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Baseball - Bantam Division

Welcome to the Shrub Oak Little League's Bantam Division for players in first and second grade (6-7 years old).  The Bantam baseball program is the next level up from our Instructional/T-Ball Division.  While the Bantam Division is completely instructional, it introduces more advanced facets of the game of baseball.  This division continues to use a safety ball; however, players are now hitting live pitches from a coach and are no longer hitting off of a batting tee.  As the season progresses, games begin to become more game like with more of an emphasis of the rules of the game, outs recorded, strikeouts, introduction of the catching position, etc.  Both practices/games continue to be geared to teaching fundamental skills and having fun.  Catching, throwing, hitting, fielding, and game concepts are a major part of all instruction.  Our Bantam Division will play twice a week (once during the week and on Saturday's) for 90 minutes during the spring season and just Saturday's for 90 minutes in the fall.  Players will continue to learn and practice how to be part of a team (such as how to respect teammates, coaches, other players; how to wait their turn; and how to show good sportsmanship).  This is not a competitive division.  No score will be kept for games.  Player/coach ratio is larger than Instructional/T-ball but remains small to maximize an optimal baseball learning environment.  

The following equipment is required for our Bantam Division.
  • Glove
  • Bat (See Bat Information page for more details)
  • Rubber Cleats
  • Helmet
Optional equipment but not required:
  • Batting gloves
  • Chest Protector Shirt
  • Protective Cup
All Players will receive a shirt, hat, and pants as part of their issued uniform.  Please label all of your child's equipment.  

Shrub Oak Athletic Club

PO Box 1 
Shrub Oak, New York 10588
Phone : 914-962-7099
Email : [email protected]
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