How to Select Team Positions in Tee Ball With Players New to the Game

Important aspects to require into consideration in selecting a tee-ball team are the variations in age, physical skills, and maturity of the players in your team. The age variation allows children to simply accept greater fielding and batting responsibilities as they grow old. The players anticipate becoming the “bigger kid” and getting more “important” positions in the sector and within the card. With these ideas in mind, these are the suggestions that were offered to new coaches on the way to found out their fielding positions.

  1. Younger, less experienced or physically immature players are put within the outfield. (The coach must keep them alert during the sport as these younger players can lose concentration quickly).
  2. Second base and catcher are often wont to give to a younger, inexperience player with reasonable skills without greatly hampering the team.
  3. The pitching position should tend to your most agile player. He/she must be good at catching, fielding, quick off the mark and be ready to throw accurately over short distances.
  4. The regular short stop (I. e. a fielder between second and third bases) must field and catch well particularly with hard hit balls. He/she must be ready to produce long accurate throws to first base. He/she also must be aware of the likelihood of double plays to second and third base also as tagging the runner going between these two bases.
  5. The “short stop” between first and second base (when there are quite nine players on the field) must field and catch well but doesn’t need a robust throw as he/she only must throw short distances to first or second base. this is often an ideal position for a talented younger player.
  6. Third base must have the simplest longest and most accurate contribute the team to urge an out initially base. Don’t neglect this position. As players develop and their batting improves, the batters will direct more and more stronger hits down the third bottom line to offer them longer to succeed in first base. So third base will get more work and be ready to influence the results of all games.
  7. First base needs only to be ready to catch well, initially. this is often an honest spot for a left hander as he/she can lean bent the ball with the proper arm facing into the infield able to throw after catching the ball to urge another runner out. Other skills will accompany practice. Tell the player always to catch or stop the ball in the least costs. Forget the bottom and therefore the runner if the throw is poor. Remind him/her they only got to catch the ball and put their foot on the bottom to urge the ‘out’. With some experience, you catch teach them to tag.
  8. The catcher’s position are often given to a younger player. Encourage him/her to be alert for mishits which must be fielded and throw inside the baseline to first base so as to not hit the runner. Secondly, he/she must be able to catch a ball thrown to home base to urge the runner coming from third base during a forced play remembering to possess a foot on the house plate.
  9. This was the order during which the coach was encouraged to pick his/her fielding positions.

a. Pitcher;

b. Shortstop;

c. Third base;

d. First base;

e. Shortstop near the first base if using quite nine players;

f. Second base;

g. Catcher;

h. Outfielders.

In the 1970s, our author was one founder of a Tee Ball League where he had to introduce Tee Ball to several newcomers. this text summarises coaching advice on team selection given to newcomers. He published a book with coaching advice on Tee Ball designed for people with no baseball/softball experience.


By Mk Faizi

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