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2019 Spring Rep Dates - UPDATED (Feb 26)

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

  • March 12: 13u Rep Selections Finalized and Announced
  • March 14: Uniform Fitting
  • Spring Break Week March 19 & 21: Optional Practices
  • March 25- Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • March 26- Mandatory Player Meeting
  • March 28: Regular Practices begin: Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm-730pm. Note: Practices will shift to 6pm-8pm once we gain daylight.
  • April 6-7: Exhibition games to be scheduled
  • April 12-14: KMBA Bring the Heat Ice Breaker Tournament. (Note: Teams will play an afternoon game on Friday that may conflict with school)
 
2019 Spring Rep Programming Information

PeeWee Spring Rep Program

PeeWee Spring Rep baseball is designed to be a competitive form of development driven baseball. Kamloops Spring Rep teams participate in the Okanagan AA 13u Interlock League.

Spring Rep operates within the rules of fair play as defined by BC (Minor) Baseball Association and implemented by the Okanagan Interlock league. In general, the rules are designed to focus on development, as opposed to "winning at all costs". In particular, all players in attendance must bat, and complete 3 full defensive innings.

It is KMBA's goal to identify Spring Rep players with the commitment, ability, and development potential to play at the AA and AAA Summerball level. While playing Summerball is expected, withdrawing after the Spring season won't exclude any child from this program, but will be one factor of many that is considered in player selection.

The program strives to provide all players with the best coaching and spring development program to not only excel during the Summerball season, but also the subsequent season (ie. transition from AA to AAA, or AAA to Bantam).

Number of Teams

The number of teams are dictated by the total number of registrations we have in the PeeWee Division, BC (Minor) Baseball Rules, and amount of players who wish to play in KMBA's Interlock program.

In 2019 we anticipate that the Rules will require KMBA to field a minimum of 2 balanced AA Spring Interlock Teams.

Spring Development Model

To achieve KMBA's development goals, the Interlock Evaluation process will identify approximately 22 players who are committed to Spring and Summer baseball and have the requisite talent and development potential.

The PeeWee Spring Rep Head Coach will be responsible for a development plan for all players that will include:

Planning weekly and in collaboration with the other Spring Rep Coaches, full squad (all players) development practices, focusing on:

  • Exposing the players to more advanced baseball plays and positioning used at the PeeWee level (base running, bunt defence, hit and run, defensive positioning, etc.);
  • Targeted training for specific positions (middle infield, catchers, pitchers, outfield, 1st base, etc.); and
  • Individual development, as needed.
  • Indirectly evaluating players for Summerball placement
  • Coaching support for the other Spring coaches

Spring Rep Coaches will be responsible for weekly practices with their Spring team and all their scheduled games.

Summerball

Given we ask for Summer commitment when trying out for the Spring Interlock teams, these players will have a place on either the Summer AA or AAA all-star teams.

That said, Summerball try-outs are open to all PeeWee aged players, regardless of playing Spring Rep. Players from the Spring house division and players from other communities will be permitted and try out for the AAA or AA Summerball team and may be rostered based on ability as assessed by the Spring coaching staff.