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Girls Baseball House League

MOSQUITO GIRLS BASEBALL | Girls Only | 2007 and 2008 birth years  | $200

Practices: Tue nights, 6PM, Frankland Public School | Games: Sun nights, 4PM or 6PM, Mossgrove Park

 

ROOKIEBALL GIRLS BASEBALL | Girls Only | 2009 and 2010 birth years | $200

Practices: Thu nights, 6PM, Rolph Road Public School | Games: Sun nights, 4PM or 6PM, Mossgrove Park

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MOSQUITO GIRLS BASEBALL | Girls Only | 2007 and 2008 birth years  | $200

Practices: Tue nights, 6PM, Frankland Public School | Games: Sun nights, 4PM or 6PM, Mossgrove Park


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ROOKIEBALL GIRLS BASEBALL | Girls Only | 2009 and 2010 birth years  | $200

Practices: Thu nights, 6PM, Rolph Road Public School | Games: Sun nights, 4PM or 6PM, Mossgrove Park


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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 | Garrett Gilroy | leasidegirlsbaseball@gmail.com

SCHEDULE

An eight (8) week regular season running from the first week of May to the second last week of June.  On Saturday June 22nd we have the Leaside Baseball Family Festival, where teams will square off for the Championship.

DIVISIONS

We offer two divisions based on age and player experience. Rookieball is the junior level for girls born in 2009 and 2010. Mosquito is the advanced level for girls born in 2007 and 2008. If your daughter was born in 2009 and is playing for the first time, please register her in Rookieball. If they played last year, we welcome them to join the Mosquito level.

GAMES AND PRACTICES

One game and one practice per week.

Practices will be held on Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the age group, from 6:00PM to 7:30PM. Our experienced and enthusiastic coaches will cover the fundamentals of baseball - throwing, fielding, and hitting - through a combination of drills that emphasize sportsmanship, teamwork, and fair play. We will help the players learn, practice, and improve their baseball skills and enthusiasm for the sport in a friendly, safe, and encouraging environment.

Games will be held on Sundays, from 4:00PM to 8:30PM, depending on the age group. There is an approximately 30 minute warm-up session before each game on game days starting at 4:00PM or 6:30PM. These will be facilitated by coaches and LBA facilitators. Games start by instruction of the umpires and run where no new inning is started after 90 mins from first pitch.

SUMMARY OF KEY RULES

  • There will be two Mosquito teams (2007s and 2008s) and two Rookieball teams (2009s and 2010s).
  • Teams consist of 13-15 players.
  • Eleven (11) players play on the field at a time (one extra infielder and one extra outfielder); players are cycled through defensive positions each inning.
  • Each player on a team bats in-order each game.
  • Scoring is maintained and standings are kept.
  • Games generally follow the Rules of Baseball.
  • In Rookieball batters hit off of a mechanical pitching machine set at 30-35mph to facilitate action and scoring. Batter has 5 opportunities to hit quality pitches off of the machine. If they are unsuccessful after 5 attempts they are out, however batter is not out on a foul ball.
  • In Mosquito batters hit off live pitching from the opposing team.
  • Rookieball players will be hitting a low-compression baseball; Mosquito players will be hitting a standard hard baseball.
  • There are no lead-offs in Rookieball.  In Mosquito there are lead-offs and stolen bases once the pitch crosses the plate.
  • Per inning and per game mercy rules apply.

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 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 programming 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.

In the event you need to cancel the player’s registration, a refund or credit may be available. The Leaside Baseball Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy stated below.

If written cancellation notice is made by March 15th, a refund is available. 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.

If the written cancellation notice is made by April 15th, a credit is available. Credits are valid for one calendar year and may only be applied to Leaside Baseball house leagues, camps or clinics.

If the written cancellation notice is made on or after April 15th, neither a refund or credit are available.

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.