Diamond & Division Information (Oakridge Baseball)

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Diamond Information

Byron Optimist Sports Complex Dan Pullham Memmorial Park  
Emily Carr Public School Hazelden North Park
Jaycee Park Kensington Park
Oakridge Arena Riverside Public School
St. Thomas Aquinas West Lions Diamonds
Wilfred Jury   



Oakridge Division Highlights: 


Blastball  [Ages 2 & 3]

Blastball is a fun introduction to baseball for boys and girls. It is a precursor to T-Ball and emphasizes fun, making friends and team building.
It teaches the basic fundamentals of T-Ball in a fun environment that includes hitting, catching, throwing, running and fielding.

Parent participation is strongly recommended
Program Duration: Monday nights ( 6:45pm to 7:45pm) from mid May to mid July
Diamond: TBD
Equipment required: running shoes, players can wear a glove but it is not recommended at this age nor will it be used
Equipment provided: sponge ball, soft bats and bases


T-Ball [Ages 4 & 5]

T-ball teaches boys and girls all 5 basic fundamentals of baseball in a fun and interactive environment that include hitting, throwing, catching, running and fielding. Children will begin to develop agility, coordination and balance. Rules will be introduced as kids begin playing in games weekly. This is a joint league in partnership with North London Baseball

Parent participation is strongly recommended with volunteer opportunities in coaching.
Time commitment is only 3-4 hours per week and attitude outweighs experience, come join the team with your athlete!
Program Duration: Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:15pm to 7:45pm) from late May to the end of July. 
Diamond: Emily Carr public school and Hazelden North Park. Some games may be played on Wednesdays at North. Schedule will be determined by the number of teams. Teams will play at least one night a week and often twice
Equipment required: baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: baseball pants, jersey and hat


Jr. Rookieball [Age 6]

Jr. Rookie will further enhance the children's knowledge on the
 fundamentals of baseball. Athletes will begin to develop agility, coordination and balance. Rules will be introduced as kids begin playing in games weekly. Coach pitch and further skill development becomes a focus.
Pitching Machines will be used (either electric or foot pedal action) allowing athletes to become prepared for the next level of baseball. This is a joint league in partnership with North London Baseball

Parent participation is strongly recommended with volunteer opportunities in coaching. Time commitment is only 4-5 hours per week and attitude outweighs experience, come join the team with your athlete!
Program Duration
: Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:15pm to 7:45pm) from late May to the end of July
Diamond: Emily Carr public school and Hazelden North Park 
Equipment required: baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, tees and catcher's equipment


Rookieball [Ages 7 & 8]

Rookieball is an important developmental step as athletes progress from T-Ball to baseball. With the aid of a pitching machine, athletes will learn to hit a baseball and enable them to focus on other important aspects of the game; such as, defense and teamwork. The pitching machine is the premier teaching tool for proper skill development at this age group

P
rogram Duration
:
Mid May to mid August, days of week will be determined closer to season open
Diamond: 
TBD
Equipment required:
baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill 
Equipment provided: 
baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, bases and catcher's equipment


Mosquito [Ages 9 & 10]

Mosquito is the next level of play that introduces a new dimension to the game of baseball. One of the biggest changes in this division is the introduction of the opposing team pitching the ball to the batter. Pitching skills are taught to all who would like to learn and batters are taught defensive batting techniques. Along with pitching, base running becomes an intricate part of the game as the ball remains in play as per baseball rules unless the umpire calls time. Stealing (without lead-offs) is introduced at this age group.  Athletes are allowed to leave their base as the pitch crosses the plate and can steal at their peril.  The catcher's role is now more important than in earlier age groups as runners are free to advance and the catcher has the opportunity to throw stealing runners out on the bases. There are three outs per side per inning with a regulation game consisting of six innings. There are a maximum number of runs per inning in effect and the entire team is in the batting rotation. Rotation rules are in effect and enforced to ensure all Athletes receive an equal opportunity to play infield and outfield positions. 

P
rogram Duration
Mid May to mid August, days of week will be determined closer to season open
Diamond: 
TBD
Equipment required
baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: 
baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, bases and catcher's equipment

PeeWee [Ages 11 & 12]

The PeeWee level of play builds upon many of the skills developed at the Mosquito division. The ball is pitched by the opposing team's pitcher with the game being played with a higher level of skill. It is the first division played with leadoffs. There are 3 outs per side per inning with a regulation game consisting of six innings. There are a maximum number of runs per inning in effect and the entire team is in the batting rotation

Program DurationMid May to mid August, days of week will be determined closer to season open
Diamond: 
TBD
Equipment required
baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: 
baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, bases and catcher's equipment


Bantam [Ages 13 & 14]


Athletes make their way through this program with a high fitness level which in turn enhances their level of play.
This will provide a competitive environment for Athletes.

Program Duration
Mid May to mid August, days of week will be determined closer to season open
Diamond: 
TBD
Equipment required
baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: 
baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, bases and catcher's equipment


Midget [Ages 15 & 16]
Athletes in this age group span over three birth years in both competitive and house league divisions. Travel is expected and level of play is escalated as Athletes continue to develop skills, strength and strong knowledge of the game.

Program DurationMid May to mid August, days of week will be determined closer to season open
Diamond: 
TBD
Equipment required
baseball glove, batting helmet, running shoes or plastic spike shoes, protective jock or jill
Equipment provided: 
baseball pants, jersey and hat, bats, baseballs, bases and catcher's equipment

 


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