Do I need previous baseball experience to play in the York Baseball Association?
No. We welcome beginners of all ages. Each year, we have many players at every age level who have never played baseball before.
What equipment do I need to provide?
Players need only provide a baseball glove and a Jock or Jill protective cup. All other equipment such as bats and helmets are provided by the league. It is strongly recommended that players write their names on gloves in permanent marker.
How much does it cost to play House League?
Our T-Ball programs for 4-6 year olds costs only $100 for the season (May - July). The fee includes a uniform, hat and commemorative photos and medals that are yours to keep!
Our Rookieball, Mosquito, Peewee, Bantam and Midget for 7-18 year olds cost $200 for the season. The fee includes a uniform (shirt, pants, socks, hat) and keepsake photos and medals - all yours to keep.
I have 2 children, so is there a Family Discount?
Yes there is. Your first child is full charge, but all other siblings receive a $50 discount.
When are games played?
Our T-Ball program runs from May to July on Saturday Mornings.
Our Rookieball, Mosquito & Peewee teams play on weeknights beginning at 6:00pm - from April to September
Our Bantam & Midget teams play later at night, 8:30pm, "under the lights" - From April to September
What Division (age group) should I register for?
In Canada most baseball organisations, like York Baseball, have the following age groups:
T-Ball: A fun game of hitting, running and fielding for our youngest players, ages 4, 5 & 6. Batters learn to hit a ball on a tee and run the bases while the opposing team fields the ball.
Rookieball: A more competitive game for our 6, 7 & 8 year old players. The main difference from T-Ball is that the ball is pitched by a machine.
*6 year olds may be invited to join a Rookieball team, based on their demonstrated ability, at the coach's discretion.
Mosquito: The youngest division that features players pitching the ball to the opposing batter. This division is for players ages 9, 10, & 11.
Peewee: Played on our largest field, Peewee games include a regulation pitchers mound, and lead-offs for true baseball action. Played by our 12 & 13 year old players.
Bantam: For our 14 & 15 year old players. Bantam games are played on weeknights under the lights at Smythe Park.
Midget: For players 16, 17 & 18 years old. More of the same as Bantam.
For our most advanced Midget aged players, we offer a chance to try-out for the York Blue Jays AA Rep Team. This team plays their home games at Keelesdale North Park.
Where do you play your games?
The York Baseball Association operates out of Smythe Park and Keelsedale North Park.
Smythe Park is located south of Eglinton Avenue between Jane Street and Scarlett Road.
It is accessible from Jane Street at Alliance Avenue by footpath.
The parking lot entrance is at 175 Scarlett Road (between Eglinton and Dundas).
Keelesdale North Park is located on the northeast corner of Black Creek Drive and Eglinton Avenue
(1 traffic light north of Eglinton)
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