The Single A Machine Pitch division is designed for beginning and developing baseball players from ages 6-7. Players learn the fundamental skills and game strategy of baseball. Coaches stress proper throwing and catching skills, base-running, tagging out of players, and of course hitting. At this level Coaches use Jugs Jr. Baseball Pitching Machines to pitch to players. If the player doesn’t make contact after a few pitches, the coach has the option to hand pitch a few to the player. Strike outs do occur but a far and few between. This is also their first opportunity to put on catching gear behind the plate.
Players ages 6-8 on August 31 of the season year. See the Little League Age Chart for more information.
Players should have one-year of experience in organized baseball unless they are 8.
Players must live or attend school within the geographic boundaries defined for MLL.
Season: Opening Day is during the first week of April. The season ends during the second week of April.
Practices: One to two hour practices will be held twice a week until 1st game. Then one practice a week from early April to early May. Then no practices from early May to early June. These are the minimum amount of practices. Coaches have discretion to add more if desire.
Games: 10 to 12 two-hour games will be played in the season. 1 game a week from early April to early May. Then two games a week from early May till end of season. Games will be midweek and/or on Saturdays.
Any of our fields in Superior and Louisville, but typically Scanlan Field in Superior for most games.
Small team sizes to make sure that all players get a lot of action.
We form teams per our team formation policy which can be found here.
MLL provides: pants, belt, socks, jersey, and ball cap - player keeps these four items; bats, balls, helmets, and catching gear.
You provide: shoes/cleats and glove
Some parents choose to purchase a helmet or bat for their player which is fine. You will want to make sure the helmet meets the NOCSAE standard and that the bat meets the new Little League sanctioned bat standard.
Please volunteer to be a Manager, Coach, or Team Parent. You can mark your interest when registering your child.