Divisions Description and Fees

BBA

Please note the details below for each division assumes regular play. However, due to the fluid situation of Covid-19, we are currently in Phase 2 of Return to Play. Please refer to THIS PAGE for details.

*Below are regular fees. A 10% early bird discount applies until the end of January during registration process through Teamsnap portal

From Challenger to AAA, from 5U to 25U, the BBA offers a wide variety of programs for any level of play.

DivisionBirth year2020 Reg. Fee*Uniform Deposit (Mail Cheque to PO Box)Volunteer Deposit (Mail Cheque to PO Box)Volunteer Hours (Sign Up Online)
5U – Blastball 2016 & 2017$ 65NoneNoneNone
7U – Teeball 2014 & 2015$125$100$20015 hours
9U – Tadpole 2012 & 2013$160$100$20015 hours
11U – Mosquito 2010 & 2011$175$100$20020 hours
13U – Peewee 2008 & 2009$225$100$20020 hours
15U – Bantam 2006 & 2007$250$100$200Single A: 20 hours
AA & AAA: 40 hours
18U – Midget 2003, 2004 & 2005$275$100$20010 hours
25U – Junior MensPost Secondary$295$100$20010 hours
Challenger All agesNoneNoneNoneNone


** Summer season hours are the same as Spring, and must include at least 5 hours volunteering in our Summer Tournaments.

For information about our uniform and volunteer policies, please see our policy page (coming soon).

Method of Payments:

  • Registration Fees are collected online through the online registration payment system (Credit Card).  
  • Post-dated deposit cheques can be paid by one of the following means below.
  1. Given in-person at one of the Information Sessions.
  2. Mailed in to the following address:
           Box 44095, Kensington Square,
           Burnaby BC  V5B 4Y2

Please allow time for the delivery of the cheques. 

Participation requires receipt of all registration fees and deposit cheques.


5U – Blastball, Contact5U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 4 and 5

Blastball is an excellent introduction to the game of baseball. It’s fun, easy to play and fast paced. The players have instant success and it is all played within a time frame of an hour.  Blast Ball is meant to put FUN into the game of baseball.  It is designed to generate fast paced action, provide recreation and exercise, create enthusiasm through simplicity, and will allow retention of youth participants in the game.  Blast ball teaches all five fundamentals of baseball – hitting, throwing, catching, running and fielding.  It is a ton of fun with very simple rules introducing the concepts of baseball.  The program requires parent participation as this provides further encouragement for the young players.  

Season play April to June
Days Saturdays
Games and Practices 1 Game a week
Times 9:30am-10:30am
Locations Harwood Field #2
Equipment Supplied Blast Ball Team Tee Shirt (to keep)
Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Baseball Glove
Runners / Cleats (optional)

7U – Teeball, Contact7U@BurnabyBaseball.comFor players ages 6 and 7

Teeball baseball is a development level in which the fundamental skills (throwing, catching and hitting) are learned in a fun and non-competitive environment with an infield of 5-6 players only.  The primary focus being on fun and sportsmanship.  Being a development level the focus is on development.

In this division, girls and boys are provided with an opportunity to experience the elements of a shortened baseball game (infield only) with little or no consequence of errors and encouragement to develop skills.  A Softee or Incrediball ball is used to improve confidence in catching and fielding the ball as well as the benefit of a further hit ball.  The games have a time limit with a minimum of 2 innings.

Every player bats.  All hits are singles.  At the beginning of the season, a baseball is set on the batting tee with players batting the ball and running through first base.  Fielders are taught fundamental skills of fielding the ball and throwing to 1st base.  Base running skills are also introduced where players advance only 1 base on a hit (not overrunning 2nd or 3rd).  Also, no stealing or lead-offs.  Runners may be coached what to do in a given situation on a pop-fly or grounder only if the fundamental skills have been learned.

Parent coaches will receive support and training to ensure they are comfortable to provide the basic fundamental skills and ensure that the players have fun.  Scores are not kept or posted.  There are no winners or losers.  At the end of each game the teams will have a fun base running race then shake hands with opposing team.

