TUXEDO   COMMUNITY   CENTRE

Baseball

Convenor: Sheryl Singer

FEE SUBSIDY PROGRAM - The General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres (GCWCC) – Community Centre Program Registration Fee Subsidy

This program is designed to assist those children/youth who would not otherwise be able to participate in Community Centre activities. This grant is available to Community Centres. The applications are available through your Sport Convenor. See Page 10 of the 'Everyone Can Play' guide for eligibility.

Registrations received after the last in person spring registration date are subject to a $25 late fee as per TCC policy.

Land Dedication Grant for Baseball / Softball & Preschool Fencing Upgrades

Thank you to Marty Morantz for his support in attaining a Land Dedication Grant for the recent improvements to our baseball diamonds and the Preschool playground. Next time you are at the Community Centre, stop by the diamonds to look at our new dugouts! There is now fencing around all the dugouts on both diamonds which improves safety for the players and allows players to stay more focused on the game. The benches on all the dugouts were also replaced along with some minor repairs to the backstops. The Preschool fence was replaced with industrial fencing. Thank you to Sheryl Singer for her hard work over the winter so this project could be installed before the start of this season. Thank you also to Lynn Riddell for her guidance on this project.

Program Information:

Rally Cap (ages 4 - 6)

Rally Cap runs Monday and Wednesday nights from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the diamonds at William Osler during the months of May and June.

Rally Cap features three teams of six players (+/-) playing at the same diamond for 75 minutes.

Two teams play baseball in the infield while the third team practices skills in the outfield.

After 20 minutes, the teams rotate, and at the end of the night each team has played two 20-minute games and had one practice.

Strong parent involvement is encouraged to help keep the players engaged and developing. It is suggested that each team have one or two coaches, however all parents are welcome and encouraged to come on the field of play.

Those wishing to coach can sign up for a coach clinic to prepare them for the season. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport training from Sport Manitoba. The course is free, online and can be completed at your own pace at https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/secure/ .

All players are expected to have a baseball glove, batting helmet and runners (cleats are not necessary). Long pants must be worn (no shorts) but baseball pants are not mandatory. Players will be provided with a t shirt and cap which they can keep.

Grand Slam (ages 7 - 9)

Games are played on Monday and Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. (and possibly Sunday nights) with a practice once a week. Tuxedo hosted teams will play their home games at the Tuxedo Community Centre and then will travel to other Winnipeg South Diamonds for an away game.

The program is designed with small teams, 6 players, playing infield with no outfielders.

The inning is considered complete when all batters have come to the plate.

Each batter will receive a set number of pitches from the pitching machine. If a ball is not put in play then a tee is brought to home plate and the batter hits off the tee. The goal at this level is to put the ball in play.

Defensive outs are not tallied as all batters bat each inning, but players that are put out must return to their dugout.

Base runners do not advance on overthrows.

No bunting or stealing.

All games will start at 6:30 p.m. The game has a time limit of 1 hour.

Coaches are encouraged to have their players play a different position in each inning of play.

No league standings are kept.

The Grand Slam Jamboree (Tournament) will be held in June (date and location TBD).

All players are expected to have a baseball glove, batting helmet and runners (cleats are not necessary). Long pants must be worn (no shorts). Baseball pants (grey) are recommended but not mandatory. A $50 deposit cheque payable to “Tuxedo Community Centre” is required to receive the player’s jersey. This cheque will be destroyed upon return of the jersey at the end of the season. Players will be provided with a cap which they can keep.

Parent volunteers are needed for coaching. There will be a coaching clinic for Grand Slam coaches before the start of the season. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport training from Sport Manitoba. The course is free, online and can be completed at your own pace at https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/secure/ .

11u

11u baseball combines the ages of 10 and 11 year olds. It is very common for first time players to begin playing at the 11u level. The AA and A teams are made based on the results of the pre-season tryouts, which are open to all registered 11u players.

