Spring Initiation House

Updated Friday January 18, 2019 by Kanata Baseball Association.

The Spring Initiation House Program is KBA's recreational (house) development program for our youngest members, born 2014 - 2013.  This program focuses on Long Term Athletic Development (LTAD) and teaching the 5 FUNdamentals of baseball in a safe, fun, and supportive environment.

Returning players born in 2013 are encouraged to consider the Spring Rookie House Program.

 

Image result for urgent symbol We are looking for volunteer coaches for this program, click here to register or contact James Moser

 

Registration

Eligible Players  Born 2014 - 2013
Registration Status  Open
Evaluation Process  None
Season  Spring (May - June)
Cost  $75

 

What to Expect

Pre-Season

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 16 days.

The program convener will contact parents in late-April with team lists, coaches, and a full season schedule.  

Season

The season begins in May after the city has released baseball fields, which can be as early as May 1.  Teams will meet once per week, on Saturdays at a baseball diamond within the Kanata urban boundary.

The Spring Initiation Program is a development program, not a "fun league".  Our focus is to build skills necessary to be successful in future baseball programs.  Each session will be 50% practice and 50% structured gameplay with emphasis on individual athletic and skill development.  Game rules are modified to maximize player development through faster gameplay and increased repetition in accordance to guidelines published by Baseball Canada.  To improve player engagement and increase active participation in the game, teams are keptvery small (6 to 8 players).

 
What is Included
 
Your registration includes:
  • Season registration and field fees
  • Team T-shirt and Hat

 

What Else You Should Know

  • The success of the program, and your child's enjoyment of the season, depends largely on the commitment of the team volunteers.  To improve development opportunities, teams at this level are intentionally kept small, which means most of the parents on a team will be called upon to aid in each session.  Ideally parents would participate, under the direction of the coach, in all practices.
     
  • All players are expected to bring a baseball glove and batting helmet and should wear a jock/jill and appropriate footwear.  Baseball pants are highly recommended.  Players must not bring their own baseball bats.  This article has some useful information regarding equipment for this level
     
  • Friend requests are accepted during registration subject to the KBA policy

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact James Moser.




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