13U

 

13U
Ages 12-13 (Birth years 2011 & 2012 for 2024 season)
Register Online


13U Community (also known as "A" level) teams will consist of 11-13 players who play in an Edmonton league. Games are played from Monday to Thursday generally with a home and away game each week. The season starts the first week of May and ends the 3rd weekend of June. The season is completed before the end of the school year. There could possibly be an option to form a provincial team.

This division will host multiple community 'A' level teams as well as a rep 'AA' team. This structure will allow for more opportunities for all players to learn, develop and reinforce the fundamentals of baseball, while still being appropriately challenged and supported at their individual abilities. With a focus on fun and engaging player development, players are supported to grow their skills, ability and knowledge, but to also build relationships and comradery.

All players will be required to attend indoor evaluation sessions prior to the start of the season. Although not mandatory, is important that players attend the session to ensure appropriate placement on teams. Players will be emailed with details for their specific evaluation time (please be sure to check spam/junk email folder for filtered emails).

Players who are interested in participating in an extended season will be provided the opportunity to try out for a 13U A+ team to represent EABA in Provincials in July. Further details regarding tryouts and schedules will be provided during the season. Extra fees will apply for A+ team.

Players registering for 13U are expected to attend evaluation sessions

 

General Info:

Community / 'A' Level

  • Evaluations: TBD
    Turf Training Centre 1 (5820 59 Ave NW, Edmonton)
  • Practices are projected to start in April – weather permitting.
  • Season runs from the start of May through to the end of June
  • General Registration Fees: $275 Early Bird ($300 after March 1st)

Community League Structure:

  • Games: Monday/Wednesday
  • 1-2 practices per week – times to be determined at team/parent meeting
  • Players to arrive 1 hour prior to the game, ready to play
  • Season runs from May to the end of June, with the opportunity for 'A' level players to compete in community league provincials in July

 

13U YEGA League Team (Introduced in 2023)
This is intended as a competitive stream for community league players.  Games occur on weeknights (Mon-Thurs) with practice dates to be determined. The teams will play in the Baseball Alberta YEGA League against other Edmonton area teams. If players try out and do not make the team, they will return to a Community league team.

Players interested in trying out for the 13U YEGA team will be evaluated during the Community / 'A' level evaluations. 

Players that are not selected for the 'AA' team will be considered for the 13U YEGA team.

  • Competitive 'A'  Registration Fees: $150
    (to be paid by players selected for the team)

 

Rep 'AA' (for players that choose to tryout) :
EABA will be hosting a "AA" team at the 13U level. This rep "AA" team will provide players with the opportunity to play at a more competitive and skill development focused level. This is our top rep team at this level. There will be a minimum of 3-4 days/week committed to baseball. Games and practices can occur on any day of the week, with games and travel generally occurring on the weekends. 'AA' teams are required to regularly travel throughout Alberta with the season extending into late July. 

 

Picture Day: TBD

  • Location: Millhurst Community Hall  - 5811 19a Ave NW, Edmonton
  • Community Teams: TBD
    Specific group times to be confirmed (Between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm)
  • 'AA' Team: TBD
    Specific group times to be confirmed (Between 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

 

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. Score Keepers
  6. Pitch Counters
  7. Photo Coordinator
  8. Photo/Social Parent

 

Equipment/Uniform:

  • All players must have:
    - CSA approved baseball helmet
    - Glove
    - Cleats
    - Grey baseball pants (sweat or track pants are also acceptable)
    - Red belt
    - CSA approved protective cup
  • Bats are optional (Players may bring their own bats as long as they fall within the 13U bat regulations)
  • EABA will provide a player jersey (to be returned at the end of the season), as well as an undershirt and baseball cap for the player to keep.

 

Prior to the season, all players will need to provide the following:

  • Registration payment
  • Volunteer Commitment deposit ($150 post-dated cheque for July 1, 2023)*
    and sign up for a volunteer position
  • Uniform deposit ($150 postdated cheque for July 1, 2023)**
  • Fundraising/Raffle deposit ($100 postdated cheque for June 15, 2023)*
  • Birth certificate or Alberta Health Care Card (for first time players requiring proof of age)

 

What is included:

  • Administration and association fees
  • Baseball Alberta fees
  • Team / Individual picture for each player
  • Coaches honorarium
  • Diamond time (practices and games)
  • Daily diamond maintenance
  • Hat and team shirt
  • Equipment
  • Umpire game fees
  • Score books / Line cards
  • First Aid supplies


SEASON REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

 

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Evaluations for 'AA', YEGA & Community Teams

'AA' / YEGA Evaluations:
Sunday, March 17 - 11:00-2:00 pm
Turf Training Centre 1 Field B – 5820 59 Ave NW

Saturday, March 23 - 11:00-100 pm
Turf Training Centre 1 Field B – 5820 59 Ave NW

For players that have registered for 'AA'/YEGA tryouts
Players will notified of exact session times.

Cost: $50

Registration Now Open

 

Community 'A' Evaluations: 
Wednesday, March 27 - 6:00-8:00 pm
Turf Training Centre 1 Field B – 5820 59 Ave NW


For all players that are not trying out for 'AA'
Players will notified of exact session times.

 

Evaluations will be conducted to ensure players are appropriately placed on teams. This process will also provide an opportunity for technical instruction and feedback on skill development prior to starting the season. It is important for all players to attend their evaluation sessions to ensure teams are balanced to help provide players the best experience throughout the season.

 

All 13U players must register online with EABA prior to March 1, 2024 at the "A" level to trying out for 'AA' or YEGA.
When registering online, players will be asked if they intend to play at the "AA" level.

Any player wanting to tryout for the "AA" or YEGA teams will be required to register for tryouts online and pay the tryout registration fee of $50. Players selected for the "AA" team, will be then asked to register at the "AA" level. Any players who do not make the "AA" team will have the option to try out for the YEGA team or tryout with another organization for "AA". Any players that do not make a "AA" or YEGA team return to EABA to be evaluated and play at the Community "A" level.

All registered 13U players will receive an email to confirm their evaluation times prior to March 8th, along with any additional details. If you do not receive this email, please check your email account's spam/junk folder before reaching out to president@eabaseball.ca.