Spring Rookie HouseUpdated Friday January 18, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.
The Spring Rookie House Program is KBA's recreational (house) development program for players born 2013 - 2010. This program focuses on Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and teaching the 5 FUNdamentals of baseball in a safe, fun, and supportive environment. Each child is assessed at the beginning of the year and place in a development "Tier" with players of equivalent aptitude and ability. Each Tier has specifically designed practice objectives and modified game rules based on Baseball Canada guidelines to maximize player development with enough fun built in to foster a long-term love of the game.
First time players born in 2013, may find this program challenging and are encouraged to consider the Spring Initiation House Program.
|We are looking for volunteer coaches for this program, click here to register or contact James Moser|
|Eligible Players||Born 2013 - 2010|
|Evaluation Process||Sortouts (mid-April)|
|Season||Spring (May - June)|
What to Expect
Registration is currently open. This is an incredibly popular program with space limited by field availability. In 2018, we reached our registration limit in just 11 days and had a waitlist of over 80 players.
Sort-outs are held April 12-14. Players are expected to attend a one-hour session in which they are evaluated in throwing, fielding, batting, and base-running to ensure they are placed in a Tier which will provide the best development opportunities. Your timeslot will be communicated by the convener in early April.
The season begins in May after the city has released baseball fields, which can be as early as May 1. All Tiers meet twice a week, Monday to Thursday, from 6:00 to approximately 8:00, depending on the weather and available sunlight. Each session will consist of 50% practice and 50% gameplay.
Note, Tier 1 meets on a rotating schedule Monday to Thursday (games may be played on any evening). Tiers 2 and 3 will play on fixed day schedules, either Monday / Wednesday or Tuesday / Thursday (you can express your preference during registration).
The following table summarizes some of the differences between the Tiers during gameplay. KBA recognizes that players develop best when they are actively participating; gameplay rules have been modified to increase the speed of the game, yielding more at-bats and more fielding opportunities per player.
|Tier 1||Tier 2||Tier 3|
|Schedule||Rotating M - Th||M / W or Tu / Th||M / W or Tu / Th|
|Pitching||Machine Pitch||Coach Pitch||Coach Pitch|
|Basepaths||60 feet||50 feet||50 feet|
|Innings||3 Outs||3 Outs||Bat-the-Order|
What Else You Should Know
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact James Moser.