What is Hustle Ball?
Hustle Ball is a fast-paced, professionally coached alternative to little league baseball. In hustle ball classes we play live baseball games with modified rules to help youth players, ages 7-10 develop positive habits and teach them to play the game right. It is an extremely fun and effective way to develop youth player’s baseball iq and teach them personal accountability for their actions on the field.
In Hustle Ball, you can get called out for committing various mental mistakes, acts of negligence, and/or lack of hustle. Get your mind right!
Who is Hustle Ball for?
Hustle Ball is for players who have at least 1-2 seasons of baseball experience and are looking to improve their game in a fun, yet competitive way through live game situations and coaching.
Who is Hustle Ball not for?
Total beginners. We do not recommend hustle ball for players who are just beginning baseball. If your player is a complete beginner, they must take a minimum of five private baseball lessons with our coaching staff to give them a solid foundation and better understanding of the game. From there, your MADE Baseball Coach will evaluate the player to see if they are ready for our fast paced Hustle Ball classes.
When are Hustle Ball Classes offered and where?
We are currently offering hustle ball classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6pm and Saturdays from 10am-12pm at Penmar Park in Santa Monica.
Why was Hustle Ball created?
Hustle Ball was created to teach youth players how to pay attention to detail and how to create great habits, both as individuals and as teammates, and ultimately, how to play baseball the MADE way.
How does Hustle Ball benefit players?
Hustle Ball provides youth baseball players the opportunity to experience the amazing fun and joy of live playing baseball games while increasing their baseball iq and creating a deeper understanding of in-game situations. It also exposes players weaknesses and motivates them to take ownership of the things they need to work on so they can be better at their next hustle ball class.
Through Hustle Ball, your player will learn the fundamental concepts of:
- personal accountability
- attention to detail
- situational positioning
- cultivating a love for the game through playing and having fun
- how to take personal ownership of what they need to work on as a player
- the fundamental thought process of creating champion habits aka #GettinMADE
…This all ultimately relates to our concept of teaching our players how to “control the controllables” when they are on the field and is truly what it means to #GetMADE.
Will my player work on skills and drills during Hustle Ball?
Other than our warm ups and calisthenics, no.
Hustle Ball focuses on providing kids with what they truly want at this developmental age (7-10 years old)…and that is to play baseball.
While skills and drills are 100% necessary to practice in order to develop fundamentals and improve, they are not more important than prioritizing fun and understanding the fundamental rules of the game and how to play it correctly.