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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 will host their 2024 Annual General Meeting (Date, Time and Location TBD). If you are unable to attend and have any questions, please reach out to the President or a Vice President for the type and level of ball your child is looking to play. Online registrations for Bulls Community 'A' Baseball will open on November 1, 2023. When registrations have opened, please click on the following link to access the 'A' Registration process for the upcoming season: 2024 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 may be held at a date to be determined.
9U - Players born in 2015 & 2016
11U - Players born in 2013 & 2014
13U - Players born in 2011 & 2012
15U - Players born in 2009 & 2010
18U - Players born in 2005, 2006 & 2007
*For Players born in 2017 and younger, please see our Learn to Play program for more information available. There may also be opportunity for higher skilled players born in 2017 to move up to the 9U age division.
9U - $155
11U - $285
13U - $290
15U - $295
18U - $300
If a Bulls 'A' team decides to enter a tournament, play exhibition games or enter 'A' provincials there will be additional expenses incurred by the teams players/parents. To minimize these additional fees per player, teams may 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 November 1, 2023. Click HERE to register a player in the upcoming season (End date for registration in the Community 'A' Baseball program will be February 28, 2024).
Practice days TBD. We will be trying to set up games between 9U teams both in Ponoka and surrounding communities (if possible). Last season, when playing another Ponoka team, game were on Tuesdays and Thursdays, however if playing a team from outside Ponoka there was a chance of that happening on Mon/Wed, especially if the game is being played in the other community.
Community teams should be determined by the end of May / beginning of April. If there are enough players registered for more than 1 team to be formed, there may be skill evaluation dates set up at the end of May 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 have practiced / played 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 start 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 start 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 2024 Baseball Alberta Calendar located on the Baseball Alberta website: 2024 Baseball Alberta Calendar