Rookie League

The Clear Lake Youth Athletic League saw the need in Clear Lake for early age T-Ball participation for four and five year olds.  In 2008, the Rookie League was formed by board members, Dave Adams, Mark Fischels, Steve Ruzek and Randy Truesdell. 

Since its first year, with about 45 participants and six teams, in 2013 we fielded 10 teams and 86 kids!  Our program is five weeks typically starting the first Saturday in June. Playing times are 9:00 and 10:00 am and open to any 4 -5 year old not yet enrolled in Kindergarten All participants must be 4 by May 31st.

Parent volunteer help coach and are encouraged to to instruct on the field.  There are no practices but before each game, boys and girls can practice throwing, running the bases and even hitting off the tee for 15-20 minutes.  Games usually last 30 minutes.  This is a great time for parent, grandparents and friends.  Cameras are always welcome!  

Participants should bring their own glove and baseball cap along with comfortable shorts or pants and shoes.  Sponsored T-shirts are provided by the CLYAL and included with the entry fee.  Helmets are not required as a soft bat and ball are used for play.  
Kay Schmalen,
May 18, 2019, 6:18 AM