The 4-week Intro Summer League is to help Kindergarten and 1st grade players further develop baseball skills while also increasing their understanding of the rules of the game. To insure all participants have a positive experience, IBA coaches oversee a weekly one-hour practice for each team as well as a game where players can showcase what they are learning.
IBA coaches are responsible for pitching and emphasizing a pace of play that is brisk and engaging. Players will play a variety of positions and learn how to anticipate and respond to baseball situations that will become commonplace moving forward.
Practices: Days: Tuesdays Time: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm Location: West Park
Games: Days: Thursdays Time: 5:30-6:30pm or 6:30-7:30pm Location: West Park
Dates: Week 1: Tuesday, June 18 & Thursday, June 20 Week 2: Tuesday, June 25 & Thursday, June 27 Week 3: Tuesday, July 9 & Thursday, July 11 Week 4: Tuesday, July 16 & Thursday, July 18 *no sessions during the week of July 4
Fee: $150 (includes a jersey & hat)
pinto summer league
The 4-week Pinto Summer League program will help 2nd and 3rd grade players take their game to the next level. Prior to each game, there will be a 30-minute instructional session focused on hitting, throwing, fielding, and pitching skill development with three professional IBA instructors.
The game that follows will combine both player and coach pitch to stimulate action in the field, so players can practice their skills. Teams will have parent coaches who will take over running the team for the game. During the game, the instructors will continue to participate by working with pitchers on the sidelines and defensive players in the field. IBA instructors will look to provide meaningful and tailored instruction to players of all skill levels.
Dates: June 17 to July 18 (no sessions during the week of July 4) Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday (one to two evenings per week) Time: 5:30-7:00pm Location: Thornwood North