Designed primarily for ballplayers aged 6-8, this division uses coaches to pitch allowing for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Emphasis is on starting to learn the game and rules of baseball. All positions will begin to be developed at this level including pitching and catching. The focus of Rookie League is to prepare each player to move on to the Minor Leagues.
To give you a better idea of the commitment for this program, here is a summary of how our 2017 program was run. Please note that the 2018 program is not guaranteed to run on the same days or times but will likely be similar. Actual days/times will not be determined until sometime in March.
First practice was on April 14, 2017 and last game was on June 24, 2017
Practices where held two days per week and fluctuated which days of the week thru the season
Games where primarily on Saturdays, but games also ran on Tuesday and Thursdays
All home games where held at either Spaulding Memorial School “Fenced Field” or Craven Field
Away games where at either the Pepperell Bartelson Field or the Shirley Dale Prentiss Field
We ran the program with three teams of 12-13 kids each