2017 Registration Information

Updated Monday October 24, 2016 by ROSL.

Registration for the 2017 season will open in December. If you would like to receive email information for the 2017 season please create an account if you have not already done so. We will be announcing our 2017 registration dates via email and website later this year - all families with an account on our website who have enabled the email communication option will receive updates when they are available. 

The Royal Oak Sandlot League (ROSL) was formed in 1999 with the merger of the Royal Oak Baseball Federation (founded in 1959) and the Girls Softball Association (founded in 1973).  ROSL is open to youths aged 5-18 who live in or attend a school within the cities of Royal Oak or Clawson. Registration begins the December before each season (exact dates will be announced). Practices begin on or after May 1 with games scheduled from late May/ early June through July - exact schedules vary according to league and field availability. As a general rule siblings in the same league are placed on the same team.

The following leagues are available to players who have reached the designated age as of May 1 of the playing year:

Tee Ball: open to boys and girls ages 5-7. This is a non-competitive league that introduces players to the fundamental elements of baseball with players batting the ball from a tee. Requests to play with a friend or on a certain team are honored on a space available basis. Practices are held one or two weekday evenings per week with possible Saturdays; games are generally scheduled Saturday morning/early afternoon. Fee is $65 per player.

Control Pitch: open to boys and girls ages 7-9; players aged 7 have the option of playing in Tee Ball or Control Pitch. This league continues with baseball fundamentals but introduces live pitching by coaches. Requests to play with a friend or on a certain team are honored on a space available basis. Practices are held one or two weekday evenings per week with possible Saturdays; games are generally scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Fee is $65 per player.

Freehan baseball: open to boys and girls ages 9-11; players aged 9 have the option of playing in Control Pitch or Freehan. This is the first level of regulation baseball with pitching being performed by the players. 9 and 10 year old players new to the league are placed on teams via a draft - we are not able to honor requests to play with a friend or on a certain team. Scores and standings are kept culminating in Playoff and World Series games. Practices are held two weekday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons. The Freehan and Kaline leagues have an alternating game schedule with one league playing Monday/Wednesday/Friday and the other playing Tuesday/Thursday, then rotating the next week. Fee is $90 per player.

Kaline baseball: open to boys and girls ages 12-13. This is the second level of regulation baseball with 12 year olds being placed on teams via a draft - we are not able to honor requests to play with a friend or on a certain team. Scores and standings are kept culminating in Playoff and World Series games. Practices are held two weekday evenigs and Saturday mornings/afternoons. The Freehan and Kaline leagues have an alternating game schedule with one league playing Monday/Wednesday/Friday and the other playing Tuesday/Thursday, then rotating the next week. Fee is $90 per player.

Harwell baseball: open to boys and girls ages 14-17. This is our upper level of regulation baseball with 14 and 15 year old players new to the league being placed on teams via a paper draft - we are not able to honor requests to play with a friend or on a certain team. Scores and standings are kept culminating in Playoff and World Series games. Practices are held two weekday evenings and Saturday mornigs/afternoons. Games are scheduled Monday/Wednesday/Friday evenings. Fee is $90 per player.

Freshman Fast Pitch softball: open to girls ages 8-11. Players ages 8 and 9 have the option of playing Control Pitch baseball or Freshman softball. Requests to play with a friend or on a certain team are honored on a space available basis. Practices are held two weekday evenings and Saturday mornigs/afternoons. Games are generally scheduled Monday and Wednesday evenings. Fee is $90 per player.

Junior Fast Pitch softball: open to girls ages 12-14 (14U). Practices are held two weekday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons. Games are generally scheduled Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Fee is $90 per player. 

Senior Fast Pitch softball: open to girls ages 14-18 (18U). Practices are held two weekday evenings and Saturday mornings/afternoons. Games are generally scheduled Wednesday and Friday evenings. Fee is $90 per player.