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Rally Caps

Ages 7 & Under

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.

*    One parent per player (or other designated adult or teen companion), with their own baseball glove, should be on the field with their child during every Rally Cap session.  The adult will sometimes assist the coach who is teaching a skill or running a teaching game, and sometimes will be working one-on-one with their child under the coach’s  guidance.  If a parent can’t be at a Rally Cap session, please let your coach know in advance so they can plan accordingly.

*    Different colored hats (grey, black, green, blue, red) can be earned by each player that meets the requirements for throwing, receiving, hitting, and general knowledge of the game.  (A player may earn up to two hats in a season.)

*    All new participants are given a white cap if it is their first year of play. Returning players please let your coaches know what level hat was earned the previous season as this will ensure you are developing skills for the next level.

*    Athletes will gain confidence as they progress through each level, evident by throwing father, fielding more accurately, hitting more effectively and increasing knowledge about the game.

*    The Rally Cap Program is a great way for children to learn to love the game of baseball and to begin developing the skills they need to play it.

*    All players keep their ball cap and shirt at the end of the season.

SCHEDULE AND PLAYING SEASON

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

Equipment You Need to Provide

* baseball glove

* batting helmet

* water bottle labelled with the player’s name

* Each player’s parent or on-field companion should also have their own baseball glove and water bottle.

 

REGISTRATION

Please contact info@charleswoodbaseball.com for information.

 

CMBA POLICIES

* CMBA Registration Fees include the per-player fees charged by WSMBA, Baseball Manitoba, Baseball Canada, and the City of Winnipeg. With the remainder, CMBA pays for team equipment, uniforms, and field maintenance.