Lil’ Sluggers

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Summer Season Ends August 23rd

Fall Season Starts August 24th

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About Lil’ Sluggers

Lil Sluggers is a child development program created to  introduce children ages 2-6 to the game of baseball. Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running. Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used to teach your child the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

Lil Sluggers Class Overview:

  • The program has small class sizes, maximum 8 students per class.
  • Each Lil Sluggers class lasts 45 minutes.
  • No equipment is necessary for 2 and 3 year olds. For 4 and 5 year olds baseball gloves are recommended.
  • All other equipment is provided. For safety reasons, wiffle balls and bats are used for classes.

Please note: Classes are not drop-off, a parent/guardian must be on-site during the class.

Mascots

The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun environment that also introduces simple basics of the game. Parent participation is required for this class. Class objectives include:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting; holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee.
  • Throwing in an overhand motion.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands and not falling down.
  • Fitness and agility
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.

Minors

The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun environment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game. Parent participation is on an as needed basis for this class. Class objectives include:

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee. Introduction to hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion and aim.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • Understanding straightforward game situations, such as throwing a player out.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.

Majors

The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations. Parents are welcome to assist their child until they become comfortable with the instructor. Class objectives include:

  • Proper base running and sliding techniques.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee. Begin hitting from a pitch by the coach.
  • Throwing…point, step, and throw with proper motion for distance and accuracy.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball.
  • Catching pop flies with two hands.
  • Learning various offensive and defensive game situations
  • Fitness and agility

Hall of Famers

The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, organized tee-ball. Class objectives include:

  • Base recognition and proper base running techniques.
  • Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form including full swing and hip rotation.
  • Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance.
  • Proper fielding technique, keeping their body in front of the ball.
  • Using the baseball glove for fielding of line drives and pop fly catches.
  • Teamwork.
  • Game situations.
  • Fitness and agility.

Meet Our Coaches

Coach Mark


School:
College of the Canyons

Favorite aspect of working for Lil’ Sluggers:
Being able to pass my knowledge to the next generation.

Coach DJ


School:
Hart High School

Favorite aspect of working for Lil’ Sluggers:
Playing with kids makes me feel like a three-year-old again.

Coach Parker


School:

Favorite aspect of working for Lil’ Sluggers:

Coach Lukas


School:
Hart High School

Favorite aspect of working for Lil’ Sluggers:
Coaching has made me a better person in aspects of life and I love teaching others the knowledge I know.

FAQ’s

Yes! We offer open enrollment, so that you can join anytime and have your class fees prorated.  This means that you pay only for the remaining class and not the full session fee.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes and indoor soccer shoes (no cleats) or plain tennis shoes. Lil Slugger jerseys are provided with the purchase of the required annual membership fee ($30). Outfitting your child in Lil Sluggers garb is a fun way to make your child feel part of a team.  Kids naturally appreciate looking like older, uniformed kids and role models.  Plus a uniform gives kids a sense of belonging because they look like others on the team.
Classes are co-ed, so the mix of boys and girls is based on who registers. If you have five or more players and we have enough field space, we are open to creating a special class for you with your requested mix of children.
No, all registrations are first come, first serve basis.
All Lil Sluggers Coaches are carefully screened to ensure we provide quality, child-centered, high energy instruction. Each Coach goes through rigorous training process, which includes on-field and curriculum training.
If you are a current customer, then you can register online through DASH any time of the day or night!
You are allowed to make up 3 classes maximum within the session in which you are enrolled, subject to space availability. We typically offer many other class times, so usually this is not a problem; however we cannot guarantee that space will be available.  Please note that you cannot carryover make-up classes into later sessions.
No, classes are 50 minutes and require a parent or guardian to be on-site.
No, but we do offer one free trial class to new customers to see if your child enjoys the Lil Sluggers experience.
No, the free trial class is discounted from the class fee paid when you sign up.
Children with special needs are welcomed in our program as long as we are equipped to assist  ]them accordingly. Please contact your Lil Sluggers Coordinator for more information.
The entire session must be paid in full at the time of registration. However, since we offer open enrollment, we do prorate class fees when joining after the season has started.
The free trial policy is usually limited to one free class per child. However, in special circumstances, a Lil Sluggers Coordinator may offer an additional free class to a child, particularly if it’s been a long time since the last free trial class.
Yes, though you will need to register and pay for the additional class sessions separately.
No, in order to maintain class ratios and consistency within the program, we schedule children for specific times and days. When registering, be sure to first determine which day best suits your schedule. Of course there may be an occasion when a make-up class is needed. In that situation, you can schedule a make-up class for any day in which class space is available. If your schedule changes during the session, and you need to switch days, we will try to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability. However, changes cannot be guaranteed and are based on space availability.