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Lil Sluggers Current Session

Current Session End Dates:
Check with the NCSP office


Lil Sluggers Upcoming Session

Escondido Registration:
Priority Begins: Monday, July 24
Open Begins: Monday, July 31

Poway Registration:
Priority Begins: Monday, July 24
Open Begins: Monday, July 31

Session Start:
Escondido: Week of Wednesday, September 6th
Poway: Week of Tuesday, September 5th

NCSP Lil Sluggers Program

REGISTRATION for the NEW Sessions!  

The Escondido Fall 2017 Lil Sluggers Session will begin the week of Wednesday, September 6th.

The Poway Fall 2017 Lil Sluggers Session will begin the week of Tuesday, September 5th.

To register, hit the “Register Online” button on the right-hand side of this page or call 858-748-4260.

North County Soccer Park’s Lil Sluggers is a non-competitive, instructional baseball program created to introduce children ages 2.5 to 6 years old to the game of baseball. Lil Sluggers classes develop important baseball skills such as hitting, throwing, catching, base running, and even sliding (3 to 6 year olds only). Developmentally appropriate equipment and games are used to teach your child the game of baseball in a fun, exciting, and positive environment.

  • 6 to 1 child/coach ratio. Four different class levels offered: Mascots (2.5- to 3.5-year-olds); Minors (3-year-olds); Majors (4-year-olds); and Hall of Famers (5- and 6-year-olds).  Scroll down for a detailed description of each class level.
  • Ten (10) classes per session (one class per week). Lil Sluggers t-shirt and award medal included.
  • Trained coaches use a weekly curriculum, but have the flexibility and experience to tailor the instruction for each specific class.
  • All classes are held at the North County Soccer Park.

Jon Martin, Director of Poway and Escondido Lil Sluggers, or an NCSP Manager is available by phone at (858)748-4260 to answer any general questions you may have regarding the best class level for your child. We look forward to having your child join the NCSP Lil Sluggers Program!

Class Descriptions:

  • Mascots (2.5- to 3.5-year-olds with parent participation)

    The Mascots curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball experience in a fun and safe environment that also introduces simple basics of the game.

    Objectives:

    -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, taking turns, and interacting with the Lil Sluggers coach

  • Minors (3-year-olds with parent participation as needed)

    The Lil Sluggers Minors class is an introductory baseball class for 3-year-olds. The children learn the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, non-competitive environment with a trained coach.

    Objectives:

    -Simple base running and base recognition
    -Hitting; focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee
    -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
    -Fitness and agility
    -Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns, learning to interact with the coach, and teamwork

  • Majors (4-year-olds)

    The Lil Sluggers Majors class is an introductory baseball class for 4-year-olds. The children improve on the fundamentals of baseball in a fun, non-competitive environment with a trained coach. The Majors curriculum includes more technical instruction and some game situations using small-sided scrimmages.

    Objectives:

    -Proper base running and sliding techniques
    -Hitting; focusing on proper stance, level swing, and follow through off the tee
    -introduce hitting from a pitch
    -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
    -Fitness and agility

  • Hall of Famers (5- and 6-year-olds)

    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.

    Objectives:

    -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