Super T (formerly Rally Cap) is an introductory level of baseball with room to provide further training to players in their 2nd or 3rd year of baseball. Pitching machines and outs are introduced, while the focus remains on fun and baseball skills. Coaches at this level will introduce and model competitiveness, with a strong emphasis on sportsmanship. Pitching machine readiness will be assessed by coaches in communication with players and parents, and dedicated practices may be provided.
Super T goals are:
- Have fun and increase confidence
- Development of baseball fundamentals: throwing, catching, hitting, base running
- Introduction to the pitching machine
TABA will provide all the field gear. Your child will need a glove, helmet, grey baseball pants cleats, protective jock/jill, and a bat. Please see our equipment page for information on bats. This division requires parent involvement, so bring your gloves and positivity with you. Coaches will be provided practice materials and training sessions for new coaches with continued support through the season.
TABA strives to provide opportunities and development at all skill levels, but the divisions are based on registration numbers and volunteers. In some years, Tee Ball and Super Tee may be combined and teams will be balanced by experience and birth year. Each player will train and develop skills at their comfort, and coaches will work with all players to provide a fun and rewarding baseball experience. In this case, an increase in technical development may see extra sessions for experienced players outside of team practices. This will depend on volunteer coaches and TABA will provide support and opportunities to all interested players.
- Jerseys and hats are supplied by TABA and should be worn to all practices and games. Full uniforms should be worn to games including pants, belts and socks.
- Base runners, batter, and on-deck batter must wear batting helmets with chinstraps properly attached. It is mandatory that players wear a protective jock/jill. Players may wear running shoes or molded rubber cleats (soccer cleats are accepted)
- Each team is responsible to clean up the field after practices and games
- The coaches are responsible to set up the field for games. After the last game coaches are to make sure all equipment used during the game is returned to the storage area and locked up. All equipment will be provided by TABA.
- Base paths are set at 50 feet with the pitchers mound set 42 feet from the tip of home plate.
- Equipment is NOT to be used for any activity that is not TABA sanctioned. Only the coaches and the executive will be given access to the equipment boxes.
- Coaches are responsible for the behaviour of their team players, fans and parents during games and to make sure there is no abuse of the equipment. INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE AND BEHAVIOUR WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. It is the responsibility of the coach to notify TABA of any major issues that occur at the ball park immediately following the game and/ or practice.
- Games postponed due to rain will be considered a non-event, unless coaches wish to schedule a make-up game through the division coordinator. It is the coaches’ discretion when to call a game or practice due to darkness, field condition or weather, and the coaches responsibility to notify the team manager and team.
- Each player is required to have a guardian at the field at ALL times. If the players parent is not able to remain for the entire game/ practice the coach must be notified as to who will be responsible for the player.
- Each game shall be 4 – 6 full innings with no new inning started after 1 hour and 15 minutes.
- Prior to May 16, games should consist of 2 innings hitting from a tee, followed by innings of coaches pitching to batters. From May 16 onwards, games should consist of 2 innings with coaches pitching, followed by innings of a pitching machine.
- Each game should end with a base race.
- All players will be included in the batting order. Placement of players in the batting order should be rotated each game. A team’s at bat will consist of every player batting, regardless of how many outs are recorded.
- Each hitter gets a maximum of 5 baseballs.
- 3 pitches from the coach followed by 2 attempts to hit off the tee
- 3 pitches from the pitching machine followed by 2 pitches from the coach
- Coaches may use their discretion to use a tee after May 16 using player comfort and preference as a guide. Focus is to be on building skills and confidence, and getting the balls into play to foster development of players batting and fielding.
- Fielding coaches are required at pitcher and first base, with additional coaches and parents (coaches discretion) throughout the field.
- Coaches must switch players to different positions from inning to inning, alternating between infield and outfield.
- Runners are not allowed to advance more than one base at a time
- There are no walks, no strikeouts, no base stealing.
- After May 16, outs may be called.
- Super T players may be called up to play on a Tadpole team a maximum of 3 games plus one tournament. The Super-T & Tadpole Coordinators, will coordinate call-ups to ensure eligibility and fairness. The player must receive the same treatment as regular players, must not play more innings than a regular team player and must not pitch.
- All BC Minor Baseball rules will be in effect, but TABA rules take precedence.