Rec Baseball


 

Red Deer Minor Baseball is open to all youth in Red Deer aged 4-18.  RDMBA accommodates all players in this age range through both a Recreation (house league) program and a Rep (competitive) 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. This is a non competitive league but plays by all the rules of Baseball Alberta and Baseball Canada.  Here the athletes will learn the fundamentals and the rules of the game. 

For the 2017 season registration opens Feb 1st and remains open until March 31st. 

Rally Cap (T-Ball): $80.00 (born 2012 & 2013)

Rally Cap: $125.00 (born 2010 & 2011)

Rookie: $135.00 (born 2008 & 2009)

Mosquito: $185.00 (born 2006 & 2007)

PeeWee: $200.00 (born 2004 & 2005)

Bantam: $210.00 (born 2002 & 2003)

Midget: $225.00 (born 1998 - 2001)

 

 

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

 

Rally Cap (T-Ball):

T-Ball plays once per week, either Tuesday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:00pm or Saturdays from 10:00am - 11:00am, starting the first week of May ending the last week of June.  You will have choice of day during the online registration process.  Diamonds of play vary and are not guaranteed to be close to your home.  

 

Rally Cap:

Plays Mon & Wed starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Times of play are 6:00pm - 7:00pm, possibly a little later, at coaches discretion.  Diamonds of play vary and are not guaranteed to be close to your home.

 

Rookie:

Plays Tue & Thurs starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at 6:00pm and go until 7:30pm.  Play on diamonds all over Red Deer.

 

Mosquito:

Plays Mon & Wed starting first week of May and runs til the last week of June. Games start at 6:00pm and play til 8:00pm/8:30pm.  Play on diamonds all over Red Deer. 

 

Pee Wee:

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 Central Alberta league.  There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 min away to play teams from around Central Alberta.

 

Bantam:

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 Central Alberta league.  There will be some slight travel for players usually not more than 60 min away to play teams from around Central Alberta. 

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, but good lace up runners are.  Bats, bases, balls, and catchers gear are all provided to each team.
  • The season will run from the first week in May 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.

 

Community Teams (having community teams is something RDMBA decides on each season based on registration numbers)

"Community" teams, are tournament teams made up of "A/Rec" players that carried on for an additional 3 weeks after Rec season has ended, and participate in Provincials. 

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 official's 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 volunteering and are a catalyst in helping the Coach and Players create positive baseball experiences.

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
  • Communicate
  • 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
  • Carpool
  • Offer suggestions for improvement to Board members of RDMBA

 

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