5U Rally Cap/BlastBall
We are excited to offer the 5U Program! Kids born in 2019-2020 are welcome. This is an entry level program designed to introduce 5 year old children to the game of baseball, keeping them active and engaged while learning in a fun, safe and informative atmosphere. The Canadian Government has proposed a long term athlete development model for each sport.
Our program was developed with the purpose of making the sport of baseball more attractive to young British Columbians. Baseball Canada is confident that this program will satisfy young baseball players and their parents and that it will be a useful tool for those involved in teaching baseball at the community level. The 5U program creates an environment in which children and adults can have fun and enjoy baseball as well as teach the rules and skills needed for our players. The coaches(parent coaches) and parents are there to model and teach competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship. By promoting increased self-esteem among the players and adults it also increases a positive attitude towards baseball in the future.
Rosters and field details will be sent out mid/late April once registration has closed. Sessions will be on Friday nights with a start time of 5:30pm or 6pm depending on field availability. The season will begin the first Friday in May and go until mid/late June when there will be a year end wrap up, details to follow.
All players will be provided a shirt and hat. A batting helmet is not required at this level as the kids will be using foam bats and wiffle balls. They should wear running shoes and although gloves are allowed, we encourage the kids to actually simply use their hands to catch. At this age many of the kids are still working out which hand they throw or catch with and are simply better using two hands, rather than an awkward glove.