Summer Baseball in Middletown (Ages 3-7)

Over the past decade, we’ve slowly lost most of our baseball programs and diamonds in the City.  We are looking at different ways to rebuild that capacity and to give our youth another option for positive summer activities.   While we evaluate our longer term options to add fields, lights, and park space for baseball, the City of Middletown is partnering with Jump Start Sports to provide beginning programming this summer:

We will be starting with a T-ball camp. It’s non-competitive and teaches the fundamentals of the game.

T-Ball: Ages Three- Five Mondays, June 13- July 25 (no class July 4th) 6-7 pm

We will also be forming a Rookie League (Coach Pitch): Ages Five- Seven Tuesdays,        June 14- July 19 6-7:15 pm

Program Fees- are $55.00 per participant for each program. They will both be held at Rathman Park: 500 Tytus Avenue (Smith Park).

For more info and to register, visit www.JumpStartSports.com For additional questions, email ksmith@JumpStartSports.com.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Summer Baseball in Middletown (Ages 3-7)

  1. I was just lamenting this the other day to a friend. I would hope that the city would look into expanding the number of baseball fields in Middletown though. Without a community pool, a dog park, soon without a symphony, Middletown is losing community-wide activities. Not all of that is the city’s fault of course but when the Broad Street Bash is the biggest cultural event in town, or seems to be, we aren’t quite offering things for our children. Even the Memorial Day parade was pretty weak this year. The people who sponsor the football down in the Douglas Park area have the right idea. They have more events that build community pride and involvement. I would suggest the city ask for insight from them. As a person though who grew up playing Knothole in Middletown and is a baseball fan, I would say be careful watch out for highly competitive adults trying to make your baseball plan turn into select teams. As someone who has coached, I think it is great to give the little ones something to do but I think your older kids 8 or 9 will benefit more with an instructional league. Even kickball for little kids is a great way to teach them the fundamentals of play without having to learn the finesse of catching, batting, and throwing. Either way, sorry to drone on, but I am glad that an attempt is in the works

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  2. Great start. Would love to see this expand to kids older than 7! We continue to sign up with Monroe or Lakota Sports Organization since a current Mtown program does not yet exist. Would love to stay and play in our community!

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  3. This is awesome!! I am very excited that this is happening. However, as a former softball coach at Middletown High School, I hope that softball will be included in this initiative.

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