Summer Ball

  • Overview
  • 5U (Blast Ball)
  • 7U (T-Ball)
  • 9U (Tadpole)
  • 11U (Mosquito)
  • 13U (PeeWee)
  • 15U (Bantam)
  • 18U (Midget)

Overview

As part of the BC Minor Baseball system, North Shore Baseball Association offers a comprehensive and inclusive Summer Ball program for all levels of players from 9U (Tadpole) – 18U (Midget).  It is not limited to just a select group of “All Stars”.  To be able to play in Summer Ball, you need to have played in our Spring Season this year.

Our programs run from the end of June to the beginning of August and teams will play other leagues in the Lower Mainland with regular games plus potential tournaments.  In most cases, we do our best to accommodate larger rosters because we know players may also have other unavoidable summer commitments.  More details are provided by division.

Please register by June 14th. To register and for the summer rates, please visit https://northshorebaseball.ca/registration/

5U (Blast Ball)

Born in Years: 2017 & 2016
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 3 – 4

At the 5U division, NSBA is considering its capability to offer programming at this age for the period from July 1 – July 30. Additional details will come from the division coordinators in the coming days if we are able to offer this programming.

7U (T-Ball)

Born in Years: 2015 & 2014
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 5 – 6

At the 7U division, NSBA is considering its capability to offer programming at this age for the period from July 1 – July 30. Additional details will come from the division coordinators in the coming days if we are able to offer this programming.

9U (Tadpole)

Born in Years: 2013 & 2012
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 7 – 8

At the 9U division, the league traditionally forms both an 8U (machine pitch) and 9U (player pitch) team. The teams then connect with other similar age teams in the lower mainland to self-schedule exhibition games and attend 2-3 tournaments. While it is unlikely that there will be any tournaments for the 2021 season, these teams may still be able to schedule competitive games against other associations. The time commitment for summer play at this age is typically 2-3 practices and up to 2 games per week, but this will ultimately be decided by the head coach of each team.

11U (Mosquito)

Born in Years: 2011 & 2010
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 9 – 10

At the 11U division, NSBA intends to form at least an 11U AAA Tier II team, with 11U AA and A (first year players only) teams fielded based on registration and coach availability. This division traditionally gets a centralized schedule from BC Minor Baseball which provides for organized play against nearby associations. BC Minor is expected to confirm their programming structure for this division within the next several days, but in the meantime it is prudent to determine interest and conduct evaluations in anticipation of forming a team. The activity level of the summer teams at this age is generally 2-3 practices per week with 2-3 games per week. There may be a year-end “final four” tournament but we await confirmation from BC Minor. The potential for other tournaments exists but will depend on how the BC restart proceeds.

13U (PeeWee)

Born in Years: 2009 & 2008
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 11 – 12

At the 13U division, BC Minor has confirmed its intent to schedule a full season for summer play. NSBA intends to form at least a 13U AAA team and will consider AA and A teams based on registration and coach availability. The activity level of the AAA team is generally very busy, with 3+ practices per week and varying game schedules which may include doubleheaders. AA and A teams are more active than spring play but generally play a more relaxed game schedule than AAA. There may be a year-end “final four” tournament but we await confirmation from BC Minor. The potential for other tournaments exists but will depend on how the BC restart proceeds.

15U (Bantam)

Born in Years: 2007 & 2006
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 13 – 14

At the 15U division, as the AAA and AA levels are formed as single season teams, the association will consider the formation of a single A team based on player and coach interest. Players at this age will be waitlisted for evaluations subject to receipt of expressions of coach interest. BC Minor has confirmed that it will provide a centralized schedule which provides for organized play against nearby associations. The activity level of the summer teams at this age is generally 2-3 practices per week with 2-3 games per week. There may be a year-end “final four” tournament but we await confirmation from BC Minor. The potential for other tournaments exists but will depend on how the BC restart proceeds.

18U (Midget)

Born in Years: 2005, 2004, & 2003
Ages (as of Jan. 1st): 15 – 17

At the 18U division, as the AAA level is formed as a single season team, the association will consider the formation of a AA team based on player and coach interest. This division traditionally gets a centralized schedule from BC Minor Baseball which provides for organized play against nearby associations. BC Minor is expected to confirm their programming structure for this division within the next several days, but in the meantime it is prudent to determine interest and conduct evaluations in anticipation of forming a team. The activity level of the summer teams at this age is generally 2-3 practices per week with 2-3 games per week. There may be a year-end “final four” tournament but we await confirmation from BC Minor. The potential for other tournaments exists but will depend on how the BC restart proceeds.

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