NMBA 9U DIVISION
In the 9U Division we will focus on the basics of the game of baseball in a FUN learning atmosphere.
There will be a mix of baseball-related and athletic movement exercises to keep the kids engaged during practices.
We will mix in games throughout the season with both Coach pitch and Kid pitch.
9U Spring Ball plays fair play rules.
All players play at least 3 defensive innings per 6 inning game, and all players bat. We conduct pre-Spring Ball evaluations to get a sense for player skill level and form teams of roughly equal overall skill, ensuring that each team is competitive in their league. Coaches are strongly encouraged to give all players an opportunity at all positions (where they are comfortable and won't be at risk of injury). Coaches are strongly encouraged to give all players an opportunity to pitch. The primary objective given to Spring Ball coaches is to make sure all their players finish the season wanting to come back next season. Coaches typically divide players into station groups during practice of similar skill level, so that each station skill can be scaled up or down in a way that is appropriate for the skill level.
2023 Spring Ball Season will be 10 weeks: April 10 - June 23
Practices and competitive games will be seventy-five minute sessions twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays with some Fridays mixed in.
At Woodlands School Field between the hours of 5:00pm- 7:45pm.
There will be two (2) sessions from 5:00pm-6:15pm and 6:30pm-7:45pm.
You will be provided your Season Schedule by your team coach after registration concludes, evaluations are complete and coaches and teams are selected.
Included in 9U Spring Ball Registration:
- A Team T-shirt
- A Baseball hat
- 1 pair baseball socks
- Player Photo | Team Photo Package
Each Player must have:
- Batting Helmet
- Bat (Optional)
- Athletic Support (jock / jill)
- Cleats (rubber) strongly suggested
Baseball pants and cleats are optional for 9U Division