We will be introducing a new registration system for the upcoming 2018 season and are expecting to launch registration in early December. As with any new system, there will be growing pains so your patience throughout the process is greatly appreciated. We believe this new system will modernize our overall process from registration to roster management and from scheduling to communications. We are looking forward to rolling it out!
With that being said, our registration system is not the only new thing coming this year! As some of you may be aware, last year the Mosquito and Peewee House League divisions were invited to a “Mid-Season Tuneup” clinic as part of a player development pilot. This coming season we will be expanding on player development by introducing the following programs to our house league players:
- Off-Season Baseball Skills Clinic
- Rookie to Bantam
- Hosted at the Milton Soccer Centre in town
- Coaching Clinic Series
- Open to all House League Coaches
- Multiple sessions that will cover hitting, throwing, fielding, running
- Guidance on how to run progressive practices
- Spring Training (weather permitting)
- Tyke to Bantam
- Outdoor training sessions prior to the start of the regular season
- Rookie to Peewee
- Skills tuneup just before the playoffs
We hope that these experiences will provide a more fulfilling summer for our ball players and provide them with the tools not only to enjoy the game more but to provide them with skills to compete at a higher level if they so choose. Moreover, we hope that these programs will provide our coaches the support and knowledge that they need to maximize fun and learning on their teams!
Please note, all of these programs are included in your registration fee. And speaking of the registration fee, all fees will be the same cost as last year!
A couple more things to note regarding the upcoming House League season:
- Jr. T-Ball and Sr. T-Ball have now been combined into one T-Ball division (ages 4 and 5)
- Opening Day will be on Saturday, May 12, 2018 and will be hosted again by our T-Ball division
- No regular season games will be scheduled the week during and following the Canada Day long weekend (June 30, 2018 to July 6, 2018)
- Champ Day will be held on August 18, 2018 (one week later than last year)
- A playoff elimination format will be utilized for the older divisions (details to follow)
We are looking forward to what we are hoping to be an exciting season. We believe that these changes will further build and improve the baseball experience in our town. And we are glad that you have chosen to be part of it!