QVSB Minors Baseball (10U)

Overview:

Local travel league for boy's league age 9-10 year-old with emphasis on both instruction and competition

Practices and games held throughout the week and weekend per team specific schedule

Home games played in Sewickley and away games at Avonworth and North Allegheny

6-inning games with 10 defensive players; required playing time for all players

Typically 5-6 QVSB teams (12-14 total teams in league) with 11-12 players per team

3-4 volunteer coaches and scorekeeper per team

Teams are formed via a pre-season skills assessment and QVSB league draft by head coaches

Little League Rules enforced including pitch counts and corresponding days of rest for pitchers

All scores are recorded and league standings/records are kept; all teams participate in playoffs

Eligibility:

Birthdates from 05/01/2004 through 08/31/2006

Players born between 09/01/2006 and 12/31/2006 can request participation which may be allowed subject to approval of Coaches and Commissioner based upon skills assessment.  Note impact on tournament team eligibility for those "playing up"

Schedule:

Skills assessment and teams formed in early March

Practices begin mid-March, games begin mid-April and playoffs end in late June

Practice slots are 1-2 hours and games usually last about 2 hours

Playing Time and Positions:

Continuous batting order of all players in attendance

Even playing time is targeted for all players

Players given opportunity to experience all positions during the course of the season

Game participation in some skill positions may be limited by player's ability and need for safety

10 players in the field, players will rotate innings on bench; minimum 2 innings in the field

Development Objectives:

Instructional and developmental league, introduction to kid pitching and expanding baseball skills and strategies

Learn position-specific defensive responsibilities in field

Learn base stealing fundamentals and proper sliding technique

Begin development of specific skills for pitchers, catchers, infielders and outfielders

Development Goal – Have FUN and introduce competitive baseball with kids pitching, full scoring, and league championships.

Equipment and Uniforms:

Player provides baseball glove, pants, socks and cleats

Players are given a team hat and jersey

League provides all other needed equipment for each team

Awards and Recognition:

League playoffs for all teams with trophies to Champion and Runner-up players

Coaches nominate and vote on top players from each team for participation on 9-year-old or 10-year-old tournament teams. These teams compete in local tournaments throughout late-June and July. To be eligible for a tournament team a player must have participated in their age-appropriate league and played in at least 60% of their team's games during the season.

10-year-old tournament team may participate in Little League World Series tournament

Concessions

Parents of all QVSB participants will be required to volunteer in the concession stand for at least one game during the season.