Rookie League Important Dates:
|Player's Team Notification||June|
|Season Ends||Early August|
Uniforms including Hat and T-Shirt provided, Pants, Cleats (no metal) Glove, Bat, Batting Helmet not provided.
The Rookie League is our entry level for baseball and softball. It is a non-competitive league comprised of boys and girls who are ages 5 years old by December 31st of the current year (Pre K) and Kindergarteners.
The league is designed for the children to have fun while learning the basic elements of baseball: throwing, fielding, running, and batting. Teams will cover such topics as where to stand in the field, which direction to run, how to throw a baseball, how to hold a bat, etc. It is an underhand coach pitch league. Rookie league also uses a “safe ball” to minimize chance of injury.
The season consists of approximately 12 games (twice per week, 1 weekday and 1 Saturday or Sunday). Each game is broken down into two parts. The first 30 minutes of each game is designed around instruction of the various skills being taught. The second part is a 3-inning game that usually lasts about 1 hour.
After registration is completed, all participants are placed on a team by the league President. While we cannot guarantee that any two players will be placed on the same team, we do accept requests to pair players (with a mutual friend request) and will accommodate it whenever possible. One request per player. We also look to group players by school when possible.
Field Hotline: 847-604-3860 #1
Weekday game cancellations will be announced by 4pm on the Field Hotline. If games are NOT canceled before 4pm then any weather occurring after 4pm will be an on field decision and will be made by the managers and umpires only.
Barrington, Illinois 60010
Located at West Cuba Rd. and Berkshire Ln or W. Deerpath. It is approximately 1/4 mile west of Ela Rd. Parking is permitted on the street adjacent to the park.
280 Knox Park Rd Lake Zurich, IL 60047
Located at the corner of Route 22 (Main St.) and Telser Rd. Parking is not permitted on Route 22. However, there is a parking lot south of the intersection.
Red Bridge and Farm Bridge, Lake Zurich, Illinois 60047
Formerly known as Sarah Adams Park. It is the home to 6 ball fields and a concession stand. It is located at the corner of Red Bridge and Farm Bridge Roads. Parking is permitted on the east side of Red Bridge Road, in the Staples parking lot or Sarah Adams School parking which can be accessed off of Old Mill Grove Road. Portable toilets are available.
Rookie League Rules