a Rookie (English: „Beginner, beginner, Frischling “) is in the professional haven of inexperienced sportsmen. The term becomes among other things in the US sport (basketball, ice hockey, American football and baseball) uses. There hopeful and talentierte players of the college or of the Highschool into the cadres that become national basketball Association - (NBA), national Hockey League - (NHL), national football League - (NFL) and major League baseball - crews (MLB) taken up (ge draftet), in which they complete their first professional season as Rookie.
At the end of one season the best „beginner is distinguished “ as Rookie OF the Year. In the NBA play even the ten best Rookies of the current season in the Rookie Challenge, which takes place in the context all star of the Games, against the ten best Sophomores (players in the second professional year). The designation Rookie does not only find in the USA use.