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Rookie Ball

 

Rookie Ball is for players ages 6 & 7 as a progression from Tee Ball. Pitching is introduced in Rookie Ball, with coaches pitching to players.  

  • Players will begin to learn the next level skills of baseball, including the introduction of using a catcher and also introducing the rules of baseball.
  • Hitters will be thrown 5 pitches, at which time a tee will be available to use. The goal is to begin the skill of hand-eye coordination and swing techniques while gaining confidence of seeing a pitched ball.
  • A level 5 RIF (Reduced Injury Factor) baseball is used.Teams: As long as volunteer coaching is available, the desire is to keep team sizes to 9 players.With the goal of allowing for more repetitions and learning positions at every game and practice.Teams will be put together based on schools attended. (as available)

Teams: As long as volunteer coaching is available, the desire is to keep team sizes to 9 players. With the goal of allowing for more repetitions and learning positions at every game and practice. Teams will be put together based on schools attended. (as available) Teams will play a six game schedule consisting of a 90 minute game (Saturdays) and practice one day per week. Coaches may add extra practices if they wish.