SPRING PRE-TRAVEL BASEBALL LEAGUE in partnership with NY Bluebirds Youth Baseball and The Baseball Center NYC

SATURDAYS APRIL 9 - JUNE 4

7-8 year old division - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9-10 year old division - 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
11 year old division - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON TURF FIELD - West 108th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenue

The building block program for youth ballplayers looking to take the next step of their baseball journey.

Presented with NY Bluebirds Youth Baseball and The Baseball Center NYC

Learn to Compete through Competition
Player Assessments
On-Field Professional Training
Pitching + Catching Sessions
Progression Charting
Game Play

Cost: $795.00 per player
Limit of 24 players per age division

7-8 YEAR OLD DIVISION
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

9-10 YEAR OLD DIVISION
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

11 YEAR OLD DIVISION
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Why The NYC Travel Prep League?

7-8yrs. Old
Fielding / Defense
Repetition at this age is key. Players are assessed and position recommendations will be communicated. The goal is for all players of this age bracket to consistently be able to play catch without dropping the ball and routinely field ground balls and execute accurate throws during game play.
Hitting / Offense
Players will be taught the strike zone and the "smash zone." They will be coached to swing with intent and make consistent contact.
Catchers
Introduction to the position and the "tools of ignorance."
Pitchers
Players are taught basic 4 seam grip, lift, separate and throw.
GAME PLAY EACH WEEK

9-10yrs. Old
Fielding / Defense
Cut-offs and backing up. Players will start executing double plays as well as 1st and 3rd defensive strategies.
Hitting / Offense
Begin to drive the ball to the outfield as well as basics of bunting. Secondary leads, stealing and picking up base coaches.
Catchers
Blocking and preventing passed balls. Start executing throws to second base.
Pitchers
Players should be able to throw 60% strikes. Instructed on covering home on passed balls.
GAME PLAY EACH WEEK

11yrs. Old
Fielding / Defense
Become more familiar with larger field dimensions (50/70). Work on footwork and strengthen throwing.
Hitting / Offense
Adjust to off-speed pitches. Learn to hit the ball to opposite field.
Catchers
Properly receive (not frame) and develop efficient footwork, gaining ground when throwing out would be base stealers.
Pitchers
Players should be able to throw 70% strikes. Develop 2-seam and change up.
11 yrs. old division will have focus on training