About Bantam

About 15U Bantam

In 15U, players have the opportunity to try-out to play for the 15U Jr. Riverdogs (2 teams Bantam AA and AAA). These elite teams competes in a province-wide league from April-August. The remaining 15U players interlock in a league of Interior Associations with the opportunity to try out for a summer season select team.

Ages

Currently open to kids born in 2006 and 2007.

Required Equipment

Glove, helmet, baseball pants, and a protective cup.


Seasons of Play

Fall Baseball (September)

Fall baseball is comprised of players who will be entering the division in the following year as well as players who will be moving into their second year. This is typically players in grades 8 and 9. Usually run 3 nights a week, the players practice and scrimmage with each other. KMBA enters the Bantam group in the annual BLE Best of the West at the end of September.

Registration opens in August each year and spots are limited.

Winterball (January-March)

Winterball is run in our first class indoor training facility: Sussex Insurance Centre on McArthur Island. Winterball is designed to offer the players instruction on many of the fundamentals that can get lost in the busy Spring Season. Winterball is an important program for players who wish to try out for the single-season team: Bantam Jr. Riverdogs.

Registration opens in November each year and spots are limited.

Single Season (April-August)

KMBA is pleased to offer an elite level of baseball in the Bantam division. The Bantam Jr. Riverdogs are a select all-star team that play in a province-wide league for the entire season.

Spring Season (April-June)

Players can expect about 2-3 practices/games per week. All players will be evaluated in early April and then drafted into their teams.

All spring season teams compete in a league comprised of other Interior/Okanagan teams.

Registration opens in November each year.

Summer "Riverdogs" Season (July)

In May, players are given the opportunity to try out for one of KMBA's Summer Select teams. Each summer KMBA is dedicated to fielding as many summer teams as possible. These all-star teams represent KMBA as Riverdogs play in tournaments against other associations from around the province culminating with the provincial championship.

In Bantam we try and field a team at the Single-A level.

 

Registration for 15U AA/AAA Tryouts is now open!

Click on the link to the right to register

15U AA/AAA Key Dates

The full league schedule for 15U AAA can be found here

March 3 and 5 - Evaluations 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Sussex Centre (first round of roster selections may be made at this time)

March 10 - Second round of evaluations 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Sussex Centre (final round of roster selections at this time)

March 11 - Final roster announced

March 12 - Uniform fitting at Sussex Centre 15U AA 5:30pm / 15U AAA 6:30pm

Week of March 15th - Spring Break - Player testing and video analysis will occur for both AAA and AA throughout the week. If a player is away for Spring Break then alternative arrangements will be made.

Week of March 23rd - Regular practices will commence for both AA and AAA

April 2nd - Exhibition game vs. Regina 4pm

April 16th to 19th - Best of the West Tournament in Kamloops for both AA and AAA (note will likely include day games on the Thursday and Friday so players will have to schedule around school)

 
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