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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 kulczyski@gmail.com

 

 

Mosquito is the first level where the players both 10- and 11-year-old players 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.
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We play at Silvercreek Park (opposite the Richview Library at 1806 Islington Avenue). We also interlock with Rexdale and Weston one night a week (for the last two years it has been on Mondays at Rexlington Park).  One of their teams would come to Silvercreek Park and one of our teams would go to Rexlington Park.

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All games start at 6:30, playoff games start at 6:15. We play on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday nights primarily   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.  It is important that you tell your coach if your child will not be attending a game or practice (especially a game because they can call-up from rookieball.

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The location for the practices will be on the Silvercreek diamond (close to the library) as well as the Silvercreek diamond (close to the school). We also have some other diamonds available – Rosethorn Junior School, John G. Althouse Middle School, St. George’s School or the Westway Public School, although not on Tuesdays.  Practices depend on availability of diamonds and when the team and coaches are available, always 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.  Gianluca Carnevale (the VP) can give you information on the dates and times.

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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.

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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.

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We aim for 12 for each team.

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In the past 2 years we have had 6 – 8 teams.

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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.

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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 or juice to keep your child hydrated during the game.  Running shoes will be okay or soccer cleats.  No open toed shoes.

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Yes, if a parent feels their child is ready for peewee they should speak to their coach (who will speak to Daniel Kulcczyski (the VP for the Mosquito and Peewee division) and his/her name will be placed on a call-up list.  When a peewee team is in need of a player your child could be called up for the game.  Peewee plays on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays nights primarily. If your team has a mosquito game your child cannot be a call-up for peewee.

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Each Select player MUST attend all Select games and practices as well as ALL house league games and practices. If a Select player does not comply with this rule they will be removed from the Select team immediately.

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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 your child CANNOT PLAY if they are not in full uniform (especially the pants), for games and practices.

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Picture Day is on June 15, 16 and 17 starting at 6:00 at St. Maurice Catholic School, 45 Kingsview Blvd. (Off Kipling north of Dixon Road). More details, including the day and time for your team, will follow.

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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 PLEASE.

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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 Mark Doran.

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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 volunteer@martingrove.ca.

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