In Rookie Ball, players are introduced to scoring while further developing the basic baseball skills of hitting, throwing, catching and base running. Players hit from a pitching machine that sits 44 metres away and pitches between 35 and 40 mph. In the field, players are rotated through all positions and are given equal playing time.
Teams play an inter-division schedule followed by playoffs at the end of the season.
There are two games and/or practices per week on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Rookie ball is open to all boys and girls 7, 8 and 9 years old. Players chosen to play on the Select Rookie Ball team or the Rising Stars Rookie Ball team are also required to play on a House League team.
- Running shoes or baseball cleats
- Baseball glove
- Batting helmet with chin strap
- Athletic supporter (cup)
- Full uniform, including baseball shirt, pants, hat and socks
- Team bats
- Team catcher’s equipment
- Team training baseball