BANTAM DIVISION FAQs
Below are most of the things you need to know about our Bantam Division but of course should you have any additional questions please contact our VP, Senior Baseball, Kimberley Baird at email@example.com
Q: WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR BANTAM?
A: Bantam is for 14 and 15 year old boys and girls.
Q: WHERE IS BANTAM PLAYED?
A: Bantam games are played on the Carmen Bush diamond at Richview Park. We have interlocked with Rexdale and Weston in past years. This year we are hoping to interlolck with Royal York and Bloordale.
Q: WHEN DO WE PLAY?
A: All home games start at 7:00 on Friday nights at Carmen Bush, unless we have double headers, then the first game would be 6:00 and second at 8:30. Players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time to warm up. Games will be forfeited if not enough players arrive by game time. It is important that you tell your coach if your child will not be attending a game or practice. Information for possible interlocks will be provided.
Q: WHERE ARE THE PRACTICES?
A: The location for the practices will be on the Carmen Bush diamond. Practices depend on availability of diamonds and when the team and coaches are available, primarily at this level practices are on Saturdays and Sundays on Carmen Bush. Practices are once a week for two hours.
Q: HOW MANY INNINGS ARE PLAYED IN EACH GAME?
A: We play 7 full innings in a game unless stopped by curfew, loss of light or weather conditions. No new innings will start after 1 hour and 45 minutes. However, once a team scores 5 runs during an inning, the “at bat” is concluded for that team
Q: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM?
A: We aim for 12 players for each team.
Q: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?
A: We are hopeful for 2 teams, but at this point there may only be 1, which is why we need to interlock.
Q: CAN MY CHILD CHOSE A CERTAIN TEAM OR COACH
A: We will try our best to place a child on a specific team or with a specific coach. However player’s choice of team cannot be guaranteed. We try to balance the teams with skill levels.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE GAME?
A: Each player needs a glove and a helmet with a chin strap. If he/she wishes to bring a bat that is okay although we provide bats for each team. We suggest that you bring water to keep your player hydrated during the game. Running shoes will be okay or soccer cleats.
Due to COVID all players are required to bring their own hand sanitizer and a chair to sit on instead of using the players benches. We suggest that you bring water to keep hydrated during the game.
Masks must be worn when the players are off the field and during practice. When playing the First Baseman must wear a mask.
Q: WILL THERE BE UNIFORMS?
A: All players receive a baseball cap, jersey and pants (on a date to be determined). All players MUST wear the full uniform, including the pants for all games and practices. We are not insured and your child CANNOT PLAY if they are not in full uniform (especially the pants), for games and practices.
Q: ARE THERE CALL-UPS TO MIDGET?
A: Normally yes there would be callups, but because of COVID we cannot have callups this year.
Q: WHERE CAN I REGISTER?
A: You can sign up on line on the website. You can also download a registration form (and the other documents required) from the website and mail it to the league at our post office box (which address is on the registration form).
Q: WHEN IS PICTURE DAY?
A: Again, due to COVID we cannot have pictures this year.
Q: CAN I HELP OUT AND BE A COACH?
A: Yes, we always need coaches and assistant coaches. We ask that all parents help out with the coaching in the games and practices, it is more fun if everyone gets involved. We see the “coach” as the main contact person but everyone else “pitches in.” If you want to be a head coach or assistant coach please mark it on your registration form or contact Jon Ransom.
Q: CAN I VOLUNTEER?
A: Our league is run on volunteers, if you have time to assist at the games and practices please do so. If you have time to volunteer for some other jobs in the league please contact our Volunteer Co-Ordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.