Snack Shack Trial Run

As promised, we have been reviewing the COVID-related procedures over the spring break and in view of the tier change. The addition of a second umpire at Joe Wagner games last weekend is an example. The next step will be a 2-day trial opening of the snack shack at Joe Wagner Field this Saturday and Sunday.

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Photo Day Update

Our Photo Days have been moved to May 22 and 23. There will not be team photos as normal given the pandemic, but our photographer will be able to make adjustments. The procedure will be cognizant of the COVID precautions needed.

April 15th BOD Minutes

Check out the meeting minutes from Thursday, April 15th. Minutes are pending board approval.

Read the board minutes
Welcome_TCLL

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

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