BlastballUpdated Saturday March 1, 2014 by Whitby Minor Baseball Association.
An instructional program to teach children the FUNdamentals of baseball. In smaller groups, three teams show up to the same field on game night and rotate through stations: hitting, infield and outfield. A mush ball is used when hitting off the tee and a horn inside first base is used to entice the children to run down and step on the bag – for a sense of accomplishment. In the outfield each team will work on picking up grounders and throwing to their coaches and/or team mates. Each station lasts roughly 15 minutes giving everyone an opportunity to participate in all three each week.
The season begins in the second week of May and ends at the end of July.
Required equipment includes a regulation baseball glove, good running shoes or plastic cleats, a jock or jill strap, and full length pants (no jeans, tear-aways or shorts; baseball pants or sweat pants are acceptable). Players will be provided a team jersey and a baseball hat.