Rec Baseball


 

 

 

The Rec (A) division is a non-competitive league where players of all skill sets will learn the fundamentals of the game while following the rules set forth by Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada.  The Rec (A) division allows for beginner players up to experienced players the opportunity to develop in a non-competitive environment.  Please refer to the Baseball Alberta handbook for rules of play clarifications.

 

For the 2022 season, registration will open January 1st, 2022 and remain open until March 31st, 2022

The Rec (A) season begins the first week of May and continues until the last week in June.  The CABL Provincial A teams begin the first week of May and continue until the third week in July.  (see below for further information on Provincial A teams)

 

RDMBA permits second year, 9U players, with 2013 birth years to register and be evaluated for 11U AA.  Should they be selected to an 11U AA team, they may play that season as an underaged player.  Should they not be selected to an 11U AA team or an 11U CABL (Provincial A Team), they must return to 9U and complete their second year in that division.  They are not permitted to remain in our 11U A Red Deer Rec League.   This is the only division and scenario that underage players are permitted. 

Female registrants are permitted to remain in each division for 1 additional year as an overage player should they wish to do so.  

 

Division Year Born Registration Fee
Rally Cap T-Ball                     (Dairy Queen Mini Blizzards) 2017 & 2018 $125.00
Rally Cap                                (Dairy Queen Blizzards) 2015 &2016 $200.00
9U   2013 & 2014 $215.00
11U  2011 & 2012 $270.00
13U  2009 & 2010 $290.00
15U  2007 & 2008 $300.00
18U  2003 - 2006 $315.00

 Registration cancellations may be subject to a 20% administration fee, no refunds will be given after the last day of Rec Registration.

 

RDMBA supports the initiative to advance female baseball.  In efforts to do so, female athletes will have the option in the registration process to select whether they would prefer to play on an all female team, a co-ed team or don't have a specific preference.  All female teams will be created in each division should the registration numbers permit doing so. 

 

 

Division Number of times per week Day Of Week Time Location
Rally Cap T-Ball (Dairy Queen Mini Blizzard) 1 Tuesday evening OR Saturday Mornings

*you will have your choice during online registration process
-Tuesday 5:15pm-6:15pm OR
-Tuesday 6:30pm-7:30pm OR
-Saturdays 10:00am-11:00am
*you will have your choice during online registration process
Diamonds of play vary and are not guaranteed to be close to your home
Rally Cap (Dairy Queen Blizzard) 2 Mondays and Wednesdays - 5:15-6:15 OR
- 6:30-7:30
*you will have your choice during online registration process
Diamonds of play vary and are not guaranteed to be close to your home
9U 2 Tuesday and Thursdays 6:00pm - 7:30pm Diamond locations vary within the City of Red Deer
11U 2 Mondays and Wednesdays 6:00pm - 8:00/8:30pm Diamond locations vary within the City of Red Deer
13U 2 Days of the week vary Mon - Fri Times Vary Division is entered in the Central Alberta League. There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 mins away to play teams from Central Alberta
15U 2 Days of the week vary Mon - Fri Times Vary Division is entered in the Central Alberta League. There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 mins away to play teams from Central Alberta
18U 2 Days of the week vary Mon - Fri Times Vary Division is entered in the Central Alberta League. There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 mins away to play teams from Central Alberta

  

Rec Equipment Requirements:  

  • Cleats are recommended as the shale gets quite dry and slippery as the season goes on, however, lace up runners are acceptable.  No slip-ons. 

  • A protective jock or jill, long pants (joggers or track pants are acceptable, however baseball pants are recommended as they will last much longer when sliding on shale)

  • A baseball glove

  • A batting helmet (sharing of batting helmets is not permitted)

  • Should your player have their own bat, that meets bat regulations (found on our website) they can use it, if not there are bats available for use in the team equipment bag.  

  • Your player will receive a shirt and a baseball hat as part of your registration.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Provincial “A” Teams

 

Definition

Whenever possible, Red Deer Minor Baseball will aim to create Provincial “A” Teams each season. The feasibility of these teams is based on registration numbers as well as the number of individuals who are interested in playing at this level.

At the 13U, 15U, and 18U levels the Provincial “A” Teams are made up of RDMBA players to create a selected team that will go on to play for an additional three weeks after the regular season has ended in June. These teams will also participate in ‘A’ provincials in July.

At the 11U level, Red Deer Minor Baseball will aim to have the CABL/ Provincial “A” teams formed prior to the season starting. 11U teams will start the season playing in the Central Alberta Baseball League and will continue into July for Provincials. There will be extra commitment and costs associated with these teams as well as some travel. These teams should expect to pay seed fees.

Registration

Players who wish to participate on a Provincial “A” Team must indicate their desire during registration. These players will need to commit to attending evaluations once the date is set and commit to be able to play during the first three weeks of July.

Evaluations

Evaluations are mandatory for anyone wishing to play on a Provincial “A” Team. At the 11U level, evaluations will be held prior to the season starting. Evaluations at the 13U, 15U, and 18U level will be held mid-season in an attempt to have the teams selected with two to three weeks before the Provincial “A” team will be playing together.

Red Deer Minor Baseball will use a version of the Baseball Canada Player Evaluation Tool for CABL / Provincial A Team selection. This evaluation tool will focus on the following criteria: hitting mechanics, hitting power, fielding, throwing mechanics, throwing power, and running.

Provincial “A” Team Coaches

Coaches are an integral part of a successful Provincial “A” team. Those interested in coaching a Provincial “A” League team should indicate their intentions and apply to Red Deer Minor Baseball for the position. Red Deer Minor Baseball will provide initial and ongoing support throughout the season.

Travel

At the 11U level, league play will consist of travel around Central Alberta. All levels of Provincial “A” teams may require travel throughout Alberta for tournaments or provincials. Some additional expenses may be incurred for this travel.

Uniforms

Provincial “A” teams are not required to adhere to Red Deer Minor Baseball Rep uniform policy, however white baseball pants will be required.

 

 

 

 

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