at 8 years old, not many are qualified for the mound The kids with the best arms barely get the ball across the diamond and there are shockingly few of those
8U here is kid pitch until 4 balls then an adult pitches until 3 strikes or the ball is put in play. Nearly every batter has the coach pitch to them. Many don’t even bother to swing at the 4-5 pitches the 8 year old throws because they know if they are patient, the coach will lay one in there for them.
9U is the first time kids around here pitch with no coach bail-outs. 9-10U is fairly agonizing to watch in all honesty, but one must start somewhere.
I can’t imagine what an 8U exclusively kid pitched league would be like :shock:
On a side note: FIRST YOUTH GAMES OF THE SPRING SEASON UP HERE IN THE FROZEN TUNDRA OF CENTRAL MASSACHUSETTS ARE TOMORROW–WEATHER PERMITTING!!!