Baseball and Softball

Program Information

We offer Baseball programs for kids from 4 - 18 years of age. Please refer to the sections below to obtain details on each of the ESP Baseball programs.


Registration Information

Baseball is organized into the following age categories (ages are based on the player's age as of December 31 in the year in which the season is played):

  • Rally Cap: Ages 4 to 7
  • Rookie: Ages 8 or 9
  • Mosquito Ages 10 or 11
  • Peewee: Ages 12 or 13
  • Bantam: Ages 14 or 15
  • Midget: Ages 16 to 18

Rally Cap Program (4 to 7 Years Old)

This program will service the 4 to 7 age groups, and involves three teams of six players that meet at the park at the same time. Two teams play a 20 min game, while one team practices in the outfield. Every 20 minutes they switch, so that each team plays two games and has one practice in the 60 minute session.

During the season the teams will be working on five fundamentals of baseball. Twice during the season the players will have opportunities to perform different skill tasks in order to earn a coloured Baseball Canada Rally Cap (Hence the program name). Different coloured hats are achieved based on the level reached.


Rookie Program (8 or 9 Years Old)

Players in this league learn basic baseball skills and plays, in a positive fun-filled environment. All 8 and 9 year old's are assigned to teams in this division. The Rookie league utilizes a pitching machine to encourage hitting development. A teams entire line-up bats each game and up to ten players will be in the field for defense.


Mosquito Program (10 or 11 Years Old)

The goal in Minor league is to teach baseball fundamentals and team participation. Competitiveness is secondary to providing a variety of playing opportunities in order that all ballplayers properly learn the fundamentals of the game. Typically 10 and 11 year olds participate in this division. The season ends with double-knockout playoffs.


Pee Wee Program (12 or 13 Years Old)

The goal in Minor league is to teach baseball fundamentals and team participation. Competitiveness is secondary to providing a variety of playing opportunities in order that all ballplayers properly learn the fundamentals of the game. Typically 12 and 13 year olds participate in this division. The season ends with double-knockout playoffs.


Bantam (14 or 15 Years Old)

The league plays competitive baseball while recognizing the goals of teaching baseball fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Playing requirements are intended to insure that all ballplayers receive and opportunity to develop their skills under game conditions. The season ends with a true double-knockout playoff.


Midget (16 to 18 Years Old)

The league plays competitive baseball while recognizing the goals of teaching baseball fundamentals and good sportsmanship. Playing requirements are intended to insure that all ballplayers receive an opportunity to develop their skills under game conditions. The season ends with a true double-knockout playoff.

 

Game Dates:

Rally Cap: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Grand Slam: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Mosquito: Mondays and Wednesdays, some Fridays

Peewee: Tuesdays and Thursdays, some Sundays

Bantam: Mondays and Wednesdays, some Fridays

(note: age divisions and game days are subject to change)

Program Information

We offer Softball programs for kids from 3 - 18 years of age. Please refer to the sections below to obtain details on each of the ESP Softball programs.  Full Softball information can be found at North East SoftBall

 


Registration Information

Softball is organized into the following age categories (ages are based on the player's date of birth, in the year in which the season is played):

  • LTP 1 3-6 years old Boys and Girls
  • LTP 2 7-8 years old Boys and Girls
  • U10 9-10 year old Girls
  • U12 11-12 year old Girls
  • U14 13-14 year old Girls
  • U16 15-16 year old Girls
  • U18 17-18 year old Girls

Learn to Play Program

Softball Canada and Softball Manitoba are pleased to announce a Youth Development Program called Learn to Play. All Schools, Minor Softball Associations, coaches and Youth Organizations are welcome to contact us to learn more about this new and exciting program.  What is Learn To Play ?

  • introduces Softball to children in a Revolutionary way
  • ensures children have Fun while improving their fitness and developing their skills
  • is Action packed
  • fosters Success for all ability levels
  • has Easy to Follow lesson plans for new and experienced coaches
  • contains activities and lead up games that are patterned after informal Playground Games
  • gives every child more opportunities to develop softball skills because everyone is Active for every minute of every session
  • is Nationally recognized and approved

Players will want to come back for more non-stop Fun and Action !!

How it Works

Learn to Play is made up of two age appropriate levels. Each level takes into account the characteristics of children (both mentally and physically) to ensure that each child has fun, experiences success and is gradually introduced to a competitive environment.

Each level is designed to be delivered over a 8 week period with two sessions per week.

Level Ages Session Length Description
T-Ball 3 to 6 60 mins. One hour per session made up entirely of the prepared lesson plans
Penny Ball 7 and 8 75 mins. 30 minutes using the prepared lesson plans followed by a 45 minute modified game

Learn to Play Information and Lesson Plans

For further information on the Learn to Play Program, please feel free to contact Softball Manitoba Executive Director Don Klym at (204) 925-5674. Learn to Play Manuals (complete with Lesson Plans) can be purchased from Softball Manitoba for $5.00 each, or can be downloaded for free from the Softball Canada Website.