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January 24th, 2015 - 1:52 pm § in 2020 Baseball Season

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Baseball registration for 2022 is now CLOSED.

Check this website in early March, to register for the 2023 Youth Baseball Season.  

 

Online registration Instructions:

1.  Register every Player from your family in the Player Registration section.

We strongly prefer to have TWO adults listed as the Emergency Contacts for each Player.

 

2.  In the Staff/Coach Registration section, please Register every Adult from your family who might be willing to be an Assistant Coach, Head Coach, or Team Health & Safety Coordinator for your child’s team this year.

** Registering yourself in the Staff Section is an expression of interest, and NOT a binding commitment.** 

   NO registration fee for adult volunteers!

 

3.  Pay Fees at the time of registration.

We will issue refunds if the baseball season is significantly delayed or cancelled by MB Public Health orders.

Pay your registration fees by e-transfer, cash, or credit card (a 3% credit card fee will be added if you pay by credit card).

NOTE: KidSport and JumpStart are programs that will pay children’s sports registration fees for qualifying lower-income families.  If you will be applying for these programs, choose CASH as your payment method when registering.

 

4.  Scroll further down this page to read about our Baseball Programs for each Age Group, and the equipment you need to provide for your young ballplayer. 

 

5.  Click HERE to go to Charleswood Baseball’s Online Registration System.

 

6.  Email info@charleswoodbaseball.com if you have questions, or problems using the registration software.

 

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To register with Charleswood Baseball, you MUST live within our neighborhood boundaries,

which are:

- SOUTH of the Assiniboine River

- EAST of the Perimeter Highway

- WEST of the Assiniboine Forest / Assiniboine Park

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2022 SUMMARY OF EACH AGE GROUP

 

Rally Caps

 

Born in 2015, 2016, 2017

OVERVIEW

This program is our introduction to baseball for our youngest players.  Special safety bats and balls are used.  Boys and girls learn fundamental baseball skills in a fun and non-competitive environment.

The players are divided by shirt color into different ‘teams’.  Every evening, there will be three teams per field and they will rotate through a mixture of 20 minutes of hitting, 20 minutes of infield practice and 20 minutes of skill-development in the outfield.  Many skills are taught in the form of games.  A parent or adult companion is on the field with the players, and is their partner in the one-on-one skill development activities.

SCHEDULE AND PLAYING SEASON

Baseball season begins in early May, weather permitting. The season ends in late June. Charleswood Rally Caps play on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 7:15 pm, at fields in Charleswood located south of Westdale Junior High School.  Teams always play at the same location, with the same group of players and families.

If you prefer, you can choose to play Corydon Baseball Rally Caps on Monday and Wednesday evenings at Sir William Osler School.  You still register through Charleswood Baseball, and can indicate your preference during registration.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE

baseball glove

batting helmet

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

Each player’s parent or on-field adult should also have their own baseball glove

 

Grand Slam

Born in 2013-2014

OVERVIEW

In Grand Slam ball, players are divided into teams of 6-8 players. There are no outfielders. The focus is on teaching throwing, hitting, infield play, and base running.  An inning is 3 fielding outs (strikeouts do not count), or one time through the batting order – whichever comes first.  Coaches stand in the field during play to instruct defensive players during game play.  Parent volunteers with their own baseball gloves stand in the outfield to field balls hit into the outfield.

Games incorporate most of the rules of baseball, but the purpose is instructional and non-competitive.  Game scores are not kept or recorded, and there are no umpires. 

A Louisville spring-loaded pitching machine that throws soft “Incrediballs” is used to pitch to the batters.

SCHEDULE AND PLAYING SEASON

The baseball season begins in very late April, weather permitting. Teams play 2 games per week, on Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday evenings, or Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May, and usually practice an additional 1 day per week.  Games do get rained out, and coaches try to schedule make-up games.  So, some weeks you may play three games, or on unusual nights.

Evening games begin at 6:30 p.m.,  and typically end around 8:00 p.m.  Afternoon games begin at 2:00 p.m.  Coaches usually require their players to arrive earlier for pre-game warm-ups.  The Grand Slam league will finish play before the end of June.  

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE  

baseball glove

batting helmet with working chin strap

athletic supporter

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

GRAY baseball pants are preferred but not required; gray sweatpants work just fine.

