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Class Descriptions
2-Year Olds - Mascots (parent/caregiver participation)


​The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball/softball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game.

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. 


3-Year Olds - Minors (with parent/caregiver participation as needed)




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.

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. 


4 Year Olds - Majors
The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations.

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 by the coach.
* 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 




5 Year Olds - Hall of Famers
The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball.


Objectives:

* Base recognition and proper base running techniques.
* Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form including full swing and hip rotation.
* Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance.
* Proper fielding technique, keeping their body in front of the ball.
* Using the baseball glove for fielding of line drives and pop fly catches.
* Teamwork.
* Game situations.
* Fitness and agility. 

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