11U (MOSQUITO) DIVISION FAQs
Below are most of the things you need to know about our Mosquito Division but of course should you have any additional questions please contact our VP, Junior Baseball, Daniel Kulcyzski, at firstname.lastname@example.org
OQ: WHAT ARE THE AGES FOR MOSQUITO?
A: Mosquito is the first level where the players, ages 10 and 11 years, will be pitched to by a player on the opposite team. They will continue to learn how to throw, catch, hit and base running and other essential fundamentals of baseball.
Q: WHERE IS MOSQUITO PLAYED?
A: Mosquito games are played at Silvercreek Park (opposite the Richview Library at 1806 Islington Avenue). We will be interlocking with Rexdale and Weston and with Bloordale throughout the summer. Rexdale games will be played at Rexdale Park and we will advise where the Weston and Bloordale games will be played.
Q: WHEN DO WE PLAY?
A: All games start at 6:30 pm, more information will be provided once we have full schedules 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 6:45 pm. 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 Silvercreek diamond (close to the library). We also have some other diamonds available. Practices depend on availability of diamonds and when the team and coaches are available, generally on Saturdays and Sundays. The coach will talk with the parents on their team and decide what day and time is best. Practices are once a week for one hour. If you cannot attend your own team’s practices you can join any other teams practice. Jill DeLarzac (the VP) can give you information on the dates and times.
Q: HOW MANY INNINGS ARE PLAYED IN EACH GAME?
A: We play 6 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.
Q: ARE OUTS RECORDED IN THE INNINGS?
A: Yes, the players can be called out just like in a regular baseball game. 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 for each team.
Q: HOW MANY TEAMS ARE THERE?
A: We are anticipating 5-6 teams this year but could accommodate 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. We try to balance the teams with skill levels so that one team does not over power any other team. The goal is to have children learn the game of baseball and have fun.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE GAME?
A: Each player needs a glove and a helmet with a chin strap. Every player 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 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 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 if players are not in full uniform, including the pants, so the player would not be able to play or practice.
Q: ARE THERE CALL-UPS FROM MOSQUITO TO PEEWEE?
A: Yes we anticipate having call-ups 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: Picture days are June 13, 14 and 15 at St. Maurice Catholic School, the day and time for each team to be determined
Q: WHAT ABOUT SNACKS FOR THE CHILDREN?
A: At the beginning of the season each team generally makes a snack list and each week one parent will be asked to bring something for the team. The snacks should always be something healthy plus a juice drink. NO PEANUT PRODUCTS.
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 Jill DeLarzac, (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.