The Rookie Division is for boys and girls ages 6, 7 & 8. The Rookie Division will be broken up into 2 levels: Coach Pitch and TBall. Evaluations will be held in April to place all Rookie players into the appropriate level. Teams in each level will then be sorted to create equal teams for 10 players on the field.

Spring Season

The Spring House League Season runs in May and June. There are 2 games per week(Monday-Thursday) played at one of the Rookie diamond within East Nepean Little League boundary. The games start at 6:00 pm but the players are expected to be early to properly warm up. Players are required to have their own gloves and must wear a protective cup. Cleats are recommended. The league will provide each player a uniform (to be returned at the end of the season) and a hat (to be kept by the player) as well as bats and batting helmets as part of team equipment.

Summer Season

A Summer Season is run in July and August. Players must have played in the Spring Season to play in the summer. Details will be provided by your spring coach.

Rookie Summer teams play coach pitch rules and all teams will be balanced. The season runs July and August and players must have played in the Spring Season to play in the summer program. The Rookies play two games per week either in an East Nepean house league format or against other Little Leagues who share our philosophy of balanced rookie summer teams. In the past, travel to other leagues has been limited to adjacent Little Leagues (Kanata, Pinecrest, South Ottawa) and games typically start at 6:00 pm.

Details about summer baseball will be available from the spring coaches in June.

Coach Pitch

A coach or another designated adult will pitch overhand to the batter. Players are allowed 5 pitches or 3 swinging strikes, whichever comes first. The fielding team will have nine players on the field including at the pitchers position.


Batters at TBall level will be hitting the ball off a tee placed at home plate. After hitting the ball, play will continue the same as in the Coach Pitch level. After the first 4 weeks of TBall, a decision will be made about introducing Coach Pitch for some of the innings.


Evaluations of players will be held in April. Please check back for details:

For more information please contact:

Rookie Director