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Bantam A (Spring House) Key Dates

April 1st - Evaluations on bantam #1 5:30pm - 7:30pm players last name that start A - L

April 2nd - Evaluations on bantam #1 5:30pm - 7:30pm players last name that start M - Z

April 4th - Coaches meeting and team selection 6pm in the upstairs meeting room at the Mac Island Sports Center.

April 8th - regular season practices start

April 15th - regular season practices

April 20th - Opening ceremonies

April 20th/21st - Opening weekend (Please note we do realize this is Easter Weekend and that this may affect some families availability)

 
2019 Key Dates Bantam AA/AAA

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

March 12 - Second round of evaluations 7:30pm - 9:30pm at Sussex Centre (final round of roster selections at this time)

March 14 - Final roster announced

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

Week of March 18th - off due to spring break

PLEASE NOTE THE PRACTICE SESSIONS BELOW ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS DECIDED BY THE COACHING STAFF

March 25 - Bantam AA 5:30pm - 7:30pm / Bantam AAA 7:30pm - 9:30pm both at indoor facility

March 27 - Bantam AA 5:30pm - 7:30pm / Bantam AAA 7:30pm - 9:30pm both at indoor facility

March 28 - Parents meeting Bantam AA 6:00pm - 7:00pm / Bantam AAA 7:30pm - 8:30pm in the upstairs meeting room at the Mac Island Sports Center

April 1st - Bantam AAA/AA practice 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bantam #2

April 2nd - Bantam AAA/AA practice 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bantam #2

April 3rd - Bantam AAA/AA practice 5:30pm - 7:30pm Bantam #2

April 4th to 7th - Bantam AAA AND Bantam AA - Best of West Tournament in Kamloops (note will likely include day games on the Thursday and Friday so players will have to schedule around school

April 13th/14th - Bantam AAA Volunteer at Spring Camp 9:30am to 11:30am

 
About Bantam

About Bantam

In Bantam, players have the opportunity to try-out to play for the Bantam Jr. Riverdogs (2 teams Bantam AA and AAA). This elite team competes in a province-wide league from April-August. The remaining Bantam 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 2004 and 2005.

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.

 
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