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Important Dates

 2018
Early Bird Registration Ends March 19th
Registration Ends April 6th
Opening Day May 1st
Regular Season Ends July 31st

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Rates

Girls 14 and over have the option of “playing down” one age division  (e.g. 14 or 15-year-old girls may play in either Co-ed Pee Wee or Co-ed Bantam division; 16, 17 or 18-year-old girls may play in either Co-ed Bantam or Co-ed Midget division.) Subsidies are available for eligible players.

Division

Age
(on 2018 birthday)

Rate
Early BirdRegularRep
Co-ed Rally Cap Program 4 - 5 $125 $150  
Co-ed T-Ball 6 $145 $170  
Co-ed Pre-Rookie 7 $185 $210  
Co-ed Minor Rookie 8 $200 $225 $200
Co-ed Rookie 9 $200 $225 $200
Co-ed Minor Mosquito 10 $215 $240 $215
Co-ed Mosquito 11 $215 $240 $215
Co-ed Minor Peewee 12 $240 $265 $240
Co-ed Peewee 13 $240 $265 $240
Co-ed Bantam 14 - 15 $265 $290 $265
Co-ed Midget 16+ $275 $300 $275

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Divisions

Rally Cap is Baseball Canada's Official Initiation Program. This program has been designed specifically for young baseball players and aims to increase interest in baseball at young ages. Rally Cap is a 10-week program.

 

Co-ed T-Ball is a continuation of the Rally Cap program. T-Ball is a 12-week program.

Pre-Minor Rookie is a 12-week program.

Minor Rookie is a 12-week program, plus a year-end tournament.

Rookie is a 12-week program, plus a year-end tournament.

Minor Mosquito is a 12-week program, plus a year-end tournament.

Mosquito is a 12-week program, plus a year-end tournament.

Minor Peewee is a 12-week program, with a mid-season and year-end tournament.

Peewee is a 12-week program, with a mid-season and year-end tournament.

Bantam is a 12-week program with a mid-season a year-end tournament.

Midget is a 12-week program with a mid-season and a year-end tournament.

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Subsidy Information

The Children's Foundation Free to Play Program provides financial assistance for children in need so that they can participate in sports, arts, camps and other recreational activities. Funds are available for the activity of the child's choice as long as the activity will benefit and enrich their own personal development.

Please consult the program guidelines for eligibility. Questions? Contact the Children's Foundation of Guelph at 519-826-9551 ext. 23 or freetoplay@childrensfoundation.org.

How to proceed?

  1. Be sure to register online for the upcoming baseball season when Registration is open.
  2. For payment, choose Subsidy as pay type.
  3. Submit the subsidy application to the organization of your choice.
  4. When you receive word from the organization, notify the Registration Chair via email: registration@gmba.ca

GMBA makes no guarantees or promises that funding will be made available for anyone from these subsidy organizations listed.

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Scholarships

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Equipment

Every player must purchase their own:

  • Helmet
  • Glove
  • Running shoes
  • Protective support

GMBA will supply uniforms (shirt, hat, and pants.) Pants are supplied beginning in April.

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Special Requests

We will limit requests to ensure fair and even teams within the division based upon skill. To make a request, please add your request and reason for the request to your Registration form, when you apply online.  If you forget to include a request on your registration, please email registration@gmba.ca   Consideration will be given to each request on an individual basis. Requests will no longer be automatic.

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Rep

All questions can be directed to the REP Committee at gmbarep@gmba.ca 

Tryouts are announced in the middle of August, and typically start the first weekend after school starts.

Teams are picked by the Head Coach at the end of the AAA Tryouts and AA Tryouts. View the Tryout schedule to determine when that is.

The first payment is usually asked for by the Rep Head Coach at the first team meeting in the fall.  Generally October or November.  Often this payment will cover your registration fee and a small amount for the team to start a bank account to make team purchases.  There are usually one or two more payments throught the season.  The level of payment depends on the age of the player, number of tournaments the team enters, and how many sponsors the team can get.  

REP teams are selected in September, and workout over the winter.  The first regular season game is the first week in May, and the season ends on Labour Day in September, if the team qualifies for Provincials.

GMBA teams play a full ICBA schedule of about 24-28 games.  There are 7 Associations that make up ICBA.  They are Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, Woodstock and Stratford. Sometimes, team from outside ICBA will join a division as an Interlock team.  These teams might be from Simcoe, Port Dover, London, Paris, or Listowel.

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Select

All questions can be directed to the Select Committee at select@gmba.ca
 
We strive to do tryouts as early as possible to help Select teams get organized.  They will be announced in January and you can expect indoor tryouts to begin in March.

Typically GMBA offer the Select Program to Minor Rookie to Midget dependent on coach volunteer applicants for each divisional team.

Select Teams will play approx. 15 games with their select team which is made up of exhibition games and tournaments that are scheduled by each team (coaches and parents) based on player availability as there is no prescribed  league play/schedule. Difficult to explain as the teams have flexibility and may play a game or double header on a couple weekends and/or single games through the week. Typically teams will enter 2-3 tournaments spread over the months of June, July and August. Teams can apply and participate in the Select Provincial Championship (SOBA's) by a qualification process.
The best way to envision Select is as house league plus and the plus is they get an opportunity to play at a higher level of ball against similar teams from other cities.

The costs incurred by Select Teams for home games, tournaments and uniforms which are divided amongst the players/parents. A Select team typically practice weekly starting mid May to mid August depending on player availability.   

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