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Reds Rookie Success League

The Reds Rookie Success League (RRSL), a free, coed, character-building summer baseball program, enters its sixteenth 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 would not 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 Dayton, for four days a week for two weeks in Butler County and Cincinnati, for five days for a week in Clermont County, 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 sixteenth year and fourth to take place at the P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy in Roselawn. In Butler County, the Reds Rookie Success League, co-hosted by the Joe Nuxhall Character Education Fund, begins its twelfth season at Waterworks Park. In Louisville, two programs will be featured in June and July - a program at Wyandotte Park which returns for its eleventh year and a Reds Rookie Success League program taking place at Petersburg Park at Newburg Community Center. 2018 also marks the tenth year of the Reds Rookie Success League of Dayton at Action Sports Center. The Reds Rookie Success League of Clermont County will host seventh year of the program in 2018 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


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.

Register to volunteer using the link below!


Cincinnati (kids ages 6-13)

P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy
Monday - Thursday, June 18-28
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
(Cincinnati Recreation Commission Centers)

P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy
Monday - Thursday, July 16-26
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
(YMCA and Boys and Girls Clubs)

Butler County (Fairfield) (kids ages 7-13)


Water Works Park
Monday - Thursday, June 11-21
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Clermont County (Batavia) (kids ages 7-13)


Batavia Township Community Center
Mondays - Friday, June 4-8
9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Louisville (kids ages 5-13)

Newburg (Petersburg Park)
Mondays & Thursdays, June 18-July 26
9 a.m. until 12 p.m

Wyandotte Park
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, June 19-July 25
9 a.m. until 12 p.m.

Dayton (kids ages 7-13)

Action Sports Center
Mondays & Tuesdays, June 11-July 3
10 a.m. until 1 p.m.


Register your son or daughter using the link below!