CMBA provides team bats.  Players can also bring their own bats.  Bats labelled Softball cannot be used.

At this age, a lighter bat is much preferred to a bat that feels heavy.  Have your player hold their bat with one hand around the end of the handle, then fully extend their arm to the side of their body at shoulder height.  They should be able to hold their bat for at least 10 seconds without their arm or the bat tip dropping down.  If they cannot do this, the bat is too heavy for them.  

 

 

11U

Born in 2011-2012

OVERVIEW

This is the first age group where players pitch, scores are recorded, games have umpires, and playoffs happen at the end of the season.  Both the A-League and AA-League use a continuous batting order, where all players on the team bat in order whether or not they are playing in the field.  There is unlimited substitution at all fielding positions.  Game length is 6 innings.

SCHEDULE 

The baseball season begins in very late April, weather permitting.  Teams play 2 games per week, on Tuesday, Thursday, or Sunday evenings, or Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.   Games do get rained out, and coaches need to schedule make-up games.  So, some weeks you may play three games or on unusual nights.

Evening games begin at 6:30 p.m., and typically finish before 8:30 p.m.  Afternoon games begin at 2:00 p.m.  Coaches usually require their players to arrive earlier for pre-game warm-ups.

The A-League plays entirely within Winnipeg South.  Expect at least 1 additional practice per week for A-League teams.

The AA-League plays city-wide.  Expect at least 2-3 additional practices per week for AA-League teams.

PLAYING SEASON

Teams in the A-League will all participate in the Winnipeg South playoffs in late June.  Teams that qualify for the City Championship tournament may be playing the Canada Day long weekend, and into the first week of July.

All teams in the AA-League will play through the second weekend in July. Teams that qualify for the Provincial Championship tournament will be playing through the third weekend in July.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE 

baseball glove

batting helmet with working chin strap

athletic supporter

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

Although not required, batting gloves and baseball shoes (rubber or plastic cleats only) are recommended for the AA-League.

A Teams: GRAY baseball pants (gray sweatpants are fine for A-league)

AA Teams: head coaches can choose the color for their team’s baseball pants

CMBA provides team bats.  Players can also bring their own bat.  Bats must be a barrel diameter 2 ¾” or less and a length of 32″ or less.  Bats labelled Softball cannot be used.

At this age, a lighter bat is much preferred to a bat that feels heavy.  Have your player hold their bat with one hand around the end of the handle, then fully extend their arm to the side of their body at shoulder height.  They should be able to hold their bat for at least 10 seconds without their arm or the bat tip dropping down.  If they cannot do this, the bat is too heavy for them.

 

13U

Born in 2009-2010

OVERVIEW

Though most of the rules of adult baseball are followed, both the A-League and AA-League use a continuous batting order, where all players on the team will bat in order whether or not they are playing in the field.  There is unlimited substitution at all fielding positions.  Game length is 7 innings.

SCHEDULE

The baseball season begins in very late April, weather permitting.  Teams play 2 games per week, on Monday, Wednesday, or Sunday evenings, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.  Evening games begin at 6:30 p.m., and typically finish around 8:30 p.m.  Afternoon games begin at 2:00 p.m.  Coaches require their players to arrive earlier for pre-game warm-ups.  Games do get rained out, and coaches need to schedule make-up games.  So, some weeks you may play three games or on unusual nights.

The A-League plays entirely within Winnipeg South.  Expect at least 1 additional practice per week for A-League teams.

The AA-League plays city-wide.  Expect at least 2-3 additional practices per week for AA-League teams.

PLAYING SEASON

Teams in the A-League will all participate in the Winnipeg South playoffs in late June.  Teams that qualify for the City Championship tournament may be playing the Canada Day long weekend, and into the first week of July. 

All teams in the AA-League will play through the second weekend in July. Teams that qualify for the Provincial Championship tournament will be playing through the third weekend in July.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE 

baseball glove

batting helmet with working chin strap

athletic supporter

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

Although not required, batting gloves and baseball shoes (rubber or plastic cleats only) are recommended for the AA-League.

A Teams: GRAY baseball pants

AA Teams: head coaches can choose the color for their team’s baseball pants

CMBA provides team bats.  Players can also bring their own bat.  Bats must be a barrel diameter 2 ¾” or less and a length of 33″ or less.  Bats labelled Softball cannot be used. 

