Each program (9-12) is allowed 15 total days of voluntary hitting practice starting with the Monday of Week 35 (February 27, 2023) to the first day of practice.
New for 2023, programs can utilize 5 of these 15 spring dates to hold voluntary workouts to touch on all aspects of the game (fielding, base-running, situational, etc.) in addition to hitting. the remaining 10 is still restricted to hitting instruction only. The 3-hour limit has also been removed for the spring of 2023 to accommodate for facility and participation number constraints some districts have been experiencing. These 5 open dates are not intended for scrimmages, spring ball, or any other purpose other than intersquad program practice.
***Regardless if one student shows up or 100 students, it is a program limitation and not an individual limitation.
Each coach will determine the hitting progression for their program. These 10 sessions are meant for hitting instruction ONLY.
No base running or fielding drills are to be done during these sessions other than the 5 days designated to do so.
Students can field batted ball and throw balls back to the pitching area; however, throws across the infield are not to occur on days of hitting instruction only.
Hitting instruction can take place either indoors or outdoors. Students can only throw to batters from a flat surface behind an L-screen in a cage or in a soft-toss hitting drill. Pitchers and catchers can use this time as their contact period, but pitchers cannot throw to batters from the mound during these workout sessions.