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.