|Cam Haakonson||Baseball Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Welcome to Ponoka Bulls 'A Community' Baseball. Ponoka Minor Ball has a strong desire to provide all levels of baseball opportunities for athletes, coaches, umpires and parents within the community of Ponoka.
Ponoka Minor Ball hosted their 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Monday January 9th, at 7:00 pm at the Ponoka Moose Hall. If you were unable to attend and have any questions, please reach out to the President or a Coordinator for the type and level of ball your child is looking to play. Online registrations for Bulls Community 'A' Baseball will open on February 8, 2023. Once open, please click on the following link to access the 'A' Registration process for the upcoming season: 2023 Baseball Registration
Evaluations for Bulls Community 'A' Baseball will be dependent on the number of players that have registered for Community 'A' Baseball in Ponoka, Alberta. Should there be enough players to form multiple teams, evaluations will be held at a date to be determined.
9U - Players born in 2014 & 2015
11U - Players born in 2012 & 2013
13U - Players born in 2010 & 2011
15U - Players born in 2008 & 2009
18U - Players born in 2005, 2006 & 2007
*For Players born in 2016 and younger, please see our Learn to Play program for more information available. There may also be opportunity for higher skilled players born in 2016 to move up to the 9U age division.
9U - $130
11U to 18U - $230
If a Bulls 'A' team decides to enter a tournament, play exhibition games or enter 'A' provincials there will be additional expenses. To minimize these additional fees per player, most teams will organize a fundraiser(s) or obtain sponsors. Teams can also choose to have parents provide money for a slush fund, where any remaining money in the slush fund would be returned to the parents at the end of the season.
Registration for Ponoka Bulls Community 'A' Baseball will open on February 8, 2023. Click HERE to register a player in the upcoming season (End date for registration in the Community 'A' Baseball program is TBD).
Practice days will take place on Tuesday and Thursdays. We will be trying to set up games between 9U teams both in Ponoka and surrounding communities (if possible). When playing another Ponoka team, games will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however if playing a team from outside Ponoka there may be a chance of that happening on Mon/Wed, especially if the game is being played in the other community.
Community teams are usually determined around the middle of April. If there are enough players registered for more than 1 team to be formed, there will be skill evaluation dates set up in the middle of April to divide the players up into equally competitive teams or, depending on parent interest, to form a high skilled Community 'A' Provincial Rep Team.
Community teams play in the Central Alberta Baseball League (CABL). Historically, teams practice / play games during the week on Mondays and Wednesdays. At the Community level there are no league games scheduled on weekends, however, some teams do choose to enter tournaments.
Depending on weather and indoor facility availability the season usually consists of 2 practices per week around the middle to end of April. The first few weeks in May usually consist of 1 game and 1 practice with a transition to having 2 games per week from the middle of May to the end of June. Aside from the 2 games per week for most of the season, teams may decide to practice an additional day per week, but this is determined by each team and diamond availability.
Community A teams can choose to participate in a Provincial Tournament as well.
For more information about the Community 'A' provincial tournament weekend please see the 2023 Baseball Alberta Calendar located on the Baseball Alberta website: 2023 Baseball Alberta Calendar
For further information about this division, please contact the Ponoka Community 'A' Baseball Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org