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Coaching Expectations

5 and 6 year old players should know the following skills:

Throwing a Baseball

  • Holding a baseball properly to make a throw.
  • Throwing a baseball.  Front shoulder points toward the target.
  • Step toward the target and throw.
  • Proper throwing mechanics.
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Batting/Running the bases

  • How to swing a bat, left handed or right handed.
  • Teach the kids how runs can be scored.
  • Teach the basics of base running.  Running through the base and rounding the base.


  • Ready positions.
  • Fielding a ground ball.
  • Catching the ball in front of the body.
  • Teach the basics of catching a fly ball.
  • Using your other hand to cover the ball in the glove when caught.
  • All players must understand how to get outs. (Force outs, Tag Outs.)
  • Kids should know every position at this age.  They should know where to go when the ball is hit.


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