Starting in November 2019, West Van Little League will be using Teamsnap for registration.  Most returning players will already have a profile in Teamsnap that can be used to start the registration process.   If you are new to Teamsnap, you will need to set up an account for your player.  As this is the first year using Teamsnap for registration, there may be some implementation issues.   If you have questions or concerns, please contact registrar@westvanll.ca

Photo Policy

WVLL uses social media and this website to share information throughout the year and to build a sense of community.   We frequently take photos at our baseball events.  We take care with photos taken and do not post player’s names with photos.  Please email registrar@westvanll.ca if you’d prefer no photos of your child be used.

Regular Season

The Regular Season runs from April to mid-June.

Registration for the 2021 Regular Season will run to February 28, 2021.   Register by January 15, 2021 to receive $25 off your registration fee.   Early bird registrants will also be entered into a draw for prizes, including West Van Little League backpacks and folding chairs.

Families that register more than one child will receive a discount on their registration fees.

Registration Summary

Division Baseball Age Birth Dates Early Bird Fee

to Jan 15, 2021

 

Regular Fee

Tee-ball 5-6 9/1/14 to 8/31/16 $70 $95
Farm 7-8 9/1/12 to 8/31/14 $170 $195
Minors 9-10 9/1/10 to 8/31/12 $270 $295
Majors 11-12 9/1/08 to 8/31/10 $325 $350
Juniors Tier 2 13-14 9/1/06 to 8/31/08 $325 $350

Juniors – Ages 13-14

In 2021, WVLL is pleased to offer two junior programs.   Both programs will be based at beautiful Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.  Games will be held on the 80 foot diamonds with practices taking place on both the North and South diamonds.

Juniors Tier One

The tier one (T1) program is for players that are able and want to make a greater commitment to baseball.     This team will be on field 50 days in a 90 day window which includes practices and games.  A commitment of 90% attendance is required from all players.   The tier one program will compete in a league made up from teams from Coquitlam, New West, South Van, Langley and Whalley.   Travel off the North Shore for league games will be primarily on weekends.  Tournaments may require weekday travel depending upon scheduling.  WVLL anticipates that we will play in at least one tournament.

Juniors Tier Two

The tier two (T2) program will compete in a North Shore league with teams from Mount Seymour, Lynn Valley and Highlands Little League junior teams.   In 2019, there were 7 teams in the league and based on the 2019 season, this team will likely play a 20 game schedule including playoffs.

Seniors – Ages 15-16

In 2021, WVLL is pleased to offer a senior program for boys and girls aged 15 and 16.   The program will be based at beautiful Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.  Games will be held on the 90 foot diamonds with practices taking place on the Ambleside North diamond.

Refund Policy

Refunds (less a $25 administration fee) will be issued for cancelled registrations received before February 29, 2021.    Registrations cancelled in March 2021 will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fees.  No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after March 31, 2021.

As in 2020, if the season is cancelled or significantly altered by WVLL due to provincial health orders, registrants will have the option to participate in alternate programming, receive a refund, or carry their fees forward to next season.

Register 2021 Regular Season

Junior Tier One and Senior Team

Registration for the Junior Tier One and the Senior Team can be accessed below.

Register Junior Tier 1 and Senior

Player Evaluations

We try our best to assign players to Divisions and Teams which the League feels is best for the player.  We take into account past playing experiences, parents’ input, and annual Player Evaluations.  Please note that evaluations only apply to players for Minors and Majors divisions.   Evaluations typically take place in February before the spring season starts.

Postseason

Postseason play typically runs from mid-June into July, culminating in the Little League World Series in late August.

West Van competes in the North Shore D5 Little League with Highlands, Lynn Valley and Mount Seymour with our 9/10 and 11/12 Allstar teams.  We also have postseason Select 8, Select 9 and Select 11 teams that play post-season tournaments.

Registration for Postseason is typically opened in early-mid June.

Register - Player Evaluations - Postseason

Summer Ball

Summer ball is a fun season for those who didn’t get quite enough baseball during the regular season or post season. Registration typically opens in mid-June.

Fall Ball

T-Ball/Farm

Location:
Rick Genest Park

Dates:

Sunday’s
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 17, 24

No clinic on the 10th of October. 6 weeks in total.

Tball (ages 5-7) 3:30pm to 4:45pm (75 minutes)
$125

Farm (ages 7-8) 4:45pm to 6:15pm (90 minutes)
$150

These clinics are designed with the parent and child in mind. It is mandatory that one parent be in attendance with their child.
The clinics will have a different focus weekly that will incorporate throwing, fielding, hitting and running.

Register - Fall Ball - T-Ball/Farm

Minors 9/10

6 weeks, starting the week of Sept 6th
practice day/time: TBD
game day: TBD
$100

Register - Fall Ball - Minors 9/10

Thanksgiving Tournament and Training Clinic

This fall, West Van will be offering a fall program of training for those who will be baseball 10, 11 and 12 years old in the 2022 season on Saturday evenings. There will be 4 training sessions and they will run 3 hours in length culminating with a tournament over the Thanksgiving weekend. In years past some participants have just done the training sessions, but please let the coaches know in advance if you won’t be able to participate in the tournament.

Location: Rick Genest Park

Starts: Saturday September, 11, 2021
Finishes: Saturday October 2, 2021
Times: 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Weeks: 4

Total Instruction: 12 Hours + 3 game guarantee in tournament
Cost: $325

Ages: 10, 11 and 12 – in the year 2022

Instructional Components

Regular Components

  1. Dynamic and Static Stretching
  2. Hitting
  3. Fielding (Infield and Outfield)
  4. Pitching
  5. Baserunning

Advanced Components (depending on ability of players)

  1. Run down Situations
  2. Outfield Relay systems
  3. Bunting – Offence
  4. Bunting – Defence
  5. Catching – For those who want to play the position
  6. Situational Offensive/Defensive Strategies
  7. Controlled Situational Scrimmages

Weather

Living in the lower mainland, we need to be prepared for all types of weather. Participants should be prepared for rain, sleet, snow, sun, hail etc. This is a rain or shine event. There is the batting cage and some shelter under Cypress Park elementary school where programming can be altered so coaches and participants are not in the elements for 3 straight hours.

Instructors

Fred Beitler will coordinate the clinic. He will be assisted by other professional coaches as well as players from the Junior and Senior West Van Tier 1 program.

Register - Fall Ball - Training

Majors (next year 11/12’s)

Players hoping to play in the Majors division next year are encouraged to play fall ball.

Practice: Thursdays, 5-7pm at Rick Genest Sept 9th-Oct 14th
Registration fee: $125

Games will be scheduled for Sunday mornings and will go as late into October as the weather allows.

Register - Fall Ball - Majors

Juniors

The fall ball program will begin on Thursday September 9, 2021. Practices will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. There will be games or tournaments scheduled on some weekends. There will be a guarantee of 12 sessions. On the new statutory holiday on September 30, 2021 (Truth and Reconciliation holiday), we will look to practice or play in the daytime. Practices in early September will begin at 6:00pm and will progressively start earlier based on daylight. Cost: $375

Register - Fall Ball - Juniors

Seniors

The fall ball program will begin on Wednesday September 8, 2021. Practices will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. There will be games or tournaments scheduled on some weekends. There will be a guarantee of 12 sessions. We will practice on a Thursday which is the new statutory holiday on September 30, 2021(Truth and Reconciliation holiday), we will look to practice or play a game in the daytime hours. Practices in early September will begin at 6:00pm and will progressively start earlier based on daylight. Cost: $375

Register - Fall Ball - Seniors