Regular Season

Tee-Ball (Baseball Ages 5-6)

Description

Tee-Ball is all about fun! While there is focus on skill development in hitting, throwing and catching, the primary purpose of the Tee-Ball Division is to introduce the great game of baseball to our youngest players at ages 5 and 6.  Coaches bring high energy to practice and game days to instill the fundamentals of the game in a fun, safe and non-competitive environment.

Game/Practice Days

One combination practice and game a week starting for 2017 in mid-April and going to the end of June will be held on Wednesdays at Hugo Ray, 5:15 to 6:30.

Team Selection

Note – new this year – When registration is complete all parents will self select the team they wish their player(s) to be on by using online sign up sheets. These sheets will provide a full list of team options - Coach, practice day, school catchment etc and will be filled first come first served. 

Location

Hugo Ray Park

Equipment

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players provide their own mandatory batting helmet, mandatory protective cup, baseball glove. Cleats are recommended but not required. No metal cleats but other sports cleats such as soccer cleats are fine as long as they have plastic/rubber cleats.

Parental Responsibilities for T-Ball 

Because of the young ages of these players parents are encouraged to be at the field supervising and participating with their children during all practice and game times. Our coaches are focused on providing structured practice drills to improve players’ baseball skills. For all T-Ball teams managers will create a 2-3 parent rotating team supervisor schedule so you can expect your turn every 3rd week or so. 

Players progress much faster, have more fun, and spend less time standing around waiting their turn when there are more parents to help. Bring your glove, chase down some balls, tie shoes, help keep fidgety kids focused etc. Fields need to be prepared for play before and after games and practices. There is no shortage of things to do. It’s fun and helps set a great example for the kids!



Farm (Baseball Ages 7-8)

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Description

In Farm, the fun goes on, with an increased emphasis over Tee-Ball on skills and game knowledge.  Farm brings players close to “real” baseball, as players begin to master fundamental baseball skills including throwing, batting and positional play, while maintaining a strong emphasis on fun and teamwork.

Players are pitched to by a pitching machine set to throw slow speed pitches. Players are out on force plays. Runs are not counted. Games generally end with the ever popular relay race.

Game/Practice Days

Starting mid April one game per week (Tues, Thurs, Sat) 

Typically one practice per week, with the possibility of two depending upon field and coach availability.  Schedule details will be communicated to parents/players as soon as they become available.

Location

Pauline Johnson, Cedardale or Bowen

Team selection

Note – new this year – When registration is complete all parents will self select the team they wish their player(s) to be on by using online sign up sheets. These sheets will provide a full list of team options - Coach, practice day, school catchment etc and will be filled first come first served. 

Equipment 

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players provide their own mandatory batting helmet, mandatory protective cup, baseball glove. Cleats are recommended but not required. No metal cleats but other sports cleats such as soccer cleats are fine as long as they have plastic/rubber cleats.

Parental Responsibilities for Farm 

All parents are required to help out at games and practices and these normal duties do not count toward your volunteer responsibility for the purposes of receiving a refund on your volunteer deposit. Because of the young ages of these players parents are encouraged to be at the field supervising and participating with their children during all practice and game times. Our coaches are focused on providing structured practice drills to improve players’ baseball skills.  For all Farm teams managers will create a 2-3 parent rotating team supervisor schedule so you can expect your turn every 3rd week or so. 

Players progress much faster, have more fun, and spend less time standing around waiting their turn when there are more parents to help. Bring your glove, chase down some balls, tie shoes, help keep fidgety kids focused etc. Fields need to be prepared for play before and after games and practices. There is no shortage of things to do. It’s fun and helps set a great example for the kids!


Minor B (Baseball Ages 8-10)

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Description

Minor B is the training ground for players coming out of Farm, new to the game, or wanting to continue developing skills before moving up. Players pitch but there are no walks. After four balls, players maintain their strike count and a pitching machine delivers medium speed balls until a player hits or strikes out. Base stealing is permitted, runs are counted and games are won and lost. Playoffs leads to a Division champion.

