2021 West St. Paul Baseball & Softball Registration Information

West St. Paul Baseball / Softball
West St. Paul belongs to North West Softball Association (NWSA) for girl’s ball, who then registers teams to Softball Manitoba
Softball Manitoba Website: www.softball.mb.ca

West St. Paul belongs to North Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association (NWMBA) for boy's ball, who then registers teams to Baseball Manitoba  
NWMBA Website: www.nwmba.ca
Baseball Manitoba Website: www.baseballmanitoba.ca

2021 Baseball and Softball Registration Information

*New for 2021*
ALL registrations for Softball and Baseball will be completed ONLINE through RAMP
SOFTBALL Online Registration Link: http://WestStPaulSoftball.rampregistrations.com
Note: Registration for the U10, U12 & U19 Age Groups for Softball are NOW CLOSED

BASEBALL Online Registration Link: http://WestStPaulBall.rampregistrations.com

This change comes directly from Baseball Manitoba and Softball Manitoba to make the process more streamlined for organizers. Families will need to create an account, if they have not already done so. 

Please note: your child may be hosted by a community club other than your home club

Due to Covid-19, Softball Manitoba and Baseball Manitoba will be submitting Return to Play Protocols for approval before the season may start. Therefore, West St. Paul will not be collecting any payments for Fees until the season is confirmed for 2021.

West St. Paul BASEBALL

RALLY CAP (Co-Ed, 7 and under)
The Rally Cap Program is baseball's initiation program and is designed to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game. The program helps teams teach players the five FUNdamentals of baseball in a fun and safe environment. Players have the opportunity to perform different tasks in order to earn a colored Baseball Canada Rally Cap. Cap colors correspond with various levels of achievement. In Manitoba, the hats are distributed free to associations.

Baseball Manitoba has adopted Baseball Canada's Rally Cap as the entry level, or initiation program for the 5 - 7 age group. The format involves three teams of six players that meet at the park at the same time. Two teams play a 20-minute game, while one team practices in the outfield. Every 20 minutes they switch, so that each team plays offense and defense and has one practice in the 60-minute session.

Rally Cap Program Goals
• Create a fun environment in which children and adults are actively engaged together in the game of baseball.
• Develop fundamental motor skills, teach baseball skills, and basic rules to our players.
• Experience success with an emphasis on good sportsmanship.
• Promote increased self-esteem among Rally Cap children and adults.
• Recruiting new coaches and volunteers

During the season the teams will be working on five fundamentals of baseball. Twice during the season, the players will have opportunities to perform different skill tasks in order to earn a coloured Baseball Canada Rally Cap (hence the program name). Different coloured hats are achieved based on the level reached.

GRAND SLAM (Co-Ed, 9 and under)
The Grand Slam Program is designed to promote physical development of children through the game of baseball. The program helps develop physical literacy by using a modified game to teach the basic baseball skills to children and ensure success. The program is designed for children of eight and nine and consists of four categories of activity fit into two seasons.

Grand Slam Goals
• Create a healthy environment in which children of various levels of ability find pleasure in learning baseball
• Initiate or pursue the development of basic baseball skills and strategies for players
• Teach and develop sportsmanship in a context of healthy competition
• Develop and promote self-esteem in children

11U, 13U, 15U, 18U
At this point players begin competitive baseball where all rules apply. Various levels of play are so as to ensure that all players regardless of their skill level can enjoy the game of baseball.
West St. Paul Baseball Registration Information - 2021
Year of Birth   Age Group    Days of Play*
 Registration Fee**
per Player
 Administration Fee**
per Player, per Sport
 2014-2015-2016 Rally Cap  Co-Ed Tuesdays/Thursdays $80.00 $15.00
2012-2013-2014  Grand Slam  Co-Ed Mondays/Wednesdays $125.00  $15.00
 2010-2011 11U  Boys Tuesdays/Thursdays  $185.00  $15.00
 2008-2009 13U  Boys Mondays/Wednesdays $195.00  $15.00
 2006-2007 15U  Boys Tuesdays/Thursdays $205.00  $15.00
 2003-2004-2005 18U  Boys Mondays/Wednesdays $225.00  $15.00
* Grand Slam, 11U, 13U, 15U and 18U may also play on Saturdays/Sundays
** Will not be collecting any payments for Fees until the season is confirmed for 2021

For more information on the AA and AAA Baseball Programs visit the North Winnipeg Minor Baseball Association (NWMBA) Website: www.nwmba.ca

West St. Paul SOFTBALL

Changes to Softball for 2021
Softball Manitoba has restructured their divisions to create a stronger performance pathway which will give more athletes the opportunity to play at a high level.

A - Club level, formerly B
AA - New to introduce High Performance 
AAA - High Performance, formerly A

The new regional boundaries will pair St James with North West Softball Association to form AA and AAA organizations. 

What does this mean for your daughter?  If she just wants to play club level and have fun with friends, nothing will change. Our local community centers will be hosting teams as they have in the past.

If she wants more competition, but not the commitment that AAA requires, AA tryouts take place in May with the teams competing after the community club provincials. All athletes must play club level to participate. This level also acts as a bridge to prepare to make the jump to AAA.

If she wants to play the highest level in the province, AAA tryouts take place in September with teams forming shortly after and practicing year round.

West St. Paul Softball Registration Information - 2021
Year of Birth Age Group   Days of Play
Registration Fee*
per Player 
Administration Fee*
per Player, per Sport
 2011-2012-2013 U10 Girls  Mondays/Wednesdays $125.00 $15.00
 2009-2010 U12 Girls  Tuesdays/Thursdays $125.00 $15.00
 2007-2008 U14 Girls  Mondays/Wednesdays $125.00 $15.00
 2005-2006 U16 Girls  Tuesdays/Thursdays  $125.00 $15.00
 2002-2003-2004 U18 Girls  Mondays/Wednesdays $125.00 $15.00
* Will not be collecting any payments for Fees until the season is confirmed for 2021

Age Groups

U10 (2011/2012/2013)
At this age, players should be able to confidently perform the fundamental skills of softball (throwing, catching and hitting). These skills are also taught during the season.

U12 (2009/2010)
Players will be varying field positions. Pitching skills will be worked on for those interested. Coaches will continue to hone player’s skills.

U14 (2007/2008)
At this point players should begin defining their field positions. Normally, pitchers and catchers are determined by this age. Other field positions will continue to be rotated.

U16 (2005/2006)
Most field positions will be defined, in particular, pitching, catching and some infield positions. Some field positions will still be rotated.

U19 (2002/2003/2004)
A continuation of Bantam, but more defined positions, including outfield. Some field positions are still rotated.
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