ITB August League
08/01/2023 - 08/23/2023
Grades ages 6,7 and beginner level 8s
We are currently in our 6th full season of our 5 man Intro to Travel Baseball Program. We have had over 100 athletes participate in either our Spring, August, Fall or ITB prep programs over each the last 5 years. We have been full each of the last 5 years, and had a waiting list for this year’s Spring League.
Dates for our August League are now posted and registration is open. Games will be played on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings depending on amount of teams.
Thank you for helping us create a better way to do youth baseball
Read below to see why 5 Man I.T.B. is a better way to do beginner baseball
The current landscape of beginning baseball has not been a productive way to introduce the sport to young kids. 12 to 15 players per team where kids get 1 at bat in an hour is not productive and not fun. We started a youth baseball league that moves at a fast pace to keep kids engaged. Our goal is to create game situations that can be taught on the fly and prepare kids for higher levels in the years to come. The biggest goal is to get the players excited about playing again next year, at whichever level that ends up being.
The league is designed for youth/beginner players as an alternative to beginner little league, and Tee ball. Target ages are 6,7, and beginner 8 year olds. Origin Athletics Staff will run the teams and facilitate the games. Players can sign up individually and be assigned to a team. Groups of players can also be brought in together to form a team or part of a team.
Games will consist of 90-minute sessions: (times may vary in the later weeks due to light)
10-15 min: defensive warm up/practice with team
10-15 min: offensive warm up/practice with team
50-60 min: coach pitch game
6 minutes per ½ inning or 3 outs whichever comes first
7-8 players per team
No outfielders – Outfield play is not a priority at this level. The skills will still be taught in all of the instruction settings, but eliminating the positions will keep the players engaged, keep at bats coming quickly, and focus on the infield play.
Positions: 1b, 2b, 3b, SS, P
Catch net and target will be used as strike zone
Fence will be put up 10-20 feet behind the infielders
Tuesday/Wednesday Evening Games: 8/1 to 8/22 (8/29 Rain date)
Game times will vary from week to week but fall between the 5:30 to 8:30 timeframe.
Tuesday/Wednesday Games – Oakland Christian High School (may be moved inside based on weather)