11U Baseball is open to both boys and girls (co-ed teams) and combines the ages of players who will turn 10 or 11 years old in the calendar year. It is very common for first time players to begin playing at the 11U level.
- The season runs May and June, normally 8 home and 8 away games
- City Playoffs for ‘A’ are June TBD, 2017
- City Playoffs for ‘AA’ are July TBD, 2017 with Provincials July 14-16, 2017
- Games for both ‘A’ and ‘AA’ are played on Tuesday, Thursday and some Sunday nights
- Games start at 6:30 pm weekdays (but may play some weekend games)
- Games are 2 hours long or 6 innings (whichever comes first)
- Home teams have infield warm-ups 30 minutes before game time. Visiting teams have infield warm-ups 15 minutes before game time. Coaches for A and AA teams may request players arriver earlier for a longer pre-game warm-up
- Team practices will be determined by the coaches. Teams are encouraged to practice weekly, in addition to the two games
At 11U umpires are introduced and players begin to learn the art of pitching (the pitch count rule is enforced). If four balls are thrown the coach will ‘soft pitch’ to the batter to encourage hitting and putting the ball into play. Players are encouraged to learn all positions and really get a feel for the game.
Parent involvement is encouraged as score keeping and pitch counting is required.
- A jersey (to be returned) and a baseball hat (for keeps!) will be supplied for all players 9U to 18U playing out of SWCC
- Bats – Team bats will be provided for all age groups except 18U AA. Personal bats (wood or metal) are permitted as long as they meet the league requirements
- Maximum Length 32 inches
- Maximum Diameter: 2-3/4 inches
- Maximum Weight Drop n/a
- Catcher gear is supplied in two sizes for teams from 9U to 18U though at the older levels players tend to purchase personal gear
- Baseball Pants – Players are encouraged to purchase their own pants
- Batting Helmet – It is strongly recommended that players supply their own batting helmet for proper fit, hygiene and safety
- Baseball Glove – All players are required to provide their own glove
- Water bottle – A personal water bottle (clearly labeled) is recommended
- Batting Gloves – are not required but permitted
- It is recommended all players 9U and higher wear a jock/jill (please do not permit a player to play the catcher position withour proper protection)
- Shoes – Proper footwear (Rubber/Plastic Cleats) should be worn however at the 11U A level or under a good pair of runners will do. Metal cleats may only be worn at 15U or higher
Stronger players may wish to try out for the AA Baseball team. Games are on Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Sundays. The ‘AA’ teams play city-wide, are more competitive and will likely practice more often.
Starting 2015 Winnipeg South Minor Baseball will have three AA teams:
- West – Charleswood/Tuxedo/Corydon
- South – Macdonald
- East – Waverley/Ft. Richmond/St. Norbert/Ft. Garry
The 11U AA East team will most likely be hosted out of South Winnipeg
An email will be sent to all 11U players after spring registration has completed to see who is interested in trying out ~ please do not use this tryout as a practice as there will be a large number of kids to evaluate. Please specify if you can only make one of the two dates. Once this list is compiled a confirmation email with be sent out.
AA Tryouts will be held at the UofW Recplex – 350 Spence Street
Please note there will be a $10.00 fee for tryouts.
March 20, 2017 – 7:00PM – 9:00PM
April 15, 2017 – 1:00PM – 3:00PM
WSMBA Free Clinics
All 11U players are encouraged to take advantage of the free pre-season clinic offered by Winnipeg South Minor Baseball. After registering with the club please visit theWSMBA web page to sign up for one of the offered clinics. Registration for clinic is open but does have limited space.
Monster Mosquito Mania
The 2017 season will kick off with the Monster Mosquito Mania on Saturday (tentatively April 29, 207) at Little Mountain Park. This will be a “jamboree” type of tournament with modified rules that encourage player development. Baseball Manitoba also offers player/coach development clinics to all teams.
For more information about baseball or if you have any questions, please contact
Tony Staruch firstname.lastname@example.org
Let’s play ball!