Player Development

9U - Rookie Ball

General Information

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


9U Recommended Programming

For more info on the 9U Rookie Ball Program or to order the $5 Grand Slam manual, please contact Sheen Bromley.


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