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Registration Update

June 20, 2020

At this time, we have a few spots open on our 11U and 13U recreational teams.  We are not able to accept players who live outside out catchment area, which is Bedford, including west Bedford, and the Larry Uteck Blvd area. Please contact the Registrar at bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com to register.

7U Rally Cap - no spaces available.

9U Rookie - no spaces available

11U Mosquito - a few spaces

13U Peewee - a few spaces

15U Bantam - due to lack of interest we will not be fielding a team in this division.

 If you are interested in the 18U Midget division, please send an email to the Registrar at bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com for more information.   

Registration is accepted on a first come first serve basis.  Payment must be received the day you register or it will not be accepted.

 Rep team tryouts are closed.

 


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7U Rally Cap - Program information for 2020

June 20, 2020

Due to social distancing requirments, the 7U Rally Cap players will play one night per week, either on Tuesday or Thursday night, from 6:30 to 7:30 pm, running from June 30 to the end of August.  Each player should bring his or her own HAND SANITIZER for use, bat, helmet and glove. A parent is encouraged to help on the field or be reasonably close to aide the coaches with things like finding gloves, hats, bats, tying cleats, etc, 

 

 

 


Covid-19 update

June 8, 2020

Please read the Baseball Nova Scotia Return to Play document for information on how Covid-19 will affect baseball this summer:

BNS Return to Play plan

 


Registration for 2020

Registration for the 2020 baseball season will begin on February 3, 2020.   

Registration will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis, for as long as space remains.   We are not able to accept players from outside our catchment area (Bedford to Larry Uteck area, including west Bedford) due to limited field availability.

 

In order to register, you must create an account if you did not already do so previously.  Please review your contact information carefully to ensure the information is up-to-date and entered correctly.  

IMPORTANT:  After you enter and submit the player registration information through the website, you will receive an email from "support@leaguelineup.com" listing the players and programs for which they are registered.  If you do not receive this email, it indicates there was an issue somewhere along the line.    The most common reason for not receiving the confirmation message is that all the steps were not completed to the end with all changes saved and then "submitted".  Technical support advises me that using a desktop or laptop with Chrome browser works best, and mobile phones do not work well with this system.   Please contact me at bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com if you require assistance.  I am able to enter your child's registration for you if you have difficulties with the system.

 

 Payment Information:

Payment is due upon registration.  

  

New Members: If this is the first time that your child is joining Bedford Minor Baseball, you must provide proof of age for your child.  If you are sending payment by mail, you may include a photocopy of the birth certificate, NS Health Card, or passport for the child you are registering.  You can also scan or photograph this document and email it to bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com

  

Tri-County Rangers Rep Team Tryouts:  The $60  tryout fee and the division registration fee must be paid before attending tryouts.  Information regarding the tryout schedule is posted at www.tcrangers.ca .  

 

 In order to get a refund you must contact the Registrar at bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com no later than June 15th.  There is a $25 non-refundable amount included in the registration fee.  No refunds after June 15th.

 

Divisions for 2020

7U - Rally Cap:  for players born in 2013, 2014, or 2015.  Fee is $125.

9U - Rookie:  for players born in 2011 or 2012 .  Fee is $200.

11U- Mosquito: for players born in 2009 or 2010.  Fee is $225.

13U - PeeWee: for players born in 2007 or 2008.  Fee is $225.

15U - Bantam:  for players born in 2005 or 2006.  Fee is $225.

18U - Midget:  for players born in 2002, 2003, or 2004.  Fee is $250.

21U - Junior:  for players born in 1999, 2000, or 2001.  Fee is $300.


Challenger Baseball In Bedford

 Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program that provides an opportunity for children and youth with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in organized baseball at a level structured to their abilities.  For more information and to register, please go to the Bedford Challenger Baseball website: bedfordchallengerbaseball.com 


Prodigy Sports Sale!

Prodigy Sports is offering 40% off most in-stock products… Some items are excluded, however, everything is on sale!

 You can shop online and use Voucher Code: MARCH2020

 https://prodigy-sports.com/en/

 New products will be added to the website over the next few days so check back often.

The store is still open, if you want to come in, but to limit social interaction, Online Orders can be picked up in-store when notified or shipped by courier. Please be aware that shipping times may be delayed.

 


Baseball Nova Scotia Awards 2019

Congratulations to Mark Clare who was selected by Baseball Nova Scotia as  the 2019 Volunteer of the Year.  Mark was the Head Coach of our 7U - Rally Cap baseball program in 2019.  He also established the Challenger Baseball program in Bedford this year, which was a resounding success.  Thank you for all of your efforts!

 

The Bedford Minor Baseball Association was the Baseball Nova Scotia recipient of the 2019 Association of the Year Award.

 


TriCounty Rangers 11U AAA take silver at Atlantics

The 11U AAA Tri-County Rangers represented Nova Scotia at the Atlantic Championships in Fredericton this past weekend. They went 3-1 in the round robin and won the silver medal in an epic battle that went to 2 extra innings. This capped of a great season for Team Rangers.


TriCounty Rangers 11U AA win Atlantics

Congratulations to the 11U AA Rangers team for winning the Atlantics.  The team went 5-0 at the Provincials and went on to represent Nova Scotia at the Atlantcs, where they took the championship with a decisive 13-3 win in the Gold Medal game.


Tri-County Rangers 11U -Mosquito AAA win Provincials

Congratulations to the Tri-County Rangers Mosquito AAA team who won the Nova Scotia Provincial Championship 2019. It was an exciting, quality game versus the Halifax Mets. The final score was 8-1. The team will be moving on to compete in the Atlantic Championship Tournament in Fredricton this September. Good luck Rangers! 


