6-8 year old Rookie Softball

This is a machine pitch division and the machine will only be operated by a designated coach.

The Spring season typically starts at the beginning of March and runs through early June.

The Fall season typically starts in early September and runs through early November.

Each team plays a minimum of 10 - 12 regular season games per season (6-8 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.

Practice occurs one weekday and one weekend for three to four weeks prior to the season with some practices during the season.
All players must have a glove, helmet and a bat. CLL does provide equipment for those that do not want to purchase.
Uniforms are sold seperately and are not included in the registration fee.
Rubber cleats and fielding masks are are highly recommended.
Rookie - FAQ’S
Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?
A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. Since this is an instructional division, standings may not be kept. There is a home plate umpire.
Q: What size field do they play on.
A: All games are played on a regulation Little League. Bases are 60' apart and the pitching machine is 35' from home plate.
Q: Can I have my player 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 a Chesterfield County Background Check. 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 player 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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