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Youth Baseball

We are pleased to provide a program that focuses on skill development for all ages, combining competitive play and sportsmanship in a fun baseball environment. Age categories for the DCC baseball program are:

Rally Cap Players born 2010 - 2013 (Ages 4 - 7 years old)
Grand Slam Players born 2008 - 2009 (Ages 8 - 9 years old)
Mosquito U11 Players born 2006 - 2007 (Ages 10 - 11 years old) *Girls can be born 2005
Pee Wee U13 Players born 2004 - 2005 (Ages 12 - 13 years old) *Girls can be born 2003
Bantam U15 Players born 2002 - 2003 (Ages 14 - 15 years old) *Girls can be born 2001 
Midget U18 Players born in 1999 - 2001 (Ages 16 - 18 years old) *Girls can be born 1998

*As per Baseball Manitoba, girls that chose to play baseball can play an extra year/be an over aged player at each group starting at Mosquito U11

General Program Information 

Dakota is part of the Bonivital Baseball Association and teams can be made up of players throughout the Bonivital Catchment. At the younger age groups up to U11-Mosquito you can make a friend request, but the friend must be from the same home CC, ie Dakota.

Bonivital Baseball Association has a new website. Check it out here.

All players registered in Bonivital are invited to attend District Tryouts for our AA and AAA teams at the University of Winnipeg. To view the tryout schedule and learn more about registration visit bonivitalbaseball.ca

Are you interested in being a convenor? The Rally Cap and Grand Slam age groups are looking for a convenor. For more information visit bonivitalbaseball.ca

Fair Play

The Dakota Baseball Program focuses on principles of Fair Play. We will do our best to see that:

  • All children are given the same chance to participate, regardless of gender, ability, ethnic background or race;
  • Winning is kept in proper perspective;
  • Coaches and officials are capable of promoting fair play as well as the development of good technical skills.

Dates

  • The season starts first week of May and ends June 30. (AAA Teams are an exception)
  • Games are scheduled on the following nights for the following age groups:
    U11 A - MON/WED (occasional Sunday games)
    U11 AA - TUE/THU (occasional Sunday games)
    U13/U15/U18 A - TUE/THU/SUN
    ​U13/U15/U18 AA - MON/WED/SUN
  • Practices are determined/scheduled by the individual team coaches.
  • Playoffs for U11 to U18 teams are at the end of the regular season.
  • City playoffs are held the beginning of July.
  • Teams that qualify, Provincial Championships playoffs are usually held by the 3rd week of July.

Competitive Levels

  • U11 has two competive levels (AA & A)
  • U13 / U15 / U18 has three competitive levels (AAA – high level of performance and coaching, AA – Competitive baseball, playing in a city wide league, A – Development house league baseball where no tryouts are required.)

All players will be required to supply their own glove, Batting helmet and shoes/cleats.

Playing Fields

Dakota is part of Bonivital Minor Baseball, and games are played throughout the region. Home games for Dakota teams are played at the following locations:

  • George McDowell School (Rally Cap and Grand Slam teams)
  • Highbury Field (Grand Slam and Mosquito teams)
  • Burland Field (Grand Slam, Pee Wee and Bantam teams)
  • Whittier Park (Midget teams)

Batting Cage/Practice Facility

Unfortunately due to the construction of the new Fieldhouse project, we will no longer have outdoor Rink #2 for our batting cage. Stay tuned for new spot/solution.

Coaches

If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or manager in 2017, please make sure do so when registering online in March.

View our Coaching Resources page for more information and links.

Resources for Players, Parents and Coaches

Description Link / Download
Rally Cap Baseball Information Baseball Manitoba | Youth Programs
Grand Slam Baseball Rules and Recommendations for Coaches Rules & Recommendations
Mosquito A, Pee Wee A and Bantam A - League Handout League Handout
National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Baseball Manitoba | Coaching

Registration

Questions?

Luc Jubinville
Baseball Director
baseball@dakotacc.com   

Rejean Lagace & David Lafantaisie
Rally Cap & Grand Slam convenors