Grades 1 through 3Updated Wednesday January 11, 2017 by George Brzezinski.
The Instructional Leagues are for Mt. Lebanon girls presently in 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade.
The 1st Grade Instructional League is our introductory program. Coaches will provide extensive instruction during practices and often remain on the field during the games to assist players. Usually there are two games a week where the girls have the opportunity to play in a non-competitive structure. Score is not kept and there are no league standings or champions. Batting will be against adult pitchers, and every player who attends a game will participate in batting and fielding.
The 2nd and 3rd Grade League is similar to our 1st Grade Instructional League, but it takes into account the more developed skills of the older children. Coaches are still encouraged to instruct the players the same as in the younger league. Usually there are two games a week where the girls have the opportunity to play in a non-competitive structure. Score is not kept and there are no league standings or champions. On field participation by coaches and parents is lessened compared to 1st Grade Instructional League. The same participation rules are used. Batting will be against adult pitchers. Later in the season the girls will pitch.
Teams in this league are organized around the various schools players attend as much as possible, however, it's not often possible to get all the girls from a school on just one team, so teams may be comprised of players from a couple schools.