Rookies

Updated Thursday June 25, 2015 by Waxhaw Baseball.

Rookie players continue to build on the fundamentals introduced in T-Ball as they adjust to hitting in Machine Pitch.

 

Ages

Ages 7-8

***WAA has designated our Fall Seasons as our introductory season with the speed of the pitching machine set at a slower setting. EXPERIENCED players age 6 may move up during a Fall Season as long as they turn 7 during the course of the following Spring Season(ending May 31).

 

Practices & Games

 

 

Teams have one to two practices per week depending on coach and field availability.  If you have any practice time conflicts, please note those in the comment sections during the registration process. 

***Outside of Scheduling, Special Requests cannot be granted at this level***

Practices are held at either Waxhaw Elementary School or H.C. Nesbit Park (behind Kensington Elementary School).

Teams play a 12 game schedule with teams typically playing no more than 2 games during a week.

Games will be played at H.C. Nesbit Park (behind Kensington Elementary School) or Waxhaw Elementary Rookie Field.  Rookie games are 6 innings and have an hour and a half time limit.

 

Equipment Needed

The registration fee covers the cost of the uniform shirt, pants, hat, belt, & socks, as well as an end of season trophy.  

Each child will also need a baseball glove.  Cleats are not required but are recommended.  Many players have their own helmet and / or baseball bat, but it is not required.

Sporting goods charts recommend a bat that is 25" - 27" for Rookie age players - with the weight no more than 17 oz.

Keep in mind that professional baseball players are always trying to improve their bat head spead, so being able to swing the bat is very important.  The bat weight needs to be something the player can easily manage.

 

Fees

Registration for Rookies is $190.  The fees cover the cost of league and state registration fees, insurance, equipment, Umpire fees, field maintenance, utility costs, uniforms and trophies.

 

 

Coaches

Coaches at this level are volunteers. They willingly give of their time and energy to our young players.  In return for their efforts they receive our appreciation, memories made with the children and a group of smiling faces.  Please consider becoming a coach.