Shetland — Age 6 and under

Who should play:
  • Shetland welcomes ALL 4 - 6 year old players for a fun-focused, non-competitive first experience with baseball and team sports.
  • To be eligible your player must have a birthday between 9/1/2013 - 8/31/2015. They should be 5 or 6 years old as of 8/31/2020.
  • These ages include both preschool and Kindergarten players.
What we're up to:
  • The Shetland Division is a purely instructional, noncompetitive division - it’s not about runs and outs; it’s about fun and the basics.
  • In games every player gets an at-bat each inning and will rotate positions.
  • Games use a combination of coach pitching and T-Ball.
  • Games and practices use reduced impact baseballs (meaning, they’re a bit softer) to increase player confidence and lessen the chance of injury.
  • No previous experience expected, but it is welcome.
  • No scoring or stats are kept.
When we play:
  • Registration: Starts on October 11th, 2019.  Register here.
  • Season: Starts on 3/7/2020 with our fun Opening Day ceremony and games and wraps up around the end of May (scheduled will be updated as developed).
Where we play:
  • Practice: One 90 minute late-afternoon/early-evening weekday practice per week at Havens Playfield.
  • Games: One 3 to 4 inning game at Beach Playfield on Saturday afternoons consisting of a 20-30 minute pre-game warm-up and approximately 90 minutes of game time. Games are usually at ~ 1:00 or 3:00 p.m. on Saturday.
How you can help:
  • We need coaches and assistant coaches for the 2020 season!
  • Make sure your player arrives on time for practice & games with all necessary equipment and plenty of water.
  • Spread the word - our goal is to have 80 - 100 players in the 2020 league.
Why we play:
  • Our major focus is on inclusion and fun!
  • Our goal is to introduce your player to the basics of baseball —the rules and core skills, including proper batting stance, fielding and throwing mechanics, and base-running.
  • Our Shetland teams are a great way to build friendships with other parents & players across the district.