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South Euclid Youth Softball Baseball Association

Mighty Mites


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League Director:  Thomas Denk,  [email protected] 216-297-0410

Mighty Mites (Coach Pitch)

Ages 6-7-8 (cannot be older than 8-years old on 9/1)

 

Mighty Mites is the next hardball league up from T-Ball, but it is not necessary for players to have played Tee Ball.  We continue our goal to focus on player development in a positive envirionment.  We begin to teach our players the traditional game of baseball with innings, outs, etc.  Coaches will work to get players experience in all phases of the game, where they can be successful and safe.   


This is an organized league, but we work to keep the focus on developing the players and definitely not on wins and losses.  In recent years, we have not kept an offical score in the first half of the season to ensure focus is on skills development. 

 

In this league, the coach will pitch to his/her team.  We have players serve as catchers and play 10 players in the field to simulate traditional baseball.

 

Games are played at Adrian Elementary School. There is parking in the school parking lot and on the adjacent streets.  
There are four youth fields behind the school.  This league will play on the two larger fields (NW by the playground, and SE).
1071 Homestead Rd, South Euclid, OH 44121

SEYSBA provides jerseys, socks, and caps for all Mighty Mites players.  Players should have white baseball pants and a proper-sized glove. Cleats are suggested (no metal spikes allowed). Do not feel you have to purchase new materials. Due to player growth and cost, used models are quite normal. SEYSBA provides game equipment such as bats, balls, catcher's equipment, etc.  

Games should start promptly at 6:30pm on Monday and Wednesday.  Players should be at the fields no later than 6:15pm.   Teams practice 1-2 times a week in May until the season begins, and then at the discretion of the team manager.  SEYSBA expects parents to communicate to coaches with advanced notice for missing any practices or games.  

The season begins Memorial Day (MON 5/25) and goes up to the week after Independence Day weekend (WED 7/9).  We usually attempt to schedule 1-2 games on Saturdays each season so those that can't attend on weeknights can watch the children play. Teams play 9-12 games, as make-ups are up to the discretion of the managers for this age grouping.  Schedules are completed once we have all managers (early May) and confirmed how many teams our partner cities provide. This league often plays with Beachwood and Orange, traveling only to Beachwood for a few games.

SEYSBA participates each year in the South Euclid Memorial Day Parade.  Teams walk in their jerseys with their teammates and team banner.  The parade for 2020 is Monday, May 25th!  More info will follow once teams are put together, but we meet in front of Notre Dame College (old Regina H.S.) at 825am to prepare for the parade.  We play games in the early afternoon at Bexley Park to kick-off the season.


SEYSBA puts a portable bathroom on site but can only do so after Memorial Day when school closes.  There is no fixed seating at this school, so parents are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.

We create teams once registration closes in early April and when we have the necessary number of volunteer managers for each team.  We usually need a managers and 2 assistants per team. I'm happy to provide help to new managers, including practice plans and support materials.  Please don't be intimidated by the stigma of youth athletics, this can be done and a be a great way to spend time with your child.  Parents should be prepared to help the manager however possible.  Please consider serving in one of these capacities.

Reach me for any questions or concerns, I'm glad to help.

 

Tom Denk

[email protected]

216-297-0410