Games/Scrimmages & Officiating
We offer affordable RECREATION level Baseball, Softball and T-ball programs, where participants can learn the FUNdamentals in a supportive environment. Our background checked volunteer coaches are trained to focus on developing teamwork, and leadership, with a focus on learning from each game experience win or lose. Thank you for supporting the players, coaches and umpires with positive cheering, to help create a FUN learning environment for the participants. In younger leagues, coaches manage the game and most games are in Nibley or close to home. In older leagues, umpires manage the game and teams may play other cities in Cache Valley.
Schedule Overview for: Parents with more than one child playing, includes tournament info if applicable. (Specific league schedules found in Baseball, Softball, or Classic T-ball Tabs below)
Registration for Baseball, Softball, T-ball closed the middle of March. With a slight delay in the season start and unique circumstances we did open up a waiting list, and when appropriate, registration for some of our leagues. At this point all of our player spots are filled, uniforms are ordered, teams are formed and practicing, and games will begin as scheduled. If your child missed the season and would still like to play please add them to the waiting list and we will let you know if a player drops, or if there is an opportunity with another city that is starting their season late. If your child is on the waiting list we will also notify you when registration opens again next year.online registration waiting list
Games: Tue, Thur
Season: May 30th- June 23rd (approximate)
Note games for 2023 Baseball, Softball, and Classic T-ball will NOT overlap with 2023 Nibley Rec Soccer games for the exception of Pony League Baseball
Practice: happens during the first part of the scheduled game time for this league.
Coaches please refer to the “Coach Tools” below and or your coach binder for practice resources.
Weather cancelation NOTIFICATION: plan on a game unless notified by a coach regardless of the forecast. Weather related cancelations are determined at or before 4 pm the day of the game. Notification will be a text or phone call from the coach, and or Nibley City and may also posted to Nibley City Facebook.
Baseball/Softball Practice Drill Videos
|Throwing/Fielding||Throw against concrete wall (Use tennis balls to soften hits) (start on knees)|
|Backhand Fielding||Drop ball and catch with backhand off bounce|
|Tossing/Catching (No Video)||Lay on back. Toss ball up and catch it. (Use a rubber baseball/tennis ball)|
|Catching/Tagging||3 cones. Catch ball while moving to cone. Tag|
|Swinging Form||Another simple baseball drill to help you nail down your swing mechanics. If you are a right-handed batter, get in your batting stance and hold a baseball in your left hand (left-handed batters hold it in your right hand). Toss the ball gently into the air, and then mimic your swinging motion with your opposing hand and try to catch the ball. This is a great way to practice hitting pitches in different locations depending on where you toss the ball, and helps you practice keeping your hands and arm closer to your body and not lunging too far over the plate when you swing. If you want the full benefit of this drill, use a resistance band on your arm as you swing to really develop some muscle memory.|
|Swinging Form||Use a dish rag. Pull tight and line up stomach that far from wall. Hold rag in off hand. Swing through without hitting the wall.|
|Pop Fly Fielding Form|
|Pop Fly Fielding Form|
|Ground Ball Fielding Form||Place 3 baseball on the ground in a line. Run up to the first ball, grab with glove hand/mitt, transfer to trowing hand while prepping to throw. Backpedal. Repeat on ball 2.|
|Ground Ball Fielding Form||set up two cones 5 yards apart. Field ground balls. Every ball that gets through is a point for the other team. First to five wins. Stop 20. Can’t let 5 past.|
|Ground Ball Fielding No Ball||Left, Right, Field pretend ball, Left, Right, Throwing Position
Add balls hit to the side, crow hop, throwing position
|Hitting||Toss ball with one hand. Swing and hit ball into a fense or open field. Don’t hit toward a house.|
|Throwing||Aim at spots on a fense and throw at it|
|Sliding||Make a 4 with legs on ground, feet first, slide on grass into mitt/cone, hands up.|
|Bunting||Grip, stance, directional aim|
|Run through first||Run hard, lean in as you touch the front half of the bag, break down, check over right shoulder for overthrow.|
|Rounding First||Run hard in a straight line slightly to the right of the base. Round your run touching the inside of the base. and continue to second.|
Weather cancelation NOTIFICATION: parents should plan on a game unless notified by a coach regardless of the forecast. Weather related field condition cancelations are determined at or before 4 pm the day of the game by city staff and will be communicated to the coaches only if the field is NOT playable. Coaches may at their discrestion delay or cancel a game at the field if playing conditions are miserable for players on the field or sidelines. All other weather related game canceleation notification to parents will be a text or phone call from the coach and or Nibley City to parents, also may be posted to Nibley City Facebook.