Designed primarily for ballplayers ages 7-8, this division makes use of a pitching machine to allow for more hittable balls at the plate and more action in the field. Fear of actually being hit by a pitched ball is diminished. It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.
Spring season games begin the last week of April and generally last to the end of June.
Game & practice schedules are provided 2 weeks in advance of opening day.
Players are provided team hat, jersey, & baseball socks.
Team bats & helmets are provided but players may bring their own as long as they are Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth approved.
Players must have their own baseball glove & baseball pants and are strongly encouraged to wear baseball cleats and an athletic supporter ("cup").
Teams meet 1 time during the week for a 1-1.5 hour practice and 1.5 hour games on Saturday afternoons.
Games and practices are scheduled at Ewald Park in Southbury & Quassy Field in Middlebury.
Practice day and time is scheduled in early April after registration is complete and teams are formed.
Team rosters are formed by the Rookies League President.