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Welcome to the RAYB Rookie League

RAYB Rookie League is coach pitch recreational baseball for current kindergarten and 1st grade boys and girls. This entry level instructional program focuses on the learning & development of the basic skills of baseball. 

  • Pre-season Practices will begin in Mid-April (weather permitting)
  • Games:
    • One game per week
    • All games will fall on either Tuesday or Thursday every week
    • Game start times will vary
  • In Season Practices:
    • Two practices will be scheduled per week (no weekends), and will be one hour in duration
    • All practices will occur on the same day and time every week (as determined by the coach)
  • In-season Practices, 2 consistently scheduled practices Monday - Friday determined by coach (1 hour in duration).  
  • 3 Day commitment Monday - Friday to play Rookie baseball 
  • All game and practice play will take place at one of the following Roseville Parks/Fields: Howard Johnson Park, Bruce Russell Park or Mapleview Park.
  • Players will become familiar with all fielding positions through positioning rotation.
  • A roster batting order insures that all players will have the same number of at-bat opportunities.
  • In the effort to keeping game play moving, a struggling batter may be encouraged to finish their at-bat from a tee.
  • This non-competitive league utilizes a FlexiBall (soft baseball) for all game/practice play. 
  • Teams will be determined/organized by school and/or neighborhood. All efforts will be made to satisfy any/all “play with friend” requests for those who register prior to the registration deadline.
  • Teams are coached by volunteer parents. Parents interested in being a head, or assistant coach, must sign up on the coaches registration form.  Please contact the Rookie League Commissioner with any questions.
  • A coaching clinic will be held prior to the beginning of practices/season.
  • A hat, a jersey, and baseball pants are included in the registration fee.  Each player is required to provide their own fielder’s glove and batting helmet.

Note regarding gloves: New gloves for entry level ages are not recommended as they are often constructed using man-made, synthetic materials, that cannot be broken in. A used leather glove is preferred and recommended - these are available at thrift stores, garage sales, Play It Again Sports, etc.

Rookie League Baseball – A focus on skill learning & development - A Goal of FUN!

Phillip Diskerud

Rookie League Commissioner

Sarah Hammes

Recreational League Director

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