Small Ball Youth Baseball

Our Small Ball Youth Baseball program teaches children baseball basics with an emphasis on gameplay. Players develop the sport-specific skills of hitting, catching, and throwing at their own pace while learning to play and enjoy the game.

The Small Ball program is perfect for beginners and also for players who recently completed their first year of T-ball or coach pitch.

We teach the game of baseball in a holistic way, with the premise that skill development and gameplay can be introduced and developed simultaneously. For example, players learn how to catch a ball with two hands while learning the names and order of the bases.

The Small Ball curriculum teaches five core areas simultaneously:

  1. Teamwork and Having Fun
  2. Baserunning
  3. Fielding
  4. Hitting
  5. Throwing

Development in these five areas occurs on a unique timeline for each player. As players progress in their understanding and skill development, they develop an awareness of the game that continues even when they are not playing (i.e., watching from the dugout or watching a game on TV). By developing an awareness and understanding of the game from an early age, we expect players to stick with baseball longer, derive more enjoyment from the game, and, ultimately, become lifelong baseball fans.

Parent Testimonials

  • “Small ball definitely took things to the next level.  Having real coaches focusing on real techniques was a huge benefit.  It also showed me new ways we can approach practice at home.  Also, the coaches created an environment that was more engaging and focused on the sport as opposed to other sports he played.  Would definitely recommend!” – David, Hawthorne, NY
  • My son loves baseball, but coming to the small ball clinic has increased his interest and excitement 10 times over. He had a great experience. The staff was great!! Thank you! – John, Hawthorne, NY
  • This program has been amazing. I have 2 boys enrolled, ages 6 & 4. They beg for Saturday because they want to go to baseball. The instructors make it fun, exciting, and new. – Lisa, Pleasantville, NY
  • This clinic has been tremendous in teaching young children the fundamentals of baseball. And they learn and progress so quickly! I’ve been thoroughly impressed throughout. Top notch! – Hawthorne, NY
  • “I thought the clinic was well run, organized and my son really enjoyed participating!” – Kristin, Mt. Pleasant, NY
  • “My son Marco had a great experience at Small Ball. Now he can go into spring baseball with much more confidence & enthusiasm.” – Michelle, New York