Player Divisions

BlastBall

BlastBall is an introduction to baseball for the pre-school set. The goals are to teach the children to take turns, to hit the ball from a tee and then run to a base (a pretty significant concept for most preschoolers, who would rather watch the ball), and to get used to being a part of a team.
Player age: 4 years old.
Game length: Games usually last about an hour, the number of innings can vary based on team size.
Game frequency: 1 to 2 games each week held on Saturday or Sunday afternoons at 3:30pm. There are no other practices.
Teams: Team size is typically 4-6 players per team.
Equipment: No equipment is required, but we do encourage players to wear helmets and use gloves if they have them. Uniforms are provided that the players will keep.
Umpires: An umpire from the Rookies division helps oversee the game.
Season: April to June.

T-Ball

T-Ball is for young children to learn early throwing and catching skills and offensive and defensive play. The ball is hit off a stationary tee and the children swing at the ball until successful contact is made and they get on base. We introduce full rules gradually and ensure games are fun for all players. No score is kept and coaches can assist throughout the game.
Player age: 5-6 years old.
Game length: The games usually last about 1 hour and have three innings, every child gets to bat each inning and play defensive positions in the field.
Game frequency: 1 to 2 games played each week.  Games are held on weekday evenings, and Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The coach will organise one practice a week.
Teams: Teams are made up of 7 or 8 players.
Equipment: Players must provide their own glove and batting helmet. Players are welcome to use their own bat and cleats. Uniforms are provided for the season.
Umpires: T-Ball games are umpired by youth umpires or coaches based on availability.
Season: April to June. All-Stars for selected players at the district level following in late June.

Rookies

Rookies introduces young baseball players to competitive play. Batters hit from a pitching machine, to build confidence in hitting while providing a consistent pitch.
Player age: 7-8 years old. Less experienced players may be assigned to a lower division for safety and player development.
Game length: Games are up to 90 minutes.
Game frequency: 2 in-house games each week are held on Saturday and Sunday afternoons and Friday evenings. Team practices are a key at this level, and are typically held twice a week. Tournaments may also be played during the season.
Teams: Team size is up to 12 players.
Equipment: Players are required to wear athletic protection and must provide their own glove, batting helmet, and baseball shoes. Players are welcome to use their own approved bat and batting gloves. Uniforms are provided for the season.
Umpires: Players in Rookies can train to umpire T-Ball and BlastBall games. Rookies games are umpired by youth umpires.
Season: April to June. All-Stars for selected players at the district level in late June.

Minors

Minors focuses on further developing players skills both offensively and defensively. The introduction of player pitching begins at this level as does bunting, base stealing, and sliding. As the players’ first exposure to true baseball, coaches are able to focus on the more in depth nuances of the game.
Player age:
9-10 years old. All players will be evaluated pre-season prior to placement to determine their ability to play at this level. Less experienced players may be assigned to a lower division for safety and player development.
Game length: Games are up to 2 hours. All players will bat in order but players may have to take turns fielding.
Game frequency: 2-3 games per week. Both in-house and District interlock home and road games are played on weekends and in-house games Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Tournaments may also be played during the season. One team practice and one batting cage practice are scheduled each week, plus an optional division skills clinic weekly.
Teams: Teams have up to 13 players. All players will bat in order but players may have to take turns fielding as only 10 players are allowed in the field at a time.
Equipment: Players are required to wear athletic protection and must provide their own glove, batting helmet, and baseball shoes (no soccer cleats for safety reasons). Players are welcome to use their own approved bat and batting gloves. Uniforms are provided for the season.
Umpires: Players in Minors can train to umpire Rookies or T-Ball games. Minors games are umpired by adult and youth umpires.
Season: April to June. All-Stars for selected players following into July at the disctrict and Provincial level.

Majors

Majors is the level where players will apply the skills learned from previous years of playing baseball. Practice and games are taken a little more seriously at this level so commitment to team from players is a must.
Player age:
11-12 years old. All players will be evaluated pre-season prior to placement to determine their ability to play at this level.
Game length:
Games are 6 innings with no run limit. All players will bat in order but players may have to take turns fielding.
Game frequency:
2-3 games per week as well as 2-3 team practices. Both in-house and District interlock home and road games are played on any evening excluding Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tournaments will also be played during the season.
Teams:
Teams have up to 13 players.
Equipment:
Players are required to wear athletic protection and must provide their own glove, batting helmet, and baseball shoes (no soccer cleats for safety reasons). Players are welcome to use their own batting gloves and League approved bat. Uniforms are provided for the season.
Umpires:
Players in Majors can train to umpire Minors or Rookies games. Majors games are umpired by adult and older youth umpires.
Season:
April to June. All-Stars for selected players following into July at the district and Provincial level and into August at the national and international level.

Juniors

The Junior Division is a program for boys and girls ages 13-14, using a conventional 90-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 60 feet, 6 inches. Modified diamond dimensions may be used during the regular season. The Junior program is players first experience with leadoffs and pickoffs on a large diamond. Practice and games are taken more seriously at this level so commitment to team from players is a must.
Player age:
13-14 years old. All players will be evaluated pre-season prior to placement to determine their ability to play at this level.
Game length:
Games are 7 innings (with no new inning to start after 2 hours) with no run limit. All players will bat in order but players may have to take turns fielding.
Game frequency:
2-3 games per week as well as 2-3 team practices. Both in-house and District interlock home and road games are played on any evening. Tournaments may also be played during the season.
Teams:
Teams have up to 15 players.
Equipment:
Players are required to wear athletic protection and must provide their own glove, batting helmet, and baseball shoes (no soccer cleats for safety reasons). Players are welcome to use their own batting gloves and League approved bat. Uniforms are provided for the season.
Umpires:
Players in Juniors can train to umpire Majors or Minors games. Junior games are umpired by adult and older youth umpires.
Season:
April to June. All-Stars for selected players following into July at the district and Provincial level and into August at the national and international level.