Division Description - Rookie Coach Pitch

6-7 Year Old Rookie Baseball

6 Year Olds wanting to play Rookie must have completed at least one season of Coach-pitch Tee Ball (Tee Ball 2).
This is a Coach Pitch League where coaches will throw live pitches to their own batters from 37-43' 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.
Batters will be ruled out if unsuccessful after 5 pitches.

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, plus a double-elimination in-house playoff. (8 games for Fall season.)
Games played during the week generally start at 6pm.
Games played on Saturday will be generally scheduled at times ranging from 10am to 5pm. Game length is "no new inning" after 1 hour 15 minutes.

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 and hat. Player's name (in Spring Season) and number will be on each jersey.
Rubber cleats are highly recommended.

PLAYING EQUIPMENT
Parents must provide ball glove, batting helmet, and USA Baseball certified baseball bat.
Athletic supporters (cups) are also required for gameplay.

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.

Rookie Baseball FAQ’S

Q: Can I play up to a higher division?
A: Yes, all 7s in this division can play up to Minor A. Please review both division descriptions carefully and register your player for the division best suited for their skill level.  

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.  *Standings and playoffs are observed only in the Spring Season*

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 mound is 46' from home plate. Coach Pitchers will deliver the ball from no closer than 37 feet 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 (Spring Only).

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.

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