Our uniforms and baseball hats are in! I picked them up yesterday and they look great. I will bring them to our game on Saturday and distribute them as everyone shows up. If you can, please arrive to the game a bit early to help with this process.
According to the league rules, it is highly recommended not to do coach pitch until after the first two weeks of games. I know we have played teams so far that have done coach pitch with some limited success. My focus right now for our next two games is to continue to support our athletes in, first, getting in our batting stance and then have a nice, even swing, keeping our heads down and eyes on the ball while hitting off of the tee. Hopefully this will provide a nice foundation as the season continues.
With this in mind, please let me know if you are in support of switching to coach pitch starting September 25. I would toss 3 pitches, and if there are 3 swings and misses then I will bring the out the tee. A couple things to consider:
1) Not every athlete will have success with coach pitch every single at bat, or possibly not at all. We have kids who just recently turned 4 and then some 5 year olds who are much more developed.
2) As you may have noticed with the other teams, coach pitch will slow down the game and will not provide the athletes with as many at-bats per game. We have a 1-hour time limit, and no more.
3) We did not practice any coach pitch during our practices earlier in the season as I did not know we would be having teams doing coach pitch at all, let alone this quickly. Therefore, if we switch to coach pitch I would recommend practicing it a bit at home if able.
Please let me know if you are in support, or not, of switching to coach pitch starting September 25.
Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing from you!