SPRING BALL RECREATION PROGRAM
Fort McMurray Minor Baseball Association (FMMBA)is open to all youth in Fort McMurray and surrounding Communities from ages 4 to 18. This program provides an opportunity for young people born in 2014 and older to experience the fun of playing baseball. Children learn the value of sportsmanship and build character through competition in the league play. Participation in the House League program is determined by age category. At the youngest levels (Double 'P', T-Ball & Rookie) children are given the opportunity to play all of the positions. At the Mosquito level and above players are rotated through pitching position which is monitored by the Fort McMurray Minor Baseball pitch count rules. There is also equal rotation of all other positions, to ensure all players get an opportunity to play each position. The House League program seeks to uphold the philosophy which is "To foster and encourage the growth and enjoyment of the sport of baseball by teaching the value of sportsmanship, skills and competition" with the belief that… EVERYONE PLAYS!
Double "P" - In an effort to introduce players to basic fundamentals while encouraging parent involvement in coaching, based on positive feedback from last year FMMBA is introducing a division for 4 year old players (players born in 2014). These players would be divided into 2 groups and have one session a week, either on Tuesday or Thursday running 5:30 to 6:15 at Ron Morgan Park. These sessions would be facilitated by FMMBA coaches and there would be an expectation that during all sessions every 4 year old player must be accompanied on the field by a parent or guardian. The hope is that as these young players begin to learn the game, and the parents would also learn basic fundaments and be more comfortable with coaching in later years.
For the 2019 season registration opens January 27, 2019 and remains open, there is a $75.00 late fee charged on all registrations after April 1st.
Player Evaluations are conducted in early spring under the directions of the FMMBA House League Committee. These evaluations are based upon the player’s age category and direct observations of demonstrate skill. The primary purpose of these evaluations is to attempt to provide balance in the selection of House League teams, so that no one team is too strong or too weak. A related issue is that of safety, the evaluations can provide an opportunity to determine if a given player’s skill level (such as throwing speed) is such that having them play at a slightly higher age level would be in their best interest and the best interest of the other players. This is more typical at the younger age levels.
All House League teams participate in summer league play that runs from the beginning of May to the end of June, with the possibility for those interested starting back later in the Fall. Games and practices run two to three times a week.
- Tball and Coach Pitch play Monday and Wednesday,
- Rookie plays Tuesday and Thursday
- Mosquito/Peewee/Bantam are twice a week not set days.
There is also a Mid Season Tournament and Year End Tournament to determine season champions.
Each male player is responsible for their own Athletic Support (Jock Strap) c/w cup. Each female player is responsible for their own Jill Strap. These are mandatory items for player’s safety.
Each player is responsible for their own Baseball Glove. Is suggested to write your name and phone number on the glove.
Each player is responsible for their own pair of runners or plastic/rubber baseball cleats.
Each player is responsible for their own properly fitted NSA approved batting helmet with strap. Suggested to have the players name identified somewhere on the helmet.