The summer season of the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club baseball program is open for registration. The Boys and Girls Club offers several baseball programs to develop skills, engage families and players, and provide a safe environment for kids to play sports. The programs are based on age. The league is open to boys and girls. You can register online at www.bgcpawt.org or by visiting the facility at 1 Moeller Place, Pawtucket.
The Tee Ball program is for youth baseball players just getting started in the game. Ages can range from 4 to 5 years of age and skills like catching, hitting, and throwing are taught. Sportsmanship and being a good teammate are also introduced to this age group. Practices are one day a week for the seven week program.
The Jr. RBI program has a wide range of age groups – 6 to 12 years of age. Players in this league will be developing their physical skills on the field – hitting, running the bases, playing defense – as well as their leadership, sportsmanship skills. A pitching machine is used for most players to help develop their swings, and there is the opportunity to hit off live pitching as players develop. 6 to 12 year old baseball players enjoy a fantastic experience with this Jr RBI program.
The RBI (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities) program has players from ages 13 to 18. This level plays on the “big” field and the coaches continue to develop the baseball skills needed to play for local middle and high school teams. This, along with other Boys and Girls Club Baseball programs, has been supporting the development of baseball players in Rhode Island since 1940.
According to Director of Sports, Fitness & Recreation Lauren Lastrina, the games and practices for Tee Ball and the Jr RBI program take place at the fields located at the Boys and Girls Club, Pawtucket. The RBI program can be found on other fields in the Pawtucket area, including McConnon and Daggett Fields. Information about the summer baseball programs can be found on the Boys and Girls Club of Pawtucket’s website at www.bgcpawt.org or by stopping by the facility in Pawtucket.