ROOKIES (Coach pitch) Ages 6, 7, & 8

Rookies is the next step for baseball development at MLL. Batters receive (up to) 8 pitches per at-bat from a coach and 3 outs are played per half inning. Rookies is most often the appropriate division for league age players 6, 7, & 8.


-Age: 6 - 8 year olds (6 year olds should have at least one season of prior t-ball/baseball experience)
-Hitting: Players will be hitting off coach pitch
-Field Size: Games are played on a small 60-foot base path and teams will play 10 players (four outfielders).
-Ball Type: Safety ball
When Rookies can be skipped: Only when the player's first season of baseball is at league age 9.

-When a 5-year-old can play Rookies: With Player Agent approval, based on prior experience and a completed T-Ball season. In addition, we may need a child's parent/guardian to serve as an assistant coach on the same team.
-How Rookie teams are formed: Player agent/board assigns. Buddy-requests as possible.
-Siblings: Guaranteed same team, if requested.