15U WINTER and SPRING BASEBALL
Birth Years: 2009 & 2010
Equipment Required: glove, cleats, protective jock/jill, baseball pants, batting helmet, rep level teams may require additional uniform and equipment requirements (ie) baseball bat.
Fields: Bantam #1 & Bantam #2 on McArthur Island.
2024 Winter: programming will see 15u and 18u players combined. Winterball is a 7 week clinic with sessions once a week on Saturday afternoons. This clinic is open to all 15u & 18u players of any level, all skills will be addressed throughout the winter. Space is limited. All sessions to be held at the Sussex Insurance indoor facility on McArthur Island. The cost is $175.
Saturdays, January 6th - February 17th, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
2024 Spring: All 15u players are required to pay the spring base fee of $300 no matter the level they will be playing.
- 15u "A" players will attend a mandatory on field assessment in early April and drafted to a team shortly after. Practice and game schedule will depend on how many players register and teams are formed.
- 15u AAA players will pay an additional single season fee of $300. As outlined in the required tryout commitment communication there will be other expenses required to play on this high performance team. Rep communication can be found here, deadline is November 15th.
15U GENERAL INFORMATION
Spring Season (April-June/August):
For 15u baseball there are three potential levels KMBA may offer; "A", "AA", "AAA". Often registration will dictate the number of teams and at what level.
"A" baseball is often referred to as house ball. Any players that are not seleceted to play rep will play in our "A" league. If there are enough teams within KMBA they will play amongst themselves, but in order to ensure game play may need to interlock with other Interior/Okanagan teams. Some teams may also opt to find and attend tournaments. Teams are drafted after an evaluation in early April and play until mid-June. Players can expect to be on the field twice a week for practices/games.
"AAA" is an elite level of competitive baseball. The season demands a high level of commitment, with 2 - 3 days per week of practice (starting as early as January), 3 - 4 games within the province starting in April and ending in August. BC Minor Baseball schedules the 15u AAA division for the province.
Summer "Riverdogs" Season (June - July/August):
In May, players that participated in Spring "A" baseball may be given the opportunity to try out for a competitive "A" Summer Select team. This team will practice twice/week and play in tournaments against other associations from around the province culminating with the provincial championship.
Fall Baseball (September - October):
Fall baseball is comprised of players who will be entering the division in the following year as well as players who will be moving into their second year. Players practice and scrimmage with each other and there may be some additional game time offered. Note, players may be invited to play on a roster to represent KMBA but this will be considered "value added" and is not guaranteed. KMBA typically enters a team in Fall tournaments hosted in Kamloops by Big League Experience (BLE).
Winter Baseball (January-March):
Winterball is run in our first class indoor training facility: Sussex Insurance Centre on McArthur Island. Winterball is designed to offer the players instruction on many of the fundamentals that can get lost in the busy Spring Season. Winterball is an important program for players who wish to try out for the single-season team. Space is limited.