12 player teams play real games, keeping track of runs and outs. The emphasis remains on skill development, players learn more of the rules and tactics of the game, and continue to develop their sense of SPORTSMANSHIP and FAIR PLAY in a fun but slightly more competitive setting. We will introduce basic pitching mechanics in practice later in the season, but Slingers will continue to be used in games. Equal play of infield/outfield and rolling over the batting order will ensure that all kids get a comparable number of at bats and innings in the field. All games will be in Coquitlam against other Rookie division teams. Typically Rookie teams will have 2 games and 1 practise per week.
Rookie is also where parents take on even more important roles, scorekeeping, field prep and cleanup, slinger operator, umpire, and best of all, dugout parent, are vital roles on your child's team.