T-ball

Updated Thursday February 4, 2016 by Mike Chambers.

Boys and girls ranging in age from 4 to 6 years.

T-ball division is a team sport based on simplifying baseball. It is intended as an introduction for children aged 4 to 6 to develop ball-game skills and have fun.

The principal difference between t-ball and its adult counterparts is that the child usually hits the ball off of a stationary tee; the ball is generally not pitched. Thus, t-ball allows a young child to learn the skills of batting, catching, running the bases, and throwing, while making it both easier to hit the ball and less likely for batters to be injured since they do not need to dodge wayward pitches (the ball is also softer).