BeeBall is a form of baseball aimed at children from 6 through 10. With simpler rules the game is easy to learn. Smaller teams and a smaller field mean it can be played anywhere.
In BeeBall 2 teams square off against each other, 1 team in the field and 1 team at bat. The player at bat tries to hit the ball, and runs past the bases as fast as possible. The team in the field tries to get the ball back to the base before the runner reaches the base. If the ball gets to the base before the runner, the runner is out. If the runner manages to round all the bases, he scores a run. The team with the most runs at the end of the game, wins.
Indoor beeball practices take place every Sunday morning from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the de Nayer building.
Outdoor beeball practices take place every Wednesday evening:
- from 5 to 6 pm (in April)
- from 6 to 7 pm (starting in May)
Bring sneakers or cleats and a bottle of water. The rest of the equipment is provided by the Leuven Twins.
BeeBall Rookies (6 and 7 years old)
In the rookie league the field is made up in a triangle, with 2 bases and a home plate. Teams of 4 to 6 players play games that last about 20 minutes. Every player gets a turn at bat before the teams change field.
BeeBall Majors (8 through 10 years old)
In the majors the field is made up in a diamond, with 3 bases and a home plate. Teams of 6 to 9 players face off in games that last 40 minutes (in a tournament) or 90 minutes. When 3 players are out the teams change field.
More information about BeeBall can be found on the website of the VBSL.