T-Ball & Youth Baseball

It's a Hit!

Baseball: America’s Pastime! This legendary sport has evolved in America over the last 150 years and continues to be a favorite activity for young and old alike. Combining teamwork, intelligence, athleticism and much more, it’s easy to see why so many enjoy watching and playing this sport. At the YMCA of Dane County, we organize training classes and short leagues to help youth develop essentials skills that they’ll use both on and off the field. We introduce young athletes to the variety of defensive positions, hitting techniques, and general game-play while fostering positive attitudes, friendly competitive spirit, and excellent sportsmanship.

As with any of our youth sports, our T-Ball and Baseball programs stress the importance of positive attitudes and help to develop youth character through our four core values of honesty, caring, respect and responsibility. Whether at the plate or in the field, your child is sure to enjoy meeting new friends, developing new skills and learning more about the great sport of baseball!

Common Activities and Drills Skills and Values Learned
  • Fielding Ground Balls
  • Catching Pop Fly Balls
  • Hitting From Tee
  • Throwing and Catching
  • Team Talk
  • Stretching
  • Hand/Eye Coordination
  • Balance and Focus
  • Concentration
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Healthy Exercise

T-Ball Classes & Leagues

NEW! Preschool T-Ball

Ages 3-4

Help your young child develop and build their hand-eye coordination and motor skills as they are introduced to the most basic baseball skills. Kids will benefit from the socialization and physical activity of our fun, organized play as they learn to throw, catch and bat. Parent participation is mandatory, helping to keep kids engaged and comfortable as they explore new activities. Preschool sports focus on providing a safe, positive environment as our children learn and grow.

Preschool T-ball is offered during multiple sessions. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

Rookies Indoor T-Ball

Ages 4-6

This fun class consists of structured drills and game activities. Your child will be taught the fundamentals of the sport in a fun encouraging environment.

Rookies Indoor T-Ball meets once per week, for 7 weeks. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

T-Ball Skills - Spring Training
Ages 4-6

Your child will be taught the fundamentals of T-ball while emphasizing teamwork and fun! This class is a great way to get ready for the summer T-ball leagues. Players will meet once per week with their instructor to learn new skills, meet friends, and build character.

 

T-Ball Spring Training classes meet once per week, for 7 weeks during our Spring Session. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

 

T-Ball League

Ages 4-6

 

Here's a chance for your child to get real-game experience on the field. Our preschool and youth T-ball league allows coaches and instructors an opportunity to provide in-game feedback to help improve basic skills, while emphasizing fun and sportsmanship. League meets once a week for 7 weeks. 2 weeks of practice are followed by 5 weeks of games. Game time rotates weekly.

T-Ball League meets once per week , for 7 weeks. The first 2 weeks are dedicated to practice, followed by 5 weeks of games. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

 

Youth Baseball Classes & Leagues

Coaches Pitch Skills - Spring Training
Ages 6-8

Child must have participated in a T-ball league before entering Coaches Pitch. Get ready for summer leagues with these fun classes that focus on developing fundamental skills, proper form, and good technique.

Baseball Spring Training sessions meet once per week, for 7 weeks. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

Coaches Pitch League
Ages 6-8

Young athletes who are ready to graduate from T-ball will enjoy the added challenge of the Coaches Pitch program! Spring Training provides an opportunity for players to work on honing essential skills as they prepare for summer games like our Machine Pitch League. Child must have participated in a T-ball league before entering Coaches Pitch.

Coaches Pitch League meets once per week for 7 weeks. The first 2 weeks are dedicated to practice, followed by 5 weeks of games. Game times will rotate weekly. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

Machine Pitch League
Ages 7-9

Get ready to "play ball" in this exciting youth baseball league! Fun, fast-paced action is in store for young players ready to compete in our machine pitch league. Athletes will have an opportunity to further develop their skills, try different positions, and gain experience at the plate. Games will be played between both East and West YMCA locations There will be 2 weeks of practice followed by 5 weeks of games.

Machine Pitch League meets once per week for 7 weeks. The first 2 weeks are dedicated to practice, followed by 5 weeks of games. Game times will rotate weekly. See registration for session dates, location, and pricing details.

 

 

 

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Baseball Glove
  • Shorts or Sweatpants
  • Tennis-shoes or rubber cleats (outdoor)

WE'LL PROVIDE:

  • Baseballs
  • Bats
  • Helmets


​T-BALL AND BASEBALL LOCATIONS

  • Huegel Jamestown Park (West)
  • Lussier Family East YMCA (East)
  • Northside Elementary -
    Sun Prairie (Northeast)

 

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