In 9U (Rookie Ball), players are introduced to scoring while further developing the basic baseball skills of hitting, throwing, catching and base running. 7-year-olds with 2 to 3 years of T-Ball or 4 pitch can be accepted into this program.
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. (The first half of the season will be one practice and one game per week before moving to two games a week.)
Games and practices will take place at either Wishing Well Park or McGregor Park. (See Park Maps)
9U ball is open to all boys and girls 8 and 9 years old.
- 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 catcher’s equipment
- Team training baseball
All of our baseball programs our co-ed. Any girls who would prefer to play in a girls-only baseball league, please visit https://www.canadiangirlsbaseball.com/