9U

9U Ages 8-9
(9th birthday falls on or after January 1 of playing year - 2022)

 

This is an introduction to baseball level for children aged 8 to 9 years old. The two main purposes of this level is to get children interested in the game of baseball and to begin preparing them for the next level, which is the 11U baseball. The season starts the first week of May. It is our goal to provide everyone involved in the sport with a fun and positive experience. This is accomplished by promoting active participation during the game and providing the players with the necessary fundamental skills during games and practices to learn and develop their individual and team skills while also enjoying their baseball experience. All games will be played on the south side of Edmonton but primarily at Mill Woods Sports Park (2730 66 St NW). The objectives at this level are to focus on teaching proper throwing mechanics, fielding ground balls, catching, hitting and base running. Through active participation, players will continue to develop their personal and team skills. Each Rookie team will consist of 6 – 9 players per team which allows more involvement and opportunities for the players.

It is recommended to have unlimited coaching assistants both on and off the playing field to help give children direction and we encourage parents to get involved and help out at practices and games.

 

General Info:

  • Team placement based on age and skill level
  • Games Tuesday/Thursday
  • Projected start date: Start of May
  • Rookie / 9U Coach pitch Tournament - TBD
  • Year-end BBQ at Mill Woods diamonds - End of June
  • Picture Day: TBD
  • Diamonds at Mill Woods Sports Park (2730 66 St NW)
  • Registration Fees: $165


Game Day Structure:

  1. Players to arrive for 6:00 pm warm-up. Games begin at 6:30 pm
  2. 6 - 9 players per team
  3. Each player to bat per inning
  4. Coaches pitch 5 pitches before the player switches to the tee
  5. Games end by 8:00 pm

 

Parent involvement/ Volunteering positions:

  1. Head & Assistant Coaches
  2. Team Manager
  3. Raffle Coordinator
  4. Jersey Parent
  5. Rookie Day Coordinator
  6. Photo Coordinator
  7. Photo/Social Parent

 

Equipment/Uniform:

  • All players must have:
    - CSA approved baseball helmet
    - Glove
    - Running shoes (Rubber/Hard Plastic Cleats are optional - No Metal Cleats)
    - Baseball pants (sweat or track pants are also acceptable)
    - CSA approved protective cup
  • Bats are optional (provided by EABA)
  • EABA will provide players a shirt and baseball cap

 

What is included:

  • Administration and association fees
  • Baseball Alberta fees
  • Team / Individual picture for each player
  • Coaches honorarium
  • Field time (practices and games)
  • Hat and team shirt
  • Equipment
  • First Aid supplies


REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

 

 

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