2024 Youth Winter Training
The London Mets are delighted to be running another year of youth winter training with six sessions on Saturdays in central London, beginning on January 13th, 2024 in Central London near Tufnell Park. In 2024, we've added a T-ball group for the younger kids wanting to get throw some balls and run around.
Ages: 4-16 (for all experience levels)
Ages: 4-16 (for all experience levels)
Price: £160 for all six sessions (fee will pro rate as sessions progress). We had to raise the price by 9% unfortunately as our school rental has risen by 30% over the past year. We do not able to offer single sessions. We do offer concessions for special cases and pro rate fees over the course of the season. Cost should never be a deterrent to playing baseball. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
T-Ball Sessions (aged 4-6 only) will run concurrent with regular youth sessions but from 10am-11:15 only at a reduced fee of £50. Parents must remain close by during the sessions.
Venue: The Bridge Secondary School, 28 Carleton Rd, London N7 0EQ (what3words: feeds.walks.races). Please note that our March 16th session will NOT be at the Bridge school. We are working on a replacement venue.
Bridge School Access: free street parking available on Saturdays
Closest tube stop for Bridge School: Tufnell Park on the Northern line, High Barnett branch (11 min walk). Other tube stops: Holloway Road (Piccadilly line, 20 min walk) or Camden Town (9 min bus on 253, 29 bus, 9 min walk).
2024 Session dates:
Saturdays, January 13th and January 20th, 10am to 1pm
Saturdays, February 3rd and February 17th, 10am to 1pm
Saturdays, March 2nd and March 16th (not at Bridge School, new venue tba), 10am to 1pm
Mets Youth baseball focuses on training with good amounts of fun and competition. Our sessions are managed by experienced adult coaches and players from our top UK adult programs, thus offering high-quality training for young players and beginners.
Groupings: Players will be divided into younger or older age groups with concurrent sessions with half alternating outdoors on artificial turf and indoors in the gym in the regular format of past years. Batting will be indoors in cricket tunnels, and outside we’ll focus on fielding. At check-in, each player will be directed into their group and where they will warm up. As always, please plan to arrive early, especially the first time, as it is a new venue, so we can start on time. T-ball group will remain indoors for the entire time unless weather is very warm and dry (10-11:15am).
Housekeeping: Snacks and water breaks: coaches will provide short water intervals, and at the mid-point switchover time, there will be an opportunity to have a quick snack. This will not be a lunch break due to the relatively short training session and the desire to benefit fully from the time. Toilets will be available.
Equipment reminder: players should dress in baseball gear, including cap if they have it otherwise comfortable sports clothes for indoor/outdoor activities should be worn. Boys are expected to bring personal protective gear. Players should bring their gloves, catching equipment, bats, and helmets if they have them. Otherwise, the club will provide equipment too, including gloves. For outdoors, turf shoes or trainers, light jackets or jumpers are recommended depending on the specific day. Trainers must be worn inside. Some days, club merchandise will be offered for sale. Please refer to our equipment reminder on our youth page and our club shop link.
Volunteering: we welcome and need help from parents in all aspects of the youth program, including but not limited to administrative checking-in, coaching or assistant coaching, and equipment set-up and breakdown. Looking further, we’d like to train willing parents on scoring and umpiring, to help with the field upkeep. The registration forms will provide a list of volunteer activities that could support the club.