The Miami County Girls Softball Association is introducing coach pitching and base stealing to 6- and 7-year-olds in the 2023 season to further develop their softball skills and athletic IQ.

League President Brandi Wernz and Vice President David Dicken said the goal is to solidify the kids’ fundamentals so they are ready for the older division, the Ponytails. Those players, between 8 and 10 years old, are more accustomed to live pitching.