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What is Twin Cities Little League?

Since 1955, TCLL has taught life lessons through baseball to Larkspur and Corte Madera kids. Our volunteer-run league is proud to be part of the world's largest organized youth sports program.

What each player will gain

We promote citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being. By espousing the virtues of character, courage and loyalty, we strive to develop superior citizens who develop a lifetime love of baseball.

Objectives & expected level of play by division

T-Ball: Age 5

Offense

  • Safely holding and swinging the bat
  • Stance, grip, simple swing, NO THROWING THE BAT
  • Basic base-running
  • How to score runs
  • When are you “out”?

Defense

  • How to safely catch the ball
  • Very early throwing fundamentals
  • Positions names and locations
  • Ways to get an “out”: forces vs tags

Farm: Ages 6-7

Offense 

  • Hitting a Moving Ball
    • Seeing and tracking the ball
    • Timing: “Loading” to get ready to swing
  • Strikes, balls, strikeouts, walks, and foul balls.
  • Improve base-running awareness and decision-making i.e. Tagging up

Defense

  • Basic Situational awareness - for each pitch, where to throw the ball if it is hit to you, and where to be if it is hit to someone else.

Rookie

Offense

  • Building confidence and introducing intermediate gameplay concepts
  • Faster pitching (machine pitch) and hard ball
  • Sliding into bases
  • Tagging Up

Defense

  • Introduce “Intermediate” gameplay concepts and skills
  • Introduce Catcher position
  • Introduce Double Plays
  • Introduce Relays
  • Defensive hierarchy and communication: pop-up and fly ball communication

Minors: 8-10

Offense

  • “Intermediate” Base-running concepts
  • “Secondary” leads after ball crosses plate
  • Stealing
  • Reading passed balls
  • Strategy
    • 1st & 3rd plays
    • Bunt defense
  • “Intermediate” Hitting Concepts
      • Pitch selection
      • Bunting
      • Signs and plays

Defense

  • Situational Awareness and Run-Prevention
  • Defending steals and bunts
  • Late & close game scenarios i.e. “infield in”
  • Introduce pitching fundamentals
    • Basic mechanics
    • Basic pitch grips: fastball, changeup
    • Basic rules of being the pitcher: how to stand on the mound and legally deliver a pitch
  • “Intermediate” Catching Skills
    • Calling pitches
    • Blocking
    • Throwing out runners

Majors: 10-12

Offense

  • “Advanced” base-running rules
  • Infield fly, interference, obstruction
  • “Advanced” mechanics to improve bat speed & power

Defense

  • “Advanced” Pitching
    • Breaking ball mechanics and grips
    • Emphasize command and strategic pitch-selection
  • Comfort with faster gameplay and higher expectations

Juniors: 13- 15

Offense

  • Baserunning
    • Live leads and steals
    • “Advanced” offensive strategy with new tools available to runners i.e hit & run

Defense

  • Managing new base-running situations i.e hit & run
  • Adjusting to bigger field

A special thank you to our sponsors