Rookie Baseball FAQ:

Q. How many practices do we have a week and what time are they at?

A. Typically each season rookie baseball is given 2 weeknight practice slots and one Saturday slot. How many days and for how long is entirely up to each individual Coach (not exceeding the league granted time slots). Practices typically start 1st of April (after Spring Break). Games will be Saturdays (replacing practice that day), starting from typically 9 AM til approximately 2 pm.  Games will start typically in Mid-April. Season concludes roughly two weeks into June.

Q. What gear does my child need for Rookie Ball?

A. A glove is a must. The league also provides each team with bats and helmets, as well each player will receive a hat and jersey/shirt. The league recommends getting baseball pants or an appropriate type of pant for practice/game. Yes you can wear jeans or whatever you want, and this only our suggestion. Something that shall be comfortable and suitable for activity.  While cleats are not required, the Oregon Spring weather usually brings some rain. So there will be times where you are dealing with mud. And having traction with cleats is a nice thing and will help prevent slipping and potential injury.  We recommend.

Q. Where are practice and games?

A. Rookie plays majority of their events at Bilquist Elementary (especially games). There will be some events potentially at Friends Church, and Clackamas Elementary. See our Website for further field location details. Rookie Teams will not play against other District 2 League Teams.

Q.My child is 6, but never played T-Ball. Why are they in rookie ball now?

A. As a board, Clackamas Little League has determined that T-Ball will primarily be 4 and 5 year olds. Moving 6 year olds to Rookie has allowed us to improve our safety among players, and further the development for players moving into baseball and softball (note that some Softball players will not be league age 6 per Softball, but will be per Baseball - thus allowing them in rookie, but not Farm Softball).  Rookie will primarily be 6 and 7 year olds. 

Q. I hear there is a pitching machine in Rookie Ball. What is this? 

A. See this YouTube video for a quick overview of our Mechanical Pitching Machines.

If you have any other questions, please email us (info@clackamaslittleleague.org).

Thanks,

CLL

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