7 - 9 year olds
This division is for 7-9 year olds (players born 2008, 2009) This division uses a pitching machine only (no coach pitching). This version of baseball is the next step towards real baseball as the pitching machine is set at a higher velocity. The harder level 5 balls are used. KLL will endeavour to accommodate friendship requests and each team will have 10 - 12 players.
Players born in 2008 will be required to attend KLL pre-season in January assessments for the possibility of being placed in the Minor A division. In the 2016 season, roughly 33% of players who were in Grade 3 during that season played in Minor A and 67% played in Minor B. For the 2017 season, we anticipate a similar split for players born in 2008. Our goal is to place players in the division where they can have fun and develop their skills.
One game during the week (3 innings approx. 2.5 hours in duration)
One practice during the weekend (1.5 hours long)
All games will be played at Quilchena Park North and teams will practice at either Quilchena or Maple Grove Park.
Each parent is required to help out with their child’s game on a rotating basis. The duties include bench parent, snack duty and field set up/take down for the home team. Duties will be assigned by the team manager at the beginning of the season.
Minor B Schedule
Available early April
Minor B Field Locations
Games at Quilchena Park North (33rd Ave & Valley Drive)
Practices at Quilchena Park North or Maple Grove Park
Equipment / Gear Required
· Baseball Glove
· Grey Sliding Pants (recommended)
· Cleats (recommended)
· Protective Cup (recommended for all but strictly enforced for catchers)