The season runs from late April until June, normally 8 home and 8 away games (A teams have playoffs in late June, AA teams have playoffs that run into July).

Games for both A and AA are played on Tuesday, Thursday and some Sunday nights.

Games start at 6:30 pm and run about 2 hours or 6 innings.

Most coaches prefer players to arrive about 15 minutes early for a pre-game warm-up, AA may request a 30 minute pre-game warm-up.

Team practices will be determined by the coaches. Teams are encouraged to practice weekly, in addition to the two games.

There is a Baseball Manitoba sponsored 11u A tournament during the season.

At 11u, umpires are introduced and players begin to learn the art of pitching (the pitch count rule is enforced). If four balls are thrown, the coach will soft toss to the batter to encourage hitting and putting the ball into play. Players are encouraged to learn all positions and really get a feel for the game.

Parent volunteers are needed for coaching. At least one coach on the team needs to have coaching certification by the playoffs. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport training from Sport Manitoba. The course is free, online and can be completed at your own pace at https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/secure/ . Parent involvement is needed beyond coaching as score keeping and pitch counting is required for each game.

All players are expected to have a baseball glove, batting helmet, runners (cleats are not necessary in A level) and grey baseball pants. Players may prefer to have their own bat and batting gloves. A $50 deposit cheque payable to "Tuxedo Community Centre" is required to receive the player's jersey. This cheque will be destroyed upon return of the jersey at the end of the season. Players will be provided with a cap which they can keep. Each team will have bats and catcher’s equipment for the players to use.

13u, 15u & 18u

Starting at 13u players experience full, umpired baseball.

13u A and AA games are Monday, Wednesday and some Sundays.

15u A and 18u A games are Tuesday, Thursday and weekends.

15u AA and 18u AA games are Monday, Wednesday and weekends.

The season runs late April through June. Provincial playoffs are in July.

Team practices will be determined by the coaches. Teams are encouraged to practice weekly, in addition to the two games.

Games start at 6:30 pm on weekdays and possibly earlier on weekends, coaches usually want players to arrive about 30-45 minutes earlier for a pre-game warm-up

All players are expected to have a baseball glove, batting helmet, runners (cleats are recommended) and grey baseball pants. Players may prefer to have their own bats and batting gloves. A $50 deposit cheque payable to “Tuxedo Community Centre” is required to receive the player’s jersey. This cheque will be destroyed upon return of the jersey at the end of the season. Players will be provided with a cap which they can keep. Each team will have bats and catcher’s equipment for the players to use.

Parent coaches are required for all levels and age groups. Each team must also have a certified coach before playoffs. All coaches must complete the Respect in Sport training from Sport Manitoba. The course is free, online and can be completed at your own pace at https://sportmanitoba.respectgroupinc.com/secure/

Winnipeg South Chiefs AAA Baseball

The Winnipeg South Chiefs AAA Baseball program offers the highest level of competitive baseball to those players at the 13u, 15u and 18u age levels that live within the Winnipeg South catchment area. AAA players are still initially required to register through their community club. Players wishing to try out for AAA baseball are encouraged to visit the Winnipeg South Minor Baseball Association or Winnipeg South Chiefs AAA Baseball for tryout information.

Umpires Needed

Older players (13+) may want to consider umpiring. It's fun and the pay is great. Please contact Kevin Kozielec at , if you or anyone that you know would be interested in being certified as an umpire. The pay for umpires starts at:

$25.00 per game for 11u
$30.00 per game for 13u
$35.00 per game for 15u
$40.00 per game for 18u

More information on umpiring and upcoming clinics can be found at the Baseball Manitoba site: http://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/umpires.php .

The governing body for all baseball in the province is:

Baseball Manitoba
200 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 4M2
(204) 925-5763


368 Southport Boulevard    Winnipeg, Manitoba    R3P 0S9
(204) 888-8224 (recorded message)
(204) 896-0959 (preschool)
Contact us: info@tuxedocc.ca
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