Finally... kids baseball!!! This is my favorite sport of them all! :-O
My kids still like playing several different sports, but this was one of their favorites.
First you might ask how to play baseball. A valid question, and this is why I dedicated another page for that subject. ;)
Since I am the observing parent, I don't claim to know all the rules of baseball. I am only familiar with the basic rules, and that is really all you need to know to have plenty of fun.
Kids baseball is not the most physical sport when compared to others, but it can still be rough.
My son has slid into so many bases, so many times.
He has had skinned up and bruised body parts all over... some requiring minor home medical attention.
The short answer is "Yes!".
Remember the fun part is watching your kids up at the plate ready to hit that next line drive, or maybe a home run. ☺
... home runs are somewhat rare, so we always hoped for a base hit at least!
If you are ready to sign your kids up for baseball, you can start by checking out your local recreation center or by searching Google in the box below.
Everyone has eyes on the batter and pitcher for the first play in a baseball game.
Everyone waits to see what the pitcher will pitch and if the batter can hit it. This is where your kid has a chance to shine in their own spotlight.
Each baseball position has its moments.
Since each play always starts with the pitcher, I love to watch my young baseball player standing on the mound glaring at the batter ready to strike him out.
I do get a little nervous when my son is pitching in a game. I am always praying he throws a strike every time, and that he does not feel how nervous I am for him. :-)
My youngest son recently discovered he likes playing catcher. In this position, he can touch the ball on almost every play of the game just like the pitcher. Both are great positions for children with ADHD, and my middle son did get that diagnosis recently.
The constant movement in these positions helps hold their attention longer than say .... playing left field. :)
Don't get me wrong, playing left field becomes way more important as they get older and they start hitting the ball in that part of the field more often.
So what equipment do you need to play baseball? Here is a general list of what equipment is needed to play baseball:
If your child is a catcher they will also need baseball catchers gear including:
Besides the fact that kids baseball is a lower impact game than some of the others, it has some other qualities I like as well.
Since baseball is my personal favorite sport for my children to play, I will have a hard time finding many disadvantages, but here we go anyway…