8U Coach Pitch Description
Players ages 7 & 8. Basic fundamentals of baseball utilizing an adult coach to pitch to players. 10 players on the field during regular season and end of season tournament play. All players bat. No leading off or stealing of bases allowed. There is a mandatory two inning defensive play rule and each player must play an infield position at least one inning of each game. Maximum of 5 coaches allowed on the field at any time.
**New for Fall, 2020 – Updated August 17, 2020**
- (2) engagements per week.
- Increase the onboarding period before games start to 5 practices prior to the first game, which would happen at the end of week 3.
- The first practice will be 90 minutes. Practices will be 60-75 minutes long, with access to cages and field space.
- Game time to decrease to 60 minutes max, with a ½ hour warm up period.
- Recommend having a continuous season lineup. With this approach, if a game ends with the #7 batter on deck, the #7 batter would then lead off the next game.
Frequently asked 8U Questions
Please contact Commissioner Luis Chavez if your question has not been answered.
In Spring, a maximum of four (4) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of four (4) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season.
In Fall, a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season.
A bat shall not exceed 2 ⅝ inches in diameter and should have a USSSA or USA Baseball stamp.
If you have any questions, please text your Coach or Commissioner a picture of the bat; or, send a link to the bat.
Regulation games will be a maximum of six (6) innings, but no regulation inning (one through six) may be started after one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. Should the game be tied after six (6) innings and there is time remaining, an extra five (5) run inning may be played.