Description of Tega Cay Baseball Programs

Tiny Tees


Our Tiny Tees program is offered in the spring and fall to children who are league ages 3 and 4 (age as of August 31st of the current year). This is our first introduction to baseball at Tega Cay Parks and Recreation.  By having all players involved our program is designed to introduce the basics of baseball such as throwing, hitting, and the positions in a fun non-competitive environment. All games and practices will take place on Saturdays.  In the first half of the season, 30 minutes of each sessions will be designated for skill development while the remaining 45 minutes will be dedicated for game play.  The Tiny Tee season will typically last 6 weeks (weather permitting).  Participants can expect games to be at Runde Park.

Advanced T-Ball


Our Advanced T-ball program is offered in the spring and fall to children who are league ages 5 and 6 (age as of  August 31st of the current year). This program is the next step in your child's progression in the game of baseball but the focus is still on learning the basics of baseball (throwing, hitting, catching) in a fun environment.  This is the first stage in which we introduce a pitched ball to the batter.  Advanced T-ball teams will practice one time per week during the season.  An Advanced T-ball team will play 1-2 times per week (usually once on a weeknight of your practice day and on Saturday) for 6-7 weeks.  This division will help prepare your child to move successfully into our Coaches' Pitch League.  Participants can expect practices and games to be held at either Runde Park or Tega Cay Elementary School.

Coach Pitch


Our Coach Pitch program is offered in the spring and fall to children who are league ages 6-8 (age as of August 31st of the current year). This is more competitive than advanced t-ball, but the focus is still very much on skill progression and fundamentals.  Teams will compete on a field with 60' bases and the coach will be pitching at a further distance.  This is the first time an umpire is introduced to the field, standings are kept (spring only), and an end of the season tournament is offered. Coach Pitch teams generally practice twice a week until the season begins, and then begin practicing only once per week.  Practices can be held during the week (Mon-Fri) and on weekends (Sat or Sun).  Teams will typically play 1-2 games per week, usually on a weeknight (Tues or Thurs) and/or on Saturdays, for 7-9 weeks.  Participants can expect practices to be held at Runde Park, Turner Field, or Gold Hill Middle School with games at Runde Park or Turner Field.  

Minor League


Our Minor League program is offered in the spring and fall to children who are league ages 9-10 (age as of August 31st of the current year).  Please click here to view Little League's age chart for more information.  This is a step up in competition from the Coach Pitch division as this is the first introduction to "kid pitch" baseball and a defense of only 10 players is used (4 outfielders).  Teams generally practice twice a week until the season begins then will drop to 1 practice per week once games begin.  Practices can be held during the week (Mon-Fri) and on weekends (Sat or Sun). Minors teams will typically play 1-2 games per week, usually on a weeknight (Mon or Thurs) and/or on Saturdays, for 7-9 weeks. Participants can expect practices to be held at Runde Park, Turner Field, or Gold Hill Middle School with games at Runde Park or Turner Field.
 

Major League


Our Major League program is offered in the spring and fall to children who are league ages 11-12 (age as of August 31st of the current year). Please click here to view Little League's age chart for more information.  This is our highest level of competition as kids continue to pitch from 46' and a defense of only 9 players is used.  Majors teams generally practice twice a week until the season begins dropping to 1 practice per week once games begin.  Practices can be held during the week (Mon-Fri) and on weekends (Sat or Sun). Majors teams will typically play 1 to 2 games per week, usually on a weeknight (Mon or Thurs) and/or Saturdays, for 7-9 weeks. Participants can expect practices to be held at Runde Park, Turner Field, or Gold Hill Middle School with games at Runde Park or Turner Field.