MINOR LEAGUE PHILOSOPHY
Mountaintop Area Little League’s primary goals for the Minor League program is to provide an arena to practice fundamental baseball/softball skills, to develop knowledge of the game, and to cooperate and compete in a safe and friendly environment.
Through a series of scheduled games and related practices, younger players can mature and master techniques in preparation for a higher level of competition. Participation on a team plays an important role in teaching the children dedication and responsibility to their team.
Although competition is the primary tool for the development in this league, children should be reminded of good sportsmanship, personal development, and the enjoyment of the game.
A league champion will not be designated because wins and loses are not an appropriate measure of success for children of this age or for the intentions of the league. Managers are encouraged to try children at a variety of positions throughout the season. Success should be measured by individual and team improvement as well as the players’ enjoyment of the experience.