TBALL (age 4 and 5) This program will introduce the basics of baseball. The 5 key elements of the game are developed at this level -- hitting, throwing, catching, running and fielding in a FUN environment. There are some rules introduced at this level, umpires are not present at the games, and the score is not kept. Parental involvement is a must to keep the game moving along. Games are played on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. for approximately 1 hour at the Centennial Sports Club Minor Baseball Complex.
JUNIOR (age 6 and 7) AND SENIOR ROOKIE BALL (age 8 and 9) Following Baseball Ontario standards, rookie ball is an important development step as players progress from TBall to baseball. With the aid of a pitching machine, players learn to hit the moving baseball. Batters will be given 5 pitches to hit the ball. Score is not kept each game and standings are not maintained. Players will further develop defensive skills and team skills in rookie ball. Games are played 2 nights per week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 6:30 p.m. for approximately 1-1/2 hours at the Centennial Sports Club Minor Baseball Complex. A playoff tournament takes place at the end of the season.
MOSQUITO (AGES 10 AND 11), PEEWEE (AGES 12 AND 13), BANTAM (AGES 14 AND 15), AND MIDGET (AGES 16 TO 18)
These levels participate in the London and District Local League program. All players are divided into equal calibre teams through an evaluation clinic. Teams play one home game and one away game each week along with one practice. In these divisions, most official baseball rules are used. All games are umpired by certified umpires. Game nights vary each week. Mosquito and Peewee play the majority of their home games at the Centennial Sports Club Minor Baseball Complex with a couple at New York Central. Bantam and Midget play their home games at Emslie Field in Pinafore Park or at Cardinal Field at the Centennial Sports Club Minor Baseball Complex.