Rookie 2 is the first level of player pitched baseball in Lancaster Youth Baseball and Softball. Rookie 2 is played on a 60’ base path and 40’ pitcher’s mound distance. The majority of the players in Rookie 2 will be 8-years-old. Experienced 7-year-olds may be on Rookie 2 teams if they meet all requirements. Any player that doesn't meet the requirements to play in Rookie 2, may request to be reassigned to Rookie 1 for another season.
In Rookie 2, coaches emphasize the advancement of players’ baseball skills. Players are taught to apply those skills and make their own decisions in live game situations. Rookie 2 introduces live pitching from the players, as well as a hard baseball. No stealing or bunting is allowed. Coaches step in to pitch when the player walks a batter. Rookie 2 is meant to prepare players for their introduction to competitive baseball in Minors.
Developmental Guidelines for Rookie 2
Players who register for Rookie 2 should be able to demonstrate the following skills upon completion:
Rookie 2 Division Details