Tadpole (U8-U9)



Directors

Name Position Contact
Nor Ljungren Tadpole Commissioner [email protected]

 

Tadpole is a developmental program that emphasizes having fun while learning the basic skills of baseball - batting, throwing, fielding and base running. Players will have the opportunity to pitch and hit off the pitching machine.  This is a 2013/2014 born age division.

Tadpole games will run on Tuesdays or Thursdays and Sundays. Weekend games are typically at one of three times: 10 am, 1pm or 4 pm.

Winter Facility Programs

We will be holding an afterschool program for Tadpole on either Monday/Thursday or Tuesday/Friday in our new indoor training facility. There will be 2 sets of this program the first running in the Fall for 9 weeks, and the second set will start in January (registration will open for this Dec 1)

Spring Season

Games will begin the first week of April and run until mid June.  Each team will play 12-14 regular season games and will participate in two tournaments (dependent on Covid situation). Teams should expect to hold at least one practice per week, coaches may add additional practices at their discretion. Tadpole Division’s primary fields are PMAP #2, Upper Albion Park, and Merkley Park. All players will get plenty of opportunities to bat, and are encouraged to learn all fielding positions.

Summer Ball

The Mini Mosquito Program - Mini Mosquito is a competitive program that runs from mid-June to late July. All players that played in the Tadpole Spring Season are eligible, and will attend an evaluation session for team selection. Mini Mosquito plays by Mosquito rules - players pitch the whole game and base stealing is allowed.

The U8 Program - This is strictly a pitching machine based program that allowed the kids to continue their baseball season into the summer. 

Summer Ball teams represent Ridge Meadows and play against other local teams such as Coquitlam, Abbotsford, and Cloverdale etc. Some regional travel is required. There is no set season for the Summer Ball program, there is generally an interlock schedule set up for games and then tournament play-generally games are finished by the end of July

 
Equipment checklist:  Required equipment not provided by the association.  Along with recommended items and sharing equipment is currently not permitted under Covid guidelines.
 
Baseball Pants (wait for your coach to decide on colour)
Helmet 
Glove
Athletic support
Bat (recommended as the team supply is limited and we can't share) 
Cleats or proper footwear (no metal spikes)
Sanitizer (all players required to have their own)

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