MIDGET BASEBALL - SMYS offers "T-Ball" for 4 and 5-year olds, Coach Pitch for 6 olds and 7 year olds and Modified Kid Pitch for 8 year olds. Modified Kid Pitch allows the players to pitch to each other until a walk is issued. Once a walk is issued, the coach will then enter the game to pitch to the hitter. This is a great way to introduce players to live pitching. Midget Baseball helps teach kids the skills they need to advance into Junior Baseball. This is a fun experience for the kids and parents to enjoy together. Midget Baseball focuses on hitting; fielding, throwing, and helping kids develop teamwork and new friendships. All games and practices are played locally in Littleton and/or Highlands Ranch.
YOUTH BASEBALL - South Metro Youth Sports (SMYS) provides youth baseball for athletes representing the Littleton, Heritage, Arapahoe, Sheridan, ThunderRidge, Mountain Vista, Highlands Ranch and Rock Canyon High School areas. SMYS is a part of the Rocky Mountain Junior Baseball League. League games are played against other areas including Alameda, Brighton, Broomfield, Golden, Green Mountain, Lakewood, Louisville, North Jeffco, South Jeffco, West Jeffc. RMJBL is divided into a North and South Division depending upon the number of teams in each age and level.
RMJBL is affiliated with USSSA. The corresponding USSSA levels are Majors – OPEN league, AAA – 1 league, AA – 2 and 3 league. Teams are separated into different levels to allow teams of similar abilities to play each other. Teams may opt to play in higher USSSA tournaments than their corresponding RMJBL league. For example, an AA RMJBL team is allowed to play in AAA and/or Major tournaments. AA teams that qualify for USSSA State automatically qualify for AA Nationals.
Teams are formed according to high school boundaries. For example, a player attending an elementary or junior high that feeds into John F. Kennedy High School will play on a SMYS sponsored team with other players who will also attend John F. Kennedy High School. Should there not be enough players from a particular age group within an area to form a team; those players will be moved to another of our areas.
We encourage full or partial formed teams to be formed based upon our rules or we can place individual players through our tryout process.
Each year we follow the same general timeline. The general baseball timeline is as follows:
· Registration: Is not open
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YOUTH BASEBALL (Ages 8 - 14) ages as of April 30th
MIDGET BASEBALL (Ages 4 - 8) ages as of April 30th