Pitch, Hit and Run Competitions

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NRPA and Major League Baseball have teamed up to provide park and recreation agencies the opportunity to host free MLB Pitch, Hit & Run local competitions in March, April or May of 2009. This program provides children ages 7-14 the opportunity to learn and display the three key fundamentals of baseball-pitching, hitting and running.

Upon receipt of your online registration, Major League Baseball will place you on a list to receive a kit, which will include a handbook (thoroughly explains how to run the competition), registration forms, award ribbons, promotional posters, strike zone banner, etc. Local champions will have the opportunity to advance to sectional competitions in their area, team championship events in Major League ballparks and the National Finals hosted by Major League Baseball during All-Star Week.

Sign up to host an event.

Participating agencies are also eligible to apply for Major League Baseball's Double Play Grants. The goal of the Double Play Grant Program is to encourage agencies to host local competitions and provide youth with the opportunity to improve their baseball skills and have fun.

To apply contact Major League Baseball or NRPA staff for details.