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Programs:

NJJBA offers four programs for our 8-and-under players:

The Tee-Ball League is for beginning players 4 and 5 years old and is played upon a scaled-down diamond with 50-foot base paths. The instructional emphasis of this league addresses basic development skills: throwing, catching, and running. A hitting "tee" is employed rather than pitching to put the ball in play.

The Machine Pitch Minors League is for 6 and 7 year olds progressing to additional basic instructional training and is played upon a 60-foot diamond. The Pitching Machine League employs a mechanical pitching machine operated by an adult to deliver pitches to batters during game play.  The machine is set from 37MPH to 38MPH.  All players bat every inning.

The Machine Pitch Majors League is for 7 and 8 year olds progressing to additional basic instructional training and is played upon a 60-foot diamond. The Pitching Machine League employs a mechanical pitching machine operated by an adult to deliver pitches to batters during game play.  This league plays the 9 normal positions and has 3 outs per inning.   The machine is set from 38MPH to 40MPH.

The Instructional Kid Pitch League is for 7 and 8 year olds progressing to additional basic instructional training and is played upon a 60-foot diamond.  The Kid Pitch League introduces kids pitching to opponents and falling back to coaches pitching if necessary to maintain the pace of the game.  This league plays the 9 normal positions and has 3 outs per inning.

Please contact our 8 and Under Coordinator with questions about each program.


Important Dates:
 
January 1 Registration Opens
March 18 Registration Deadline
March 22 Coaches Meeting (6:30-8:00pm at IPF)
April 14 Opening Day
April 29 8 & Under Picture Day
June 1 NJJBA Day at the Rockies
June 16-17    End of Season Tournament (Machine Pitch Majors & Instructional Kid Pitch only) 

* Event dates and times may change.  Review NJJBA website calendar often to confirm dates.
 
**Practices - One night a week for all divisions.  Time and place will be determined by coach and NJJBA Scheduler
Game Fields 
 
Foster Elementary School — 5300 Saulsbury Court, Arvada, CO 80002. Map
West Woods Elementary School — 16650 West 72nd Avenue, Arvada, CO 80007. Map
 
 
Important Dates 
 

Please access the NJJBA Calendar for all event information.

Equipment Needs

8 and Under Player Equipment    
 

  1. Baseball foot wear (non-metal cleats)
  2. Personal bat
  3. Ball glove
  4. CUP! (male players)
  5. Baseball pants, belt, and socks (coach will determine color)


NJJBA will provide ball cap and jersey plus helmets.
              
Optional  Equipment

  1. Heart guard shirt
  2. Sliding pants
  3. Batting gloves
  4. Personal helmet
  5. Special position glove for 1st base and catcher
 
File Downloads

All 8U files can be found in the Coaches Handout section.