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CMBA 5U T-Ball/Blastball Program
5U T-Ball/Blastball is CMBAs newest program which allows players aged 3-5 to begin learning the game of baseball at a younger age in a positive, fun and safe environment. The program is structured to help teach players the five FUNdamentals of baseball such as hitting, catching, throwing, fielding, and baserunning. The program is designed to teach the grassroots of baseball and to increase interest in the sport and provide another opportunity to get kids active from an earlier age. Our goal is to also develop early athletic skill and coordination in our young athletes. This program will be a combination of the T-Ball and Blast Ball Programs.
Sessions will be made up of both game play and practice time to keeps kids as active and engaged as possible. Each team will have the opportunity to play 2 games and have 1 practice time per session.
Parents will be relied on to help with assisting our volunteer coaches wherever they may need. This will allow the coaches more freedom for instructions and organization.
Practice drills will be simple and skill specific. At this age catching and throwing are the two skills which need to have the highest amount of focus as they require the most repetition and instruction to learn how to preform correctly.
Goals of the program
Field of Play - Bases should be set at 35 feet apart, pitching rubber set at 15 feet, the foul zone will be placed at 10 feet from home positioned in a semi circle from foul line to foul line.
Batting - All players bat each inning, there are no strike outs or walks. A Tee must be used for all players (No coach pitch). A player must hit the ball past the 10 foot foul zone to be considered a fair ball.
Base Running - The batter and base runners can only advance one base, no advancing additional bases at any time. However, for the last batter of the inning all runners shall advance to home.
Defensive Play - Players will be positioned in infield and outfield positions as well as pitcher, no catcher position shall be used at this age. Players should be rotated ever 3-4 batters so that no player is in the outfield for a full inning. No outs are recognized. Players are encouraged to field the ball and attempt to make plays. Coaches and Parents are encouraged to be with their players in the field to help with positioning, focus and play making.
Game Length - Each game will consist of 15 minutes of playing time followed by a 5-minute set up time for the next game.
Game Time Guideline
6:10-6:15- Game setup and water break (helmets on, players in position)
6:15-6:30- Game Play
6:30-6:35- Game setup and water break
6:35-6:50- Game Play
6:50-6:55- Game setup and water break
6:55-7:10- Game Play
7:10-7:15- Team meeting/clean up
What are you Committing to?
Your initial CMBA registration fee (taken at the time of registration) will cover basic expenses related to playing ball for our organization such as insurance, basic equipment, time on field, etc.
Team Equipment and Uniforms
Helmet, Glove and Bat
We strongly encourage all parents to take an interest in coaching as it is an integral part of our ability to field teams and develop your children into young baseball players.
The CMBA Community Directors will be responsible for setting up and overseeing the Community Program throughout the season. Responsibilities include, but are not limited too, helping in the coach selection process, providing team direction, conducting, and assisting through the evaluation process, addressing disciplinary issues, parent concerns and general complaints. The Community Directors are dedicated to ensuring the guiding principles and the general philosophy of CMBA is followed by all players, parents, and coaches.