AGES: Based upon age on April 30, 2018.
2017 - 8 Year Olds (9 Year Olds in 2018)
2017- 9 Year Olds (10 Year Olds in 2018)
2017 - 10 Year Olds (11 Year Olds in 2018)
2017 - 11 Year Olds (12 Year Olds in 2018)
TEAMS: The make-up and number of teams will be formed based upon numbers registered and the evaluations of Ripken staff.
Unlike some other programs, we are permitted to tier by ability.
"ALL" athletes must fill in the required Registration Form, and the Consent to Treat form.
(Registrations are not official until payment has been received).
Sept 5 & 6: Player Evals / TeamAssignments @ Coyote Den
Sept 9 & 10: Dev Camp & Team Prep Weekend @ DOVER
Sept 16 & 17: Competition Weekend 1 @ DOVER
Sept 23 & 24: Competition Weekend 2 @ DOVER
Sept 30 & Oct 1: Competition Weekend 3 @ DOVER
Oct 7 & 8: Competition Weekend 4 @ DOVER
EVERY TUESDAY and THURSDAY Optional, additional Indoor Training
(ends Oct 8th)
The availability of specific facilities may result in modifications.
If outdoor times are rained out, we will move to alternative indoor program.
FEE: TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS ($250.00) per athlete.
Make cheques payable to COYOTE BASEBALL
DIAMONDS: We will play at Dover Field. Indoor sessions at Coyote Den
The 8-9 Year Old Division will play on a 60 ft diamond/ 40 ft pitch lane,
and the 10-11 Year Old Division will play on a 70 ft diamond / 50 ft pitch lane.
Dover Field is a few blocks north of Coyote Den, at NE corner of 36th St & 30 Ave SE.
ADDITIONAL TRAINING: As part of our program, all players are invited to train with our professional staff
every Tuesday and Thursday at Coyote Den. Training slots will be 6-7pm and 7-8 pm on each Tuesday and Thursday of Instructional Fall Ball.
POSITIONS: To help assign teams fairly, please identify your main positions and if you are a PITCHER and/or CATCHER on the bottom of the Registration Form.
COACHES: It is obvious that coaches are required. This is the perfect opportunity for younger coaches to get experience and for other coaches to pass on their experience. We will make every reasonable effort to involve all persons who want to COACH. Instructional components will be led by Ripken staff coaches. PLEASE INDICATE ON YOUR ATHLETE'S REGISTRATION FORM THAT YOU WANT TO BE INVOLVED.
UMPIRES: As a general rule, we are able to secure umpires for all games. However, EVERYONE should recognize that umpires might need to be supplied from time to time by teams (i.e. parents).
UNIFORMS: Coyote Baseball will provide numbered tee-shirts and program hats.
Note: Athletes are to have their own batting helmet, and provide their own baseball pants etc.
RULES: Rules will emphasize our OBJECTIVE that this be a learning experience, in addition to the OBVIOUS INTENT that the players simply enjoy playing baseball.
Players will play full MLB style baseball rules, except dropped third strike.
Equal play and opportunity (safety and development come first) will be cornerstones. Some other rules will include; maximum 3 runs per inning except in the last inning, maximum two (2) innings per day for each pitcher, and "no contact" safety standards. Games will have time limits.
PERFORMANCE OPTION: Some athletes may be selected in various age groups to compete in tournament experiences outside of Calgary.
This is pending player and event availability.
COORDINATOR: Drew Miller Email