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Greater Keene Youth Baseball and Softball Association

Spring Coach Pitch


Players range in age from 6 and 8 years old. In Coach Pitch, coaches teach fundamental skills: batting, throwing, catching, and base running, in a game environment. Players improve their understanding of how to play baseball. They learn more about baserunning, defensive situations, and rules-of-play.

Commitment / Tentative Schedule
Coach Pitch continues to be fairly low commitment!  You can plan on at least 1 practice and 1-2 games each week, once the season is underway.  Weeknight games or practices will start around 6pm.  The season will typically begin around May 1 and runs for 6 weeks.


  • Coach Pitch teams usually consist of 6-9 players depending on the year

Developmental Guidelines for Coach Pitch

Players who register for Coach Pitch should be able to demonstrate the following skills:

  • Knowledge of batting stance and grip

  • Knowledge of throwing motion

  • Knowledge of Proper fielding stance

  • Should be familiar with the basic rules-of-play

  • Players should be able to make semi-accurate throws

  • Players should be able to catch with a reasonable success rate

  • Players with little or no prior experience, or who don’t meet the developmental guidelines for Coach Pitch, should remain in T-ball.

Coach Pitch Division Details

  • Games last a maximum of 4 innings or 1 hour. Each inning, every player hits coach-pitched baseballs (soft core). Coaches pitch while taking a knee, from roughly 35 feet. Players do not strikeout, but hit from a tee if they have not hit after 5 pitches. 

  • Each inning, every player bats using a semi-cushioned T-ball, and plays in the field.  Players rotate positions in the infield/outfield. Coaches should consider safety in assigning positions (i.e. 1st base).

  • Teams are encouraged to change the batting order each inning (ex 1-10, then flip 10-1).

  • Baserunners advance 1 base at a time- no advancement on over-throws.

  • Players who are “put-out” running the bases will return to the bench.

  • No scores are kept

  • Last batter of the inning will be announced and will run the bases accordingly- not just a “HR”.

  • Teams will typically have 1 practice and 1-2 games each week.  The season, which begins in late April and ends in mid June, includes approximately 12 games.


In case of injury that prevents a child from participation in a game, a letter from the child’s parents will be required for the child to return to league activity. Children with a cast on an arm or hand that prevents them from gripping the bat properly will not be allowed to participate in games or practices. Players should not return to play without a note of clearance from Doctors or parents.

Last Revised February 2023

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