|SINGLE A DIVISION
NMYBB/SB League: Single A is a developmental league in which players continue to advance their baseball skills, as well as gain knowledge of pitching fundamentals. Boys and girls ages 8 and 9 are eligible. Teams will play two games and practice once during the week. The season will conclude with playoffs to determine the league champion.
As an instructional league, coaches will continue to focus on teaching the fundamentals, teamwork, good sportsmanship and positive reinforcement. Although competition is important, it is secondary to providing players with an excellent foundation and appreciation for the game.
Teams will be selected through a draft. A mandatory one-time player evaluation is required. Players are drafted to ensure team parity only. All children are assigned to a team; no one gets "cut".
During the evaluation, coaches will assess individual competencies that they will reference during the draft selection process.
Safety is our number one priority. Once the season starts, coaches are expected to perpetually evaluate each players skills and developmental opportunities. As such, players will experience positions that are consistent with their progress to avoid unnecessary risk of injury.
Rob Beebe, New Milford Single A Commissioner