Season duration April to June
Days Saturday Games & 1 Practice during week
Games and Practices 1 Practice and 1 Game
Times Games 11am – 12:30pm Practices After School
Locations Kensington Park (#2)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
BBA Baseball Cap & Pants (to keep)
Equipment Required Cleats (metal cleats not permitted)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet

9U – Tadpole, Contact: 9U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 8 and 9

Tadpole baseball is a development level in which the fundamental skills (throwing, catching and hitting) and knowledge of the game are learned in a fun and non-competitive environment with balanced teams.  The primary focus being on fun and sportsmanship.

In this division of play, girls and boys are provided with an opportunity to experience the elements of a shortened baseball game with put outs and swinging outs using a level 5 baseball.  The games will have a time limit with a min. 4 innings and max 6 innings (max 4 runs per inning).

At the beginning of the season, a batter receives pitches from a slinger pitching machine at low speed with players encouraged to swing at all balls.  Midway in the season, a pitch rule is used where only swinging strikes are observed as a strike.  In the final weeks of the season, 2nd year players are encouraged to pitch the 1st inning and batters are given opportunity to swing at a pitched ball from a 2nd year player.  Base running skills are also introduced where players advance only on a hit or a base on balls (no stealing or lead-offs).  Runners will learn what to do in a given situation on a pop-fly or grounder (infield fly rule will not be enforced).

Parent coaches will receive support and training to ensure they are comfortable to provide the basic fundamental skills and ensure the players have fun.  

Spring Season duration April to June
Days

Practices: To be determined prior to season among the teams
Games: CLICK HERE for Game Schedule

Games and Practices 2 Practices and 1 Game
Times Refer to Game Schedule and above
Locations Charles Rummel Fields and Other Association’s Fields
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
BBA Baseball Cap & Pants (to keep)
Equipment Required Cleats (metal cleats not permitted)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet and Chinstrap

11U – Mosquito, Contact: 11U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 9 to 11

Mosquito baseball is a development level in which the fundamental skills (throwing, catching and hitting) and knowledge of the game are learned and expanded upon with situational play in a fun and mildly competitive environment with balanced teams.  Development focus will be on improvement of player fitness, skill and knowledge of the game with the foundation built on fun and sportsmanship.

In this division of play, girls and boys are provided an opportunity to experience the elements of a shortened baseball game with live pitching of an official hard ball.  Interlock games (with other nearby associations) will have a time limit for the entire game and max runs per inning with both a Plate Umpire and Base Umpire.  At the end of the season, Interlock Championship play-offs will be held.   In July, Summer Ball team(s) will represent Burnaby and compete in Interlock games to qualify for the BC Provincial Championships.

Pitchers are developed with learning a proper warm-up and throwing technique (Balk pitch not enforced).  Pitch counts are recorded and must be observed as per BC rules.  Catchers are developed to catch/stop the ball, attempt to throw out base stealing runners and making the throw of a live ball back to the Pitcher.

For batters, proper batting technique and situational batting is learned.  Batters gain experience batting from a live pitcher and accepting the call from a Plate Umpire with respect.  Baserunners at this level learn situational base running skills, stealing bases (no lead-offs) and slide safely (no head first slides) with a Base Umpire making the call.

Fielders are taught fundamental skills of proper fielding techniques along with situational positioning for coordinated coverage and communication.

Parent coaches will be trained and have previous experience to teach the fundamental skills and ensure the players have fun and treated fairly.  Scorekeeping and Pitch Counts are recorded (mandatory) by volunteer parents on the team along with proper Field Prep and Clean-Up.  Players are encouraged to help and support their team mates by cheering them on and taking turns playing different positions.

