FAQ's


Frequently Asked Questions 

For information on nights of play, rules, schedules, coaching applications/information and diamond locations please look go to our homepage and select the appropriate tab 

 

Registrations 

How do I know which division to register my child in?

          All levels are determined by birth year. Baseball Alberta has renamed each level this year and now goes with the following:

  • 9U Born 2011/2012 
  • 11U Born 2009/2010 
  • 13U Born 2007/2008 
  • 15U Born 2005/2006 
  • 18U Born 2002,2003,2004 
  • Rally Cap remains unchanged. Born 2013,2014 and first part of 2015 (must be 5 by May 1st) 

What is the refund policy?

Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. The board will consider the reason for withdrawal, along with the timing of the withdrawal when determining if a refund is applicable. Please note that refunds may be subject to a 10% administrative charge.

Do you have T-Ball? 

Traditional T-ball doesn’t exist within BMBA. For the younger kids (5,6,7) we run our Rally Cap program. This mainly consists of skill development in a fun atmosphere as opposed to playing actual games.

 

Can I register my daughter in baseball?

BMBA welcomes both boys and girls, although Beaumont does also have a Fastball Association (Beaumont Blitz) which many of our girls have moved to.

 

Can I request that my child play on the same team as another child?

BMBA will not honor requests to play with others, with the exception of siblings. 

 

My kid is very skilled and quite mature for his/her age, can I register them in a higher level?

No. At least initially, please register in the age appropriate level. You may make a request with the director of division you wish to play in. If there is room once registration closes and skills have been evaluated, you MAY be able to switch to a different level.

 

Why does the Competitive registration cost more than the house registration?

The initial registration fees include a $50 evaluation fee.

 

Why is Waitlist/Competitive my only option in my requested division?

The House Division you are trying to register for is full. You will be contacted in the event a spot is available. Please ensure you do complete the registration forms for the Waitlist as we use the date/time stamp to determine priority.

 

What does the “level-up” fee go towards?

This fee helps pay for the extra costs associated with Competitive baseball. Please refer to our Competitive Information Document for more details

 

Is there an option to pay in installments?

At this time installments are not available. In the event you are in a position of financial hardship, please contact the registrar, registrar@beaumontminorball.com

 

I indicated that I am willing to coach/manage. How do I know if I’ve been selected?

Competitive Head coach will be determined after review of all coaching application forms, in mid March. Head coach will then choose his/her assistants and manager(s) based on teams and indication on registration form.

House: All division directors will have list of willing volunteers and will contact you prior to the season beginning 

 

My child wants to tryout for a tier that Beaumont does not offer; how do I register with another association, is there anything I have to do beforehand?”

If trying out for a tier that Beaumont does not offer, please register (free of charge) on our website first, then register with the other association. Select the appropriate Division, and choose Tryout/Release Registration. This will allow us to release player if successful at tryouts and will also hold a spot for player within our association.

 

My child is going to be playing another spring/summer activity in addition to baseball.  Can he/she still be considered for a Competitive team?

Competitive baseball at all levels is a significant commitment for players and families.  Through this commitment, players will see a substantial increase in the development of their baseball skills and continue to grow their passion for the game.  While BMBA encourages players that commit to the Competitive Program consider what conflicts may arise by participating in other spring/summer activities, we welcome all players to be evaluated and be considered for a spot on a Competitive team.  Participation in other spring/summer activities and potential conflicts that may arise may be one of several considerations when creating our teams.

 

Equipment Needed 

What equipment is needed to play?

Basics: Glove, jock/jill strap, shoes (cleats are recommended but not required) 

Optional:  bat, personal catchers equipment, batting gloves 

 

Is a uniform provided?

11U-18U hat provided, jersey will be provided but must be returned at end of season, player must have grey baseball pants (red socks and red belt are suggested) 

9U and Rally Cap hat and t-shirt style jersey are provided (to keep), baseball pants not required but are allowed 

The Competitive teams will be wearing white pants (house league will wear grey pants)

 

Other 

Are we required to do any fundraising this year?

Possibly there could be some fundraising required throughout the season. This is all dependent on the BMBA's needs for that particular year.

 

My company is interested in sponsoring a team or division, is this an option?

Please direct all sponsorship questions to vicepresident@beaumontminorball.com

 

Are we required to Volunteer? 

Volunteering is not required, per se, but there will be times when you are called upon to help, such as during tournaments or winter camps. 

There are often positions on the board that are available as well for those interested. Look under “Contact” on webpage for a list of available positions. 

 

 

For Any other Questions please Contact Registrar or Division Director. 

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