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Rec Baseball & Softball, Coach Pitch, TBall

Tim Petersen

Director of Futures Baseball

Zach Hettenbaugh

Director of TBall & Coach Pitch

Jason Limbach

Director of Futures Softball

Nick Knutson

President


AGE \ LEVEL OF PLAY GRID

2024 Bennington Athletic League Baseball Program

Bennington Legends Levels of Play

Level of play is chosen by the grade-level essentially.  If your son completed 2nd grade and is 8 (or maybe already 9) that child would play 8U.  The goal is to keep grades together as much as possible.

DIVISION AGE GRADE LEVEL FOR 2023-2024
TBALL 4\5
Coach Pitch - 6 6 turning 7 Kindergarten or 1st
Coach Pitch - 7 7 turning 8 1st
8U 8 turning 9 2nd
9U 9 turning 10 3rd
10U 10 turning 11 4th
12U 11\12 turning 12\13 5th or 6th
14U 13\14 turning 14\15 7th or 8th

Tball: Team will play all in-house games.  Games will generally be played on Field 4 at our BAL complex but we do utilize other BAL fields on occasion. Practices will start the beginning of April, and games will be from May 1 through the end of June.  You'll generally have 1 practice per week

Coach Pitch 6\7 (softball and baseball): Teams will play in-house with all games being played at the BAL Complex, Heritage or High School fields. 7u Coach Pitch baseball will introduce a catcher (with gear) and pitching midway through the season. Practices will start the beginning of April, and games will be from May 1 through the end of June.  You'll generally have 1 practice per week.

Coach Pitch Softball and Coach Pitch 7U baseball will also have an end-of-the-year tournament that is typically the last weekend of June.  Each team will play a minimum of 3 games, a few may play 4 depending on the number of teams in each division.

8U – 14U - Teams will play in the BAL\EAA (Elkhorn) recreational League.  Games are played at the BAL Complex, Heritage or High School fields in Bennington or at an EAA field. Schedules are determined at a scheduling meeting held between representatives of EAA and BAL. Teams may also have the option to play in in and end-of-season tournament depending on the age-level.  Teams generally play 15-20 games and the season runs from mid-April through June.