Frequently Asked Questions

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What equipment do I need to buy?

Erindale provides each player with a full uniform, which varies by age group. For safety and hygiene reasons, each player must provide their own helmet. Helmets must have the appropriate approvals. All female softball players from Mite to Midget must have a helmet with face cage. Erindale will be selling helmets, at registrations & on Opening Day, or you may purchase your own, at any sporting goods retailer. Boys must wear an athletic support (jock strap & cup) in baseball. Jill straps are highly recommended for girls, especially if playing in the catchers position. Protective mouthguards are RECOMMENDED for all players.

Do I have to buy special baseball cleats?

No, it is not mandatory. A good pair of running shoes are fine. However, you may wish to purchase cleats. They provide better traction on damp or wet grass.

What are the age groups?

Girls Mite Softball 7-10 year olds (combination of live pitching & machine pitch)
Girls Squirt Softball 11/12 year olds
Girls Novice Softball 13/14 year olds 
Girls Bantam Softball 15/16 year olds
Girls Midget Softball 17-22 year olds 
Ladies Recreational Softball 23 years and up
Boys MBA, COBA Select & OBA 13 years and up

Ages as of December 31, 2018.

When does the season start and how long does it last?

Games begin as follows:
Boys MBA/COBA - Start, 2nd week of May - End, late August
Girls Softball - Start, 2nd week of May - Midget ends late August, Mite, Squirt, Novice, Bantam and Ladies end early September. 


What nights do they play?

MBA House and COBA Select
Contact
 Anne Dundon president@erindalellbaseball.ca
*Two games and a practice per week
*Games played at Mississauga parks (MBA)/Central Ontario parks (COBA/OBA), home diamonds are Martin Dobkin, South Common hardball (MBA) and Ninth Line (MBA and COBA/OBA)
*Game times vary - 6:15pm/8:30pm

Girls Softball
Contact: Paul Carriere softballvp@erindalellbaseball.ca 

Mite (born 2008-2011)
*6:30PM games Monday or Wednesday
*one game and one practice per week
*5 inning games
Squirt (born 2006-2007)
*6:30PM games Tuesday & Thursday
*one to two games per week, plus practice
*6 inning games
Novice (born 2004/2005)
*6:30PM games May/June, some 8:30PM games in July/August Monday & Wednesday
*one to two games per week, plus practice
*7 inning games
Bantam (born 2002/2003)
*6:30 or 8:30PM games Tuesday & Thursday
*one to two games per week, plus practice
*7 inning games
Midget (born 1996-2001)
*6:30 or 8:30PM games Sunday; 8:30pm games Monday & Wednesday
*one to two games per week, plus practice
*7 inning games
Ladies (born 1995 and earlier)
*7:00PM/9:00PM Friday 6:00pm/8:00pm Sunday (if required)

Please note that every effort is made to play games on the above nights. However, rescheduled games are played when they can be fit into the schedule. As well, due to available park permits, some games may have to shift to alternate nights

What parks do they play?
Softball home games are at Martin Dobkin, and away games are played at other parks in Mississsuga or near Centennial Park in Etobicoke.
MBA home games are at Ninth Line, Fleetwood, Martin Dobkin, and away games are played at other parks in Mississsuga
COBA home games as per MBA parks. Away games are at other parks in the Mississauga to Hamilton area.

What is covered in the registration fee?

Your registration fee covers the following:
*uniform (cap, shirt, pants, and socks);
*team and individual picture;
*player insurance;
*league administration fees.
*equipment (bats, balls, catchers equipment, etc.)
*umpires
*City of Mississauga diamond user fees.


What method of payment do we accept?

We accept cash (in person only), or cheques, in person or mail. We now accept Visa or MasterCard, for online or in-person registrations. Debit is accepted in-person only.

Can my children play on the same team?

If you have two (or more) children who would normally play within the same category, (i.e.  11 & 12 year old girls in Squirt) we will automatically place them on the same team, unless you request otherwise.

Are there Select/All Star teams? 

Tournament teams are offered (depending on player interest and coach availability), for an additional fee, at the following age groups:
*Girls Mite, Squirt, Novice, Bantam and Midget.


Registration Fee Assistance


Here are a couple of links to assist those in paying for registration fees:
http://www.kidsportcanada.ca/chapters/on/documents/kidsport_ontario_grant_online_and_email.pdf
http://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/en/what-we-do#hta