When does registration open?
Registration for players, coaches, and officials open in the middle of February. Any player registrations after the April 1st deadline are subject to a late fee. The earlier the registration, the better the season can be planned to ensure there is enough support staff/volunteers, adequate equipment and uniforms to make the season a successful one. If teams reach their roster capacities, additional registrations will be placed on a wait list. This is another good reason to register as soon as the portal opens in February.
What does my child need?
We supply your child with a Reds ball cap and game uniform. Every baseball player requires their own helmet, suitable shoes/cleats, and ball glove. If families are having a difficult time obtaining these requirements, please contact us and CMBA will help you in anyway we can. Our number one priority is that our program is inclusive and accessible to everyone! A great way to access is funding to cover the cost of sports is KidSport. There is a link for this grant under the tab "Resources" on our home page.
For all registrations in Softball, white pants, red socks, and a helmet facemask attachment are required to start the season. We also recommend sliding pants to wear underneath ball pants. These items can be found at local sporting goods stores.
How long does CMBA operate?
Weather contingent, typically the season starts at the beginning of May and runs to the end of June. Teams that enter into provincials will play into July.
What days will baseball operate?
CMBA holds their baseball practices weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00pm for about one hour. Home games are generally scheduled on these days as well, with some exceptions.
What days will softball operate?
CMBA holds their softball practices weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00pm for about one hour. Home games are generally scheduled on these days as well, with some exceptions.
Do I need to be certified to coach?
CMBA does not require coaches to be NCCP certified, although we encourage it, and we are here to aid that process. All registered coaches will need respect in sport and a letter from CMBA for obtaining a free criminal record check. CMBA pays for all fees associated with obtaining NCCP certification. Coaches that wish to lead their team on to provincials will need to be NCCP certified.
Will the canteen be open for practices and games?
One of CMBA's priorities is to ensure there are food options available for local and out of town players and families. Our canteen is run by CMBA parents and volunteer coordinators during all practices and games. A typical menu will consist of BBQ'd hamburgers and hotdogs, snacks, drinks etc..
What are caution fees and how much are they?
CMBA requires post-dated cheques (June 30th of the current season) of $100 per child for uniforms and $100 per family for fundraising. These cheques are due prior to your child receiving their uniform (date/time TBD). These two cheques will not be processed if the following criteria is met:
1) Team uniform is returned to the team manager/coach immediately after the season.
2) Parent or Guardian has fulfilled their volunteer fundraising duties (i.e. worked the scheduled shift at the concession, sold raffle tickets, etc.)
What if there isn't a team for my child's age group?
Some years this might be the case. When it comes to registration time, just register at the proper age and we'll exhaust all options to ensure your child will play on the appropriate team.