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Rookie Baseball Division

Registration Opens Dec. 1. Deadline to register is: January 12th, 2024

Rookie Evaluations:  Sat, Feb 10th   WAHS Main Gym. Times will be sent out after registration ends

The rookie division is primarily for 7 & 8yr olds.  Dr. Robert Brown, former president of the American League formulated the concept of the Rookie League, a pitching machine program.  Babe Ruth League quickly embraced this concept and established the rookie league as a division.   By controlling the pitches with a pitching machine, there is more action at the plate and in the field.  Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished.  It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.   It removes the boredom - which is often the result of either overpowering or inadequate pitching - by throwing only strikes.  Fewer errors and greater throwing accuracy are the result of increase in activity.  The program receives high praise from coaches, players, parents, and league officials.  The rookie league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence.  

Pitching Machine used for Rookie Division

Peachtree offers baseball for girls and boys who live within the district or who are eligible to attend the following schools. Brownsville, Crozet Elem, Henley, Meriwether Lewis, Murray, Nelson, Western and West side of Red Hill. 

Players who will be league age 7-8 this spring can play Rookie.  League Age is the age of your child as of April 30th, 2024.

To see your child's league age click here for the 2024 Babe Ruth Birth Chart  for baseball.

At the rookie level, evaluations are held to ensure evenly balanced teams can be formed.  More information can be found on the evaluations page.

2024 Spring Rookie Evaluations are being held the morning of February 10 at the Western High school main gym

Western Main Gym - 5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA 22932  

Tball/Rookie VP           

Jon Ross 

Tball/Rookie Coaches Rep   

Steve Bowers


Interested in head coaching or assisting a Rookie team? Head over to the Coaches page to learn more!

Frequently Asked Questions

What is covered in my registration fee:
Players will receive a dry fit shirt with Peachtree across the front, and a MLB replica hat. Parents will need to purchase ball pants. Most teams wear white.

What will my child need?
Rookie players will need a glove, cleats, helmet and bat. The league does provide all teams with a helmet. If you need to borrow a bat for the season contact Ken Prevete @

Can my child play on a certain team?
In order to keep the division competitive with balanced teams, requests for coaches and teammates can not be accommodated at the Rookie level.

When will a coach contact me to let me know what team my child is on? 
The head coach will contact you by Feb 28th. If you have not received an email after that date, please email Cheryl Madison @  and she can let you know what team your child is on and contact the coach to see why she/he has not called. Sometimes it is the wrong number etc..

When will practice start?
Practice will start on Saturday, March 2nd 

What time will practice start? 
The head coach determines practice time. The first few weeks practice will start at 5:30 due to darkness. After Spring Break, practice will start at 6:00. Coaches may keep it at 5:30 if they choose to. 

When will games start?
Games will Saturday, April 13th. Rookie will practice one day during the week with a game during the week and one game on Saturday after Spring Break.