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Coach Pitch House Leagues

JUNIOR COACH PITCH | Co-ed | 2013 birth year | Thu nights, 6PM | Northlea Public School | $250

SENIOR COACH PITCH | Co-ed | 2012 birth year | Mon nights, 6PM | Northlea Public School | $250

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House League registrations fill up quickly every year! Due to field permit and resource limitations, we will not be able to accommodate all interested families. As such, we recommend registering quickly after the registration window opens to ensure your child's spot!

 

CONVENOR | TBD (contact leasideleafsbaseball@gmail.com for questions)

SCHEDULE

A nine (9) week season running from first week of May to last week of June, inclusive. There are no rain or field availability make-up dates.

GAMES AND PRACTICES

There is an approximately 30 minute practice session before each game on game days starting at 6PM. These will be facilitated by coaches and LBA facilitators and suggested practice plans will be provided by LBA in advance.  We recommend players arriving 10-15 minutes early to warm up.

Games starts after the practice by mutual agreement of the coaches and run 45-60 minute long.

SUMMARY OF KEY RULES

  • Teams consist of 12-13 players.
  • There is no scoring and no wins or losses.
  • Every player in the lineup will hit each inning.
  • After an entire lineup has batted the half-inning is over regardless of the number of outs.
  • Players will be hitting a soft, reduced velocity baseball underhanded by a coach.
  • Batter has 5 opportunites to hit the ball from the coach. If they are unsuccessful after 5 attempts they will be provided a tee to hit before running to first base.
  • Batter may not advance more than two bases on a hit unless they are the last batter in an inning.
  • Games are played on artificial turf.

IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT SPRING HOUSE LEAGUES

 

PAYMENT METHOD

This season we will only be accepting credit card payments.

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT

The LBA shall provide hats, jerseys and pants and hats for all players.  The LBA also provides all required baseball equipment including balls, bases, bats, helmets and catcher's gear. Players are to bring appropriate running shoes (for turf or diamond) or baseball cleats (diamond only) and their baseball glove. An athletic cup is required for age 8 and older.

Players may bring their own baseball bat but must share it with their teammates. Players may bring their own batting helmet and do not need to share it.

REP AND SELECT PLAYERS

Due to limited space in our program, and to try to assure fairness, we do not accept players that are currently on Rep or Select teams in Leaside or elsewhere in Toronto.  Players that have previously played Rep or Select baseball are accepted.

FRIEND REQUESTS

If your child would like to play with a friend, please indicate their name in the Friend Request box during registration. Each friend request must be mutual (i.e. the friend must also request your child). We will only guarantee to honour one mutual friend request. This is to allow us the best opportunity to balance teams fairly.

COACHES AND VOLUNTEERS

We are always looking for enthusiastic and engaged parents and older siblings to serve as coaches and/or volunteers. If you are interested please indicate so on your registration form. Team coaches shall receive discounted registration in the Leaside Baseball development programin the 2019 season. Coaches will be on the same team as their child.

Coaches are principally responsible for managing the team equipment bag, coordinating lineups, player positions and snack schedules. Coaches will be provided access to TeamSnap to communicate with families.

USE OF FEES

The registration fee covers uniforms, team and game equipment, umpire and facilitator costs, insurance, permit and administrative expenses as well as contributes to the Leaside Baseball financial assistance and capital improvement programs.

SCHEDULING

The teams and schedules are released 2 to 4 weeks prior to the start of the season.  The season starts in the first week of May until the last week of June.

CANCELLATION POLICY

The LBA reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy stated below.

Cancellation Due to Illness, Injury or Family Emergency
In the event of a player’s need to cancel due to illness, injury or family emergency, a refund or credit may be available.

If the written cancellation notice is made by March 15th, a refund is available. If notice is made on or after March 16th but prior to April 15th, a credit is available.

Cancellation Due to Non Health Related Reasons
In the event of a player’s need to cancel due to reasons not related to their or a family member’s health, a refund or credit may be available depending on when the notice was provided.

If the written cancellation notice is made by December 31st, a refund is available. If notice is made between January 1st and March 15th, a credit is available. If notice is made on or after March 16th, no refund or credit is available.

Refund Information
Eligible refunds will be issued in the format the registration fee was paid and are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per session/per player) deducted from the total allowable refund. Refunds may take 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

Credit Information
Credits are valid for one calendar year and may only be applied to LBA house leagues, camps or clinics.

QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions please contact leasideleafsbaseball@gmail.com.