 

15U

Born 2007-2008

OVERVIEW

Though most of the rules of adult baseball are followed, both the A-League and AA-League use a continuous batting order, where all players on the team will bat in order whether or not they are playing in the field.  There is unlimited substitution at all fielding positions.  Game length is 7 innings.

SCHEDULE

The baseball season begins in very late April, weather permitting.  Teams play 2 games per week.  Evening games begin at 6:30 p.m., and typically finish after 8:30 p.m.  Afternoon games begin at 2:00 p.m.  Coaches require their players to arrive earlier for pre-game warm-ups.  Games do get rained out, and coaches need to schedule make-up games.  So, some weeks you may play three games or on unusual nights.

The A-League plays entirely in a Winnipeg West League,  with teams from Winnipeg South, St. James, and North Winnipeg.  Game days are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (rarely), or Sunday evenings, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.  Expect at least 1 additional practice per week for A-League teams.

The AA-League plays city-wide.  Game days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday (rarely), or Sunday evenings, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.  Expect at least 2-3 additional practices per week for AA-League teams.

PLAYING SEASON

The top 6  teams in the Winnipeg West A-League will play in the City Championship tournament, which can occur during the Canada Day long weekend, and into the first week of July. 

All teams in the AA-League will play through the second weekend in July.  Teams that qualify for the Provincial Championship tournament will be playing through the third weekend in July.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE 

baseball glove

batting helmet

athletic supporter

A Teams: GRAY baseball pants

AA Teams: head coaches can choose the color for their team’s baseball pants

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

 

Although not required, batting gloves and baseball shoes (can have rubber, plastic, or metal cleats) are highly recommended.

CMBA provides team bats, though most players bring their own bat.  Bats must be BBCOR certified, have a barrel diameter 2 ¾” or less, and a bat rating of -3 or less. Bats must have the word Baseball on their barrel label. Bats labelled Softball cannot be used.

 

18U

Born in 2004, 2005, 2006

OVERVIEW

The AA-League is like adult baseball.  Only the 9 fielding players bat. There are limited and clear re-entry rules for fielding players who have left the game.  A designated hitter is used.  Game length, however, is 7 innings.

The A-League uses a continuous batting order, where all players on the team will bat in order whether or not they are playing in the field.  There is unlimited substitution at all fielding positions.  Game length is 7 innings.

SCHEDULE

The baseball season begins in very late April, weather permitting.  Teams play 2 games per week.  Evening games begin at 6:30 p.m., and typically finish after 8:30 p.m.  Afternoon games begin at 2:00 p.m.  Coaches require their players to arrive earlier for pre-game warm-ups.  Games do get rained out, and coaches need to schedule make-up games.  So, some weeks you may play three games or on unusual nights.

The A-League plays city-wide.  Game days are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (rarely), or Sunday evenings, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.  Expect at least 1 additional practice per week for A-League teams.

The AA-League plays city-wide.  Game days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday (rarely), or Sunday evenings, and Saturday or Sunday afternoons in early May.  Expect at least 2-3 additional practices per week for AA-League teams.

PLAYING SEASON

The top 5 teams in the A-League will play through the second weekend in July.

All teams in the AA-League will play through the second weekend in July. Teams that qualify for the Provincial Championship tournament will be playing through the third weekend in July.

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO PROVIDE 

baseball glove

batting helmet

athletic supporter

A Teams: GRAY baseball pants

AA Teams: head coaches can choose the color for their team’s baseball pants

water bottle labelled with the player’s name

Although not required, batting gloves and baseball shoes (can have rubber, plastic, or metal cleats) are highly recommended.

CMBA provides team bats, though most players bring their own bat.  Bats must be BBCOR certified, have a barrel diameter 2 ¾” or less, and a bat rating of -3 or less. Bats must have the word Baseball on their barrel label. Bats labelled Softball cannot be used.

 

Email info@charleswoodbaseball.com if you have any questions about our baseball programs, or any difficulty using the new on-line registration system.

 

For more information about each age group, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to the “Quick Links” section, and click on the age group you are interested in.

 

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May 25th, 2013 - 11:16 am § in 2020 Baseball Season

Where is that field?

Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association has detailed maps of every field that a Charleswood team might be invited to attend.  Click on this link, select the field from the drop down menu and voila! A Google Map is returned for your convenience.[...]