2018 Spring Rep Dates

Players will need to sign up to tryout. Click on the right hand link to register.

  • March 10 (1pm-3pm (Catchers stay until 330pm) & 11th (9am-11am (Catchers stay until 1130am)) - Round 1 Evaluations. Players will be assigned a time slot on one or both of the days. Location: Sussex Centre Indoor Facility. Some players may be released back to the house program after this round of evaluations.
  • March 12: Round 2 Evaluations. 5:30-730pm Indoor Facility.
  • March 13: PeeWee Rep Selections Announced.
  • March 16: MANDATORY Uniform Fitting - 6pm Indoor Facility
  • Spring Break Week March 20 & 22: Optional Practice 530-730pm
  • March 27- MANDATORY Parent Meeting 6pm KYSA upstairs meeting room.
  • March 29- MANDATORY Player Meeting 6pm KYSA upstairs meeting room
  • April 3: Regular Practices begin: Every Tuesday and Thursday 5:30pm-730pm. Note: Practices will shift to 6pm-8pm once we gain daylight.
  • April 8: Inter-squad game. Time TBD
  • April 13-15: KMBA Bring the Heat Ice Breaker Tournament. (Note: Teams will play an afternoon game on Friday that may conflict with school)
 
2018 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 2018 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.

 
Spring Rep Tryouts
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