Coaches Pitch (7 - 8 years old): This is a development division. The fundamentals (hitting, base running, fielding, and the rules) of the game are emphasised to players. Coaches focus on providing further support by discussing playing insights, (what players look for and where they field when playing). Batters begin to be introduced to live pitching. For example, coaches pitch to the batters. Batters are given ample opportunity to hit and coaches work on hitters not being afraid of the ball and building their self confidence to hit. Teams play against each other but all games are “Friendlies” (ie no games count in the standings). Everyone bats and plays. There are no set innings for a game rather everyone plays within a certain allotted time period.