Baseball Pitching Machine
Baseball Coach pitch
Goal: To teach the players the basic rules and techniques of baseball. And to have fun!
We now offer T-Ball through Majors Baseball.
And because of the hard work and carefulness with funds over the last few years in Hillcrest Youth Baseball, Little League games will be played on break away bases for official Majors/Minors Little League games.
We are the same league as we have been except we have added the total cooperation of the City of Ammon. Joe Belnap is still in charge of the baseball program and Greg and Tristan is still on the board.
We have expanded our program to include Tee Ball, Coach Pitch, Pitching Machine as well as the Minors and Majors that we have been running for almost 15 years in Little League. We are also including Softball!
Have questions? Click here to see answers to frequently asked questions.
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A. We try very hard to accommodate all children age 9-12 in Majors and Minors. We follow the official Little League age calculator and rules. If we have enough coaches and skill level is appropriate we welcome our 8-year-old players to participate in the tryouts as well. So long as there is space, and we feel they have the skill to be safe on the field they will be placed on a team Minors team. If they are more equipped for pitching machine they are able to play in this league.
7-9 Pitching Machine
Q. Does my child need to live in Ammon to play?
A. No. All children in Bonneville County are welcome to play. Our charter with Little League is for all of Bonneville County
Q. Is this league for Boys and Girls?
A. All children that fall within the age requirements for 4-12 year olds are welcomed to play in our programs.
Q. What is the projected schedule baseball and softball?
Majors: 10-12 yr olds - Monday and Wednesday - 6 PM & 6:30 PM
Minors: 8-10 yr olds - Tuesday and Thursday - 6 PM & 6:30 PM
Pitching Machine: 7-9 yr olds - June 830 AM - 4:30 PM
T- Ball: 4-6 yr olds - June 830 AM - 4:30 PM
All Softball Divisions: 7-12 yr olds - June 830 AM - 4:30 PM
Fall Baseball and Softball: September M-F 6 PM SAT Depending on numbers
Q. Where are the Games played?
A. We use 7 City of Ammon baseball fields; McCowen Park, Lions, Eagle Pointe, and Peterson Park North and South fields.
Q. What rules do you use?
A. We are the only league in South Eastern Idaho that is affiliated with the Official Little League and we use their rules.
Q. What divisions are in your league?
A. Baseball - Tee Ball (4-6), Coach Pitch (6-7), Pitching Machine (7-8), Minors (8-11) and Majors (10-12). Softball- Pitching Machine (7-10), Coach Pitch (7-10) and Fast Pitch (10-12).
Q. Will my child need to tryout or redraft every year?
A. No. All you need to do register and list the team your child played for last year. If for some reason your child would prefer not to return to their previous team, they are welcome to once again tryout and be redrafted.
Q. My boy and his neighbor friend wants to be on the same team for car pooling reasons, can they be?
A. Ages 4-8 that is totally possible. For Minors and Majors here is the answer. The only way that 2 friends can be on the same team is if they were drafted onto the team or their parents are coaching and if there are available spots to protect the kids. A player can only enter the team by protected status if there are less than 2 protected players already on the team.
Q. Will siblings be placed on the same team?
A. Absolutely! Younger siblings need not tryout, and will be placed on the older siblings' team. If the older sibling is on a Major team and the younger sibling wants to be on a minor team, the younger sibling will have to tryout and be drafted onto a Minor team.
Q. What kind of time commitment is expected from my child? From me?
A. Teams have 2 games per week, Minors have typically played on Tuesdays and Thursday, while Majors have played Mondays and Wednesdays. Games are held in the evenings. Most coaches will hold a practice or two through the week as well.
Parent involvement is an integral part of this league. We are run 100% by volunteers; from the Board members, to the coaches, to the scorekeepers, to this website. Please consider offering to help.
Q. How can I help?
A. This is a great organization that teaches many things to our young players. We're proud to be a part of it. If you're willing to give some of your time this season, we always need coaches and assistant coaches, score keepers, pitch counters, Board members, help with equipment, ordering uniforms, creating ads, entering scores.If you've no experience in things, no worries! We'll welcome the offer and help you learn anything you need to know.
More FAQs to come!
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