Kindergarten T Ball

River Vale children who are entering Kindergarten
in September 2017 will be eligible to take part in Spring 2017.  

Want to enrich your child's experience? Become a COACH!
No baseball/softball experience necessary. Please click here for the requirements.

Please contact Richard O'Donnell at athletics@rivervalenj.org with any questions.

There will be six sessions in 2017.  Saturday afternoons from 12-1pm on Roberge field.
  May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17 (no sessions Memorial day weekend).

 

The goal of this program is to teach basic fundamentals of baseball & softball 
- Each session will have a maximum of 50 children. If more than 50 children sign up, a 2nd session will be added. 
- 5 stations per field. Children are in groups of 10 and rotated to each station with a minimum of 2 coaches per Station

The stations are: 
1. Throwing- teaching children how to throw the ball properly. 
2. Fielding Ground balls- Using tennis balls, teach proper techniques for fielding ground balls. 
3. Catching- Using tennis balls, teach how to catch a ball, without a glove (2 hands). 
4. Hitting- Using the T, teach how to hold a bat, batting stance. Hit balls off the T.  
5. Running- Teach how to run the bases.

The children will spend 10 minutes at each station, plus 2 water breaks.
The first 5 sessions will consist of drills. The final session will be run in a game-like format.

Children will need sneakers, but do not need cleats, bat or a baseball glove to participate.