Baseball Alberta has a more competitive team and schedule and there will be evaluations to be selected to play on this team. The season goes from May through to the August long weekend. Teams go through a tiering process, first locally, then North/South and then Provincials.
Games are played on the weekends, leaving weeknights for practices. Teams will have at least two practices a week and play on set weekends (please see the calendar at the bottom of the page for each division) so you are able to plan in advance. Teams typically enter 1-3 tournaments over and above league play.
Be advised that there will also be EXTRA FEES ($300-500) associated with tournaments/ travel/development that will need to be fundraised, sponsored or cash called.
Spring Training (April) is typically indoors 1-2 nights/week. Pre-season instruction and workouts will be held prior to evaluations. The regular season starts in May and concludes with 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.
TEAM SELECTION: Players will be evaluated and select 12 players (team size to be determined at Crushers discretion). There may be players from outside of Chestermere evaluating for these teams in Bantam and Midget. A tryout fee is charged.
If we have enough for two teams, then each team will be tiered. If there is not enough for two teams, released players will have a home in the Little League/CNBL program.
Each player will get a Crushers cap to keep and a jersey to wear (to be returned at end of season). They will require a glove, a batting helmet, a protective cup/jill, running shoes (or molded baseball cleats). Catchers gear and bats are provided.
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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