U7 RALLY CAP - 2018 Season (born 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
Register at this link: RRVB Online Central Registration (http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/playerreg)
- create your member account now to expedite registration when the portal opens in mid February
- select Springfield Minor Baseball as your community club
Cost: $55 (online credit card, cheque or cash in person at OBCC Feb 26 & March 12)
Age Advancing: Parents must complete the RRVB online form prior to registration closing and players will be evaluated.
Nights of Play: Tuesday at Oakbank Elementary School and Thursday at Anola Community Club
Home Diamond: one night will be played in Oakbank and one night in Anola
Coach Volunteers: must register through the RRVB Coaches Online Registration Portal (http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/coachesreg)
Many volunteers are needed to organize and manage a Rally Cap team. Parents interested in coaching should reference the RRVB Coaches Den webpage for details on clinics and requirements you will need for 2018 season.
Rally Cap is an initiative by Baseball Canada and is sponsored by Dairy Queen. It is a fun and developmental program for boys and girls age 4-7. Teams are comprised of 6 players and 2 coachers to encourage the players to touch the ball as much as possible. Three teams gather at a diamond with two teams playing a game and the 3rd team running age appropriate drills. Click here for full information on the program from Baseball Canada.
Springfield runs our own in-house Rally Cap program playing on local Springfield diamonds to minimize travel. In addition to the regular season games, the league (RRVB) organizes a fun event called the Rally Cap Jamboree which is mandatory participation. This is typically played on a weekendi n May at the Gateway Rec Centre diamonds. Details to be confirmed.
Parent participation and volunteering are crucial for this level to be successful. Parents, please be sure to communicate requests for car pooling, coaches, players, siblings to be on the same team when registering. We will try to accommodate requests as best as possible. For players that are 7 yrs old and demonstrate some skill, age advancing to Grand Slam may be a consideration. Parents, please complete the separate online form at the same time as registration for this assessment to be done. Requests AFTER registration will not be accommodated.
Playing season is the same as the other levels, starts beginning of May (weather permitting) and plays through to end of June. Last game is set aside for all Rally Cap teams to attend a wind-up.
Springfield Braves Rally Cap Uniform & Equipment
- Rally Cap coloured caps are earned based on achievement of skills, kids keep the caps
- team t-shirts are supplied by the program sponsor Dairy Queen, kids keep the t-shirts
- Long pants such as sweats, jeans or gray baseball pants, player to supply
- Batting Helmet, player to supply
- Baseball Glove, player to supply
- Running Shoes or Baseball Cleats, player to supply (cleats are not a requirement)
- SMBA will supply bats