Warren Park Youth Baseball Little League Coach Pitch is for children ages 7-8 as of 08/31. Practices start in April and the season runs from late April through early July. Coaches pitch to their players in the first half of the season. In the second half, players are given to opportunity to pitch to each other. All teams are eligible for a post-season tournament as well as games at Thillens Field. The season will consist of 12 games, weather permitting. Game are played primarily on M, W, F evenings.
Distinctive and original rule changes were made last year that were a great success in our Coach Pitch division. Our goal is to get all team players active in the game. We carry smaller team sizes and ecourage 10 to 11 players to play on defense. Players do not play the catcher position. Instead our umpire serves as the catcher. The result is the games are greatly sped up and we have added an inning. Teams now play 6 innings and easily finish in 1.5 hours. Batters get more times at bat as a result of the smaller team sizes and additional inning.
Team Preference: By choosing no preference, the player will be placed in the draft and be eligible for any team. Choosing a coaching preference will give the player a better chance to be selected by that coach. Some teams are listed without coaches and appear as 'Coach TBD'.
For the Coach Pitch division players wishing to play on the same team as their friends, parents should choose the same team preference as those friends. Note: Teams have player limits and there are no guarantees player will play with their preferred team choice.