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Cooperstown Youth Baseball

Where Baseball Begins.

Overview of Divisions

T-BALL DIVISION
Boys and Girls
4 Years Old (at time of sign-up) and Current Kindergartners

T-Ball is a beginner division for children fours years old or in kindergarten.T-Ball players will hit off of stationary tees at home plate, potentially moving up to coach pitch session later in the season as progress warrants. T-Ball players get very basic instruction about the rules of the game (base-running, easy fielding and throwing, outs and runs, etc). This is a division for those children that may have never played the game before.

Games will take place on Friday nights. 

ROOKIE DIVISION
Boys and Girls
1st and 2nd Graders

Rookie Division is for children in the 1st grade or second grade or for those that have advanced past the T-Ball stage, but still want basic instruction in the fundamentals of the game. Rookies learn more advanced aspects of the game of baseball, the various positions in the field and some basic strategy both offensive and defensive. Rookie ball is mostly coach pitch.

Games will take place on Saturday mornings.


MINORS DIVISION
Boys and Girls
3rd and 4th Graders

Minors Division is mainly for 3rd and 4th graders, or for those that have the ability to play beyond the Rookie level, or need some extra fundamental work before moving up to the Majors. 5th graders are welcome to sign up for Minors if you, as a parent feel that your 5th grader needs extra work on fundamentals, if he or she is not quite ready for the higher competition at the Majors level, or if this is their first year in organized baseball.

Minors will be expected to understand the basics of the game and its rules and will receive instruction in more advanced aspects of the game. Minors play a more competitive level of baseball than Rookie ball. Usually the first half of the Minors season is coach-pitch and during the second half, the players themselves will take the mound and pitch. Minors ball is open to both boys and girls.

Players that register for the Minors Division must participate in Draft Day to be evaluated by the coaches and the CYB Board of Directors. The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Rookie or Majors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.


MAJORS DIVISION
Boys and Girls
5th and 6th Graders


Majors Division is mainly for 5th and 6th graders, for players that will not be 13 by the start of the season or for those that play at a more advanced level than Minors. 7th grader who have not yet turned 13 by May 1st of the current year are welcome to sign up and play at the Majors level.

Majors players play at a very competitive level and advanced understanding beyond the basic fundamentals is desired of these players. Less time is spent on explaining the rules of the game and more time is spent on strategy, honing the basic fundamentals learned in the lower divisions and understanding the game.

Majors ball is open to both boys and girls. Players that register for the Majors Division must participate in Draft Day to be evaluated by the coaches and the CYB Board of Directors. The CYB Board of Directors reserves the right to request that a parent consider moving a child into the Minors level, depending on their skill level. The children's safety is paramount and we want each player to enjoy their experience with CYB.


SOFTBALL DIVISION
Girls

Our softball program is usually divided into 2 groups, depending on the number of players that register and commit to the season. Usually we have a younger team that practices and learns the basic fundamentals of softball and a more advanced team that has had some softball experience, understands the basic fundamentals and wants to learn more advanced strategy and play.


Contact Us

Cooperstown Youth Baseball

PO Box 282 
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Email: [email protected]

Cooperstown Youth Baseball

PO Box 282 
Cooperstown, New York 13326

Email: [email protected]
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