When does the season begin?
Our season typically starts on the last week of May, and runs for 12 weeks. Full schedules are posted on the web site closer to the start of the season. Your coach will also contact you by phone or email before the season begins.
I can’t find where to register. Can I register?
Registration for our league runs from late February through to mid-April. We stop accepting new registrations in April so that we can order uniforms, trophies, and prepare the teams. Unfortunately, we can’t accept new players in May or after the season begins.
Where are the games played?
All of our games are played at the Edwards Memorial Park at the corner of Woodburn and Golf Club Road.
How does T-Ball work? Are there practices?
There are no practices for T-Ball. Coaches will typically arrive 5-10 minutes before a game and will run a short practice of throwing, catching, running around the bases, and hitting if time permits. Each T-Ball game is 2 innings and each child will get a turn at bat. T-Ball games run for approximately 1 hour.
What is the difference between Minor T-Ball and Major T-Ball?
Besides the age difference, Major T-Ball enforces out rules when a player is tagged or out on base.
How do we know if a game is cancelled due to rain, heat, or bad field conditions?
For rain, check the web site, and follow our Facebook and/or Twitter accounts. We’ll do our best to let everyone know before game time. For heat, only Minor/Major T-Ball games will be cancelled – if the Hamilton humidex/feels like temperature is greater than 39C at 5pm.
Do you supply equipment (bats, helmets) at the games?
We have bats, helmets, and back catcher equipment at each game. You are welcome to bring your own equipment as well. Although we have some batting helmets available, we do recommend that each player provide their own helmet.
What are the age limits? When are the games played?
See our list of divisions for information on each division including the age limit and when the games are played. If you have siblings that are in different divisions because of their age, we encourage you to sign them up for their appropriate division. Our divisions do fill up; we encourage you to sign up your children early to avoid disappointment.
Can’t I just register my child in whatever division I choose?
No. The divisions do fill up, so we recommend you register early. If you attempt to register your child in the wrong division (i.e. because you want siblings to play in the same division, or a division is full) without contacting us, we will automatically issue a refund minus a $5 transaction fee. Our divisions do fill up; we encourage you to sign up your children early to avoid disappointment.
Can my child be on the same team as a friend or relative?
The teams are made by our division convenors. As such, we can only guarantee that the coach and assistant coach will have their children on their team. Because all division games are played at the same park on the same night, your child can still be transported to and from the park with their friend or relative.
What do we do with the Cal Ripken patches?
Iron-on or attach our Cal Ripken patch to your team shirt on the left arm about 1″ up the sleeve.
When is photo day?
Photo day is Saturday, June 22, 2013. Your coaches will let you know what time your team is scheduled. Each player will receive a team photo. Additional photo packages will be available from the photographer. There are no retakes.
Where do we get our receipt for the Canada Child Fitness Credit?
Your registration form is your receipt for the Canada Child Fitness Credit. As part of this process, we are required to check your child’s birth certificate or passport at registration. If you register on-line or by mail, you can confirm your eligibility during the season and a receipt will be provided to you.
Our child has decided he/she does not like baseball. Can we get a refund?
Binbrook Cal Ripken Baseball does not offer refunds.