Rep Baseball


 

 

The Rep (AA/Competitive and AAA/Performance) division is a competitive league where players of enhanced skill set have the opportunity to develop and advance in a competitive environment while following the rules set forth by RDMBA, Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada.  For further clarification of rules and regulations please refer to the Baseball Alberta Handbook.

Rep baseball requires a higher level of time, dedication and financial commitment.  

There are many expenses incurred in the operations of a Rep division, expenses that are shared between registration fees, raffle ticket revenue, sponsorships, team seed fees and fundraising. Responsibilities of fees will be detailed in the team Coach/Manager/Treasurer packages provided to each team prior to the start of the season.  Should you have any questions regarding fees or association expenses, or would just like to better understand our association's financials, we invite you to attend our AGM (January 10th) where we review, discuss and provide for each attendee, the details of our budget.  

 

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.  

 

2022 Rep Division Registration Fees:

Division Year Born Registration Fee Evaluation Fee Registration Deadline
11U AA  2011 & 2012 $415.00 $50 Local Feb 15, 2022
13U AA  2009 & 2010 $450.00 $50 Local Feb 15, 2022
13U AAA 2009 & 2010 $550.00 $50 Local , $100 Import Feb 15,2022
15U AA   2007 & 2008 $475.00 $50 Local Jan 15, 2022
15U AAA  2007 & 2008 $800.00 $50 Local,  $100 Import Jan 15,2022
18U AA 2003 - 2006 $500.00 $50 Local Jan 1,2022
18U AAA  2003 - 2006 $900.00 $50 Local,  $100 Import Jan 1,2022

* Due to time needed for evaluation preparations we will not be accepting late registrations

  

Evaluation fees:  Local Red Deer players $50.00, Non-Local Import players $100.00  *RDMBA only accepts Imports at the 18U AAA, 15U AAA and 13U AAA levels at this time. 

Evaluation fees are non-refundable, and are in addition to the registration fees. Evaluation fees are automatically added in the registration process. 

 

 

 

* Please note any player whether local or import, selected to a Rep team (AAA/AA), are asked to sell RDMBA raffle tickets.  This fundraiser is to assist in covering the operational costs of our programs and the revenue remains with RDMBA.  If you wish to forgo selling raffle tickets you may pay the additional program fee of $200.00 for 11U AA, 13U AA and AAA, 15U AA and 18U AA or $400.00 15U AAA and 18U AAA.
 
11U AA   *are asked to sell 20 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets
13U AA/AAA   *are asked to sell 20 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets
15U AA   *are asked to sell 20 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets
15U AAA  *are asked to sell 40 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets
18U AA   *are asked to sell 20 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets
18U AAA   *are asked to sell 40 $10.00 RDMBA raffle tickets

 

 

Evaluation Policy and Procedure

Effective: March 8th, 2021

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Policy:

To directly observe and assess player’s demonstrated skills, development potential, work ethic, behavior and other factors as determined by RDMBA for accurate team placement. Player’s will be scored and ranked by evaluators based on their individual observed skills.


Procedure:


  • Skills criteria evaluator sheets for each division will be offered on the website, prior to evaluations, for players and parents to review the skills being assessed.

  • Players attend a minimum of two in-person evaluation sessions. Each session will be an assessment of different skills, player participation is highly recommended.

  • Every effort will be made to accommodate player attendance conflicts upon the disclosure of absence to the General Manager, however, accommodation is not guaranteed.

  • RDMBA will assign independent evaluators for all Performance, Competitive and Community team evaluations. Independent evaluators will be chosen by RDMBA who possess; baseball knowledge (experience and/or certification) for the level being evaluated, no conflict of interest with the RDMBA evaluation process and/or players being evaluated.

  • In the event RDMBA can not secure independent evaluators, every reasonable effort will be made to choose individuals with the same knowledge criteria as above with the least conflict of interest with RDMBA’s evaluation process and/or the players being evaluated.

  • RDMBA Roster Approval Committee reserves the right to consider; any skills assessed, past player evaluations, and coach feedback for players unable to attend all/no evaluations due to approved unavoidable circumstances.

  • Instructors will explain / demonstrate the drills in evaluations to ensure the skills are performed accurately and safely during evaluations. Coaching will be limited to player safety corrections only, to ensure the most accurate showcasing of each players ability and performance.

  • Parent/Player Code of Conduct must be followed with concerns or complaints regarding the Evaluation process. All matters of this nature will be managed appropriately as required by RDMBA.



ROSTER SELECTION POLICY

Effective: March 8th, 2021

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Policy: Roster selection will be conducted at the completion of evaluations. The roster selection criteria will guide roster selection decisions.

Procedure:
  • Roster selection criteria:
    • Player evaluation scores and individual ranking
    • Observed player behavior throughout evaluations
    • Player evaluations from prior years. Player evaluations are completed at the conclusion of each rep season by each team’s coaching staff and submitted to RDMBA. Players are analyzed on areas that are difficult to assess during evaluations such as; punctuality and attendance, game time maturity, attitude, the ability to battle back from adversity, work ethic, coachability and behavioral characteristics.
    • Team and coach strategy (roster size, reasonable balance of positional players)
    • Player projection and development

  • RDMBA Roster Approval Committee members, Divisional Director, and selected Head Coach will review and discuss the roster selection criteria. Team selections will then be finalized by consensus of the above individuals.
  • The Roster Approval Committee for each division is made up of RDMBA’s President, General Manager, VP of Baseball Operations, Division Director, and the evaluators responsible for the player’s tabulated scores. Any conflicts of interest will be replaced with an appropriate member of the RDMBA Board of Directors.
  • Upon completion of roster selection, team selections will be posted to the RDMBA website, and can be found under each divisional tab.
  • Parent/Player Code of Conduct must be followed with concerns or complaints regarding the Roster Selection process. All matters of this nature will be managed appropriately as required by RDMBA.



 

 

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