Grade 1 & 2 (Little League Age Chart)
The Rookie Division is designed for new and returning players. The fundamentals in the popular “Intro to Baseball” format are continued with skill development and a fun game environment. Skills developed include: Throwing, Catching, Fielding, Hitting, Running and Agility/Running - and of course, Teamwork! Volunteer Parent Coaches are provided weekly lesson plans and league supported training throughout the season. The players will participate in one practice and one game per week.
During games, players will bat every inning and players are encouraged to rotate and try all fielding positions as well. This is a progressive level and work will be done with the Tee, Coach Pitch and advance quickly to the pitching machine. Players will also learn the concept of “outs” and competitive play is introduced. No standings are kept at this age group.
KLL will endeavour to accommodate friendship requests and each team will likely have 10-12 players.
Every child will receive a Team T-shirt, individualized participation medal, and a professional team photo during the season.
Depending on registrations, there may be the option for All Girls team(s) at the Rookie level.
2 sessions per week:
- 1 Practice (1hr 15min)
Tuesdays or Thursday evenings at 5-6:15pm or 6:15pm-7:30pm*
- 1 Game (1hr 30min)
Saturdays or Sundays at 1pm or 3pm*
3 Bonus Batting Cage Practice sessions will be scheduled throughout the season.
There are no sessions on the Easter and May long weekends - two additional make up games will be held on a Sunday afternoons.
* Subject to change due to division capacity
Parent Commitment / Volunteering
- Team Duties Required - Each parent is required to help out with their child's game on a rotating basis. The duties include bench parent, snack duty (team dependent), and field set up/take down. Duties will be assigned by the team manager at the beginning of the season and training can be provided if required.
- League Duties Required - In addition, each parent is required to assist with at least 4 hours of league-wide duties during the season, which may include Opening Day, Closing Day, Field Maintenance, Uniforms, Equipment, Board/Committee Roles, or other Special Event support. Coach, Assistant Coach and Team Manager qualify for both Team and League Duties.
Your commitment is appreciated and makes our league run.
Rookie Field Location
Equipment / Gear Required:
- Baseball Helmet
- Baseball Glove
- Grey Baseball Pants
- Protective Cup (recommended for all but strictly enforced for catchers)
For detailed information about equipment, please refer to our KLL Baseball Equipment Guidance page.