PRBSA offers baseball and softball programs for boys 4-18 and girls 4-18. Our leagues are structured for the beginner, the recreational player, and competitive player, with an emphasis on teaching and having fun.
The PRBSA Manager Pitch Transition League (Age 6) has been developed to teach the fundamentals of the game of baseball such as fielding, throwing, hitting and base running.
Practice sessions typically begin the first week of April with two scheduled practices per week. Our practices will focus on utilizing small group stations to work on the fundamentals of batting (stance & swing basics), throwing (power T, rotation to release of ball), ground ball station (basic fielding position, 2 hands to cradle), fly ball station (get to the spot, watch the ball into the glove, move forward slightly), base running (when to run through 1B, when to round), catching (starting with the coach throwing to the players and building to players catching with each other), mental/rules (1 core principal each practice- order of the bases, force out vs. tag, flyball outs, etc.)
Games typically start in late April or early May with two practices or games scheduled per week. The Manager Pitch Transition League will minor the basic structure of our Manager Pitch 7 League while using a safety baseball versus the hard Manager Pitch baseball. In this league players will be hitting from a coach pitcher for the first four pitches then and then if the ball is not put into play they will hit from a Tee. The batter will be called out on three strikes. Baserunners can advance to extra bases but can also be called out. In our transition league we would like our players to have a Manager Pitch experience while still focusing on safety and developing the fundamentals necessary to transition to MP 7 were a hard baseball is used. Games will be four innings.
For parents interested in volunteering their services as coaches, we will be happy to provide tools that will help to make it fun and engaging for the players. There will be a coach’s clinic prior to the season as well as ongoing support from our VP of Player Development and Training. Coaching is a fun and rewarding experience!
Our Manager Pitch Transition League utilizes a developmental approach to teaching the fundamentals of baseball that will keep your young athlete engaged, moving, and having fun while learning a game they will enjoy for years to come.
For additional information or questions about our Manager Pitch Transition League please feel free to contact our T-Ball League Director, VP of Baseball 12 & Under, or our VP of Player Development and Training. Their contact information is listed below.
We hope to see you on the field this spring!
All practices and games will be held at the Richland Park, Field 7. The field is located off of Heckert Road in Gibsonia. Directions to the park can be found on the PRBSA website by clicking on the Fields Tab on the left hand side of the homepage.