General Information (St. Marys Minor Ball)

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REGISTRATION 2022

Registration for the 2022 season has now closed.  If you are interested in registering, please send an email to [email protected] to be placed on a waiting list.  Additional registrations will be accepted based on current team numbers.
Please be patient, it may take a few weeks to hear back.
Please be sure to include your child's name, date of birth, address and whether they are signing up for a girls division or boys division.


Frequently Asked Questions


Who can play for St. Marys Minor Ball? 

St Marys Minor Ball is for girls and boys from ages 4 - 18. Players must be a resident of St. Marys or surrounding areas. At the very youngest age, it is a co-ed house league that does not involve travel. Eventually, girls play fastball and boys play hardball. More details here:

 

BOYS DIVISIONS

Co-ed Jr. Rookie (2015 - 2018)

U9 (2013 - 2014)

U11 (2011 - 2012)

U13 (2009 - 2010)

U15 (2007 - 2008)

U18 (2006 - 2004)

GIRLS DIVISIONS

Co-ed Jr. Rookie (2015 - 2018)

U9 (2013 - 2014)

U11 (2011- 2012)

U13 (2009 - 2010)

U15 (2007 - 2008)

U21 (2006 - 2001)

 

How much does it cost to play? 

Please refer to the Registration Fees here.

 

What if my player changes their mind and decides to not play? 

Refer to the St Marys Minor Ball refund policy here.

 

U7/JR ROOKIE CO-ED INFORMATION:

 

When does the season start and when does it end?

U7/Jr Rookie Co-ed will run from May 17 until July 28, depending on the weather and state of the field. 

 

When will we find out my child's schedule?

Jr Rookie Co-ed plays two nights per week. For the 2022 season, the schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30.

 

Where do we practice and play?

Jr Rookie Co-ed plays at East Ward Park.

 

What are the equipment and uniform requirements?

St Marys Minor Ball will provide all U7/Jr Rookie Co-ed players with a jersey and hat and all players will share balls, bats, T's and cleaning supplies. All players must have their own ball glove and helmet. 

 

How can I support my player?

Please come ready to help assist on the field, no athletic ability required, an older sibling or grandparent would also be welcome.

 

How will the program work?

We will warm up each practice as a large group then split off into smaller groups. Two diamonds will run at the same time and all participants will wear the same jerseys. Your child can choose where they feel most comfortable, we are hoping to foster a love for the game, time spent with friends and team work. 

 

Diamond #1- T-Ball and Blast Ball-- games and fun associated with baseball, followed by blast-ball and T-Ball style scrimmage. (ex. water sponges, tag, music, relay races etc all baseball themed)

 

Diamond #2 - Baseball 101 -- will be for learning to play baseball, skills, drills and proper scrimmage with pitching from coaches or hitting from the T.

 

Who can I contact if I have more questions?

Laurie McCutcheon, U7/Jr Rookie Co-ed Coordinator: [email protected]

 

 

U9 - U18  INFORMATION:

When does the season start and when does it end?

The baseball season runs from April to August. Ideally, practices start in late April but we must wait until the fields can be played on. Games typically run from mid-May to August. 

 

When will we find out my child's schedule?

Once registration is complete, the executive will determine teams and schedules. Players will be contacted by coaching staff at some point in April. All schedules will be posted to the website. Each team will have approximately one practice and 1-2 games per week (including some out of town games). 

 

Where do we practice and play?

Practices and home games are held at Teddy’s Field, the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (four diamonds), the arena diamond and the two fields at Milt Dunnell (the Flats). 

 

What are the equipment and uniform requirements?

For U9 and above, St Marys Minor Ball provides all players with a jersey and hat. All players will need to provide their own ball pants, socks, belt, ball cleats, ball glove and helmet. Your coach will confirm uniform colour requirements.  Players do not require their own bat but are welcome to have one. It is highly recommended that boys playing Bantam and Midget have their own bat. 

 

What leagues do we play in?

At the U9 level and above, the girls play fastball in the Huron-Perth Fastball Association. Teams are typically within Huron and Perth counties. Teams play a 12-16 (app) game season and have a final tournament in mid-August.

At the U9 level and above, boys play hardball in the Western Ontario Baseball Association (WOBA). Teams are typically within Huron and Perth counties. Teams play a 12-14 games season and have a final tournament in August. 

 

What does it mean to be on an OBA team?

Boys playing U9 and above may have the opportunity to try out for an OBA (Ontario Baseball Association) team. This is an opportunity for those players who would like an additional opportunity to play baseball at a more competitive level. OBA teams play additional games against other OBA teams within Huron and Perth, as well as within the London District Baseball Association (LDBA). OBA teams also play in a final OBA tournament, which is typically Labour Day weekend. OBA teams are usually in addition to playing on a WOBA team. There is an additional cost to be on an OBA team (typically $100 for U9 and $150 for U11 and older) to cover additional field rentals, umpire fees and entry into the final tournament.

 

How do I obtain a release? 

Releases will be granted to boys age 11 and above who are interested in trying out for the London Badgers AAA association. Girls wanting to try out for AA or AAA fastball will also be granted a release. Releases are rarely granted for any other reason. For more information regarding releases, please contact the President. 


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