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Rookie Baseball

Rookie Baseball is an instructional league where our goal is the teach players the fundamentals of hitting, fielding, and throwing along with learning some of the rules and strategies of baseball. In addition, we believe players make new friends, learn to play as a team, start building a passion for the game and have fun.  Please contact us at [email protected] if you have further questions or if issues arise during the season.

Rookie Baseball is open to boys and girls. Girls may register for Rookie Baseball instead of Rookie Softball if they wish. The boys' baseball age cut off noted below applied to girls playing baseball. (Note: the age cut off for girls is December 31st instead of August 31st).

Age Group:

Players are league age 7 or 8 years old (turning 7 or 8 by August 31, 2021). When registering, player age is determined by how old the child will be by August 31, 2021. So if your child is currently age 6 but will turn age 7 by August 31st, he or she is considered league age 7. Click here for the 2021 Baseball Age Chart.

Note: If your 6 year old has played one year of Tee Ball, he/she may be eligible to play Rookie softball or Rookie baseball if he/she passes a safety test. Please click here for more information: Rookie Assessment. You should note on your registration form that your child would like to play up, and you will be contacted for an assessment date.  If you do not hear from us shortly after registration closes, contact the Registrar at [email protected].

Rookie Baseball: What to Expect

  • Hitting: Coach pitch. Players will also be hitting off of a spring loaded pitching machine
  • Ball Type: Semi-hard ball
  • Field Size: The field size is 60-foot baseball diamond path

Practices & Games

I see teams and players practicing, but I have not been contacted. Did my child not get on a team?

Don't worry! Rookie and Tee Ball seasons start about 5-6 weeks after the Majors and Minors teams. This is due to field availability, daylight savings and weather. You can expect to be contacted by a team manager in April.

When will practice begin?

Practices are scheduled to begin after Spring Break in late April and are held at various schools in our area. The frequency of practices is determined by each head coach.

What time and how long can I expect practice to last?

Practice is conducted at the team manager's discretion. Before games start, practices are usually twice a week for about 1 hour and a half. Once the games start, practices will probably be once a week.

When do games start, and how often are they held?

Games will start after Spring Break in early May. Rookie games will typically run on Saturdays and one day during the week.

 

Team Formation

Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. 

On the registration form, there is a spot for one Buddy Request and Coach Request. Every effort will be made to accommodate buddy and coach requests; however there are no guarantees. 

Players are placed on teams based on the school they attend. However, if necessary, players from schools in close geographical proximity are placed together to fulfill roster requirements.  Players from private schools or those who homeschool are placed on the roster of the public school they would otherwise attend based on home address.

Equipment

It is recommended that all players should have a baseball glove and baseball shoes (rubber cleats). Boys will also need a protective cup. Many players prefer to use their own baseball bat and helmet, although the league has extras available that the players may use. Some players also like to have an equipment bag to carry their belongings but this is not required.

All players will need to purchase their own baseball pants, socks and belt, which are typically color-coordinated with the team jersey color. (See your team's head coach for specific colors, styles, etc.) The league will provide a jersey and hat for all players.  
We generally buy the exact amount of hats needed for the kids and coaches. If your son loses his hat, your head coach may have extras. If not, we can give you the vendor information so you may purchase a replacement if you wish.

 

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