LIL SLUGGERS BASEBALL
Lil Sluggers is a child development program created to introduce kids ages 2-5 to the game of baseball. Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used to teach your child the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.
Lil Sluggers is designed to make fitness fun while your child develops self-confidence, baseball skills and joy for the game. Lil Sluggers classes are being offered in many of our great locations!
Professionally trained instructors will lead classes using a variety of props and games to engage children in participation activities. The instructor/child ratios are kept small and all classes are co-ed. Lil Sluggers offers open enrollment to allow participants to join at any time within a 6, 8 or 10-week session. All Lil Sluggers classes are 45 minutes long.
Lil Sluggers provides all of the equipment. The only thing we recommend bringing is juice or water. Have your kids wear comfortable clothes and sneakers, anything they are comfortable running around in! They do not need any special clothing or equipment.
Blue Box Sports offers a 20% discount for siblings and/or multiple sport registrations. Discounts can be applied online, in person or over the phone registrations.
Baseball Class Description:
2-Year Olds – Mascots (parent/caregiver participation). The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game.
Objectives: Simple base running and base recognition. Hitting; holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee. Throwing in an overhand motion. Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands and not falling down. Fitness and agility. Improved hand/eye coordination. An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.
3-Year Olds – Minors (with parent/caregiver participation). The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game.
Objectives: Simple base running and base recognition. Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee. Throwing with proper motion and aim. Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down. Improved hand/eye coordination. Fitness and agility. Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.
4 Year Olds – Majors. The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instructions and game situations.
Objectives: Proper base running and sliding techniques. Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee. Throwing with proper motion for distance and accuracy. Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball. Catching pop flies with two hands. Fitness and agility.
5-Year Olds – Hall of Famers. The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball.
Objectives: Base recognition and proper base running techniques. Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form. Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance. Proper fielding technique, keeping their body in front of the ball. Teamwork. Game situations. Fitness and agility.