Chattanooga State Baseball will be offering a Fall Middle School Baseball League this coming September-October. The purpose of the league is largely instructional as it will be a two-day per week schedule that will gear around instruction and scrimmage playing.
“Our hope has been to bring back the fall leagues that were so productive for us in years past,” said Greg Dennis who is getting ready to start his 19th season as the head coach at Chattanooga State. “We wanted to move the age group down to the middle school level as we felt that it would be a better instructional setting and hopefully allow us to fundamentally work with these young men to help start developing their games.”
The emphasis is going to be geared around one day of solid instruction for the players. Dennis, Nick Chambers and Drake Robison (assistant coaches) will be out there with the middle school players, along with Chattanooga State players that will be working with them.
“Honestly, our focus on these nights is to better educate them on fundamentals and do as many reps as possible. When you consider that we are talking about defensive work, base running work, pitching work and hitting work, there is an enormous amount of information to try and disseminate. We are going to do our best to start them on the right track in all of these areas” says Coach Dennis. “Our goal is to also do some Machine Pitch scrimmages as well as eventually work towards kid pitch games and live at bats.”
The league will start on Sept. 21 and go through Oct. 28, meeting each Tuesday and Thursday. It will start at 6 p.m. at the Chattanooga State Baseball Field. If interested, email email@example.com to get info sent to you.
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