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About LMLL’s Baseball Rookies Division

The Rookies Division is an instructional, non-competitive baseball.

Who can play?  Rookies division is A TON OF FUN! It's baseball for boys and girls of all abilities.  

Note:  We have an option for a girls softball Rookies division for 1st/2nd grade girls that is separate from the Baseball Rookies division.  Sign-up under softball registration or click HERE for more information.


Click HERE to Register for Baseball Rookies Division for Spring 2021.


Eligibility: For birth dates born on/before August 31, 2015 and on/after September 1, 2014.  Any player can play up to Baseball Minors or play DOWN to Tee Ball if they want, just select that option at the registration engine.

Who can play?  All baseball divisions welcome boys and girls to play. We welcome players of all abilities, in all divisions!

When are games and practices?  Rookies meet once per week for two hours on Saturdays and 1 team will play Sundays.  We are targeting the 11am-1pm slot.

Coaches will provide some skill instruction and practice for 20 minutes before the game.  The season starts in March 20 and ends June 6th.

Where are games and practices?  Games will be played outdoors at South Ardmore Park and other nearby fields.  A detailed schedule will be available on your team's site at LMLL.org, and will be emailed by your player’s coach before the season starts.

To find your team page, simply go to lmll.org, select "Schedules/Standings/Rosters", select "BB Rookies" and select your team.  Your calendar will be an option on the left hand menu bar along with rosters and team contact information.

What do you do in practices?  Coaches introduce players to baseball fundamentals, including proper throwing mechanics, hitting fundamentals, basic fielding skills, the names and locations of field positions, and base running.  We emphasize having fun together as a team, learning positive sportsmanship, and developing players’ confidence in their athletic abilities.

How do Rookies games work?  Coaches pitch to every batter.  Every batter gets a hit, and advances to first base.  Innings change after all players on each team bat once.  Fielders throw hit balls to first base, and rotate field positions every inning so everyone has a chance to play all positions.  Games should run to about 1 hour and 10-20 minutes or so.  No score is kept. 

What do we need to bring each Saturday?  Players need: (1) a baseball glove, (2) water bottle, (3) team jersey issued by the league, and (4) team baseball cap.  The team jersey and baseball hat are distributed at the first team meeting.  Players should wear clothes for running (shorts in hot weather are fine).  Players should wear sneakers or cleats (optional); no Crocs or sandals.  Players need to bring their own baseball bats, due to Covid there is no equipment sharing.

What about drop offs?   At this age group, each player must have a parent (or other responsible adult, e.g., neighbor, grandparent, nanny, etc.) present for the duration of the practice and game.

When will I learn what team my player will be on?  Parents will be contacted (via email) by the player’s head coach approximately the middle of March, who will provide schedule, location, team players and team name, and additional logistical information.  Please be sure we have your preferred email address when you register online.

Do we need to be township residents?  Lower Merion Little League is open to residents of Lower Merion Township and the Borough of Narberth and/or children that attend a school in Lower Merion Township or Narberth.

Where can I find additional information?  We have a Frequently Asked Questions page about our Spring Season baseball programs, on the tabs at left.  In addition, general inquires may be directed to the league at  upport@lmll.org.  

Game times and fields are subject to change
rev. 12/22/2020