Welcomes you to
ROOKIE BALL 2020
for boys and girls born in 2011 and 2012
(and experienced players born in 2013 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 20. There will be a game on Saturday, June 6 for Opening Day/Picture Day.
On Frank Colman Day, Sat. July 11, 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.
All clinics are free to registered players, however a $50 clinic fee will be assessed to any player that attends clinics and then withdraws from EBBA. Players that were registered in 2019 can attend clinics until Jan 25, after which time all players attending clinics must be registered and paid for the 2020 season. Players not registered for the 2019 season must be registered for the 2020 season in order to attend clinics
Players are required to bring a glove, non-marking indoor running shoes, protective cup, and refillable water bottle.
Preseason conditioning clinics are offered at JP Robarts, Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. The dates are as follows:
Rookie players who played with EBBA in 2019 or who have registered on-line for the 2020 season.
Open for any Rookie who have registered and paid for the 2020 season ONLY
Evaluations will take place on April 7 and 14th and 21st. On April 28th, players will be able to meet their coach and their team.
* players wishing to play up must be evaluated at a preseason clinic.
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 Shawn Savarie firstname.lastname@example.org