JUNIOR DIVISION FAQs
Below are most of the things you need to know about our Junior Division but should you have any additional questions please contact our VP of Senior Baseball, Mark Evangelista, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR JUNIOR?
A: Junior is for boys and girls over 19 years of age to 28.
Q: WHERE AND WHEN DO WE PLAY?
A: Normally all Junior games are played at the Centennial Park Optimist Diamond on Sundays and Mondays. We are in discussions with Royal York Baseball and we may be playing on their Ourland diamond on Sundays and Wednesdays. All players should arrive at least 15 minutes prior to game time to warm up. Games will be forfeited if not enough players arrive 15 minutes after start time. If you cannot come please advise your coach.
Q: WHERE ARE THE PRACTICES?
A: The location for the practices will be on the Centennial Park Optimist 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 Centennial Park Optimist Diamond. 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, 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. The last inning is an open inning.
Q: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM?
A: We aim for 12 - 13 players for each team.
Q: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?
A: Due to COVID this year we are hoping for 2 teams, but would like to see more.
Q: CAN MY CHILD CHOOSE 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. .
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE GAME?
A: Each player needs a glove and a helmet. All players must wear athletic cups, whether male or female. All junior players must provide their own bats. Metal cleats are allowed. 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 yourself hydrated during the game.
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 you CANNOT PLAY if you are not in full uniform for all games and practices. THIS INCLUDES THE MARTINGROVE HAT PROVIDED. THIS IS NON-NEGOTIABLE.
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: 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 (VP).
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 email@example.com.