BlastBall (5U)

BlastBall
Ages 4-5 (Birth years 2017-2018).

After the success of its introductory year, EABA is excited to continue with BlastBall for 2022! BlastBall is offered for our youngest members (4-5 years old) to learn the basics of baseball in a fun, high-paced and highly engaging format. The teams are small, the action is non-stop and all players are able to learn and succeed as a team.

Objective: To provide a fun, rewarding and exciting introduction to the game of baseball with a focus on basic fundamentals (throwing, catching, hitting and running).

 

Benefits of BlastBall:

  • BlastBall is affordable
    With its focus on grassroots development, EABA has reduced registration costs to the greatest extent possible. BlastBall is one of the most affordable summer sport options in the city and includes:
    • All equipment
    • T-shirt and cap
    • 2 one-hour indoor camps* 
    • 7 weeks of baseball
    • Year-end wind-up event
    • No volunteer or fundraising commitment fees

      *1 hour indoor camps will run:

      • Sunday, April 10, 2022, between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
        at Turf Training Centre 1 - Field A (5820 59 Ave NW)
      • Sunday, April 24, 2022 between 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
        at Turf Training Centre 1 - Field B (5820 59 Ave NW) 

Schedule updates with additional details will be sent out prior to April 1st.

 

  • BlastBall is safe
    The balls, bats and bases are soft so players can learn the game in a safe manner. The game also lends well to physical distancing and other COVID restrictions.

 

  • BlastBall is fun!
    There is continual action and so many opportunities for players to succeed. It’s a great introduction to team play in a very child-friendly format.

 

Details:

  • Games are played on Tuesday and Thursday of each week between the start of May and the end of June.
  • Games start at 6:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.
  • Games will be held at:
    Mill Woods Sports Park (2730 - 66 St NW) and
    Weinlos Park (2911-48 St NW)
     behind Weinlos School
    (Please note that all BlastBall games will be held at Weinlos Park for the 2022 season)
  • Teams consist of 4-6 players
  • The first 15-20 minutes of each game are spent as separate teams. Coaches will lead players through a dynamic warm-up and practice drills focusing on basic fundamentals. Once completed, teams will convene for a game.
  • Game play will last 30-40 minutes, depending on player engagement. During the game, teams take turns switching between hitting and fielding positions. There are no outs, no scores and only one base, which honks when it is stepped on. All players hit in each “inning”.
  • Optimal participation age is 4-5 year-olds who are new to baseball. Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Picture Day: Saturday, June 4th 9-5pm
    Millhurst Community Hall  - 5811 19a Ave NW, Edmonton
  • EABA Yearend celebration: June 25th
  • For more information, please contact Blastball@eabaseball.ca

 

What is included:

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

 

Do you know a group of kids interested in playing together?
Contact blastball@eabaseball.ca and register as a team!


When registering, please select "Rally Cap" division and choose the "4-5 yrs (BlastBall)" package.

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED

 

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See BlastBall in action!
Watch a video that gives an overview.