Grade 1 & 2
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, Hitting, Running and 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 have 10 - 12 players.
Every child will receive a Team T-shirt, individualized participation medal, and a professional team photo during the season.
2 sessions per week:
- 1 Practice (1h15m)
Tuesdays or Thursday nights at 5-6:15pm or 6:15pm-7:30pm*
- 1 Game (1h30)
Saturdays 2pm, 4pm or 6pm*
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
Each parent is required to help out with their child's game on a rotational basis. The duties include bench parent and snack duties for the Saturday game sessions. Duties will be assigned by the team manager at the beginning of the season. 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. Your commitment is appreciated and helps make our league run more smoothly.
Rookie Field Location
- Maple Grove Park South (6800 Balsam Street), Quilchena North and Kerrisdale South
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.