RookiesUpdated Thursday February 4, 2016 by Mike Chambers.
Boys and girls ranging in age from 7 to 8 years.
Rookie division is geared to the learning athlete between 7 and 8 years old. Fundamental baseball skills are stressed with more emphasis on practices than games.
When games are played, coaches are permitted on the field during play to instruct players on the proper fielding positions and where to throw the ball to get an out. No scorekeeping is done during the season.
Batters are instructed by their coach on the correct batting stance. Pitches are thrown by a team coach. The batter receives up to 5 pitches with a hit or missed 5th ball ending the at bat. Emphasis is placed on swinging at strikes and running hard to first base. There is no stealing or leading. The intent of Rookie division is to teach solid baseball skills.