8U Division

8U Concepts


  • Contact off live pitching
  • Strike zone recognition
  • Bunting


Fielding and Defense

  • Covering bases on force play
  • Force outs vs. tag plays
  • Backing up infield from outfield positions
  • Infield cutoff positions
  • Moving or "creeping" on pitch
  • Returning ball back to pitchers circle to stop a play


Base running

  • Rocker leads
  • Stealing
  • Leaving base on ball release from pitcher's hand
  • Running through 1st base
  • Rounding 1st base
  • Force vs. non-force situation/concepts
  • Running on contact with two outs
  • Sliding



  • Bunt
  • Steal
  • Take