All teams will play 12 games per season, depending on the number of teams playing out of Pacific and other cities, you may play some away games in other parks. Home games are played at the Pacific Youth Association Fields on 650 South 6th Street in Pacific, MO. Away games are scheduled throughout the St. Louis County Athletic Association (Eureka, Pond, Ellisville, Ballwin, Manchester and Valley Park). Games last 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Coaches attempt to instill advanced basics in baseball and softball. Players will learn the basic to advanced defensive position play. They will also learn offensive skills of how to bat from a pitching machine and to running bases through the use of base coaches.
Machine Pitch – Each batter will be allowed 5 swings per at bat. If the batter does not hit the ball in fair territory by the 5th swing, the batter is declared out on strikes. If the ball is fouled off on the 5th swing, the batter gets to keep batting until he/she misses or hits the ball in fair territory. There are no walks and the "dropped third strike rule" does not apply. Outs are called and recorded, if a player is called out they shall leave the base and return to the dugout. The inning is over when 3 outs are recorded or 7 runs are scored, whichever comes first.
Players will rotate catching and are required to wear the proper protective catchers gear.
Players learn to play defense at Pitcher, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Shortstop.
Boys are allowed 3 outfielders and the Girls are allowed 4 outfielders.