CHALLENGER BASEBALL IN BEDFORD

Registration is now open for the first season of Bedford Challenger Baseball.  Registration is FREE.  We will play Sunday evenings beginning in June.

  • Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program that provides an opportunity for children and youth with cognitive and/or physical special needs to enjoy the full benefits of participating in organized baseball at a level structured to their abilities.

To register, contact Mark Clare at:  challengerbaseball.bedford@gmail.com

 

 Challenger Baseball is seeking Volunteers

Bedford Challenger Baseball is seeking volunteers (Buddies) for our first season.  We will be playing Sunday evenings beginning in June.

 What is a Buddy?

  • A buddy is the name given to a volunteer that assists a player in the Challenger Baseball division.​A buddy is someone that desires to help children with cognitive and/or physical special needs enjoy the sport of baseball in a recreational, non-competitive environment.​
  • A buddy has a desire to give something back to the community.
  • A buddy is prepared to commit regularly to be at Challenger Baseball games.
  • A buddy helps participants with catching, throwing, batting, fielding and getting around the bases.
  • A buddy is a friend that the player can rely on for assistance during their time together.
  • A buddy assists but also lets the players do as much as they can on their own.
  • Youth and adults can be Buddies!!

To volunteer, contact Mark Clare at:  challengerbaseball.bedford@gmail.com

 


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:

Mosquito House League & Rep - Plate $30; Bases $25
Pee-Wee House League & Rep - Plate $35; Bases $30
Bantam House League & Rep - Plate $45; Bases - $40

You must attend an umpire clinic in order to work as an umpire. The cost is $70. Once you have attended the clinic, the association will reimburse you $30 towards the clinic fee if you are a first-time umpire.  For more information:


Volunteers



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.

When and Where do they teams play?

Rally Cap - The 7U Rally Cap division plays at Meadowbrook field (behind Basinview School), twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 PM.  

9U - Rookie division will participate in a league with Sackville Minor Baseball.  In June the schedule will entail one practice and one game per week.  In July and August there will be 2 games per week and practice time will be scheduled by the coaches but will be mainly weekends. Please note that there is no set playing nights so participants can play any night of the week including weekends.  

 

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 recreational leagues start in late May/early June and run until early September (usually Labour Day).  Teams usually play 2 games per week, one at home and one away.  Away games are played at the home field of the opposing team. 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 (Sackville, Hammonds Plains or Fall River) to form a team. 

 

11U Mosquito - The Bedford 11U 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.  Home games take place on Sunday afternoons.

 

13U PeeWee and 15U Bantam – These teams play at Joan Lenihan and Robert Lenihan Memorial Fields (Range Park).  The 13U Pee-Wee play home games on Thursday evenings. 

  

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. 

 

Tri-County Rangers 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 7U - Rally Cap division get a hat and t-shirt to keep, as well as Baseball Canada hats through our Rally Cap Program. 

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.  


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 bedfordminorbaseball@hotmail.com .


Field Closures


To find out if baseball is canceled due to field conditions, please click here for HRM Field Conditions.

Exceptions: Les Mayo (Payzant's) and Windsor Junction (WJCC) are privately owned and operated.  Please check the condition of these field  on the Sackville Minor Baseball website.

Weir Field is operated by Springfield Lake Recreation. Check the website www.springfieldlakerec.com for conditions at Weir.


Batting Helmets


Bedford Minor Baseball encourages all participants to purchase their own helmets for this coming season, however, we will still be supplying them for the 2009 season inside the team equipment bags. Beginning in 2010 all players will be required to have their own helmets. This decision has been made based on many studies about personal hygiene with sharing equipment such as helmets. Helmets can be purchased at stores such as Cleve's or SportsWheels for between $20 and $30.

Contact Information


Please be sure to keep us informed of your up-to-date email address, as information regarding registration and baseball camps, as well as tax receipts, are sent by email.

Looking for Volunteers!!!!


Executive Coordinators and Coaches

The BMB Executive is made up of a small number of volunteers who dedicate their time to the continuation of Baseball in Bedford. We are always looking for persons interested in helping in any way, whether you know Baseball or not. Many of the duties of the Executive are organizational and we are always in need of a helping hand. If you can volunteer time or a skill, please call a member and talk it over with us. We generally meet every second month unless it is a busy time such as season start-up which requires a somewhat larger time commitment through April and May.

Each year BMB undertakes a search for volunteers to act as Coordinators and Coaches at both the Rep and Rec/House League level. Coaching volunteers must have their Coaching Level I Certificate (Triple AAA teams, Level II technical)to be on the field but teams need other volunteers as well to organize players, schedules and finances. Coaches make up the largest number of volunteers. They meet pre-season to make up teams and schedules. They do the phoning, collect gear and sign out uniforms. Above all, their job is to teach skills, rules, sportsmanship, fair play, responsibility and baseball to their young players and ensure they have fun while learning.
Please submit a resume and letters of character reference now, or give us a call to talk it over.


Team Volunteers

It is hoped that parents will become involved in the sport of their child's choice by bringing them to the games, promoting positive sportsmanship at all times and by offering to volunteer in at least some capacity, however small. We often needs grounds crews for tournaments, canteen people, and those who help with special events. Many small efforts can easily add up to a large success over the season. Please do not wait to be asked.

Umpires

Umpires are always in demand. Teens who are over 14 and adults are invited to attend local clinics and then apply to be placed on the roster. Watch for local clinics.

Financial Assistance

Funding opportunities are available to help cover baseball registration fees:

 

Jumpstart

 

Kidsport