Information for 2018
Registration for 2018:
Beginning this year, Bedford Minor Baseball is moving to an on-line registration system.
Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis for the recreational levels (including the 6U & 8U Rally Cap divisions) as long as space remains.
Your registration is not complete until payment has been received. Please note that if payment has not been received within 10 days of submitting your registration, it will be removed from the system. If you are paying by cheque, you may post-date your cheque to May 1st.
Mailing Address for payments by cheque: BMB Registrar, 46 Castlestone Drive, Bedford, NS B4B 0J4
We also accept payment by e-transfer and credit card. Please send your e-transfer to the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to pay by credit card, please email your request to the Registrar. You will receive an invoice from our credit card processor to pay through a secure website. Please do not send your credit card information to us via email as it is not secure. A $10 per player processing fee will be added for registrations paid by credit card.
In order to get a refund you must contact the Registrar at email@example.com no later than June 15th. There is a $25 non-refundable amount included in the registration fee. No refunds after June 15th.
Divisions and Fees:
6U Rally Cap (formerly known as Rookie) - players born in 2012 or 2013 - Fee is $125.
8U Rally Cap (formerly known as Squirt) - players born in 2010 or 2011 - Fee is $125.
11U Mosquito - born in 2007, 2008 or 2009 - Fee is $200.
13U Pee-Wee - born in 2005 or 2006 - Fee is $200.
15U Bantam - born in 2003 or 2004 - Fee is $225.
18U Midget A - born in 2000, 2001 or 2002 - Fee is $250.
Rep Try-out fee - $60 payable at registration.
Volunteers are needed to help in areas such as coaching and executive positions. No sport can be successful without volunteers and Bedford Minor Baseball is no different. We encourage you to sign up on the registration form in the space provided, or contact one of the members of the executive. The association presently is run by a small group of volunteers, who also volunteer with various teams as coaches or managers.
If you are interested in coaching and would like some formal instruction, Bedford Minor Baseball will support you by paying for your start up course, which consists of an on-line course and a four hour technical course. We highly encourage any of our volunteers to take advantage of the training opportunities if possible. This will provide you with a better understanding of the game and skills which in turn will better enable the participants to grow and enjoy the game. In order to volunteer it is not a requirement to take the courses but we do encourage people who can to do so.
Please be sure to keep us informed of your up-to-date email address, as information regarding registration and other association news is sent via email.
Where and when do they play?
Rally Cap - The 6U and 8U Rally Cap divisions play at Meadowbrook field (behind Basinview School); both groups play twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM.
Recreational teams (House league) - 11U Mosquito age and older play in a league with teams from Sackville and Fall River, and perhaps from Hammonds Plains and St. Margaret’s Bay as well. The Bedford 11U Mosquito teams use Joan Lenihan Memorial Field (Range Park) as their home field, and occasionally use Meadowbrook Field for practices and to make up rained out games. The 13U PeeWee and 15U Bantam teams play at Joan Lenihan and Robert Lenihan (Range Park). The recreational leagues start in early June and run until early September. Teams usually play 2 games per week. The Bedford 11U Mosquito teams play home games on Sunday afternoons, and the 13U Pee-Wee play home games on Thursday evenings.
If your child has a friend he or she wishes to play on the same team with in the Recreational level , please send an email to the registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org). We always try to accommodate friend requests when possible, but is difficult to do so after the players have been divided into teams.
18U Midget Recreational - At this level, the teams play in an 18U Midget A League. Depending on the number of teams in our area, they may play in a local Midget A League. For example, in 2013 our Bedford recreational 18U Midget team played in a Midget A League comprised of teams from Bedford, Sackville, Fall River and Hammonds Plains. In other years when the number of local teams was low, they played in the Blue Nose Midget A League through Baseball Nova Scotia, which required more travel. Please note that you do not have to attend try-outs to play on these teams.
Another Note on Recreational Teams: When the number of players registered in an age division has been too low to field a team, we have combined our Bedford players with some players from another local association to form a team.
Rep Teams - At the rep level, Bedford is combined with Fall River and Sackville to form the Tri-County Baseball Association. Depending on the age group, home games are played in the Bedford, Sackville, or Fall River/Waverley areas, and away games may be anywhere in Nova Scotia.
What do I get for my registration fee?
Players in the 6U & 8U Rally Cap divisions get a hat and t-shirt to keep.
At the recreational level, players receive a hat to keep. The team uniform, consisting of a jersey and pants, must be returned at the end of the season.
In all age groups, equipment such as bats and baseballs are provided by the Association, along with all umpire and field associated costs. Bedford Minor Baseball also insures all players with Baseball Nova Scotia, at a cost of $20 per participant.
Looking for Umpires
Bedford Minor Baseball is always looking for players 13 years of age and older to get involved in umpiring. This is a great way for a young person to make some money during the summer. The payment structure for the various divisions is listed below:
11U Mosquito - Plate $27; Bases $20
13U Pee-Wee - Plate $30; Bases $20
15U Bantam - Plate $40; Bases - $25
In order to Umpire games, you must attend an umpire clinic. For information on Umpire Clinics: www.BNSUD.com. Bedford Minor Baseball will reimburse half of the fee to any first time umpires who attend an umpire clinic.
Suggestions and Feedback
Bedford Minor Baseball is always looking for ways to improve our association. Your suggestions and comments are welcome. Please contact us at email@example.com.