Policies & Procedures

Players Code of Conduct

As a player of Edmonton Amateur Baseball Association all players must adhere to the following standards:

Always remember that baseball is a game and is meant to be fun.
Players will do their best at school and not let baseball interfere with their grades.
Compete to the best of their abilities; every pitch, during every game.
Hustle to every position when taking or leaving the field of play from the point of leaving or entering the dugout.
Commit at every practice and game to improve and demonstrate that their Effort, Attention and Attitude are respectful of the commitment made by the coaches, team mates and others who volunteer their time to help them play as a member of EABA.
Treat their coaches, teammates, family members, umpires and opponents with respect at all times.
Not letting their personal success or failures affect their ability to compete for the team during practice and in all games.
No use of foul or inappropriate language while representing EABA, including being involved in team functions or other baseball related opportunities.
Do not debate Umpires decisions. They will not argue umpires calls. If they are ejected for any reason, they will accept further consequences as may be determined by the Coaching Staff and recommended to the EABA Board.
Encourage good sportsmanship from fellow players, coaches, umpires and fans at every game and practice.
Bring a strong desire to win, but also the ability to handle defeat. They will be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.
Help maintain order and cleanliness of the team dugout, by picking up any loose equipment and refraining from horse play. They will ensure that they leave the dugout neater than they found it and respect all facilities.

Coaches Code of Conduct

As a Coach, appointed by the Edmonton Amateur Baseball Association (EABA) Board of Directors, you have an important role in the development of the young children in our community. We strive to teach each child the positive values of trust, good sportsmanship, good citizenship, responsibility, respect, fair play and teamwork-Value they can use throughout their lives.

Baseball embodies the discipline of teamwork. Challenging players towards perfection of physical skills bringing into play the excitement of tactics and strategy.

The very nature of baseball teaches that while every player eventually strikes out, or is on a losing team, there is always another

Umpire Code of Conduct

EABA will provide certification training through Alberta Baseball NUCP program for all persons interested in becoming an umpire. After attending a clinic each person will receive a certification number and card that is registered with Alberta Baseball.
As an umpire your sole purpose is to ensure the safe, respectful and fair play of baseball. You are to be an arbiter of the game and aspire to learn, understand and apply the rules of the game in an impartial fashion. You are to dress and act in a professional manner at all times on and off of the field of play.
Once the umpire has received the proper certification they are required to provide availability of dates that they are able to receive game allocations for from the Umpire Coordinator. Upon receiving game allocations all umpires are required to reply with acceptance or decline of that allocation date. Once an umpire has accepted the allocation assignment they are required to show up at the diamond and be ready to fulfill their required duties a minimum of 15 minutes before the start of the game. If an umpire needs to cancel an allocation they are required to inform the Coordinator 48 hours before the game date and time to ensure a replacement can be allocated.
Umpires will be evaluated for level of knowledge and years of performance. This will dictate where you are allocated.
The minimum age to receive certification in the NUCP program is 12 years old.

Registration, Programs and Evaluation Guidelines

 

Registration:

All new players must register in person and provide Birth certificate and Alberta Heath Care card.
Returning players have the option of registering online or in person.
Early registration fees will be in effect for all returning player, a $25 late registration fee will be added to all players that register after the early registration deadline.
$150 postdated volunteer cheque will be required at the time of registration and will be shredded or returned (upon request) once volunteer commitment in fulfilled. Failing to volunteer will result in the cashing of volunteer cheque.
$100 postdated uniform cheque will be required at the time of registration and will be shredded or returned (upon request) once clean uniforms are returned back to EABA.
All cheques that go NSF will be subject to a $25 NSF charge or fee; therefore owed monies will be subject to remittance in guaranteed funds.
Respect in Sports:

Respect in Sports is a program that empowers parent and ensure their child’s safety, encourages positive and effective communication and creates a standard of respectful behaviour from all parents. Respect in Sport Certification is required by every registered family.


Cancellation:

Any player that withdraws from EABA prior to April 15th will be deducted a $50 administration fee from refunded player registration fee’s.
Any player withdraws after April 16th EABA will be refunded half of the player registration fees.
Any player withdraws from EABA after May 1st no refund will be issued.
(Some exception may apply)

 

Programs:

Winter Camps/ Conditioning camp
Rally Cap and Rookie developmental camp
“A” House Program (April- June),  “AA” Rep Programs (April- August)
Rookie Sr. and Jr Spring Season.
Rally Cap Programs
“A” Developmental Camps
Fall Ball (September- October)
Evaluations:

EABA evaluates all players in Rookie to Midget- From “A” and “AA” levels.
All players should attend 2 or more of the scheduled tryouts in the spring.
All players will be evaluated fairly and without bias.
In the case player is injured or unable to participate in tryouts, player should still attend the required amount of tryouts and assisting in any way possible.
Any returning EABA players that are injured during evaluations will have a space held for them until they are physically able to show their abilities.
Transfer player- refer to transfer rules

Transfer & Import Policy

The purpose of this policy is to protect the integrity of the EABA “A” and “AA” Programs and our mission to provide confidence, skill development and competitive program to grow our players within EABA.

All Levels

All EABA Players must register with EABA prior to trying out with other associations and adhere to transfer rules.

No transfer request from “AA” to “AAA” will be entertain if player is not registered with EABA or has not paid a $50 Registration fee prior to request for a transfer approval from EABA President. If in the case that an EABA player does not make a “AAA” team with another Association then EABA will deduct the Registration fee from remaining “AA” Rep fees owed to EABA. $50 Registration fee is non-refundable.

Any “A” or "AA" player transfer request will not be entertained at any point unless EABA player level cannot be fielded or is at capacity.

All transfer requests need to come from the association the player wants to move to.

Incoming- entertained only with pre-approval from the outgoing association President or “AA” Director.

 Outgoing- NO exceptions will be entertained prior to the completion of the “AA” REP Tryouts to ensure that EABA can field teams at the divisions set out at registration.

AA Teams

EABA will form the most competitive team using evaluation numbers to create the teams.

No restrictions for the number of non-lateral imports or from which zone the player resides.

Some exception to this rule may be applied on a case by case basis where directors and President will be involved in final decision.

An administration fee will be applied to all outgoing transfers with Baseball Alberta.