Baseball Alberta rosters are competitive teams and there will be evaluations to be selected to play on this team. Evaluations will be completed January 29/30, February 5/6, and February 12/13 (subject to change). The regular season goes from May through to the August long weekend. Baseball Alberta teams go through a tiering process via game play, first locally, then North/South and then Provincially wide.
Games are played on the weekends, leaving weeknights for practices. Teams will have at least two practices a week and play on set weekends (calendar will be posted by Baseball Alberta once released) so you are able to plan your summer. Teams typically enter 1-3 tournaments over and above league play.
Each team's season costs are included in your Baseball Alberta registration fees, which will cover your apparel package, game play, umpire fees and team tournaments. Team play will conclude with a provincial tournament which will wrap up the last weekend of July, or August long weekend, depending on team tiering.
This year Spring Training will start after team selection in Mid-February and carry on through to mid-April indoors. After our indoor Spring Training, the team will move outdoors at our Red Carpet diamonds. The regular season starts in May and concludes with a Provincial tournament on the August long weekend (Tier I, II, III) or the last weekend in July (Tier IV, V, VI). You can expect 2-3 practices per week and 3-4 games every other weekend. You can expect more travel than Little League.
This season Baseball Alberta has created a new division at the 15U and the 18U levels called ‘AA Plus’. This division was created to allow for teams to be able to play more games per season if they elect to do so. A typical regular season at the 15U/18U levels would be 18 games (2 weekends per month) plus the Provincial Tournament, the ‘AA Plus’ stream is 27 regular season games (3 weekend per month) plus Provincials. We are and have been very competitive with our 15U/18U level over the past several years, and we are looking to enter teams at both the 15U/18U levels into the ‘AA Plus‘ this season. As feedback to Crushers baseball we are asking for players registering at that level to let us know their thoughts during the registration process.
TEAM SELECTION: Players will be evaluated with team size to be determined at Crushers discretion. There may be players from outside of Chestermere evaluating for our Baseball Alberta teams. A non-refundable tryout fee is charged for the Baseball Alberta team evaluations to help cover the cost of the facility rentals. All teams will be selected and confirmed by mid-February.
If we have enough for two teams, then each team will be tiered from the evaluation process. If there is not enough for two teams, released players will have a home in our Little League/CNBL program.
Each player will get a Crushers cap to keep and jersey’s to wear (to be returned at end of season), team apparel packages will be constructed each season to keep the look and appearance of Crushers teams current and fresh. Each player will require a glove, a batting helmet, a protective cup/jill, running shoes (or molded baseball cleats). Catcher's gear and bats are provided if required.
Uniforms are necessary and each player will need to have their own (which can be purchased through our online store):
- white baseball pants
- navy socks
- navy belt
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