Rookie Minors primarily acts as a natural “next step” into Minor Baseball for graduating Mini Minors. This division will stress skills development, peer pitching and more “real game experience”. Unlike Minors, where players pitch to each other from a full-distance mound, a closer mound will be used in the training of aspiring pitchers. Pitchers will throw to batters for 3 pitches. If a called strike cannot be made, the batting teams’ coach will pitch. We believe this will give players an effective introduction to peer pitching while also giving the fielders a better chance to field hits.
Rookie minors would have a commitment of 3 days/week.