13U Baseball

Age Requirements:

13U is for players born in 2011 and 2012.

This division is tiered with both A and AA teams playing an interlocked season with the other Greater Victoria Baseball Association parks leading to the City Championships.

The season will start in mid-April and run to the end of June, with play-offs starting mid-June.

Games will be played not only at Carnarvon Park but also at other fields in the Greater Victoria area, including Gordon Head, Triangle, Peninsula, Esquimalt, and Layritz. As a result, game slots and frequency will not be consistent every week. Coaches will select game slots at a pre-season scheduling meeting and will inform families once the teams have been selected.

Important dates:

Baseball Calendar

13U Prospects Team and Fees:

For those players in 13U A wanting an additional challenge, we have the Prospects Team (additional cost) where the top players from each park form a team and play against other parks from Victoria and up-Island. These games are double-headers played on Sundays from mid-April through May. This team will be determined with the help of assessment scores.

Fees:

If your player is selected to play on a Prospects team, a new registration fee will be generated and sent to you by email (from our online store) for registration of your player onto the Prospects team. These nominal fees will cover additional costs incurred for field usage, umpires, and uniforms.

 

13U AAA and AA Team:

Full season (Apr- Aug) baseball - Victoria SeaWolves

 

13U Summer Ball:

13U Summer Ball consists of three levels. Players can try out for city-wide assessments for teams to represent Victoria at tournaments, Island Zones, and Provincials.

Field Prep:

Near the start of the season, we will have our annual pre-season field preparation day. The more hands available to help, the more efficiently the work will get done.

Coaching:

The league is run entirely by volunteers, coaches included!  It is our goal to have a minimum of 2 coaches per team with 2 parent helpers (to help out at practices and games) and 1 Team Business Manager (to send email communications on behalf of the coaches) for each team at this level.

Each team will ultimately determine how they would like to structure their coaching staff, but the following is a rough guideline of what is entailed with each role:

Head Coach/Manager (1):

  • Must submit a criminal record check before the start of the season.  Follow these instructions.
  • Must complete an online NCCP Level 1 coaching certification (cost to be reimbursed by the association): http://nccp.baseball.ca/register.php
  • Attend every practice and game, as well as the pre-season coaches meeting.
  • Organize practices, drills
  • Determine team line-ups for games
  • Have a thorough understanding of the divisional rules
  • Liaise with umpires
  • Send team communications

Assistant Coach (1):

  • Must submit a criminal record check before the start of the season.  Follow these instructions.
  • Must complete an online NCCP Level 1 coaching certification (cost to be reimbursed by the association): http://nccp.baseball.ca/register.php
  • Attend every practice and game
  • Assist with practices, drills
  • Run warm-ups
  • Base coaching and/or running the pitching machine

Team Business Manager (1):

  • Organize team volunteers for field prep and score-keeping
  • Liaise with the Head Coach/Manager for team communication
  • Collect player availability for practices and games

Parent Helper (2):

  • This is not an official coaching role, does not require a criminal record check and you will not get the glory of wearing a coach shirt...but you will be greatly appreciated by parents, kids, and coaches.
  • Involves bringing your glove and helping out at all practices and games.

Parent involvement:

ALL families are required to assist with team duties. These team duties consist of score-keeping, field prep at ALL SIX regular season home games in addition to concession duties. Don't worry! We will provide training opportunities for these duties, so no advanced experience is required.