Pennridge Little League will be transitioning from coach pitch to a machine pitch division. The machine pitch division will be for players seven years of age, or for those six-year-olds who have completed one year of PLL T-Ball division and are developmentally ready (as determined by parents and coaches) to move up. The machine pitch division provides a welcome transition between T-ball and live player pitching, which begins in the minors division.
Reasons for the Change:
Players will see more strikes, (Sorry, coaches; we know you are doing your best.)
The ball is delivered at a consistent predetermined speed to all players.
The ball is delivered to a moderately consistent location, so the batters have success early when learning to track a moving ball.
The ball is not lobbed, so kids are less likely to develop poor habits, like an uppercut swing.
Note: The soft/safe baseball will continued to be used in the machine pitch division. The machine is not the electric wheeled variety, but a simple mechanical device. Registration opens online January 1, 2015.
Many thanks to Walmart Stores Inc. who generously has donated several of these pitching machines to Pennridge Little League for the purpose of improving our program.
Little League Baseball is an organization designed to build good citizens through the game of baseball. At the local level, the Pennridge Little League program strives to develop teamwork, sportsmanship, and a love for the game of baseball. Our program begins at age five and continues on through age sixteen, based on the player's birth date as of April 30.
Little League is the world's largest volunteer youth sports organization. The Little League relies soley on a community of devoted adult volunteers to help ensure that the organization remains structured and runs smoothly. Pennridge Little League is looking for responsible and enthusiastic individuals to support and coordinate Little League events and activities for our 2015 spring baseball season. As a volunteer, you should have a keen interest in the safety, well-being, and overall development of children. Whatever talents or skills you have, we can put them to use in our organization. Visit the clubhouse during any of our member meetings to find out how you can get involved, or email President,