RDMBA Rec Program (House League)
Red Deer Minor Baseball is open to all youth in Red Deer aged 6-18. RDMBA accommodates all players in this age range through both a Recreation (house league) program and a Rep Program.
Red Deer Minor Baseball Association follows the rules and age groupings of Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada for both Rec and Rep programs.
The rec division is a great place for players with minimal or no experience to start. Thisis a non competitive league but plays by all the rules of Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada. Here the atheletes will learn the fundmentals and the rules of the game.
Pre Rookie: $ 75.00 (born 2006-2007)
Rookie: $ 85.00 (born 2004-2005)
Mosquito: $135.00 (born 2002-2003)
PeeWee: $150.00 (born 2000-2001)
Bantam: $160.00 (born 1998-1999)
Plays Mon/Wed starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at about 6ish and play til 7:30pm
Plays Tue/Thurs starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at about 6ish and play til 7:30pm
Plays Mon/Wed starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at about 6ish and play til 8:30pm
Typically playsTue/Thurs starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at about 6ish and play til 8:30pm
However, if registration is low then this divivision will entered into the communty league. Which means there could be some travel usually not more than 60 min away. This so the players will get a chance to play different teams from around Central Alberta.
Typically plays from the first week of May until the last week of June. Will play twice a week but days and times are not set because this division is entered into the comminuty league. There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 min away to play teams from around Central Alberta.
At these levels you can have a player(friend)request. If there is a team mate or friend that your child would like to be placed with please email us your childs name, the friends name and what level they are registered for (ie: pre rookie, rookie). We will do our best to accomodate as much as we can however, things can be overlooked and mistakes made. If you bring the mistake to our intention we will do the best to fix it.
Please note that not ALL requests can be accommodated.
Rec leagues are FUN and teach the basics of baseball.
- Ideally, a Rec league will consist of a minimum of 4 teams, each with a maximum of 12 players.
- Each player will receive a jersey to wear for the season and a keeper hat. A deposit is required at time of jersey distribution and returned when the jersey is turned in at the end of the season.
- Rec leagues rely on parents and other volunteers as coaches and umpires.
- Each player will be responsible for their own glove, protective jock or jill, NOSCAE approved batting helmet and footwear. Cleats are not required, especially at the younger level. Bats, bases, balls, and catchers gear are all provided to each team.
- The season will run from May 1 to the end of June. Schedules will be complete and posted when teams are formed.
- Games will be played in Red Deer with the possibility of minimal travel to surrounding communities.
The Mosquito division will have a Community Team. This team will enter Baseball Alberta's Community League provincials. This is a 3 weekend commitment that is usually the last weekend of June, 1st and 3rd weekends in July. This team requires travel throughout the season in communities surrounding Red Deer for exhibition games/tournaments, and all across Alberta for the Community Provincials. This team requires the player to pay a fee of usually $ 100-125 per player in addition to their regular minor baseball season fees.
The Pee Wee division will also have a Community Team. The players will play in regular Pee Wee rec baseball throughout the season. In addition to their normal team, the Pee Wee Community team will play and practice in addition to their regular teams. They will then enter the Baseball Alberta's Community Team provincials which usually plays the last weekend of June, and the 1st and 3rd weekends in July. These weekends can be anywhere in Alberta and will require travel. This team requires the player to pay an additional team fee of usually $ 100-125 in addition to their regular minor baseball season fees.
Role of the Players
Players in baseball should be involved because they want to be with their peers and for the enjoyment of the game. Baseball is a game of anticipation, hand to eye coordination and short energy bursts and requires skill and concentration. There is much to learn and much to apply in the spirit of competing. Players must develop individually and unconditionally contribute to the team in order to extract game enjoyment.
Code of Conduct
- Treat all players as you would like to be treated
- Play by the rules
- Never argue with an officials' call
- Be attentive and cooperative with everyone on the field
- Control the emotions - no temper tantrums or mouthing off
- Be a good sport
- Hazing or bullying of any kind will not be tolerated
- Practice and play hard all the time
- Be coachable and teachable
- Respect the Coach, he is more experienced than you
Role of the Parents
The parents are the biggest supporters and cheerleaders of young baseball players. As well, parents are supporters of RDMBA and are stakeholders in the success of the team and the organization. Parents exert long hours of volunteerism and are a catalyst in helping the Coach and Players create the environment to extract enjoyment in the game.
Code of Conduct
- Encourage players to be involved in baseball for their enjoyment, not yours
- Encourage players to always play by the rules
- Always have good sportsmanship and skill development in mind regardless of the scoreboard
- Be mindful that players learn best by example - applaud good plays by either team
- Show consideration and respect for the officials, even when you do not agree with their calls
- Abuse of players, coaches, officials and volunteers will not be tolerated
- Respect the Coach's approaches and decisions - handle any difficult situations with unselfish motives
Developing The Team
After player selections, there will be a Coach / Parent meeting. The Coach will present the coaching philosophy, the team goals and objectives and his general expectations of the season. This meeting is intended to generate discussion and clear any questions that anyone may have. Since this is the first official get together of the Coaches and Parents, the success of the year begins here.
- This is the time for volunteer positions to be filled
- The coach will welcome any parent questions or concerns individually
- Parents should be cooperative as volunteers
- Parents and Coaches are role models for Players - always speak and act accordingly
- All are responsible to create an open environment geared towards enjoyment of the game
- Make your season successful instead of waiting for it to be successful
- Don't sweat the small stuff
- Laugh at yourself, not at others
- Ask if you do not understand
- Explain if someone asks
- Offer suggestions for improvement to Board members of RDMBA
For More Information, please call the Rec Division Director