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Junior RallyCap

5U

Junior Rally Cap

DIVISION RUles and Information

Parent participation in the Junior Rally Cap program is required. It's much more controlled environment to have the kids throwing to parents than to other kids. This also allows kids more practice.

Once everyone is familiar with the rotation on game days, games may only take 45 minutes, so teams can practice for the remaining 15 minutes.

Practices

Practices are "planned" every week.  Each week, every team will be doing the exact same skills during their skill development times  If coaches are experienced, then the drills themselves can be modified, but the skill is to be taught. Weekly practice plans are available to coaches from Baseball BC. Those plans can be found here.

Practices and games are scheduled for 60 minutes with 3 teams per field for both.

Game Rules

The following are the rules outlined for the 5U program:

  1. Players should be using wiffle balls only.  

  2. Players should be using plastic bats only.  There will be multiple size of barrels with the goal of teaching success and coordination.

  3. Practices and games will be a three team rotation.

    • Players will rotate from hitting to fielding when inning is complete

    • Players who are fielding will rotate to skill development when the inning is complete

    • Players who are focussing on skill development drills will rotate to hitting when the inning is complete.

  4. Parents stationed at each base and home plate. Base Parents to assist baserunner where and when to run. Home plate parent to assist batters reminding them to reset, adjusting tee height when needed and placing balls on tee.

  5. All players shall be given equal opportunity to play different positions. No player shall play the same position twice in a game.

  6. Each inning shall have every player on the team bat.

  7. Players will hit off tee only.

    • Each batter will be allowed a max of 6 swings to put the ball in play. If the ball does not go into play, the batter shall advance to first base.

    • To limit inactivity for all players, the 6-swing limit should be strictly enforced. While we want success, there is a large amount of failure involved in hitting, so allowing kids to fail is also important. If a batter is continually not successful making contact with the ball off the tee, try adjusting the tee height and give batter a different sized bat.

  8. Baserunners may advance only one base at a time.  

  9. When ball in put in play fielders are to throw the ball to the nearest base.

  10. There are no outs counted, and players run all the bases.

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