The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its fourteenth summer in Cincinnati and throughout Reds Country in June. The Reds Rookie Success League is an introductory baseball program for boys and girls who normally wouldn't be able to afford this type of program. 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 program celebrates its fourteenth year and second to take place at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Urban Youth Academy in Roselawn. In Butler County, the Reds Rookie Success League, co-hosted by the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund, begins its tenth season at Waterworks Park. In Louisville, two programs will be featured in June and July - a program at Wyandotte Park which returns for its ninth year and a Reds Rookie Success League program taking place at Petersburg Park at Newburg Community Center. 2016 also marks the eighth year of the Reds Rookie Success League of Dayton at Action Sports Center. The Reds Rookie Success League of Clermont County will host fifth year of the program in 2016 and will be held at the Batavia Township Community Center.
Space is limited with each program capped at roughly 250 to 350 participants depending on location. 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.