Unfortunately, St Marys Saints do not currently offer in-house Saints Sandlot Ball. We will look to resume this competition in future seasons.
Our in-house Saints Sandlot Ball is a modified form of the adult games of softball and baseball. It is aimed at boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 7.
Rules of Saints Sandlot Ball
For people with some knowledge of baseball or TeeBall, this is how Saints Sandlot Ball is modified:
- Special soft-core ball used for training and Safety ball for games (safer than a tennis ball)
- Base paths of 50’ (15.2m)
- Overall field size of 110’ (33.5m)
- All players bat each inning – no “3 outs”
Rules of Saints T-Ball
- Each team will play a round robin competition over 10-12 weeks.
- While outs are recorded and those players retired for the innings, 9 batters will bat at each batting innings.
- Runs are tallied up including those runners left on base after the 9th batter has batted.
Objective is introducing the competitive game in a friendly format
Full rules can be found HERE
Additional modifications for Saints T-Ball
- Minimum Team size of five = potentially no outfielders.
- No outs recorded, every player gets to hit and run bases.
- No need to tag on fly balls – just run on the hit
- Non-competitive, focus is fun and development
- 10 Week Program
- A Parent Coach is attached to each group of Sandlot ballers (approx 7 max)
- Parent-coaches need not know anything about teeball to begin
- Tutors assist parent-coaches with drills, skill-coaching etc
- A Tutor umpires each game.
- Informal Setting
- Minimal uniform (closed in joggers) Tee, Cap and black shorts supplied as part of fees.
- No outside training required:– just show up & play on the day
How the game works
- Batters hit from a “tee”:- they do not have to hit a thrown (pitched) ball.
- After hitting, the batter runs to 1st base, or to 2nd or even to 3rd if the hit is good enough.
- The next batter does the same, and they all advance.
- A run is scored each time a player gets all the way around the bases and back to home.
- The defence (fielding side) tries to get the batters out by catching the ball on the full, or by fielding it and throwing to a base ahead of a runner or the batter.
- Each child gets a turn batting (about 6-8 minutes), and then the sides change over:- the fielding side has a turn batting.
- This keeps rotating until the game time is up. Every Player scores, there are no outs recoreded for Sandlot ball.
20-minute Clinic + 40-minute Game
The Clinic phase teaches basic skills and doubles as a warmup
Seasons are 10 weeks each