental skills and tactics utilized in baseball, Lil Sluggers is designed to be an enjoyable introduction to the game, as well as build confidence in the pre-school player who plans to advance to Tee-ball and Little League.

What is it all about?

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Mascots – 2 Year Olds

The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game, including the following objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting; holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee.
  • Throwing in an overhand motion.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands and not falling down.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.

Minors – 3 Year Olds

The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game, including the following objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee.
  • Introduction to hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion and aim.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • Understanding straightforward game situations, such as throwing a player out.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.

Majors – 4 Year Olds

The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations, including the following objectives:

  • Proper base running and sliding techniques.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee.
  • Begin hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion for distance and accuracy.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball.
  • Catching pop flies with two hands.
  • Learning various offensive and defensive game situations.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.