Leicester Blue Sox are all set to launch their kids baseball season this Sunday 28th April at Western Park.
The club is expecting a surge in interest with the MLB London Series between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox being held on these shores at the end of June.
Our kids baseball programme has recently been expanded into four age groups and we are looking forward to providing a warm welcome to lots of new faces who want to try the sport for the first time on our 'Opening Day'.
All four age groups will be in action this Sunday and weekly thereafter throughout the spring and summer.
Little Sox Tee-Ball (ages 3-5) - Sunday's 11.15am - 12.00pm
Our Tee-Ball programme providers the opportunity for our littlest sluggers to get to know the sport of baseball in a safe and fun environment. Players learn to bat the baseball off a 'tee', plus there are lots of mini-games involving base-running, throwing balls and learning about teamwork. Tee-ball is a non-contact sport and is enjoyed by both boys and girls alike!
Little Sox Coach-Pitch (ages 6-9) - Sunday's 12.15pm-1.15pm
Our coach-pitch programme progresses our youngsters from batting a stationary ball off a tee onto hitting a moving ball thrown by one of our coaches. Players start to learn more about the key baseball positions such as catcher, infield and outfield. We play regular practice games at Western Park during the season, as well as enter National coach pitch tournaments against other teams.
Little Sox Majors (ages 10-12) - Sunday's 1.30pm-3.30pm
This is where our young players step up to the 'Major League' rules of baseball, such as pitching and stealing bases. Games are still played on a Little League sized baseball field and our regular season consists of practice sessions on Sunday's, together with league matches on selected Saturday's and National tournaments throughout the year.
Blue Sox Juniors (ages 13-16) - Sunday's 1.30pm-3.30pm
Our Juniors programme is where our players get to experience baseball on a full size field. Practices are held on Sunday's, along with regular development fixtures and tournaments against other junior teams around the country. Promising players aged 14+ will have the opportunity to try out for our adult teams as well.
Want to give baseball a try? We want to hear from you!
We are offering a FREE taster session to any new children aged 3-16 who wish to give the sport of baseball a try at Leicester Blue Sox. Experience isn't necessary and we provide all the required equipment - just show up and play!
Simply complete the following registration form and we will back in contact to book your child in for a taster session either on Opening Day or a subsequent Sunday to suit you!
We look forward to hearing from you. Let's go Blue Sox!