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8u/9u TADPOLE SUMMER SEASON TRY OUTS

Summer try outs are open to all tadpole players (2015/2016) that were registered & played in the spring season and interested in playing competitively in the summer.

Try Out Dates: Friday May 31st and Sunday June 2nd
- Players will be assigned to times on the Friday and Sunday at either 5 - 6pm or 6 - 7pm.
- Times will be communicated after registration closes on April 29th.

Summer Information: the Tadpole summer team(s) will begin practising in addition to their spring team schedules. These practices will likely be on Friday nights, shifting to Tuesday/Thursdays once the spring season is complete.
The team(s) will interlock with other interior summer Tadpole teams, expect to travel on weekends and possibly to an away tournament. KMBA will also host a summer end jamboree on August long weekend.

Cost: There will be an additional cost associated with the summer program. The exact amount is TBD.

Coaching: If you are interested in coaching Tadpole this summer, please reach out to Mark Hunter. 

8u/9u TADPOLE WINTER & SPRING BASEBALL

8U Safety Ball Birth Year - 2016
9U Hardball Birth Year - 2015

Equipment Required - glove, helmet, baseball pants and protective jock/jill. Keeper shirts and hats are supplied for spring.

Fields: Tadpole #1 & Tadpole #2 at Mcarthur island

2024 Winter: winterball for Tadpole offers the opportunity to work on hitting and defensive skills that are often hard to focus on during the spring season. Each clinic consists of thess sessions. The cost is $60/clinic. Space is limited and will likely fill quickly. All sessions are held in the Sussex Insurance indoor facility on  McArthur Island. 

2024 Spring: The cost for the spring Tadpole season is $225.
As with the 2023 season families will be able to choose the day of their practice with games on the weekends:
--> 8u practice choices will be on Mondays or Tuesdays with Saturday games
--> 9u practice choices will be Wednesdays or Thursdays with Sunday games

IMPORTANT:
We will do our best to accommodate these requests but if necessary we may have to move players from their chosen day when building teams or recruiting coaches. We recommend you register as early as possible. Once events fill, wait lists will be enacted.
Schedules subject to change without notice

8u/9u TADPOLE GENERAL INFORMATION

Spring Season (April-June):
This division is split into two groups:
8U - safety ball group
9U - hardball group
Each group plays by a modified set of rules (found below) that will gradually ease the transition from Rally Cap through 8U/9U & into 11U (Mosquito). The focus is on fun, fundamentals and increasing confidence while developing baseball skills, throwing, catching, hitting and base running. The use of pitching machines and live pitching start to be introduced. Teams can expect to be on the field twice per week.

Summer "Riverdogs" Season (June - August):
In May, players are given the opportunity to try out for one of KMBA's Summer Select teams.  These Summer teams represent KMBA and play in tournaments against other associations from around the province. In recent years, KMBA has host a 9u Summer Jamboree on August long weekend. We try and field at least one team at the Tadpole level.

Fall Baseball (September - October):
A time for development and fun. 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. Usually runs 1 or 2 nights a week, the players practice and scrimmage with each other.

Winter Baseball (January-March):
Winterball is designed to offer the players instruction on many of the fundamentals that can get lost in the busy Spring Season.This back to basics approach gives players a fun environment to hone abilities and learn new aspects of the game and keep active during the winter months. Tadpole sessions are run as clinics so families can pick and choose what works for them. Winterball is held in our Sussex Insurance indoor facility on McArthur Island. Space is limited. 

TADPOLE SPRING SCHEDULE