The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its eleventh summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country in June. The Reds Rookie Success League is an introductory baseball program for boys and girls, ages 6 to 12. It features baseball instruction while focusing on a character-based curriculum and the "Six Stars of Success" - Cooperation, Integrity, Respect, Education, Determination and Spirit (CI REDS). Programs will run two days a week for four weeks in Butler County and Dayton, for four days a week for two weeks in Clermont County and Cincinnati, and for six weeks in Louisville. Each program features visits from Reds players and coaches, or from Dayton Dragons or Louisville Bats personnel.
The original Cincinnati league will return to Schmidt Fields, located in Cincinnati's East End neighborhood. In Butler County, the Reds Rookie Success League, co-hosted by the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund, begins its eighth season at Waterworks Park. In Louisville, two programs will be featured in May, June and July - a daytime program at Wyandotte Park which returns for its seventh year and the evening Reds Rookie Success League program which takes place at Petersburg Park at Newburg Community Center. 2014 also marks the sixth year of the Reds Rookie Success League of Dayton at Action Sports Center. The Reds Rookie Success League of Clermont County will host third year of the program in 2014 and will be held at the Batavia Township Community Center.
Space is limited with each program capped at roughly 250 participants. Volunteers, coaches and mentors are also needed to operate each program. To find out how you can get involved, contact the Reds Community Fund at (513) 765-7041 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications for volunteers, coaches and participants are available at reds.com/community.
Volunteer opportunities are available for all Reds Rookie Success League franchises. The program relies on volunteer coaches to help insure a great experience for all kids. Click the link below to apply to be a volunteer at a franchise near you.