8 Week Live Pitching and Hitting League
Where: The Ridge Sports Academy: 1111 E. Army Post Rd., Des Moines, IA.
When: 8 Sundays, starting January 14th, 2018
Ages: Freshman – Senior (JV and Varsity divisions)
Register: to download registration form
Cost: $875/ team (5-7 players/team) or $200/player if registering as an individual
The Ridge Sports Academy offers two “game cages” that are 30’ x 85’ with 24’ ceilings and two “game cages” that are 14’ x 70’ x 12’ high. Each game cage will be marked off for singles, doubles, triples, home runs, ground outs and fly outs. The Ridge also offers two separate 30’ x 80’ hitting/pitching rooms/lanes for players to warm up.
An Ideal team is made up of three pitchers, a catcher, and a utility guy (you may have additional players per team but each player gets less reps. Typically there is enough time for 3 pitchers to pitch from each team). Defensively, there will be a pitcher and catcher vs. the other teams batter. Each game will be 1 hour. An umpire will call balls and strikes, as well as, rule hits and outs.
Each week a team parent (representative/manager) will keep track of pitching and fielding stats, pitching order, batting order, etc. Players and the team rep should arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of your scheduled game to warm-up and to ensure an on time start.
There will be 5 - 7 players per team (made up of at least three pitchers and one catcher). Defensively, there will be a pitcher and catcher vs. a batter (6 outs per half inning). Each game will be 1 hour. An umpire will call balls and strikes, as well as, rule hits and outs.