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Rookie Division

Designed primarily for 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Dr. Robert Brown, former president of MLB's American League, formulated the concept of the Rookie League with the use of a pitching machine program.

Babe Ruth League quickly embraced this concept and established the rookie league as a division. By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field. Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants. It removes the boredom - which is often the result of either overpowering or inadequate pitching - by throwing only strikes. Fewer errors and greater throwing accuracy are the result of an increase in activity. The program receives high praise from coaches, players, parents, and league officials. The rookie league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence.

 

All Rookie games will be played on Saturdays and a day during the week (Wednesday).

All Rookie teams should practice once per week, weather permitting.

Coaches and Parents should come together to establish an appropriate practice day.

Parents should not be afraid to help participate in practices to help the coaches.  A Team Mom should be established to help with some of the team updates and events as well as work with the coaches to help gather information from other team parents.

Opening day is the 2nd Saturday in April.  Pictures will be done on this day as well at the Warwick Police Station directly across the street from the fields.  Please see your coach for your team and individual player picture time.

Uniforms will be passed out prior to opening day.

Have fun, these are some of the best days you will remember your son or daughter before they grow up and become teenagers!

 

2015 Rookie Schedule
Date Time Home Team Away Team Field
Sat 4/18/2015 10:45 AM Kent County Electrical Balise Auto Rookie
Sat 4/18/2015 12:45 PM Verizon Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Wed 4/22/2015 5:45 PM Balise Auto Verizon Rookie Field
   
Sat 4/25/2015 10:30 AM Verizon Balise Auto Rookie
Sat 4/25/2015 12:00 PM Beacon Shipping Logistics Kent County Electrical Rookie
Wed 4/29/2015 5:45 PM Kent County Electrical Verizon Rookie Field
   
Sat 5/2/2015 10:30 AM Verizon  Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Sat 5/2/2015 12:00 PM Kent County Electrical Balise Auto Rookie
Wed 5/6/2015 5:45 PM Beacon Shipping Logistics Kent County Electrical Rookie Field
   
Sat 5/9/2015 10:30 AM Verizon Kent County Electrical Rookie
Sat 5/9/2015 12:00 PM Beacon Shipping Logistics Balise Auto Rookie
Wed 5/13/2015 5:45 PM Verizon Balise Auto Rookie Field
   
Sat 5/16/2015 10:30 AM Balise Auto Verizon Rookie
Sat 5/16/2015 12:00 PM Kent County Electrical Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Wed 5/20/2015 5:45 PM Kent County Electrical Balise Auto Rookie Field
   
Sat 5/23/2015 10:30 AM Beacon Shipping Logistics Balise Auto Rookie
Sat 5/23/2015 12:00 PM Verizon Kent County Electrical Rookie
Wed 5/27/2015 5:45 PM Verizon Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie Field
   
Sat 5/30/2015 10:30 AM Kent County Electrical Verizon Rookie
Sat 5/30/2015 12:00 PM Balise Auto Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Wed 6/3/2015 5:45 PM Beacon Shipping Logistics Balise Auto Rookie Field
   
Sat 6/6/2015 10:30 AM Verizon Balise Auto Rookie
Sat 6/6/2015 12:00 PM Beacon Shipping Logistics Kent County Electrical Rookie
Wed 6/10/2015 5:45 PM Verizon Kent County Electrical Rookie Field
   
Sat 6/13/2015 10:30 AM Verizon Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Sat 6/13/2015 12:00 PM Kent County Electrical Balise Auto Rookie
Wed 6/17/2015 5:45 PM Kent County Electrical Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie Field
   
Sat 6/20/2015 10:30 AM Kent County Electrical Verizon Rookie
Sat 6/20/2015 12:00 PM Balise Auto Beacon Shipping Logistics Rookie
Wed 6/24/2015 5:45 PM Balise Auto Verizon Rookie Field