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7 & 8 Year Old Baseball - Machine Pitch

League Ages 7 and 8 

 

The machine pitch division exclusively uses the Louisville Slugger Ultimate Pitching Machine. Managers are required to give even playing time to each child with significant time in both infield and outfield. Little experience is required, and the goal is to teach baseball fundamentals while having fun.

 

Minimum Age Requirement

Your child must turn 7 years of age on or before August 31 in order to register for the regular Spring season.

Season

 

The regular spring season starts at the end of March and runs through the end of May.  Pre-season practices and grapefruit games begin in early March.

Practice

 

Multiple practices are scheduled prior to the season with usually one practice per week during the Regular season. 

Games

 

Each team plays a minimum of 12 regular season games.

Games played during the week are typically on Friday nights and can start at 5:30 PM or 7:15/7:30 based on scheduling.

Games played on Saturday are scheduled between 9 AM to 7 PM.

Game length is typically 1½ hours and can go no longer than two hours and consists of 6 innings.

Uniforms

HLL provides a t-shirt, socks and cap.

Parents must provide pants and athletic shoes. Rubber cleats are optional.

Playing Equipment

Parents must provide ball glove and bat.

Team

Teams usually consist of 12 to 13 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches and a volunteer team parent.

Volunteer Work/Fund Raising

HLL is an all volunteer organization. We need everyone’s help!  Parents are needed to support HLL through fundraisers.

Click here for more information on HLL volunteer opportunities.

VP – 7 & 8 Year Old Baseball

Machine Pitch

 

 

 

7 & 8 Year Old Baseball - Machine Pitch - FAQ’S

 

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?

A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire.

 

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application. If you would like to serve as a coach, then please note that on your child's spring online registration. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Huguenot Little League Board of Directors.

 

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?

A: No, not all the time, but no player sits twice until all have sat once.

 

Q: Can my child play up?

A: Parents may request that their child play up one division level.  However to play up, a player must attend both the higher and lower division’s assessment and be drafted to the higher division.  If they are not drafted to the higher division, they must accept playing in the lower division.  All player assignments are ultimately determined by the Player Agent and President.

  

Q: Is my child eligible for an All Star or Tournament team?

A: There are tournament teams at this level.  Please see our All Stars link for more information.

 

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?

A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player's skills are evaluated in a skills assessment. Then a draft is held.

 

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: Huguenot Little League is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with pictures, opening day and fun day activities.