Our 8-Under Machine Pitch League is a entry level league for 7 and 8 year olds. Players may not turn 9 before May 1st of the current year for Spring/Summer ball and may not turn 9 before May 1st of the subsequent year for Fall ball to be eligible.
The focus of the league is to introduce young players to hitting off a machine from 42' feet at 39-mph. This helps to build upon fundamentals and game knowledge.
The season begins in mid-April and runs through the end of June. Each team will play a 12-game league schedule and a season ending tournament (Double Elimination format)...so you are guaranteed 14-games minimum for the Summer season. Games will be played (Mon - Thurs & Saturdays) with 5:30 and 7:15 pm start times...you will not play every day, only a combination of dates each week.
Season begins in mid/late Aug and runs through until mid-October. Each team will play 8-games (no tourney for fall ball). Games days are still being decided but will probably be Mon-Thursday ... holding Fri, Sat & Sun open for makeup games (the days are subject to change).
Each game consists of 6 innings or 1 hour 15 min time limit.
(1) USSSA Certified Umpire will be provided each game.
All Machine Pitch games will be played at Eagles Fields 1 or 2 or Mason Adams Field in St. Joseph, MO
Practice times are determined by your Coach, not by the league.
By registering as a Coach, this does not mean you will be guaranteed a team. PEB will screen all coaching applications / background checks and the Board of Directors and League Directors will select the coaches that best fit the position.
To be considered for a Coach position, you will need to complete the Coaches Application and the online Background Check on the PEB website (if you coached in the prior session and had the background check completed, you do not need to do another for the current session):
* Coaches Applications are available online