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Spring 2020 Important Registration Information

Posted by Lions Minor Baseball on Jan 08 2020 at 11:03AM PST

What division should my child be in?
Children are sorted according to birth year. The best way to figure out where your child belongs is to look at the registration form. When you click on “Division Registering For:” it gives you a drop down menu of all the divisions and their corresponding birth years.

When does the season run?
The season typically runs from late March until the end of June. For 11U and 13U playoffs and tournaments can run into July.

What is the time commitment in baseball?
The time commitment is division specific.
5U Blastball – one development/practice a week typically on Saturday mornings
7U TBall – one development/practice a week (weeknight) and one weekend game (Saturday)
9U Novice – one development/practice a week (weeknight) and one weekend game (Saturday)
11U Mosquito – generally three times a week – games/practices vary based on league game schedule
13U PeeWee – generally three times a week – games/practices vary based on league game schedule

How much is registration?
Registration Fees
5U blastball is $60 $50 raffle fee
7U Tball is $120 +$50 raffle fee
9U Novice is $160
$50 raffle fee
11U Mosquito is $180+$50 raffle fee
13U Peewee is $220+$50 raffle fee

$50 Fundraising Fee for the Year-End Raffle . A book of 25 raffle tickets is supplied. Each ticket is sold for $2. The money collected is yours.

What do I get for my registration fee?
Your player will receive a uniform shirt, hat, and an individual and team photo. All other equipment requirements are the responsibility of the player.

Why do we have to pay a raffle and volunteer fee?
Lions Minor Baseball Association is a volunteer run program and without fundraising and volunteers we would not be able to continue. Paying up front for raffle makes it easier for us and for you to fundraise. You pay for the tickets at the time of registration and keep the money you collect when you sell them. No need for you to keep track of the cash and no need for us to chase anyone to collect it. Easy-Peasy!

Volunteering is a huge part of our park, from our dedicated board to our enthusiastic coaches, without we simply cannot run. The $50 refundable volunteer fee encourages families to help out and get to know the park, growing the Lions Baseball community. Did you know that volunteering has many physical and mental health benefits? From improving blood pressure to decreasing the effects of depression, volunteering is a win-win for everyone involved. That being said, we do understand that not every family has the time to volunteer as much as they’d like and the volunteer fee takes the place of your time in the park.

Do I get a refund if I have to withdraw my child?
Yes, however there is a $35 administration fee that will be deducted from your refund if the withdrawal happens before Opening Day. If you withdraw after Opening Day, there will be an additional $25 fee on top of the administration fee. This is because by then we have already paid to have your player added to our insurance and it’s non-refundable. If you have to withdraw your player, for any reason, past the middle of the season (subject to change year to year depending on our start and end dates), you will not receive a refund.

Why isn’t the schedule up yet?
Our 11U and 13U divisions play games all over the city, and that requires a lot of organizing. Like, seriously, a lot. But that can’t be done until the schedulers know how many teams they’re working with and they don’t know that until registration for those divisions close. Once the upper divisions are set, the lower ones can be organized, again, dependent on how many teams we have. If you’re worried about possible conflicts with your family or work schedule, have a look at last year’s schedule under the Calendar tab. It’s subject to change, but the lower division practice and game times don’t tend to change much from year to year.

Any other questions regarding registration, please email registration@lionsbaseball.ca

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