Ages 8-9 (Birth years 2015 & 2016 for 2024 season)
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This is an introduction to baseball for children aged 8 to 9 years old. The two main purposes of this level are 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:

  • Evaluations: March 28 - 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Players with the last name from A-J are to attend the first hour of the evaluation - 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Players with the last name from K-Z are to attend the second hour of the evaluation - 7:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Turf Training Centre 1 (5820 59 Ave NW, Edmonton)Team placement based on age and skill level
  • Games Tuesday/Thursday
  • Season runs from the start of May through to the end of June
  • Rookie / 9U Coach pitch Tournament - TBD
  • Games & Practices will be held at:
    Mill Woods Sports Park (2730 - 66 St NW) and
    Weinlos Park (2911-48 St NW)
    behind Weinlos School
  • Picture Day: Saturday, May 11, 2024
  • Year-end Celebration and Skills Challenge: TBD
  • Registration Fees: $175 Early Bird ($200 after March 1st)


NEW for 2024: 9U PLUS!

Based on feedback received from past seasons, EABA is offering a '9U Plus' option that provides players with more on-field time and development. The '9U Plus' teams will play 3 days a week with the possibility of additional optional practices.

If this is of interest to your player please indicate it within the online registration process. If there is enough interest to support 9U Plus teams, players who have indicated interest will be notified and offered the option of committing to the 9U Plus program.

Please note there is an additional $50 fee for 9U Plus players and teams may need to travel outside of EABA boundaries. 


Prior to the season you will need to provide the following:

  • Registration payment
  • Volunteer Commitment deposit ($150 post-dated cheque for July 1, 2024)*
    and sign up for a volunteer position
  • Uniform deposit ($150 postdated cheque for July 1, 2024)**
  • Birth certificate or Alberta Health Care Card
    (for first-time players requiring proof of age)


Game Day Structure:

  1. Players are to arrive for 6:15 pm with warm-ups at 6:30 pm
  2. 6 - 9 players per team
  3. Each player bats each inning
  4. Coaches pitch 5 pitches before the player switches to the tee
  5. Games end by 8:00 pm
  6. Full overview of EABA's 9U Recommended Programming


Parent involvement/ Volunteering positions:
Parents/guardians are expected to participate and contribute to their player's team

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



  • 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






9U Spring Camp
(Players born in 2015-2016)

The Rally Cap Spring Camp is intended for players ages 7-9 years old and focuses on introducing and developing the fundamentals of baseball in a fun and supportive environment. Players will receive tailored feedback and support to help grow their skills and understanding of baseball.

Camps Dates

Sunday, April 7: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Sunday, April 14: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, April 18: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Registration Fee: $50
Location: Turf Training Centre 1
(5820 59 Ave NW)

Camp Registration Now Open!