Youth Sports: Baseball

Last updated: April 25, 2019, at 9:44 a.m. PT

Originally published: January 26, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. PT

YMCA baseball and t-ball leagues are designed to help players learn basic skills such as batting, catching, throwing and the rules of the game. All kids are encouraged to play by getting equal chances to bat, run bases and play in the field. Our coaches emphasize participation, skill-building, sportsmanship, teamwork, fitness, friendship, family involvement and fun.  

YMCA youth sports encourage and promote healthy kids, families, and communities by placing a priority on family involvement, healthy competition rather than rivalry, the value of participation over winning, team-building as well as individual development, a positive self-image and a sense of fair play and mutual respect for others. Parents are encouraged to be more than mere spectators, by contributing their time as volunteer coaches—as well as being their kid’s greatest fan.