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! 

Thank you all for a terrific season! Rookie was a little bit different this year, but we learned a lot, and we'll be doing some tweaking to make it even better next year. 

We're running 2 8 yr old post season teams this years, good luck to all the players, coaches and families - have fun representing CLL! Those who aren't playing, check out the website for tournament updates and schedules, go out and enjoy a day at the park cheering on our teams. Lots of action as we have roughly a dozen post season teams competing over the next few weeks. 

POST SEASON - CHECK YOUR EMAILS AND THE POST SEASON TAB HERE ON THE WEBSITE FOR UPDATES. 

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