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Co Ed Skills Development

Co-Ed Skills development teaches all diamond skills in a more active, engaging way. Anyone can play and teamwork is emphasized on all levels. Each player gets to try for a single, double, triple and home run in every game! There’s also scoring on both offense and defense and anyone can succeed regardless of skill level. 

What makes This such a successful program is its inclusiveness and action-packed game structure. It teaches and strengthens baseball/softball skills by offering multiple hitting, fielding and throwing chances for all players during each game. Innovative concepts such as timed team at bats, rapid batter rotation and two-way scoring keep games moving and get every- one involved - critical elements in grabbing the attention of today’s kids.


  • Player activity is widespread and constant
  • Games move fast and involve up to 50 balls
  • Base running rules are progressive. Each batter runs out a single, double, triple and home run in each game.
  • Fielding goals are simple, direct and age appropriate. Fielders learn the value of getting outs.
  • Players receive tangible rewards for their efforts in all phases of the game, including running, throwing, catching and hitting.
  • Teamwork is emphasized at all times, rewarding teams in the field and at bat.
  • Players score points in one of three ways —with a base hit, by completing a base running assignment or by fielding a ball and throwing it to the proper base
  • Anyone can score, regardless of skill level.
  • Guaranteed action at each base during every game.
  • Rules dictate that players rotate fielding positions. Every player is in the pitcher’s circle and involved in a relay at least once during each game.



Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 6-8 or 8u, this division makes use of a coach pitching to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants

Player Pitch

Our 10u division is for boys ages 9-10 who are ready to continue developing their skills with players pitching instead of coaches. This division will continue to focus on both hitting and fielding while also emphasizing sportsmanship, teamwork, and learning the rules of the game



Babe Ruth Softball League - Ages 6U, 8U, 10U, 12U, & 14u Softball Division Player

Since its inception in 1984, Babe Ruth Softball has grown tremendously to become a premier softball program throughout the United States and Canada-and is also the fastest growing division in Babe Ruth League, Inc.

Designed for ages 4-16, age divisions offered include: 6 & Under, 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 12 & Under, 14 & Under. The primary emphasis of Babe Ruth Softball is on education, skill development, participation for all levels of ability and of course, having fun.

A special highlight of Babe Ruth Softball is its annual tournament trail. Tournament teams from each local league are eligible to participate in District competition with winners advancing to the State and Regional levels. Entry to the official Babe Ruth Softball tournament trail is free. 12 & Under and 16 & Under Divisions advance to a World Series. Babe Ruth Softball also offers an invitational World Series for the 8 & Under, 10 & Under, 14 & Under divisions.


City of Poughkeepsie Youth Baseball Softball League program, using regulation competitive baseball and softball rules, teaches skills, mental and physical development, a respect for the rules of the game, and basic ideals of sportsmanship and fair play. In all aspects, The City of Poughkeepsie Youth Baseball Softball League is committed to providing our participants the very best educational, sports experience possible. It is our fundamental belief that every child with a desire to play baseball be afforded that opportunity.Character Building:Youth baseball and softball are not only beneficial in terms of physical fitness as many important life lessons can be learned. Self-esteem, work ethics,sportsmanship, teamwork, social skills, discipline, dedication, respect for others and perseverance are all very advantageous traits that one can learn.

Christopher Grant


Phone: 845-243-0842