Youth baseball is right around the corner and organizers are looking forward to a busy season.
In recent years the Comox Valley Baseball Association has seen a decline in registration, but registrar Ria Volkers hopes this year’s numbers will stay consistent with the last few seasons.
“There are so many sports being offered at the same time,” she said. “When kids are six- to seven-years-old parents let their kids try different sports, but once they get older they tend to specialize,” Volkers said.
“Last year we had 250 registered kids. We don’t expect to get more than that, but we’re hoping to get the same amount this year.”
On Sunday, March 9 there is an umpire clinic from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Arden Elementary. People who want to participate in the clinic need to register before March 9 online.
The baseball schedule this year starts off with ‘Blastball.’ Kids born from 2009-2010 can enter, and they play at Comox Rec. The cost is $45.
‘T-Ball’ is for kids born between 2007-2008 and plays Mondays and Wednesdays at Comox Rec. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $65.
‘Rookie’ is for kids born between 2005 and 2006 and they play Tuesdays and Thursdays at Comox Rec. Expect two-hour field times and it starts at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $75.
‘Mosquito’ is for kids born between 2003 and 2004 and goes Mondays and Wednesdays at Aspen Park. The two-and-a-half-hour playing times start at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $120.
‘PeeWee’ is for kids born between 2001-2002. It runs Tuesdays and Thursdays at Aspen Park. Practice starts at 5:30 and the cost is $120.
‘Bantam’ is for players born between 1999 and 2000. It runs Monday and Wednesday at Bill Moore Park. Get ready to play ball at 5:30 p.m. and it costs $120 to join.
‘Midget’ is for players born 1996, 1997 and 1998. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bill Moore Park. Warm-up starts at 5:30 p.m. and the cost is $120.
To register and to get more information, visit www.cvba.ca.