Welcomes you to
ROOKIE BALL 2018
for boys and girls born in 2009 and 2010
(and experienced players born in 2011 who wish to play up a division*)
Registration fee is $200.00 (This includes a mandatory $50 fundraising fee and a $15 park improvement fee.)
All games will be at Mornington Park.
This is an instructional and developmental program for beginners as well as seasoned players.
Basic skills are developed – hitting from a pitching machine, running bases, catching and throwing. Players are also taught how to "make plays" using simple team work skills. FUN is emphasized at this age. All children are encouraged to try every position on the field. When at the pitcher or catcher positions, proper safety helmets and equipment are provided. Players must provide their own batting helmets and protective cup (athletic supporter). A full uniform (cap, jersey, pants and socks) is provided.
There will be at least 1 home game, 1 away game and one practice a week. Practices are generally on the weekend. There are roughly 20 games per season. Games and practices are 2 hours in length. Players must be at the field 30 minutes before the start of the game. Weeknight game time is 6pm. Team practices start the beginning of May with games starting after May 21. There will be a game on Saturday, June 3 for Opening Day/Picture Day.
On Frank Colman Day, July 14, 3-4 players chosen from each team will participate in an All Star game at Labatt Park.
At the end of the season, in August, there is a playoff tournament that allows every player to showcase the skills they have developed.
Preseason conditioning clinics are offered at Louise Arbour FI PS on Monday nights from 6-8pm. The dates are as follows:
Rookie/Mosquito players who played with EBBA in 2017 or who have registered on-line for the 2018 season.
Monday January 8
Monday January 15
Monday January 22
Open for any Rookie/Mosquitos who have registered for the 2018 season (6:00-8:00pm):
Monday January 29
Monday February 5
Monday February 12
Monday February 26
Monday March 5
Monday March 19
Monday March 26
Monday April 9
Open for Rookies ONLY
Monday April 16 - Evaluations for Rookie players with last names starting A-G
Monday April 23 - Evaluations for Rookie players with last names starting H-Z
Monday April 30 - Meet the team/first practice for all Rookie players
The Rookies will be evaluated at the first two sessions and meet their team at the third session
* players wishing to play up must be evaluated at a preseason clinic.
2018 Rookie Playoff Grid
For information on competitive teams, please go to londontecumsehs.com
If you have any questions about the House League Rookie program, or are interested in coaching, or helping out (volunteer hours are given), please contact:
Rookie Convener Gayle Moore email@example.com and Jessica Sturt-Smith firstname.lastname@example.org