General Info - Grassroots


Baseball BC’s Grassroots Programming strives to provide inclusive, diverse, and equal opportunity in a fun, safe environment for children to learn the fundamentals of baseball.  We build physical literacy using Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) ideals starting with the Active Start Stage for kids.

 

Parent Leader Coaching Program

With the help of specialists, we have developed a manual for parents who are offering to coach and be Parent Leaders at grassroots divisions.  This manual will explain baseball positioning, proper mechanics of drills & skills, and full practice plans to assist in becoming a successful Parent Leader/Coach.  Parent Leaders/Coaches need only to follow the program manual and practice plans to be winnersClick here for more info.

Rally Cap Initiation Program

This has been designed by Baseball Canada & Provincial Baseball Organizations (Baseball BC) to ensure that a child's entry into the game of baseball is appropriate and enjoyable. Stressing the proper FUNdamentals, it describes a program of activities for children 8 and under. Click here for more info.

My 1st Pitch Program

This is the official introduction to Baseball Canada’s & Provincial Baseball Organizations (Baseball BC) pitching program.  This program has been designed specifically for all young baseball players aged 10-11 and aims to increase interest in baseball at the Learn to Train stage of development.  Click here for more info.

Baseball 5

What is baseball5? (Will be replacing Winterball beginning 2023; more info to come then on how schools/programs can apply...) Baseball5 is a new five-on-five sport derived from traditional Baseball. This faster urban discipline can be played anywhere with no bats and no gloves. Click here for more info

Girls Program

This program is designed by Baseball BC to attract all females 8 years & older. It provides athletes with a combination of development and competition in a fun all-female environment.  Before provincial select teams begin at 14U, young females are offered an Active Start & FUNdamentals through many events such as festivals, camps, etc. throughout the province. Click here for more info.

Challenger Baseball Program

This is a division of Baseball BC that provides an opportunity for children, who are at risk for or have developmental delays or disabilities. The program is structured in a way that supports all abilities, where everyone belongs and everyone gets to enjoy the benefits of participating in the game of baseball.  Click here for more info.

Summer Camps

Whether you are a new player with no experience or have been playing for years, our summer camps provide an opportunity for everyone between the age of 6-12 to develop their skills into the players they want to become. Click here for more info

Spring Break Camp

A fun and development opportunity for everyone between the ages of 6-12 who want to try out the game of baseball or learn some new skills from experienced instructors. Click here for more info

Just Play Ball

The Just Play Ball program is a grassroots initiative for all genders where anyone 8-13yrs are encouraged to participate in any of the various programs offered throughout the year. Whether you currently play baseball or not, come on out and “JUST PLAY BALL”. It’s exciting and a whole field of FUN if we all make it that way! Click Here for more info.

 

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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career. Enabling everyone to reach their full potential in the game of baseball and as an athlete. 

 

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