Spring Season duration April (early) to June (late); evaluations in March
Days Can be any day of the week and weekends
Games and Practices 4 times (combination of games and practices)
Times Weekdays: 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Weekends: any time from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Locations Kensington Park (K4)
Harwood Park (H3)
Bell Park (if needed)
+ away locations (subject to change)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
Matching Belt (to return)
Matching Socks (to keep) 
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Pants (color TBD – based on team’s coach)
Cleats (metal cleats not permitted)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet and Chinstrap

13U – Peewee, Contact: 13U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 12 and 13

For the 13U division, the Spring Season is tiered into two levels (A, AA).  The “AA” program is designed for the more advanced player while the “A” program is designed for the less advanced.  The teams will play an interlocking schedule consisting of 15 to 20 games (depending on number of teams) against other associations.  All home games are played at Hardwood Park and travel to the other association parks for away games.  Leads off are permitted and the balk rule is introduced.  Pitch count rules will be in effect to protect the young pitchers from injury. All pitch counts will be according to BC guidelines.  The base paths are set at 70 feet and the distance from home plate to the pitching rubber is set at 48 feet.  The fences are set at a minimum of 200’ in left & right fields and 225’ in centre field, to a maximum of 225’ in left & right fields and 260’ in centre field.  A regulation game is 7 innings and may not be called earlier unless it is for a permitted reason.  Players are expected to help and support their team mates, and exhibit respect and good sportsmanship towards umpires, coaches and other players, win or lose.

Spring Season duration April (early) to June (late); evaluations in March
Days Can be any day of the week and weekends
Games and Practices 4 times (combination of games and practices)
Times Weekdays: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Weekends: any time from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
Locations Harwood Park (H1)
+ away locations (subject to change)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
Matching Socks (to keep) 
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Pants (color TBD – based on team’s coach)
Matching Belt
Cleats (metal cleats not permitted)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet and Chinstrap

15U – Bantam, Contact: 15U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 14 and 15

For the Bantam division, the Spring Season is tiered into three levels (A, AA, AAA).  The “AAA” program is designed for the more advanced player, “AA” program is for the more seasoned player, while the “A” program is designed for the less advanced player.  The “AA & AAA” will play one continuous season from Spring through Summer.  The teams can play an interlocking schedule consisting of 20 to 25 games (depending on number of teams) against other associations.  All home games are played at Kensington Park while we travel to the other association parks for our away games.  Lead offs are permitted and the balk rule is in play. Pitch count rules will be in effect to protect the young pitchers from injury. All pitch counts will be according to BC  guidelines.  The base paths are set at 80 feet and the distance from home plate to the pitching rubber is set at 54 feet.  The fences are set at a minimum of 245’ in left & right fields and 280’ in centre field, to a maximum of 270’ in left & right fields and 300’ in centre field.  A regulation game is 7 innings and may not be called earlier unless it is a permitted reason.  Players are expected to help and support their team mates, and exhibit respect and good sportsmanship towards umpires, coaches and other players, win or lose.

Spring Season duration Single A: March to June (Spring and Summer)
AA & AAA (single season): February (early) to August (mid); evaluations in January
Days Can be any day of the week and weekends
Games and Practices 4 times (combination of games and practices)
Times Weekdays: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Weekends: any time from 8:00 am to 8:30 pm
Locations Kensington Park (K1, K3)
+ away locations (subject to change)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
Matching Socks (to keep) 
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Pants (color TBD – based on team’s coach)
Matching Belt
Cleats
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet and Chinstrap

     Summer Ball (All-Stars):  Teams are offered at AA & A levels for players who have played a minimum of half of their respective team games during spring season.  Tryout and selection is conducted in June and play during July for a chance at the Provincial Championships in early August.  Full commitment is required/expected by players and parent/guardians.  Please notify your coach soon and book your holidays in late August if interested in this fun and challenging opportunity.

     Fall Ball:  BBA will field a team or teams depending upon the availability of players and coaches.  The Fall Ball program is designed to acclimate 13U 2nd year players to the increase base path and pitching rubber at the 15U Level.  


