The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its ninth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country in June. The Reds Rookie Success League is an introductory baseball program for school age boys and girls. It features baseball and girls’ softball components while focusing on a character-based curriculum and the “Six Stars of Success” - Cooperation, Integrity, Respect, Education, Determination and Spirit (CI REDS). Programs runs twice a week for four weeks in Cincinnati, Fairfield, Dayton and now Clermont County. The Louisville program operates twice a week for six weeks in two locations. Each program features visits from Reds players and coaches, or from Dayton Dragons or Louisville Bats personnel.
The original Cincinnati league returns to Schmidt Fields, located in Cincinnati's East End neighborhood. In Fairfield, the Reds Rookie Success League of Butler County, which is co-hosted by the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund, begins its sixth season at Waterworks Park. In Louisville, two programs are featured throughout the summer – a daytime program at Wyandotte Park which returns for its fifth year and the second evening Reds Rookie Success League program which takes place at Petersburg Park at Newburg Community Center. The Reds Rookie Success League returns for its fourth year in Dayton and moves to a new indoor/outdoor facility at Action Sports Center. 2012 also marks the inaugural season for the Reds Rookie Success League in Clermont County which 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 in the 2013 Reds Rookie Success League, contact Cortnei Weaver at (513) 765-7041 or CWeaver@reds.com. All applications for Volunteers/Coaches and participants will be available on this page at a later date.