Spring - 8U


Our 8U Rally Cap program is designed to develop young ball players skill and knowledge level of baseball.  This program is appropriate for 7-8 year old children interested in learning and playing baseball in May and June.  

New skills and drills will be introduced each session for the first half of the evening, followed by a 3-4 inning baseball game.

**New in 2022, the Toronto Blue Jays are a partner of Rally Cap and have refreshed the program.  All players will be provided with a Blue Jays and Baseball Canada branded cap as part of their uniform. 

Tiers: Yes, two

Tiered Play. Sort-outs take place mid-April to organize players for best experience and chance to develop their skills.

Nationals  (B) 7 & 8 year old boys and girls tiered according to skill  
Canadians  (A)    7 & 8  year old boys and girls tired according to skill
Duration: Early May to late June
Practices / Games: 2 per week (select Mon/Wed or Tues/Thur at registration); 6PM-8PM typically 
Play Structure: 2 teams share one diamond, practicing for 1 hour followed by a 3-4 inning game
Diamonds: Various fields including  Huntsman, Cattail/Katimavik, Shearer, Rooney
Field Size: National: 50-ft baselines; Canadians: 60-ft baselines
Pitching distance: Coach Pitch or Machine Pitch
Bats allowed: 2-5/8" inch maximum diameter USABat stamped metal bats only 
Metal cleats allowed: No
Provided by league: Keeper team shirt, keeper team hat
Provided by player: Batting helmet, baseball glove, pants suitable for playing sport, jock or jill, non-metal cleats or running shoes

The format of play for both tiers will be based on the skill level of the players and can change as the players improve over the course of the program.  For example, the National Tier may start with T-ball for games in May and progress to Coach-Pitch in June.  

Being a Rally Cap Helper is made easy for any parent or guardian volunteer because the program comes with its own easy to implement practice plans and parent helper handbooks.  The drills are easy to understand and incorporate.  Drills focus on basic baseball skills and athletic movements in a fun way that keeps players engaged.

Parent helpers are also provided progress reports for each player, so they can provide constructive and helpful feedback for players to get better.  As players succeed with their progress reports, they have the option of advancing to the next level and develop new sets of skills from advanced drills. 


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