Summer Ball

  • Overview
  • 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”.  This year we are also able to offer access to summer ball to all players on the North Shore even if you played in another league during regular season.

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 4th. To register and for the summer rates, please visit https://northshorebaseball.ca/registration/

 

9U (Tadpole)

Born in Years: 2009 & 2008, and invited 2010
Ages (at start of year): 7 – 8

8U/9U – Development Program:

This is for players who wish to continue to develop and improve upon their skills in a more fun and casual environment. All players are welcome to join. Field times will be a minimum of 2 – 3 times per week. Some travel may be required for exhibition games if and when players are ready. NSBA is pursuing additional development coaches for these players. There will be no additional fees for this extra coaching. Program T-shirts and hats will be provided. Depending on enrolment, balanced teams will be formed to allow coaches to coordinate exhibition games within NSBA and/or other associations. For players born in 2008, 2009 and invited 2010.

8U – Selects Program:

This is for players who want to improve upon their skills in a more focused and competitive environment. Selected players are expected to demonstrate a higher level of participation and commitment. Field times will be a minimum of 3 – 4 times per week. Travel within the Lower Mainland is required for exhibition games with 1 or 2 possible tournaments. Top 12 – 14 players will be selected. For players born in 2009.

9U – Selects Program:

This is for players who want to improve upon their skills in a more focused and competitive environment to get ready for 11U (Mosquito) play next spring. Selected players are expected to demonstrate a higher level of participation and commitment. Field times will be a minimum of 3 – 4 times per week. Travel within the Lower Mainland is required for exhibition games with 1 or 2 possible tournaments. Players will learn and play modified 11U (Mosquito) rules with 100% player pitching. Top 12 – 14 players will be selected. For players born in 2008.

 

11U (Mosquito)

Born in Years: 2007 & 2006
Ages (at start of year): 9 – 10

11U (Mosquito) AAA:

This is the highest level of baseball for players born in 2006 and possibly some 2007. Season includes roughly 6 – 8 games, 1 to 2 tournaments from June 24th through August 6th  (Provincials run August 3 – 6 in Cloverdale). Those players selected to the NSBA 11U (Mosquito) AAA team are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and participation. Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Similar rules as in the spring in that all players on the roster hit during each game. Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game. Players will be selected from in-season coach feedback and evaluations.

11U (Mosquito) AA:

Open to interested players born in 2006 and 2007.  Season includes some games against other BC (Minor) Baseball teams from June 24th through to the end of July, plus a possible tournament. If there is team interest, Provincials are being held August 3 – 6 in Surrey. Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Similar rules as in the spring in that all players on the roster hit during each game. Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six or seven inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game.

10U (Mosquito):

This is the highest level of baseball for players born in 2007. Season includes roughly 6 – 8 games, 1 to 2 tournaments from June 24th through August 6th  (Provincials run August 3 – 6 in Richmond). Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Similar rules as in the spring in that all players on the roster hit during each game. Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six or seven inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game. Players will be selected from in-season coach feedback and evaluations.

 

13U (PeeWee)

Born in Years: 2005 & 2004
Ages (at start of year): 11 – 12

13U (PeeWee) AAA:

This is the highest level of baseball in the province for this age group. Season includes roughly 14 games from June 24th through to the end of July plus a possible tournament. Participation at all games, practices and team events is mandatory subject to illness or injury. Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, the Interior and the Okanagan. 13U (PeeWee) AAA plays “9 man baseball”, meaning only those 9 players on the field hit.  Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three consecutive defensive outs and complete at least one official plate appearance.

For those BC (Minor) Baseball players from outside of catchment trying out for AAA, BC (Minor) Baseball rules restrict the total number who may be added to the roster to 3. NSBA’s policy is that such players trying out for AAA must be evaluated in the top 5 of all players who try out to earn roster spots. All other players who did not play NSBA in the spring season are welcome to register for Summer Ball, but are restricted to playing on an A level team.

13U (PeeWee) AA:

Season includes 12 – 14 games from June 24th through to the end of July plus a possible tournament. Those players selected to the NSBA 13U (PeeWee) AA team are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and participation.  Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Similar rules as in the spring in that all players on the roster hit during each game. Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six or seven inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game.  Per BC (Minor) Baseball Rules, players will first be placed from the spring AA rosters (except for players selected for AAA).  Players on the spring A rosters may try out for the remaining spots created by AA players added to the summer AAA team or electing not to play in the summer.

13U (PeeWee) A:

Season includes 10 – 12 games from June 24th through to the end of July plus a possible tournament. Those players selected to the NSBA 13U (PeeWee) A team(s) are expected to demonstrate a high level of commitment and participation. Games are played throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. Similar rules as in the spring in that all players on the roster hit during each game.  Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six or seven inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game.

 

15U (Bantam)

Born in Years: 2003 & 2002
Ages (at start of year): 13 – 14

Please note:

15U (Bantam) AA and AAA are “single season” teams and play from April through to August.

15U (Bantam) A:

Summer Ball season starts around June 25th and runs through to the end of July. Opponents would be from across the Lower Mainland. The longer distance games would normally be scheduled on weekends. Teams should play two games per week. Provincials this year are being held from August 4 – 10th in Surrey and include up to seven teams from around the province.  Fair play rules dictate that all players on the roster must play a minimum of three defensive innings of a six or seven inning game or at least two defensive innings of a five inning game.

 

18U (Midget)

Born in Years: 2001, 2000, & 1999
Ages (at start of year): 15 – 17

Please note:

18U (Midget) AAA is a “single season” team and play from April through to August.

18U (Midget) AA:

Summer Ball season starts late June / beginning of July and runs through to the end of July with 2 – 3 games per week. Opponents would be from across the Lower Mainland. The longer distance games would normally be scheduled on weekends. Provincials this year are being held from July 27 – 30th in Ridge Meadows. The winner of the Provincial tournament then gets to go play in another tournament in Bellevue, Washington from August 4 – 6th.   Summer Ball is a “9 man baseball”, meaning only those 9 players on the field hit, although there are minimum play requirements.

 

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