River Vale children who are entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2021 will be eligible to take part in Spring 2021.
Our current plan is for the 2021 clinic to be held for 6 weeks on Saturday afternoons from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm on May 1, 8, 15, 22 & June 5 & 12 (no session Memorial Day weekend) at Holdrum School field.
Given the uncertainty of COVID-19, all registrants will be placed on a wait list and will not be required to pay the $50 fee per child at time of registration. If it is decided to proceed with the program, we will send an email notifying you of the outstanding balance to complete your registration and pay via credit card.
Registration will be available online only from February 8 through March 26 via Community Pass.
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The goal of this program is to teach basic fundamentals of baseball & softball:
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.