We offer a T-ball and youth baseball program for children throughout the Spring and Fall of each year. Our program focuses on hand eye coordination, lateral movement, quickness, agility, and above all else, sportsmanship. This is not a baseball league: All classes serve the purpose of getting children familiarized & comfortable with the rules, motions & mechanics of baseball.
Viking’s youth T-Ball and youth Baseball programs introduce children to catching, throwing, batting, base-running, and fielding. All players hit and run the bases each inning – there are no outs. For batting coaches will pitch or batting tees are used. We use soft, safe baseballs and/or tennis balls to build children’s confidence and coordination in a safe manner.
Equipment to Bring
- Baseball/Softball Glove
- Water Bottle
*Baseball Cleats are recommended for the sessions but not required. All players will receive a Viking Sports T-Shirt that we ask all players to wear at each session. If you need any equipment for the clinic, you may purchase the appropriate glove, cleats, or water bottle at the Viking Activity Center.
Winthrop Park – Minot Rose Garden is where we host most of our Baseball/T-Ball instruction.
The entrance for the field is located at 60 Still Street, Brookline, MA 02446, adjacent to the intersection of Saint Paul St. and Freeman St.
At the Rose Garden, we will hold classes on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday of each week. The class will be held for co-ed Pre-K to 1st grade students in the park field.
From Route 9 East, turn left onto Cypress St (Rt. 9 West turn right), continue to the Washington St intersection & straight onto School Street. Continue on School Street, past Pierce Elementary/ bare left onto St Paul Street (after the intersection at Harvard Ave). Drive Saint Paul St through the Beacon St intersection and 1/4 mile down you will see the field and playground on the left.
C LINE – Cleveland Circle (Outbound). From Kenmore Station, count 4 stops and on the 4th stop, Saint Paul St, exit the train/walk right down St. Paul past the Holiday Inn Hotel. Your destination is 1/4 mile up the road and on the LEFT.
B Line – Boston College (Outbound). From Kenmore Station, travel 5 stops and exit at St Paul Street. Walk Straight down St. Paul Street for 0.3 miles until you see the field on your RIGHT.
57 Bus – Watertown Yard (Outbound). From the Kenmore Bus Terminal, you will travel about 5 stops on Commonwealth Avenue. When you pass the BU bridge (on Rt. 2), ring the bell for the ‘Buick Street’ stop. There should be a Panera & an Otto’s Pizza on the opposite corner. Walk across Commonwealth Ave. & continue to walk straight down St. Paul Street for 0.3 miles until you reach the fields on the RIGHT.
Waldstein Park – Dean Road is where we host our Saturday Advanced Baseball clinic.
The field entrances are located at 25 Clinton Path & 15 Dean Road in Brookline, MA 02445.
Advanced baseball is held for children in Kindergarten to 1st grade on Saturdays only. Our lessons will take place on the baseball diamond, on the Dean Road side of the Tennis courts. Sessions will run for 50 minutes in length and coaches will strive to help students achieve a full understanding of how to play baseball. We will focus on proper throwing mechanics, field positioning, fielding & batting stance, proper fielding form, and effective swing, with persistent over-arching focus on speed, agility, and hand-eye coordination.
Soule Field & Gym
Soule Field & Gym is where we host our Sunday Tee-Ball clinic.
The gym is located at 652 Hammond Street in Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.
Once you enter the Soule Recreation driveway, enter the small parking lot on the right (in front of the playground) and then walk through the gate & up the driveway to the 2nd building on the Left which says “Soule Gym.” Lessons will be held outside on the large soccer field, but in the case of rain we will shift to inside the gym.