Poughkeepsie Babe Ruth League

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Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken
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Poughkeepsie Babe Ruth League

Which Rookie Division ?

The Rookie Division is split into two divisions: Rookie A and Rookie AA.

The goal of this split is to allow players to advance based on skill shown on the field similar to a major league farm system. The focus is on fundamentals to better prepare players for the next division, Minors.

Rookie A (Coach-Pitch)

  1. Open to 6 and 7 year olds
  2. Coaches pitch to players
  3. No umpires
  4. 3-4 inning games
  5. Call-up eligibility to Rookie AA division at coach’s discretion

Rookie AA (Player-Pitch)

  1. Open to 8 year olds and evaluated 7 year olds
    *7 year olds must be able to throw and catch with proficiency and swing at player pitched balls
  2. Players pitch and play the catcher position
  3. Umpires
  4. Playoffs
  5. Games played under modified Minor rules including:
    1. Base stealing except home
    2. 4 player outfield
    3. Max of 2 innings per pitcher; 6 inning games
  6. More opportunities to play including:
    1. Call-up eligibility for Minors at coach’s discretion
    2. Minor division pool play eligibility at coach’s discretion
    3. District-travel play (Schedule TBD)
      *Our district includes: Beekman, East Fishkill, New Paltz, Marlboro and Orange County

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