Spring Program DescriptionUpdated Monday February 20, 2017 by Kanata Baseball Association.
Spring Program Description (2017)
Our Spring House League program operates May and June. Sortouts will take place in April for all levels and are instrumental to attempt to establish balanced teams. All players must attend sortouts or make alternative arrangements with the division convenor or they will be placed in the lowest skill division.
Detailed program descriptions are listed under the appropriate age division, including field size, general playing rules, and equipment requirements. Generally, the programs operate 2 game nights a week, mostly on week nights, with optional additional practice time, generally on weekends at the Minor (9/10) age group and above. For Minor and above, teams will play at least a 12-game regular season plus playoffs. Often, there is an ‘Opening Day’ and ‘Championship Day’ which are held on weekends.
Programs for our Rally Cap and Little League Divisions (Minor, 10/11, and Major), are run within Kanata, as we generally have sufficient numbers to form our own self-contained league. For our Teenaged Divisions (Junior and Senior), we form as many teams as we can but the numbers generally dictate that we participate in a Spring Interlock League with other Leagues in the Western Ottawa area, which means some local travel – generally a home and away game per week.
Please note that game nights and locations are subject to change from year to year as the allotment of field time and player distribution may vary.
Divisions are organized by volunteer Convenors who act as ‘Player Agents’ and are responsible for the Sort Out process, assigning Coaches, holding a player draft to assign teams, and for the schedule for the season. Convenors are also responsible for kicking off and organizing the Summer teams in their respective age groups.
Volunteer Coaches are required at all levels. At least 1/3 of players' parents are required to act as coaches to run the program successfully. Training for coaches is provided at little or no charge and you will need to set aside some time to attend training.