ROOKIE DivisionUpdated Thursday March 15, 2018 by Jim Tweed.
Designed primarily for 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Dr. Robert Brown, former president of MLB's American League, formulated the concept of the Rookie League with the use of a pitching machine program.
Babe Ruth League quickly embraced this concept and established the Rookie League as a division. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants. It removes the boredom - which is often the result of either overpowering or inadequate pitching - by throwing only strikes. Fewer errors and greater throwing accuracy are the result of an increase in activity. The program receives high praise from coaches, players, parents, and league officials. The rookie league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence.
All Rookie games will be played on Saturdays and once during the week (Wednesday).
All Rookie teams practice a minimum once per week, weather permitting.
Coaches and Parents should come together to establish an appropriate practice day.
Parents should not be afraid to help participate in practices to help the coaches. A Team Manager (mom or dad) should be established to help with some of the team updates and events, as well as work with the coaches to help gather information from other team parents.
We also have Fall Ball programs for the Rookie Division.
For more information, please contact the League's Rookie & T-Ball Divisions Director, Steve Madden.