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6-7 Year Old Rookie Baseball

  • 6 Year Olds wanting to play Rookie must have completed at least one season of Coach-pitch T Ball.
  • This is a Pitching Machine League using a pitching machine throwing pitches at approximately 34mph for the entirety of the game.
  • Batters will have (5) pitches to successfully hit or 3 swinging strikes. Continued hitting on 5th pitch foul ball.

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SEASON

 

  • The Spring season typically starts the end of March and runs through mid-June.
  • The Fall season typically starts in mid September and runs through the end of October.

 

GAMES

 

  • Each team plays 12 regular season games per season. (8 games for Fall season)
  • Games played during the week generally start at 6:00 PM.
  • Games played on Saturday will be generally scheduled at times ranging from 10 AM to 5 PM. Game length is "no new inning" after 1 hour 15 minutes.
  • A playoff tournament is played at the end of the regular season

 

PRACTICE

 

  • Practice occurs a minimum of one weekday and one weekend for three to four weeks prior to the season with some practices during the season at the manager's discretion.

 

UNIFORMS

 

  • CLL provides a jersey, pants and hat.  
  • Also, names and numbers on jerseys.
  • Rubber cleats are highly recommended.

 

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

 

  • Parents must provide ball glove.
  • Suggested for players to provide their own helmet and bat.

 

TEAM

 

  • Teams usually consist of 12-13 players, one (1) volunteer manager, three (3) volunteer coaches, and one (1) volunteer team parent.

 

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

 

  • CLL is an all-volunteer organization. We need everyone’s help! Parents are expected to serve one shift of concession stand duty during the season and to support CLL through fund-raisers.

 

LEAGUE DIRECTOR

 

Rookie Baseball FAQ’S

 

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?

A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is one umpire on the field.

 

Q: What size field do they play on.

A: All games are played on a regulation Little League. Bases are 60' apart and the pitcher machine is 46' from home plate.

 

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?

A: Not unless they are drafted on to that team. In this age group, player's skills are evaluated in a skills assessment. Then a draft is held.

 

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?

A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application. If you would like to serve as a coach, then please note that on your child's spring online registration. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Chesterfield Little League Board of Directors.

 

Q: Will my child get to play all the time?

A: No, not all the time, but no player sits twice until all have sit once.

 

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?

A: CLL is an all-volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with picture and opening night activities, helping with post-season tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support CLL.