We offer Softball programs for kids aged 3 to 18 and Baseball programs for kids 4 to 18 years of age. Please refer to the sections below to obtain details on each of the ESP Softball and Baseball programs. Full program information can be found at North East SoftBall and Red River Valley Baseball
Softball Program 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
- U19 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.
|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.
Nights of Play
T-Ball - Mondays and Wednesdays
Penny Ball - Tuesdays and Thursdays
U10 - Mondays and Wednesdays
u12 - Tuesdays and Thursdays
u14 - Mondays and Wednesdays
u16 - Tuesdays and Thursdays
u19 - Mondays and Wednesdays
Every player requires a softball glove, batting helmet with a cage and a pair of running shoes. U10 players and all pitchers are required to wear a fielding mask. Masks are available for purchase from NESA for $45.00. Please contact Lloyd Norman for details. Optional equipment includes batting gloves and cleats. Jerseys and hats are provided by East St Paul Community Centre.
Interested in Coaching? Softball Manitoba offers coaching clinic's in April and May. Check their website at www.softball.mb.ca for more information.
Interested in Umpiring? Umpires are always needed. Please go to North East Softball for more information.
Baseball Program Information
We offer Baseball programs for kids from 4 - 18 years of age (ages are based on the player's date of birth). Please refer to the sections below to obtain details on each of the ESP Baseball programs. Make sure you watch your email that you register your child with, for important registration updates from the East St Paul Baseball Director or Convenor. Please note that whenever you enroll your child in this baseball, it requires the cooperation of at least 5 parents to manage the team. There is the contact person (sometimes the coach), and then there is usually a 1st base coach, a 3rd base coach, someone to count pitches, and someone to keep score. So please keep this in mind when registering and indicate this on your form.
Equipment Information: A $75 jersey deposit cheque, dated September 1, 2019 will be collected from the coach at the first team meeting.
Baseball begins first of May, weather permitting.
Baseball Director: Tom Maines: BaseballDirector@espcc.ca
Baseball Convenor: Andrew Dolhy: Baseball Convenor
Baseball Equipment Manager: Tom Maine: BaseballDirector@espcc.ca
Registration Information Baseball is organized into the following age categories:
- 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
All Baseball registrations will take place at Red River Valley Baseball. - February 22nd to March 22nd, 2019
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.
Nights of Play:
- Rally Cap 7U: Monday/Wednesday
- Grand Slam 9U: Tuesday/Thursday
- Mosquito 11uA: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
- Mosquito 11UAA: Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday/Sunday
- Pee Wee 13UA: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday
- Pee Wee 13UAA: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday
- Pee Wee 13UAAA: Tuesday/Thursday/Sunday
- Bantam 15UA: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
- Bantam 15UAA: Monday/Wednesday/Saturday/Sunday
- Bantam 15UAAA: Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
- Midget 18UA: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday
- Midget 18UAA: Monday/Wednesday/Friday/Sunday
- Midget 18UAAA: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Sunday
- (note: age divisions and game days are subject to change