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lives4bb

53 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2012 :  11:33:12  Show Profile
This should be fun to see what kind of pitching there is at 7u. Looks like the field is wide open until that becomes clearer.

TaterHead03

18 Posts

Posted - 02/24/2012 :  16:34:55  Show Profile
Hey bballguy its there..... The 7 yr old kids are throwing hard and throwing strikes. A coach once told me(The only problem with coach's are that they think the kids are too young to learn something). Feed on that...A kid can only be has good has what the child is taught....
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Coach17

271 Posts

Posted - 02/25/2012 :  20:13:43  Show Profile
7U IS TO EARLY FOR PITCHING. THEY REALLY NEED TO UNDERSTAND THE DEFENSIVE GAME OF BASEBALL FIRST. 7U KIDPITCH IS SLOW AND YOU DONT GET MUCH DEFENSIVE WORK. HOWEVER, OK TO THROW ONE IN EVERY NOW AND THEN.
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unabomber3

1 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2012 :  15:42:52  Show Profile
I hope the team my son (6u) currently plays on elects to play coaches pitch until they 8U, and then turn them into a potential co-ed softball team. To many badly coached youngsters at early age.
I think the tourney bodies need to limit youngsters games to about 20 a year. A routine of playing 5 games in a weekend and then having the next 3 to rest and be a kid.

@TaterHead- that coach that spoke did he also coach football, because i had a coach tell me once to hit um with my nose, think he forgot we had facemasks.

@CKenty Do you think the 7U kids need to play on bigger fields to help be able to get proper mechanics defensively, I think the speed of the game is to fast for little mens minds.
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lives4bb

53 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2012 :  20:31:32  Show Profile
My son loves playing baseball morning, noon and night. That is him being a kid. I guess that is one of the reasons for travel ball otherwise there would only be rec. Shoot, rec can play 16-20 games in the spring depending on whether you play in an end of season tourney.

I do like the idea of introducing kid pitch later in an 8 year old's season.
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DecaturDad

619 Posts

Posted - 02/28/2012 :  22:29:47  Show Profile
What distance are they pitching from at 7u? I would not think most could throw too far. And I would not want my 7 year old too close. I watched my son send a line drive into the face of an 8 year old during a coach pitch game. That boy was playing pitcher and standing about 50 feet away. If the ball had been 1/2 inch higher, the boy would have lost an eye. I am so glad he was not standing any closer.
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CoachDMC

7 Posts

Posted - 02/29/2012 :  10:33:05  Show Profile
I'm with you, keep it CP. I'm still amazed at the 8U KP tournaments. Maybe a few during the season. I'm hosting 7U AND 8U in Smyrna at the end of March. Check it out should be fun. Our 7U team is the Smyrna Sweepers from last year.

http://www.nwgabaseball.org/snitz/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=19847
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Fundamental_Coach

27 Posts

Posted - 03/03/2012 :  13:15:03  Show Profile
quote:
Originally posted by unabomber3

I hope the team my son (6u) currently plays on elects to play coaches pitch until they 8U, and then turn them into a potential co-ed softball team. To many badly coached youngsters at early age.
I think the tourney bodies need to limit youngsters games to about 20 a year. A routine of playing 5 games in a weekend and then having the next 3 to rest and be a kid.

@TaterHead- that coach that spoke did he also coach football, because i had a coach tell me once to hit um with my nose, think he forgot we had facemasks.

@CKenty Do you think the 7U kids need to play on bigger fields to help be able to get proper mechanics defensively, I think the speed of the game is to fast for little mens minds.



Limit them to 20 games....?

I say it all depends on the kids. Some kids are just plain obsessed with baseball and 20 games wouldn't do anything for them.

As a 6yo, my son played upwards of 75 games. 30 in rec ball (fall and spring seasons) and close to 45 in all-stars. Believe me, he would of played another 30 games if he had the chance. Any no, we are not obsessed parents living vicariously through our kids....we just happen to have a child who is obsessed with baseball.

He took off the following fall and then played 20 in spring rec and another 40 or so in 7u all-stars. Now he is playing 8U KP travel ball and is as happy as can be.

Some kids have the drive and desire to play a LOT of games and some do not. Determine where your child fits in and go from there.

I do agree with others that 7U is too early for kid pitch.

Edited by - Fundamental_Coach on 03/03/2012 16:15:06
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RHRN

13 Posts

Posted - 04/16/2012 :  21:01:58  Show Profile
I am new to this board and I do not want to offend anybody, but 7 year old kid pitch is just not smart baseball. I would challenge you to find anybody that played baseball at a high level that would agree with & year olds playing kid pitch. Enjoy the coach pitch experience and teach the kids the fundamentals of the game. Your defense will get far more work in coach pitch. I have watched 7U kid pitch in many USSSA events including last years world series and I have to say that it is painful. My older sons team didn't switch to kid pitch until after the 8u CP Super NIT and we went to the championship game in our first kid pitch event and are now one of the top 5 9u major the southeast. Starting kid pitch at 7u gives you no advantage in fact it will set your defense back and rob your kids and parents of some coach pitch fun!
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8ufan

7 Posts

Posted - 04/18/2012 :  16:00:51  Show Profile
I was at the Super NIT in Stockbridge not long ago and the South Metro area parks teach those kids kid pitch at 7 years old. They throw from 40 feet and do very well at it. It also shows because now in 8u, Georgia Yard Dogs (Decatur) and others, those teams ROCK!!! They are way ahead of the game.......
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TaterHead03

18 Posts

Posted - 04/19/2012 :  20:20:13  Show Profile
RHRN i have to agree with you. But on another hand i do not think that it hurts to get your feet wet with KP at 7. I say 2 or maybe 3 tourney's, but i think it should be mostly CP at 7.
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