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COVID-19 Updates

March 13, 2020 - Suspension of Baseball Activities

Kamloops Minor Baseball is suspending our baseball activities.

Today Baseball BC suspended all baseball activities for 7 days given the heightened concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19. Baseball BC will be re-evaluating next week and issue further direction at that time. BC Minor Baseball and Baseball Canada have released similar advisories.

The health and safety of all the KMBA participants and families is of the utmost importance and is central to any decisions KMBA is making in this regard. The response to this pandemic is changing daily. We will continue to follow the guidelines set forth by our governing bodies, the public health authorities, and government.

We are still several weeks away from opening day and hope that the swift actions being taken now across the country, will allow us to get back to normalcy much quicker.

KMBA will provide an update to our families next week, or as soon as any significant decision is made.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work through this unprecedented event.

Chris Balison, President
Kamloops Minor Baseball

 

KMBA IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE DQ AS OUR RALLY CAP SPONSOR (8TH STREET AND THE DOWNTOWN LOCATION)! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

 
2020 Info

Spring Season

  • Starting week - Week of April 15th
  • Open to players born in 2013 (7u), 2014 (6u), and 2015 (5u)
  • Parent Participation is mandatory for all practices and games. Parents are required to help on the field.
  • Equipment: Players will require their own glove, helment, & cleats. 6U & 7U recommend grey baseball pants and a protective cup for boys. Keeper shirts and hats will be supplied.
  • All practices and games held on the Rookie fields at Mac Island
  • 5U (2015) Practice Wednesdays @ 5:30-6:30 Games Saturdays @ 11-12
  • 6U (2014) Practice Mondays OR Thursdays @ 5:30-6:30 Games Saturdays @ 9:30am or 12:30pm
  • 7U (2013) Practice Tuesdays OR Thursdays @ 5:30-6:45 Games Sundays Times vary due to number of teams
  • **6U & 7U might have the occasional Thursday practice due to number of teams
 
About Rally Cap

This year KMBA will be running it's youngest divisions based on the Baseball BC Grassroots Program. Open to players born in 2013 (7u), 2014 (6u), and 2015 (5u)

Our Goals are to:

  1. Create an environment in which players AND parents can have fun with baseball
  2. Introduce the skills for baseball through age appropriate physical literacy while following the LTAD (Long-Term Athletic Development)
  3. Model and teach competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship
  4. Promote increased self-esteem among the players and the parents.

For the Program to work effectively, we create small teams of 6-8 players along with mandatory Parent Participation. This allows for the formation of more teams and the ideal coach (parents) to player (1:1) ratio. What this means for the kids less "standing around", more engagement, more repetition, and more FUN!

5u & 6u Game play

On game days, teams are scheduled 3 to a field. Games last 75 minutes and the 3 teams rotate from batting, fielding, and running a mini-practice in the outfield. After the hitting team bats though their entire team (6-8 players), all three teams rotate: so that the batting team moves to the outfield to run a mini-practice, the practicing teams plays the infield, and the infield team now bats.

When it comes to batting, players have the option of hitting off a tee, having a coach use underhand soft-toss, or toss overhand, depending on the player's skill level.

The rotation between "stations" is quick and as a result we are able to limit a lot of the "boring" part of baseball for our young players: the standing around.

All practices and games are at the Rookie fields at Mac Arthur Island.

7u Game play

On game days, two teams are scheduled for 1hr games at the Rookie fields for the first four weeks. They will start to learn how to make outs and the 7u game rules of baseball. Starting mid May, teams will play their games following the game rules on the Tadpole fields that have actual dugouts and look like a real baseball field. This provides players a great opportunity for progression to the Tadpole division with ease and it's pretty exciting for them to play on that field!!

When it comes to batting, coaches will pitch or a tee will be used. Each batter will receive a maximum of 6 pitches or 3 strikes (whatever comes first) from the coach. After 6 pitches or 3 strikes, the batter shall be given 2 soft toss pitches from the coach. If they do not put the soft tosses in play, the batter shall be called out, no exceptions. If using a Tee - maximum of 6 swings or 3 strikes (whatever comes first).

All practices and games are at the Rookie fields at Mac Arthur Island.

 
2019 Rallycap Winterball

RALLYCAP (2012-2014) Session is Full

Dates Time Location
Every Thursday from January 24th to March 7th 5:30pm - 6:30pm Summit Elementary Gym

*Note that there will not be a RallyCap Session on February 21st.

Players will need thier own ball glove, helmet, and indoor shoes.

For any questions please contact Rallycap Coordinator rallycap@kamloopsminorbaseball.ca

 
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