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The Rookie Division season begins on April __ . This season there will be __ teams. 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!
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. While Rookie is where we start playing actual games, keeping track of runs and outs, WINS AND LOSSES ARE NOT RECORDED, nor are they how we define a successful season.
Aged 7-8, our Little Leaguers have developed in leaps and bounds in their short careers, and are ready to make the leap to playing actual games with 12 player rosters! The Rookie division is set up so they can polish their skills and increase their knowledge of game rules and tactics 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. 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.
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.