Frequently Asked Questions
For information on nights of play, rules, schedules, coaching applications/information and diamond locations please look go to our homepage and select the appropriate tab. Division specific info pages can be found under the info tab.
How do I know which division to register my child in?
All levels are determined by birth year. :
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be considered on a case by case basis. The board will consider the reason for withdrawal, along with the timing of the withdrawal when determining if a refund is applicable. Please note that refunds may be subject to a 10% administrative charge.
Do you have T-Ball?
Traditional T-ball doesn’t exist within BMBA. For the younger kids (5,6,7) we run our Rally Cap program. This mainly consists of skill development in a fun atmosphere as opposed to playing actual games.
Can I register my daughter in baseball?
BMBA welcomes both boys and girls. In 2021 we began our Girls Baseball Program, with intentions of running all-girls teams at any level in which there is enough interest. We ended up with 70 girls registered, with multiple teams at Rally Cap and 9U and one team each at 11u and 13U. This year we are aiming to have a 15U team as well, depending on registration numbers. For more info contact Cori at firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I request that my child play on the same team as another child?
BMBA will not honor requests to play with others, with the exception of siblings.
My kid is very skilled and quite mature for his/her age, can I register them in a higher level?
No. At least initially, please register in the age appropriate level. You may make a request with the director of division you wish to play in. If there is room once registration closes and skills have been evaluated, you MAY be able to switch to a different level. If you register in the wrong level you be removed and put on a waitlist until registration is complete. See our underage policy here http://www.beaumontminorball.com/content/underage-policy
Why is Waitlist my only option in my requested division?
The Division you are trying to register for is full. You will be contacted in the event a spot is available. Please ensure you do complete the registration forms for the Waitlist as we use the date/time stamp to determine priority.
What does the “level-up” fee go towards?
This fee helps pay for the extra costs associated with Competitive baseball including longer season, umpire fees and Baseball Alberta Fees
Is there an option to pay in instalments?
Yes. You have the option to pay for registration fees in 3 instalments. This year there will be no fees associated with your initial registration.
Is there any financial aid available?
We do not offer any financial aid, but we do accept payment via Kidsport or Jumpstart. Visit their websites to see if you qualify and how to apply.
I have indicated that I am willing to coach/manage. How do I know if I’ve been selected?
All division directors will have list of willing volunteers and will contact you prior to the season beginning. Please note a valid Criminal Record check is required to coach.
My child wants to tryout for a tier that Beaumont does not offer; how do I register with another association, is there anything I have to do beforehand?
If trying out for a competitive level that Beaumont does not offer (ie:AAA), please register (free of charge) on our website first, then register with the other association. Select the appropriate Division, and choose Tryout/Release Registration. This will allow us to release player if successful at tryouts and will also hold a spot for player within our association.
My child is going to be playing another spring/summer activity in addition to baseball. Can he/she still be considered for a team?
Absolutely, but please make your availability known at the start of the season so we can ensure we have enough players on each team.
What equipment is needed to play?
Basics: Glove, jock/jill strap, shoes (cleats are recommended (especially for 11U and up) but not required)
Optional: bat, personal catchers equipment, batting gloves
Is a uniform provided?
11U-18U hat and T-shirt are provided, jersey will be provided but must be returned at end of season
House: player must have grey baseball pants, red socks and red belt are suggested
9U and Rally Cap hat and t-shirt style jersey are provided (to keep), baseball pants not required but are allowed
Are we required to do any fundraising this year?
There will be opportunity for fundraising this year for the association, details to follow. Please note additionally some teams decide to do their own fundraising to cover additional costs related to tournaments and extra apparel.
My company is interested in sponsoring a team, division or would like to make a donation towards the BMBA Field of Dreams, is this an option?
Please direct all sponsorship questions to Warren at FundraisingCoordinator@beaumontminorball.com
Are we required to Volunteer?
Volunteering is not required, per se, but there will be times when you are called upon to help, such as during tournaments, skills camps and to help with fundraising events. Depending on COVID-19 protocols each team may need a parent to volunteer as a Health and Safety coordinator.
There are often positions on the board that are available as well for those interested. Look under “Contact” on webpage for a list of available positions.
For Any other Questions please Contact Registrar or Division Director.