The 9U - Rookie Ball program is designed to promote physical development of children through the game of baseball. The program helps develop physical literacy by using a modified game to teach the basic baseball skills to children and ensure success. The program is designed for children ages eight and nine. See below a booklet that outlines the recommended programming for 9U designed by Baseball Alberta, Lacombe Minor Baseball, and Darcy Warawa.
Create a healthy environment in which children of various levels of ability find pleasure in learning baseball
Initiate or pursue the development of basic baseball skills and strategies for players
Teach and develop sportsmanship in a context of healthy competition
Develop and promote self-esteem in children
For teams interested in purchasing Grand Slam Manuals, which include practice plans for this age category, please contact the Baseball Alberta Office at 780-427-8943.