OBA Rookie SelectUpdated Friday January 18, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.
The OBA Rookie Select Program is KBA's introduction to competitive baseball for 9U players (born 2011 - 2010). Players are selected via tryout and are drafted into balanced teams for participation in the NCOBA Rookie Ball Select division.
|Tryout registration for OBA Rookie Select is currently open, click here to register.|
Rookie Ball is the highest level of baseball available to 9U players differing from house programs in a number of ways:
|Eligible Players||Born 2011 - 2010|
|Registration Status||Open (Tryouts)|
|Evaluation Process||Tryouts (Late March)|
|Season||Full (April to August)|
What to Expect
Registration for Tryouts is currently open. Participants are strongly encouraged to also register for Spring Rookie House (opens in early January) as that program is likely to fill up prior to completion of the OBA Rookie Select Tryout process. Players drafted to a OBA Rookie Select Team will have their House registration cancelled and funds applied to the OBA Rookie Select registration fees.
Tryouts are held March 16 to 31 with teams formed not later than April 9. More information regarding tryouts can be found here. Players cannot be placed on an OBA Rookie Select team without participation in the tryout. Players not selected to a team will be informed via email by the convener.
Teams will participate in spring training in the Kanata Cubhouse during the month of April.
Outdoor practices begin in May after the city has released baseball fields. Teams are expected to practice 2-3 times per week, with practices held Monday to Saturday. NCOBA league games begin in late May and finish before the August long weekend. Teams will play 16 league games in the NCOBA Rookie Select division, with most games scheduled Monday to Thursday. At most 4 league games will be played outside of Kanata (Arnprior and Merrickville). NCOBA playoffs are typically held on the 2nd weekend of August. The winner of the NCOBA division may advance to regional and or provincial playdowns.
All KBA teams will participate in the KBA Rookie Select tournament, typically held in June (more details soon). Teams may optionally participate in regional Rookie Select tournaments or exhbition games.
At the discretion of the coaching staff, KBA will support the creation of a travel team comprised of the top players in this division. This team will seek out additional playing opportunities (tournaments and exhibition play) throughout Ontario. Players should expect to meet an additional 1-2 times per week for practice with the combine travel team. KBA will provide practice fields and equipment, but all travel costs and team wear will be the responsibility of the team.
What is Included
Your registration includes:
What Else You Should Know
If you have any questions or concerns about the OBA Rookie Select Program, please James Moser.