U8 Ages 7 to 8 

ROOKIE (Machine pitch moving into player pitch)

Cost $260 + $60.00 Field Fundraising= $320 at time of registration

The season is from the first of May to the end of June. Players will receive a hat and t-shirt that they keep, and a baseball jersey that is returned to the coach at the end of June. The players are evaluated at the Kinsmen Sport Centre (the day and time of evaluations are provided when you register). Weather permitting there may be further evaluations in April at the diamonds. Following evaluations, players are placed on a team with players of equal skill. This program has been developed to help players enjoy their first baseball experience. Players will spend the first month playing ‘machine pitch’ and second month playing ‘player pitch’. Practices and games will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6-7pm practice and 7-8pm games) at Confederation Park (111 St. and 44 Ave., adjacent to Harry Ainlay High School). Every player bats in order even if they did not play in the field. No player sits on the bench two innings in a row.

All Rookie players must provide their own fielding glove, pants (grey), and batting helmet (helmet cages are encouraged). ALL players must provide and wear personal protection: a JOCK for boys and a JILL for girls. A special discount coupon will be available at registration that may be used at United Cycle. Other stores that sell baseball equipment include: Walmart, Sport Chek, and Home Run Sports.

There is an optional ALL STAR program that takes you from middle of June to August long weekend.