18U (MIDGET) DIVISION FAQs
Below are most of the things you need to know about our Midget 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 MIDGET?
A: Midget is for ages 16, 17 and 18 years.
Q: WHEN DO WE PLAY?
A: We play our games on Friday nights at 7:00 pm on Centennial Park Optimist Diamond. We are looking to interlock with Royal York, information to follow. All 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.
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
Q: HOW MANY PLAYERS ARE ON EACH TEAM?
A: We aim for 13 - 14 players for each team.
Q: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?
A: We are hoping for 2 teams this year.
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. 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. All players must wear an athletic cup, whether male or female. 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 metal 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.
Q: WILL THERE BE UNIFORMS?
A: All players receive a baseball cap, jersey and pants (on a date to be determined in May at Martingrove Gardens). All players MUST wear the full uniform, including the pants for all games and practices. We are not insured and the player will not be able to play if not in full uniform, including pants for games and practices.
Q: ARE THERE CALL-UPS FROM MIDGET TO JUNIOR?
A: Yes we are anticipating 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: 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 by 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.