Class Descriptions

Lil' Sluggers

Class Descriptions

See the desciptions below for Lil' Sluggers classes. For any additional information please contact

(757) 427-3955 or youthservices@beachfieldhouse.com


Mascots: 2 Year Olds

(Requires parent/caregiver participation)

The Mascots Curriculum is designed to have the children begin their baseball exprience in a fun enviroment that also introduces simple basics of the game.

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, holding the bat properly, focusing on making contact with the ball off of a tee.
  • Throwing in an overhand motion.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hand and not falling down,
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Improved hand/eye coordination.
  • An introduction to social skills such as following simple instructions and taking turns.

Mascots II: 2 Year Olds

(Requires parent/caregiver participation as needed)

Mascots II is the progression class for Mascots, and expands on the skills and objectives of the Mascots class. At least one session of Mascots is a prerequisite for this class.


Minors: 3 Year Olds

(Requires parent/caregiver participation as needed)

The Minors curriculum is designed to have the children continue their baseball experience in a fun enviroment that also reinforces the fundamentals of the game.

  • Simple base running and base recognition.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance and level swing to make contact with the ball off the tee. Introduction to hitting from a pitch.
  • Throwing...point, step and throw with proper motion and aim.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball and not falling down.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Improved hand/eye corrdination.
  • Understanding straightforward game situations, such as throwing a player out.
  • Advancement of social skills such as following instructions, taking turns and teamwork.

Minors II: 3 Year Olds

Minors II is the progression class for Minors, and expands on the skills and objectives of the Minors class. At least one session of Mascots II or Minors is required as prerequisite for this class.


Majors: 4 Year Olds

The Majors curriculum expands on the skills learned in the 3 year old program, with slightly more technical instruction and game situations.

  • Proper base running and sliding techniques.
  • Hitting, focusing on proper stance, level swing and follow through off the tee. Begin hitting from  a pitch by the coach.
  • Throwing...point, step and throw with proper motion for distance and accuracy.
  • Fielding, with emphasis on using two hands, staying in front of the ball.
  • Fitness and agility.
  • Catching pop flies with two hangds.
  • Learning various offensive and defensive and defensive game situations.

Majors II: 4 Year Olds

(Requires parent/caregiver participation as needed)

Mascots II is the progression class for Majors, and expands on the skills and objectives of Majors class. Classes introduce more complex concepts such as hitting a pitched ball, game situations and making plays with time pressure. At least one session of Minors II or Majors is a prerequisite for this class.


Hall of Famers: 5 Year Olds

The Hall of Famers curriculum is designed to have the children continue improving their fundamentals skills while preparing them for their next level of participation, orgainized tee-ball.

  • Base recognition and proper base running techniques.
  • Five steps of hitting with focus on proper form inclusing full swing and hip rotation.
  • Correct throwing mechanics emphasizing accuracy and distance.
  • Proper fielding techniques, keeping their body in front of the ball.
  • Using the baseball glove for fielding of line drives and pop fly catches.
  • Teamwork.
  • Game situations.
  • Fitness and agility.

Hall of Famers II: 5/6 Year Olds

Hall of Famers II is the progression class for Hall of Famers, and expands on the skills and objectives of Hall of Famer class. This class continues to reinforce solid fundamentals in preperation for league play. More challenging activities and complex game situations are introduced. At least one session of Majors II or Hall of Famers is required as a prerequisite for this class.