15U BANTAM REP TEAM

OVERVIEW OF PROPOSED PROGRAM 

Fall 2019 and 2020 Season / 2020 Season Only

  • 2020 Season only: Team training in the off season (1-2 sessions per week), and the 2020 Season (1 May 2020 to 3 September 2020)
  • Fall 2019 and 2020 Season: Fall baseball (September – October 2019) and 2020 Season as per above.
  • If some players make the team for next year but don’t want to play Fall, may be spots for Fall only

Boundaries and Releases

  • Click here for detailed information about boundaries
  • If you live outside of the boundary, please note it in the tryout registration form

Roster Size

  • Plan to take a maximum 14 players so that we will have the pitching to play deep into tournaments and to allow for vacations

Vacations

  • May to September season and set schedule will allow for some flexibility for families to plan summer vacation

Fields

  • 60 foot pitching/90 foot bases
  • Pinecrest Senior, RCGT Park, McCarthy Park, Brewer

Bats

  • All wood bats for Fall and 2020 – players purchase their own bats so they can select the right size, weight and wood – coaches will assist. May be able to purchase a package to save money

Schedule

  • Fall – 2 to 3 tournaments, 1-2 in Ottawa, 1-2 Montreal, New York state, a few practices
  • Winter skills – 1-2 days per week focusing on team skills, pitching velocity and hitting power – encourage playing other sports in the off-season; may start as early as November
  • 2020 season – EOBA Rep League 24 games against OBA teams from NCOBA and EOBA towards Whitby/Ajax area plus Peterborough – league games will be mostly double headers on weekends and will try to reduce personal costs with more local games
  • 2020 tournaments – 3 in-season tournaments plus one season ending and provincials, if qualify – if no playoff, may add another tournament
  • Exploring out of province travel/exchange for next summer

Budget (Estimate only, TBC after team formation)

  • Team fees for 2019 Season were $1000; supplemented by fundraising and sponsorship
  • Full season – $1500 – payable $300 at the start of Fall and $150 monthly for the following 8 months if opting not to pay all at once
    • What’s included – uniforms and team gear, Fall ball, Winter Skills, 2020 season – fields, umpires, equipment (balls, NO catcher’s gear)
  • 2020 season only – Approximately $1200 – $300 payable on accepting spot, $150 monthly for the following 6 months
    • What’s included – uniforms and team gear, Winter Skills, 2020 season – fields, umpires, equipment (balls, NO catcher’s gear)
  • Entirely cost recovery – no profit. Coaches will have uniforms paid for and non-parent coaches will also have some minor travel expenses
  • Fundraising – every player should be able to play if they want to – we will fundraise to reduce everyone’s cost similar to this year
  • Sponsorships – half the sponsorship goes to the team and half goes to the player who obtained it

If you have any additional questions about the program, please do not hesitate to email ottawawhiskyjacks@gmail.com