Eight year olds must have two years of Farm experience before playing in this division. Players in this division are eligible to be called up into Minor A.

Game/Practice Commitment

Practices start shortly after March Spring Break, games begin mid-April and continue with playoffs ending mid-June. Players will typically be at baseball three days per week. One or two games per week usually starting weekdays after 5PM and weekends any time from 10AM to 3PM. One or two practices per week at the coach’s discretion.  All schedule details will be communicated out to parents/players as soon as they are set; confirmed details can be expected during spring break.

Equipment

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players must provide their own batting helmet, protective cup, baseball glove, grey baseball pants, and cleats (plastic/rubber studs only, other sport cleats are fine provided they are plastic/rubber studs). Sliding shorts and batting gloves are optional.


Minor A (Baseball Ages 9-11)

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Description

Minor A is for players who have a at least one year of pitching experience and were not drafted into a Major division. Rules are the same as Minor B except that players walk on four balls, there is no pitching machine. Playoffs lead to a Division champion.

Nine year olds in this division must have played one year of Minor B. Players in this division are eligible to be called up into Major B.

Game/Practice Commitment

Practices start shortly after March Spring Break, games begin mid-April and continue with playoffs ending mid-June. Players will typically be at baseball three days per week. One or two games per week usually starting weekdays after 5PM and weekends any time from 10AM to 3PM. One or two practices per week at the coach’s discretion.  All schedule details will be communicated out to parents/players as soon as they are set; confirmed details can be expected during spring break.

Equipment

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players must provide their own batting helmet, protective cup, baseball glove, grey baseball pants, and cleats (plastic/rubber studs only, other sport cleats are fine provided they are plastic/rubber studs). Sliding shorts and batting gloves are optional.

Major B (Baseball Ages 10-12)

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Description

Major B is for experienced players who have had at least a year of pitching with walks (no pitching machine). Full Little League baseball rules apply with the exception of batters becoming runners on uncaught third strikes and the infield fly rule. At Major B the speed of play and expectations are significantly higher than Minor A. Players are drafted into this division so friend requests cannot be honored.

Players in this division are eligible to be called up into Major A.

Game/Practice Commitment

Practices start shortly after March Spring Break, games begin mid-April and continue with playoffs ending mid-June. Players will typically be at baseball three days per week. One or two games per week usually starting weekdays after 5PM and weekends any time from 10AM to 3PM. One or two practices per week at the coach’s discretion.  All schedule details will be communicated out to parents/players as soon as they are set; confirmed details can be expected during spring break.

Equipment

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players must provide their own batting helmet, protective cup, baseball glove, grey baseball pants, and cleats (plastic/rubber studs only, other sport cleats are fine provided they are plastic/rubber studs). Sliding shorts and batting gloves are optional.

Major A (Baseball Ages 11-12)

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Description

Major A is the league's top division. Full Little League baseball rules apply. In addition to playing a regular intra-league schedule, teams in this division play an interlock schedule against teams from other North Shore leagues. This division is limited to two or three teams and players are drafted in this division so friend requests cannot be honored.

Game/Practice Commitment

Practices start shortly after March Spring Break, games begin mid-April and continue with playoffs ending mid-June. Players at this level are expected to be fully committed to their team and will be at baseball four to five times per week. Two or three games per week usually starting weekdays after 5PM and weekends any time from 10AM to 4PM. Two or more practices per week at the coach’s discretion.  All schedule details will be communicated out to parents/players as soon as they are set; confirmed details can be expected during spring break.

Equipment

Team equipment including the right sized bats, jerseys, belts, socks and caps are provided.  Players must provide their own batting helmet, protective cup, baseball glove, grey baseball pants, and cleats (plastic/rubber studs only, other sport cleats are fine provided they are plastic/rubber studs). Sliding shorts and batting gloves are optional.

Junior (Baseball Age 13-14)

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There will be a meeting on November 20th, 2018 at West Vancouver Community Center to go over the Junior program. Room and time TBD.