ROOKIES General Information
Who can play?
Rookies division is for boys and girls who are 7 to 8 years old as of May 1, 2017.
When are games?
Sundays, games time 10:30 to 12:30 (or) 12:30 to 2:30 (alternates weekly)
and occasional Wednesdays, 6:30 to 8:00.
April 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 30th
May 7th, 14th, 21st
June 4th, 11th
No games on April 16th and May 28th
Pre Season practice & meet with coaches: (New for 2017 season!)
Week of March 20th & March 27th
â€‹-distribute jersey and hat
-meet coaches and teammates
When are practices?
There will be optional coaches practices on Wednesdays at 6:30.
Where are games and practices?
Narberth Park fields
What do you do in practices?
Coaches introduce and teach players the main baseball fundamentals: proper throwing mechanics, proper stance and hitting fundamentals, basic fielding skills, above-the-waist catching, and base running.
We emphasize having fun together as a team, learning positive sportsmanship, and developing players’ confidence in their athletic abilities.
How do games work?
Rookie games are machine pitch and kid pitch.
Every player is in the batting order. Innings change after three outs or five runs scored
Fielders throw hit balls to the appropriate base, and legitimate fielding outs retire a runner/batter.
Games are four-to-five innings, which takes about 1 1/2 hours.
New for 2017! Umpires for all games.
The rules are listed under "Coaches Information" on the NAA home page.
What do players need?
A baseball glove, water bottle, cleats are optional. The team shirt and team baseball hat are distributed at first practice. Players are welcome to bring their own baseball bat, batting gloves and helmet.
What about drop offs?
At this age group, each player must have a parent (or other responsible adult) present for the duration of the practice and game.
Registration fee: $120
If you would like to volunteer to coach a team, please enter information requested in your child's registration. We will contact you to let know if you will be coaching a team on March 1st. For each division we are looking for 2 to 3 co-coaches for each team.
We require the 3 background checks which are listed under "Coaches Information" on the left side of home page.