Age 10-13: Miniemen

In the miniemen we’re jumping from Beeball to real baseball.
We play with the real baseball rules, with some small alterations here and there to make them child sized.

A baseball game consists of a maximum of 7 innings. During an inning, the players try, one by one, to hit the ball away. When the ball is hit away, the player tries to run past the 3 bases and back to home plate as quickly as possible. If they succeed, the player has scored a run. If the player cannot hit the ball away, he is out. A player can also be made out while running. After three outs, the other team comes at bat and has a chance to score runs. After both teams have had their chance at bat, an inning is finished.

A baseball team consists of 9 players, 6 infielders and 3 outfielders. The infielders are the pitcher, catcher, first baseman, second baseman, shortstop and third baseman. The outfielders are left field, center field and right field.

Practice

Indoor beeball practices take place every Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the de Nayer building.
Outdoor beeball practices take place every Wednesday evening:

  • from 5 to 6:30 pm (in April)
  • from 6 to 7:30 pm (starting in May)

Come in sports clothes and sports shoes or cleats and bring some water to drink. If you have a glove or bat, be sure to bring those as well. The rest of the equipment will be provided by the club.

On the website of the VBSL (Flemish Baseball and Softball League) you can find more information about the rules of baseball.