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Skills Program is for players 12 and older that show they can handle more active and skills based training. The program is currently limited to the field in Suffolk County but expansion is in the works. There are a limited number of spaces available but all interested players can contact Field Director Greg Cooke for further details.

The League of YES created the Skills Program for the older, more able players to train in baseball skills and play a more traditional baseball game as they learn and grow within the program. Training sessions are led by former professional baseball players, college players and players from local youth leagues. Each YES player is assisted by a BUDDY who acts as a guide, trainer and companion during each session and game. Sessions start with the whole group doing basic stretching exercises and warm up drills. Skills Team players are then split into groups where they learn and practice proper fielding, hitting and running techniques. The groups rotate through each station until all players have experienced each training area.

The team meets each Saturday during the League of YES spring and fall seasons on a typical grass and dirt baseball diamond. During the “off season”, the team meets at least once a month at an indoor facility so the players can continue their progress as baseball players. The outdoor sessions are two hours long and encompass an hour of training in proper hitting, running and fielding skills followed by an hour long game where the players get to use their new skills. The indoor sessions are also two hours long but focus on more intense training and exercise designed for indoor activity.

The players are not only increasing their baseball abilities, they are also growing as individuals, gaining self-confidence and increasing their ability to focus. In turn, they are reminding all of us in the program that baseball is all about fun.

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The Skills Team also gets the opportunity at least once in the season to play a game under the lights. This is a special occasion where the players get to show their friends and families everything they have learned, at a college baseball stadium, under the bright lights, at night.

Skills Program

  • Please Read Before Registering

    Not all players are eligible for the Skills Program. Please contact Field Director Greg Cooke for eligibility and space availability in the Suffolk based program. A Nassau program is under development.
  • Price: $100.00

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    In consideration of League of YES allowing my child to participate in the League of YES baseball (“Activities”), I, on my own and my child’s behalf, agree to fully and forever waive, release, discharge and covenant not to sue League of YES and its officers, directors, employees, agents, volunteers, independent contractors and instructors (“Representatives”) from all present and future claims, actions, lawsuits, demands, losses, damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, expenses, and liabilities for indemnities and contributions, including, but not limited to, claims for negligence, personal property damage, personal injury, and/or death (collectively “Claims and Losses”), arising from, related to or connected with my child’s participation in the Activities. I further agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless League of YES and its Representatives from third party Claims and Losses arising from, related to or connected with my child’s participation in the Activities.

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