Rookie League traditionally consists of 8-13 teams split between A and B leagues. The A and B leagues are split based on evaluation scores. “A” will be more skilled players, “B” will be players that are newer to the game and/or less experienced. Typically, there are 2-3 events each week Monday – Friday and occasional Saturdays. One or two 1.5-hour games and/or 2-hour practices per week. Games are six innings long, except that no new inning shall begin after one hour and 30-minute time limit, and a 1 hour and 45-minute drop dead. If there is a tie after six innings, additional innings may be played to try to break the tie, subject to the time limit to start a new inning.
The Rookie League is a coach-pitch competitive and instructional league for players 7-8 years old in the Spring, and 6-7 years old in the Fall. Playing age is determined by how old the player is on April 30 of the playing year.
Typically, all weekday events for Rookie will begin at 5:15-5:30 PM.