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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.

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 11U (Mosquito) you can make a friend request, but the friend must be from the same home community centre. i.e. Dakota.

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

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.

Programs and Age Groups

  • Rally Cap (players born in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

The DQ® Rally Cap Program is baseballs initiation program and is designed to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game for players 4-7 years old.

The format involves three teams of six players that meet at the park at the same time. Two teams play a 20 minute game, while one team practices in the outfield. Every 20 minutes they switch, so that each team plays offense and defense and has one practice in the 60 minutes session.

For more information on the Rally Cap program please visit the Baseball Manitoba website at http://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/players-parents/sport-development/rally-cap.

  • Grand Slam (players born in 2009, 2010)

The Grand Slam Program is designed to promote physical development of children through the game of baseball.

There are no hard and fast rules for Grand Slam. Baseball Canada has put forth guidelines; teams of 6, all players in the infield, all players bat each inning, no walks or strikeouts, etc. Typical game days could include a 15-30 minute practice and then a game with another team afterward. 60-90 minutes total.

For more information on the Grand Slam program please visit the Baseball Manitoba website at http://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/grand-slam.

  • Mosquito 11U (players born in 2007, 2008; girls playing at this age group can be born in 2006)
  • Pee Wee 13U (players born in 2005, 2006; girls playing at this age group can be born in 2004)
  • Bantam 15U (players born in 2003, 2004; girls playing at this age group can be born in 2002)
  • Midget 18U (players born in 2000, 2001, 2002; girls playing at this age group can be born in 1999)

Age Group Summary & Registration Fees

 Rally Cap (7U)

2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

$142

 Grand Slam (9U)

2009, 2010

$207

 Mosquito (11U)

2007, 2008 (Girls can be born 2006)

$262

 Pee Wee (13U)

2005, 2006 (Girls can be born 2004)

$277

 Bantam (15U)

2003, 2004 (Girls can be born 2002)

$297

 Midget (18U)

2000, 2001, 2002 (Girls can be born 1999)

$452

 

Program and Game/Practice Dates

  • The season starts first week of May (weather permitting) and ends June 30. (AAA Teams are an exception)
  • Games are scheduled on the following nights for the following age groups:
    7U Rally Cap – MON/WED or TUE/THU
    9U Grand Slam– MON/WED or TUE/THU
    11U A - MON/WED (occasional Sunday games)
    11U AA - TUE/THU (occasional Sunday games)
    13U/15U/18U A - TUE/THU/SUN​
    13U/15U/18U AA - MON/WED/SUN
  • Practices are determined/scheduled by the individual team coaches.
  • Playoffs for 11U to 18U teams are at the end of the regular season.
  • City playoffs are held the beginning of July.
  • For teams that qualify, Provincial Championships are usually held by the 3rd week of July.

Competitive Levels

  • 11U has two competitive levels (A & AA)
  • 13U/15U/18U 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 the Bonivital Baseball Association, 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)

Coaches

Coaches are the cornerstone of the sport experience for young players and thus essential for the success of youth sport programs at Dakota CC. If you are interested in volunteering as a coach or manager in 2018, please let us know 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

National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)

Baseball Canada

To view our catchment area map click HERE.

Registration Dates & Late Fees:
​*Regular registration: Thursday, March 1 - Friday, March 16
​*Late registration: Saturday, March 17 - Saturday, March 24: $25.00 late fee
​                              Sunday, March 25 and after: $50.00 late fee

 

Click the button below to register!

 

Questions?

Baseball Convenor Vacant - Contact Program Director Randy Anderson
Phone: (204) 254-1010 ext. 212
baseball@dakotacc.com