2020 Rookieball House Leagues

JUNIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2012 birth year | Wednesday nights  6:00PM to 7:30PM and Saturday mornings (time TBA) | May 6 to June 17 | Rolph Road and Bennington Public Schools | Family Festival Championship June 20 | $290

SENIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2011 birth year | Thursday nights 6:00PM to 7:30PM and Saturday mornings (time TBA) |May 7 to June 18  | Rolph Road and Bennington Public Schools | Family Festival Championship June 20 | $290

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JUNIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2012 birth year | Wednesday nights  6:00PM to 7:30PM and Saturday mornings (time TBA) | May 6 to June 17 | Rolph Road and Bennington Public Schools | Family Festival Championship June 20 | $290


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SENIOR ROOKIEBALL | Co-ed | 2011 birth year | Thursday nights 6:00PM to 7:30PM and Saturday mornings (time TBA) |May 7 to June 18  | Rolph Road and Bennington Public Schools | Family Festival Championship June 20 | $290


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Spring House League registrations fill up quickly every year! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering quickly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot!

 

SCHEDULE

JUNIOR ROOKIEBALL season runs from May 6 to June 17th, inclusive.

SENIOR ROOKIEBALL season runs from May 7 to June 18th, inclusive.

The season culminates in the Championship games at the House League Family Festival on June 20th at Rolph Road Public School.

We will manage make-up dates for weather cancellations as best we can. 

Your TeamSnap calendar will be updated with dates, times, and field location.

 

FORMAT

It is a seven (7) week season running from the first week of May to the third week of June, inclusive, and will be a combination of practices and games.

For the first two weeks of May, teams will have one game per week (Wednesday or Thursday, depending on Junior or Senior division) and one practice per week (Saturdays for 1.5 hours between 9 AM and noon). For the remaining six weeks, the Saturday slot will revert to games, allowing the teams to have two games per week. The Saturday time slots will be included in the TeamSnap team schedule closer to the beginning of the season. 

Practices and games will be run by Team Coaches and the LBA will provide development drill plans on the fundamentals of the game - throwing, catching, hitting, and running.

An LBA Umpire will be provided. 

 

SUMMARY OF KEY RULES

  • Teams consist of 13-14 players.
  • Ten (10) players play on the field at a time; players are cycled through defensive positions each inning.
  • Each player on a team bats in order each game.
  • Games generally follow the Rules of Baseball.
  • Scoring is maintained and standings are kept.
  • Players hit off of a mechanical pitching machine operated by their coaches and is set at 30-35mph to facilitate action and scoring.
  • Batter has 5 opportunities to hit quality pitches off of the machine. If they are unsuccessful after 5 attempts they are out, however batter is not out on a foul ball.
  • There are no lead offs and no stolen bases.
  • Per inning mercy rules apply.

Ready With COVID-19 Health And Safety Measures

Leaside Baseball Fall House League will operate in accordance with, and subject to, all provincial and municipal COVID-19 requirements and guidelines. The policies and recommendations we have implemented to increase the health and safety of our campers are:

  • Parents will be required to complete a health assessment form on behalf of their athlete(s) prior to the start of the session. 
  • Players will be divided into 6 teams of 5 players and assigned two Leaside Baseball Instructors as well as parent volunteers for the duration of the program week with dedicated equipment. 
  • Each team will then be assigned to one of two diamonds each evening; each team will rotate through each (1) batting, (2) infield defense and (3) outfield defense. This is done to reduce the length of time of close proximity of the players while waiting to bat.
  • Physical distancing will be enforced within each cohort and group. Where it can’t be maintained, campers and staff will be instructed to wear their masks. 
  • A strict “no sharing” rule will apply to gloves, water bottles and food. 
  • Parents are asked to keep their player at home if there is any change in their health, COVID-19 related or otherwise.
  • Spectators are asked to limit attendance to immediate family and physically distance themself from each other. 

 

House League registrations fill up quickly every year and especially this year due to precautions requiring limiting enrollment! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering promptly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot.

 

Program Information

Uniforms and Equipment

The LBA provides a hat and jersey for each player.  The LBA also provides all required baseball equipment including balls, bases, bats, helmets and catcher's gear. Players are to bring appropriate running shoes, baseball cleats (diamond only) and their baseball glove. An athletic cup is required for age 8 and older.

 

Players may bring their own baseball bat and are not to share it with teammates . Players may bring their own batting helmet and do not need to share it.

 

Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel the registration, a credit may be available. Refunds are not available. If written cancellation notice is made by August 25, a  credit is available to be used towards any Leaside Baseball programming. If the written cancellation notice is made after August 26, a credit  is not available.  The Leaside Baseball Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy.

 

Use of Fees

The registration fee covers team and game equipment, umpire and instructor costs, insurance, field permits and administrative expenses, as well as contributing to the Leaside Baseball financial assistance and capital improvement programs.

 

Parent Volunteers to Help the Team  

We love our parent volunteers and we especially need help this Fall! As an Assistant Coach, you will assist in ensuring athletes are rotating through their assigned locations, preparing athletes to bat and ensuring that athletes are maintaining distance. Due to limited registration capacity, athletes who have parent volunteers will be prioritized for registration.

 

Each team is provided two (2) Leaside Baseball instructors as head coach to lead the game play, umpire and integrate skill development.

 

Rep and Select Competitive Players

Due to limited space in our program, we do not accept players that are currently on Rep or Select teams in Leaside or elsewhere in Toronto on spring house league teams.  Players who have previously played Rep or Select baseball are eligible to play.

 

Questions? 

If you have any questions please contact houseleague@leasidebaseball.com or programs@leasidebaseball.com.