Coach Pitch 8U

Skill Focus: Intermediate throwing, batting, baserunning, catching pop-flies, beginner development for players interested in catching – introducing situational awareness such as knowing your pitch count, knowing your defensive outs, how to tag up while baserunning, where to throw the ball when on defense depending on outs and runners, etc.

Expectations: This division will run the full length of the Baseball season. Each team is expected to play a minimum 10 games. More home than away games. Travel to away games within approximately 20 – 30 minutes of Garner.

Game Play Rules:

  • Field of Play: Pitching Mound 40’, Bases 60’, Pitcher’s Circle 8’ Radius, Batter’s Box 6’ x 3’, Minimum Outfield Fence 180’
  • Baserunning: No base stealing is allowed. A runner may leave the base once contact with the baseball is made by the batter. A runner leaving his/ her base before the ball reaches the plate will result in a delayed dead ball being called by the umpire, with the runner removed and called out.

Uniform and Equipment:
League Provided: Jersey and hat.
Required: Glove, belt and baseball pants, and protective cup.

**Metal Cleats are not allowed**
Age Qualification: Any player whose ninth (9) birthday falls on or after May 1 of current year is eligible to compete in Coach Pitch play. A player must have a minimum league age of six (6) years of age.