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Class Types


mascot color approved pathedLil Sluggers Class Overview:

  • The program has small class sizes, maximum 6 students per class.
  • We do private group classes. Ask us anytime about setting up a group class.
  • Parent participation is required for 2 year old classes. Parent facilitation is required for 3 year old classes. For 4 and 5 year olds, parents are welcome to assist their child until they become comfortable with the instructor.
  • Most classes are held indoors. (See your local operator's website for more information).
  • Each Lil Sluggers class lasts 45 minutes.
  • No equipment is necessary for 2 and 3 year olds. For 4 and 5 year olds baseball gloves are recommended.
  • All other equipment is provided. For safety reasons, wiffle balls and bats are used for classes.
  • Lil Sluggers offers no-obligation trial class to ensure readiness for the program.
  • Make-up classes are available, but based on availability. (Contact your local operator)

Please note: Classes are not drop-off, a parent/guardian must be on-site during the class.

 

Mascots 2yr olds


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The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game.

Objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting; holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee.
  • Throwing in an overhand motion.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands and not falling down.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.
 

Minors 3yr olds


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The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game.

Objectives:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee. Introduction to hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion and aim.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • Understanding straightforward game situations, such as throwing a player out.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.
 

Majors 4yr olds


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The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations.
Objectives:

  • Proper base running and sliding techniques.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee. Begin hitting from a pitch by the coach.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion for distance and accuracy.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball.
  • Catching pop flies with two hands.
  • Learning various offensive and defensive game situations
  • Fitness and agility
 

Hall of Famers 5/6yr olds


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The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball.

Objectives:

  • Base recognition and proper base running techniques.
  • Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form including full swing and hip rotation.
  • Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance.
  • Proper fielding technique, keeping their body in front of the ball.
  • Using the baseball glove for fielding of line drives and pop fly catches.
  • Teamwork.
  • Game situations.
  • Fitness and agility.
 
 
 
***NEW*** 5-7-Year Olds - Sluggers Plus

Sluggers Plus is designed as the "next step" for players who have completed the Hall of Famers class and/or have experience playing little league.  It is also designed to bridge the gap between t-ball and coach pitch in organized leagues, with emphasis on hitting a pitched ball instead of a tee.

Objectives:

  • Hitting - hitting for power including full hip rotation and finishing the swing; hitting from a pitch and recognizing strikes and balls.
  • Fielding - moving to the ball; making quick plays, game situations; tag plays and catching fly balls.
  • Throwing - reinforcing proper mechanics, making long throws with accuracy, throwing in game situations.
  • Pitching - basic mechanics emphasizing arm health.
  • Base running - understanding game situations; when to run and when to stay; sliding.