U9

U9 Division Info

The Extreme U9 Program also called Learn to Play (or LTP) supports our youngest fastball players, providing training in fundamentals and the experience they need to grow in the sport. Some U9 players have experience, while others have no baseball or softball experience. Either is fine as the emphasis is on fun and skill development - with fast and engaging sessions that keep players moving and learning. Players benefit from structured practices and simplified games.

In 2022, Extreme plans to offer U9 Fastball.

Schedule

The season begins in early April and runs until the end of June. During this time, players will be on the field an average of two times per week.

If Coaches choose to play games within the South Vancouver Island (SVI) Minor Fastpitch Association (svifastball.ca) then games are typically set for Saturdays at 9am.

Age Requirements

In Spring 2022, U9 Fastball is for players born in 2013 and 2014.

Team Selection

In the case of more than one U9 team, the Club will make every effort to accommodate friend or coaching requests made at the time of registration however, no guarantees can be made. Priority for team make-up will be given to past Extreme players first, then on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Uniforms

Players will receive a team uniform shirt and a hat that they get to keep at the end of the season (there is no uniform deposit). This is their uniform. Coaches will advise parents when uniforms need to be worn throughout the season. Sometimes uniforms are required for every game and practice. Black ball pants or dark (preferably black) athletic pants may be required at league games.

Equipment

Required equipment:

  • batting helmet with a strap and cage
  • glove
  • cleats (optional) - baseball or soccer style cleats are fine
  • infield face guard (optional)

Please ensure that you mark the player's name on everything. A white label or masking tape works well on the outside of the batting helmet and handwritten on labels in shirts, glove and hats.

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