Thorold 7U is a developmental, recreational program for youth born between 2015-2016. The program runs 1 night a week out of South Confederation Park from 6:15pm to 7:15pm.
7U aims to build on the basic skills that were taught in 5U. Players will be pitched to by a coach/mechanical pitching machine at 25-30mph. Players will work on hand-eye coordination, swing skills and begin to learn the game of base. Like 5U there are no outs or scored recorded during the games. However, 7U aims to keep a steady rotation of defense and batting to keep the players engaged. Each team will bat 4 hitters per "inning" rather than bat through the entire order.
Typically there are 3-5 7U teams comprised of 9-11 players each. The schedule is a mix of practices and games. Each team will have 1 head coach and a number of helpers. The season traditionally starts the week after the Victoria Day May long weekend.
Players will receive a numbered jersey and team hat. A team picture will also be provided to every player with individual pictures available for purchase.
Players are required to have their own glove, base pants, closed toe-shoes, CSA approved helmet with an attached face guard as well as a protective athletic cup (jock/jill).
The season will end around the third week of August and will finish with a skills competition/fun-day of mini-games, medal presentations and more.
Players interested in playing are encouraged to attend the free in-gym practices that will be taking place in the offseason (facility permitting)
If you are interested in registering for the 2022 season, please click HERE.