|Darcy Warawa||Rookie Directoremail@example.com|
Welcome to the Lacombe Minor Baseball Association Rookie Division webpage.
Listed below you will find information regarding the dates, days, time, etc. for the upcoming 2018 season.
Ages: Players born in 2009 & 2010
Program Length: Tentatively - April 26th to June 28th, 2018
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Time: 6:15 - 7:45pm
Fields: Essex Park, Wilsons Park, Hearthstone Park, Lacombe Christian School East Campus Field & the Tennis Court Field. There are playgrounds at most of the fields that are great for siblings to play at while their brothers / sisters are playing baseball.
Required Equipment: Glove, protective cup, baseball helmet and water bottle.
Practices / Games: Each date consists of a 45 minute warm-up and skill development component, followed by a 45 minute game. In the past every 3rd date on the schedule has been a "practice plan breather" for the coaches and consists of only a 15 - 20 minute warm-up followed by a game for the remaining time.
Game Modifications: Modifications are implemented during the games to ensure the players, coaches and parent helpers remain engaged, while still ensuring the players are taught the fundamentals of the game. Some examples of the modifications during the games include starting with the bases loaded, players rotating defensively one position clockwise after every 2 batters, batters receiving a maximum of 5 pitches (underhand or overhand) then hitting off a batting T. The 2018 program will be run very similar to the 2016 & 2017 programs based on feedback from the players, coaches and parents.
Players / Team: Each team will only have 8 - 9 players. Last year there was 8 teams.
Cost: To be determined by the LMBA Executive for 2018. Last year the registration fee was $145.00
Underage Players: Underage players can be moved up from the Rally Cap Division to the Rookie Division, however, the program gives first priority to players born in 2009 & 2010. The Lacombe Minor Baseball Association requires all players to first register online in their appropriate age category. If a parent would like to move their child up to the Rookie Division they will register their child in Rally Cap and then email the Rookie Director with their request. The player will then be placed on a waitlist, if there is still room in the Rookie Division prior to it's start date (Tentatively April 26th) the parent will be contacted by the Rookie Director to confirm they still want to move their child up to Rookie. If there is not room, the child can still play in the Rally Cap Division.
Overage Players: The LMBA Executive has decided that players (male or female) that are one year over (born in 2008) the Rookie age category (born 2009 & 2010) will be allowed to register in Rookie as long as there are enough players to form a team(s) in the Mosquito Division (born 2008 & 2007). If there are not enough players to form a team(s) in the Mosquito Division, then the overage player will be required to play in the Mosquito Division.
Rookie Round Robin: The 3rd Annual Rookie Round Robin will be organized on Sunday, June 24th with the local Lacombe Rookie teams and some out of town teams. Each team will play 2 - 3 games that day. Last year this event included the 8 Lacombe teams and 8 out of town teams.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, April 11th (as we need to place t-shirt and hat orders so they arrive at the start of the season)
LMBA Registration Site / Registration Discount: click here (Registration opens online after the February 13th AGM). There is a $25 discount for anyone that attends the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on February 13th at 7:00pm at the Lacombe Memorial Centre and then registers their child online within the week following the AGM.
Additional Information: If you require additional information, please contact the Rookie Director, Darcy Warawa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rookie Director