Thorold Sr. Rookie Ball is a developmental, recreational program for youth born between 2011-2012. The program runs 2-3 night per week out of Sullivan Park.
Thorold will also be offering a "Select" program for Sr. Rookie Ball. "Select" is a tryout team that will travel to 2-3 tournaments as well as play teams from inside and outside of Niagara through SWOBA. Tryouts may have a fee associated and if your player is selected for the team, additional registration fees and season fees will be outlined prior to your commitment. For more information on "Select" please click HERE.
Sr. Rookie Ball is a players first experience into live baseball games with umpires, scores, innings and outs. Sr. Rookie Ball uses an electric pitching machine that pitches to batters between 33-40mph. Sr. Rookie Ball teams will have 1-2 practices a week as well as 1-2 games a week. Typically players are on the field 2-3 times each week. Sr. Rookie Ball teams will participate in the Niagara District Baseball Association Interlock loop which means that each week they will play a team outside of Thorold (Pelham, Welland, Port Colborne, West Niagara etc.)
Typically there are 1-2 Sr. Rookie Ball teams comprised of 11-14 players each. Each team will have 1 head coach and a number of helpers/assistant coaches. The season traditionally starts the week after the Victoria Day May long weekend.
Players will receive a numbered jersey and team hat. A team picture will also be provided to every player with individual pictures available for purchase.
Players are required to have their own glove, baseball pants, closed toe-shoes, CSA approved helmet with an attached face guard as well as a protective athletic cup (jock/jill).
The Sr. Rookie Ball season will end during the third week of August and will finish with a playoff tournament as well as a fun-day of mini-games, medal presentations and free snacks and pizza.
Players interested in playing Sr. Rookie Ball are encouraged to attend the free in-gym practices that will be taking place in February and March.
If you are interested in registering for the 2020 Sr. Rookie Ball season, please click HERE.
The fees for the 2020 Sr. Rookie Ball season are:
|REGISTRATION FEES |
|Division||Birth Year||Early Bird Registration |
(Before March 9, 2020)
|Registration Fee |
(After March 9, 2020)
|SR. ROOKIE BALL||2011-2012||$155.00||$180.00|