Thursday, March 2, 2017
Registration underway for 2017 Minor Baseball Season
The weather of late may not suggest it, but baseball season on the North Coast is just around the corner as the North Coast Minor Baseball Association prepares to enter its second year, after the success of the return of baseball to the region from 2016.
Baseball joined Soccer as one of the spring options for local youth, featuring a schedule that offered up the opportunity to play both sports, a nod to the strong popularity of the PRYSA in the community.
The launch last year was a great success, as the NCMBA took advantage of the opportunity offered by Port Edward to make use of their sports field, a facility that has proven to be the perfect fit for the league.
With field opportunities in the City of Prince Rupert somewhat limited, the league reached out to Port Edward who offered up the warm welcome and providing a venue that makes for a great day at the ball park.
This year the Association is looking to host a ten week season starting in late April, running through until the end of June.
The hope is that as the sport continues to grow in the region, the North Coast Minor Baseball Association will be able to add differing age groups, adding older age divisions as the players progress in their skills.
Registration for the 2017 season is now underway, with three different skill levels planned once again for the spring league.
The three levels include:
The NCMBA's introductory program to develop skills
For children Ages four, five and pre-Grade 1
The follow up to blastball which gives the youngsters a bit more background on the sport
For Chilfren Ages Six and Grades 1+
For those that are 8 years old and up, who have had some previous exposure to tee ball or baseball programs
More background on the three levels and the cost of registration can be found below (click to expand)
You can find out more about the 2017 season from the North Coast Minor Baseball Association website, or their Facebook page.
If you need more information contact the Association at NorthCoastBall@gmail.com
A look back at the inaugural season can be found on our archive for 2016 here.
To follow developments for this year, check back with our 2017 archive page from time to time to see what's happening.