Rookie (7-8)

Coordinator's Corner: If your player is League age 7 or 8 for the 2018 season, they will be playing in the Rookie Division! 

MORE BASEBALL!!!! We've added one more week to the schedule to make up for the games that were replaced by clinics, and washed out by the rain. June 6-9. 

Raffle Tickets and Picture Day forms have been distributed. Team Parents, if you need more tickets, please contact Terri, she'll hook you up. Remember the team that sells the most tickets in the league gets a prize - Pizza Night if I remember correctly. Tickets have to be in before Founders' Day, which is June 16th, 10am, at Mackin, and we need all sold and unsold to be returned. 

For those who don't know, May is Tournament Month in Little League , and CLL is well known for hosting  excellent events year after year. This weekend, the Minors (9 yr olds) are playing their tournament in Mackin Yard and the 12 year olds from Majors go up to Blue Mountain to join the 13 yr olds from Junior in my favourite tournament every year, the Karl Gosselin Mid- Season Classic. It's their first taste of leadoffs and pickoffs, and an intro to the big diamond! Plenty of action, lots of good food. If anyone is looking to help out, let me know, or just come by, we'll show you the ropes! 

May Long Weekend is the biggest tournament in BC, the Mackin Yard Invitational - hosted by our Major AA and AAA divisions, this tournament features teams from all over the lower mainland and the Island. Rookie has the weekend off, so if you're in town come on out and enjoy a game or ten! 

Picture Day is May 26th - at BLUE MOUNTAIN PARK - at the diamond. PLEASE get there a few minutes early as parking will be at a premium . If anyone has time on their hands and wants to help out, please contact Terri or Laurie. We feed every kid in the league that day, so there's plenty to do! 

The  emphasis in Rookie is on development including base running, hitting, fielding skills and tactics, but most importantly SPORTSMANSHIP and FAIR PLAY rule the diamond. There will be ZERO tolerance for any abusive language or behaviour from parents, coaches or players. WINS AND LOSSES ARE NOT RECORDED, nor are they how we define a successful season. 

Growing up fast and soaking up life & baseball (later on in Little League, many see that line vanish as life BECOMES baseball!) the time has finally come to make the move off the fields and onto a diamond… a diamond with DUGOUTS! Aged 7-8, our Little Leaguers have developed in leaps and bounds in their short careers and the Rookie division is set up so they can polish their skills before making the final step in baseball… pitching! Basic pitching mechanics will be introduced in practice later in the season, however they will continue to use the pitching-slinger during games. 

Depending on registration numbers, this division is usually split up into 12-player teams that play each other throughout the season.

Coaches - view the 2018 Rookie Division Manual here.

Team Parents - view the 2017 Rookie Team Parent Manual here.

Find a fillable duty roster excel book for the Rookie Tournament here



2018 Outlook

The Rookie season begins on April 14th and runs for 12 weeks. All weekday games begin at 6pm at Hartley and end at approximately 8pm. Saturday games times will be 10, 12, 2, 4. Games and Practices vary from week to week but include weeknights and weekends.

Coquitlam Little League provides team hats, belts and jerseys (belt and jerseys must be returned) as well as bats and all equipment needed to play baseball. Players must provide their own helmet, glove, baseball pants (grey) and protective cup. Cleats are encouraged but can be soccer cleats. We supply bats to each team, and if your player already has a bat they are welcome to use it during regular season. If you are buying a new bat, please ensure it conforms to the new bat regulations. ALL conforming bats will have a USA Baseball label on them.

Looking forward to an amazing season of fun and skill development with all of you!

2017 Gold Classic
2017 Green Classic