18U – Midget, Contact: 18U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players ages 16, 17 and 18

For the Midget division, Burnaby Baseball Association currently offers an “AA & AAA” program during the Spring season.  The “AAA” program is designed for the more advanced player and will run one continuous season from Spring to Summer. The teams can play an interlocking schedule consisting of 20 to 25 games (depending upon number of teams) against the other associations.  All home games are played at Robert Burnaby Park and Central Park while we travel to the other association parks for our away games.  With some minor exceptions for substitutions, teams at this level play according to the regular rules of baseball.  Pitch counts rules will be in effect to protect the young pitchers from injury.  All pitch counts will be according to BC guidelines.  The base paths are set at 90 feet and the distance to the pitching rubber is set at 60 feet 6 inches.  The fences are set at 285’ in left & right fields and 320’ in centre field, to a maximum of 320’ in left & right fields and 400’ in centre field.  A regulation game is 7 innings and may not be called earlier unless it is for a permitted reason.  Players are expected to help and support their team mates, and exhibit respect and good sportsmanship towards umpires, coaches and other players, win or lose.

Spring Season duration AA: (2 seasons) March to End of June (i.e. Spring and Summer) 
AAA (single season): February (early) to August (early); evaluations in January
Days Can be any day of the week and weekends
Games and Practices 4 times (combination of games and practices)
Times Weekdays: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Weekends: any time from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Locations Central Park
Robert Burnaby Park
+ away locations (subject to change)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
Matching Socks (to keep) 
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Pants (color TBD – based on team’s coach)
Matching Belt
Cleats (no metal cleats at Latrace Field)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet and Chinstrap

     Summer Ball (All-Stars):  BBA offers Summer ball for players who have played a minimum of half their respective team games during spring season depending on the interest of players and coaches.


25U – Junior Mens, Contact: 25U@BurnabyBaseball.com
For players at post secondary ages 18 and up 

This is a single season team, with games starting mid-April to August

Field Dimensions: The base paths are set at 90 feet and the distance to the pitching rubber is set at 60 feet 6 inches. The fences are set at 285’ in left & right fields and 320’ in centre field, to a maximum of 320’ in left & right fields and 400’ in centre field. Games are 9-innings (with a minimum of 7-innings n event of a mercy.) Teams will have the option to play 9-man ball or batting everyone in line-up. However Fair-play rules are in effect where each player must get at least one at bat and play three defensive innings in field. This is a wood bat league (Players MUST supply their own bats.) Team will play other Associations within the Lower Mainland. Home Fields will be Central Park or Robert Burnaby (possibly outside fields if needed.) Team Roster – Maximum 25 players – Minimum 18 players

Spring Season duration AA: March to June (end)
AAA (single season): February (early) to August (early); evaluations in January
Days Can be any day of the week and weekends
Games and Practices 4 times (combination of games and practices)
Times Weekdays: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Weekends: any time from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm
Locations Central Park
Robert Burnaby Park
+ away locations (subject to change)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
Matching Socks (to keep) 
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required

Glove
Cleats (metal cleats allowed, however metal cleats are not permitted on turf fields – Latrace, Richmond)
Protective Jock/Jill
Baseball Pants
Batting Helmet
Wood Bat


Challenger, Contact: Challenger@BurnabyBaseball.com

Challenger is a division of Baseball BC that provides an opportunity for children with cognitive or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participation in baseball at a level structured to their abilities.  Baseball games are played in a fun, safe environment where no score is kept.  Able-bodied “Buddies” are assigned (one on one, where possible) to each participant.  These Buddies assist the Challenger players with their involvement in the game.  Pushing wheelchairs around the base path, assisting players in how to hold the bat and swing, or providing protection for the Challenger player from a batted ball, are just a few of the ways the Buddies offer a better experience for the participants in the Challenger Division.  Each participant is treated like every other player in the conventional baseball program.  All players are outfitted in uniforms, use the same equipment, and play their games at the local ball parks.  Last but not least, the smiles are plentiful and Free!  The joy on the face of each participant in the BC Challenger program makes it very clear how much fun they are having.  No pressures, no playing time issues, everyone just has fun!  It’s what baseball is supposed to be all about.

Season duration April (mid) to June (end)
Days Saturdays
Games and Practices 1 time
Times 10:00 am to 11:15 am
Locations Kensington Park (K2)
Equipment Supplied BBA Baseball Jersey (to return)
BBA Baseball Cap (to keep)
Equipment Required Cleats (metal cleats not permitted)
Athletic Cup
Baseball Glove
Batting Helmet