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Colt League

Colt League

Much like the older Palomino League enables the player who may have an eye towards playing baseball past his high school years, the Colt League enables players to fine-tune their skills before advancing onto the next level of competition. North Hills Colt is offered for kids ages 15-16, and the primary goal of our Colt League is to continue to develop and refine skills as the boys transition from teens into young adults. The Colt League is for those who want to continue to develop their skills for the North Hills Junior Varsity Team in preparation for playing at the Varsity Level or for boys who want to continue their baseball playing days at a competitive level.

The NHAA Colt Programs are as follows:

  • Our desire is to field teams in a competitive league, which will include includes teams from other neighboring associations and the region. We are committed to fielding as many Colt teams as player and coaching interest will allow.
  • The amount and placement of teams are determined once registrations are closed in mid-to-late March.
  • Home games for all Colt teams will be at either Herb Field (Ross Twp. Community Center) or Guadagnino Field (NH High School). 
  • Depending on the weather, you can anticipate 2-3 practices or games per week.

Players at the Colt level will continue to refine skills that are required to compete at this level.

  •  Throwing Mechanics and Pitching - continue mastering breaking and off-speed pitches; throwing for accuracy; setting up batters; pickoff mechanics
  • Hitting - mental aspects (hitter's count versus pitcher's count); two-strike hitting; aggressive versus defensive swings; situational hitting; productive outs; advanced game situations and defenses
  • Base running - one-way leads; going on the first move; reacting to batted balls; tag-up situations; third-base rules; no-out; one-out; and two-out rules
  • Fielding – footwork, crossover and drop steps; do-or-die plays at the plate; preventing runners from taking extra bases; communicating between pitches.
  • Learning Team Fundamentals - cutoffs and relays, including the trailing concept; advanced pickoff plays (daylight play; plays put on by fielders) and when to use them; double plays; advanced game situations and defenses.

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