Rep (competitive and performance AA / AAA) registration begins November 15th and remains open until December 31st.
Rec (non-competitive/house league, A) registration begins January 1st and remains open until March 15th.
What is the difference between Rep (competitive “AAA and AA”) and Rec (non-competitive “A”)?
Rep Baseball is a competitive league that typically runs from the last weekend in April to the first weekend in August. There is a higher level of commitment required for Rep Baseball including additional practices, additional parent support (volunteering), significant travel, over night stays, tournaments (possibly out of province).
Rec Baseball is a non-competitive league that typically runs from the first week in May until the last week in June. This league is for fun and development, focusing on the fundamentals of the game. Additional information about the Rec league and the various divisions can be found under the “Programs” tab on the website and by the clicking on the “Rec Baseball” drop down.
Should my player wish to attend evaluations and tryout to be on a Rep team and doesn’t get selected, will I get a refund….and do I then need to register for the Rec league?
If your player wishes to be evaluated for a Rep team, you would register them for the AAA or AA level in their assigned division. Should your player not be selected to a Rep team, you will be refunded the difference between the Rep and Rec fees minus the tryout fee. Refunds are done once all evaluations are complete. Your player will then attend Rec “A” Evaluations and automatically be placed on a Rec team. There is no need to re-register them in the Rec league.
What are “A” or “Rec Evaluations”
These are evaluations that are simply done in an effort to create even teams within the division so that each team has an equal opportunity for success throughout the season. Every player will be placed on a team regardless of how well they evaluate. This is simply used as a tool for us to evenly divide the players.
Can I request my Rec player be on a team with their friend?
Unfortunately, we no longer accept friend requests. With an association of almost 900 it is simply to difficult for our volunteers to accommodate all requests.
Will my player be playing on a diamond close to our home?
Unfortunately, this can not be guaranteed. Our diamonds of use, assigned to us by the city of Red Deer, are spread out all over the city even though the majority of our registrants live on the south end.
When will the schedules come out?
Teams and schedules will be created in the first few weeks of April and will be posted to the website around the third week of April. An email will be sent to all registrants once this happens advising you where to find the info on our website.
What equipment is required to play baseball in each division?
T-Ball, Rally Cap, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U Rec: Either cleats or good running shoes (cleats are recommended as the shale gets quite dry and slippery as the season goes on), a protective jock or jill, long pants (joggers or track pants are ok, but baseball pants are recommended as they will last much longer), a baseball glove and a batting helmet. Should your player have their own bat they can use it, if not there are bats available for use in the equipment bag. Your player will receive a shirt and a baseball hat as part of your already paid registration.
The registration site says my child has to be between 4 and 6 on January 1,2020 to play in the T-Ball program. Can I still register them if they are turning 4 this year?
Yes, as long as your child was born in the years specified on our programs page ( 2015 and 2016 for the 2020 season) then they are eligible to play in the DQ Mini Blizzard Rally Cap T-Ball division.