|Chris Yaremchuk||'AA' Baseball Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Welcome to Ponoka Bulls 'AA' Baseball. Ponoka Minor Ball has a strong drive to provide higher level baseball opportunities for athletes, coaches, umpires and parents within Ponoka and surrounding communities that don't typically have this opportunity.
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 'AA' Baseball are now open but will close end of day on March 3, 2023 for the 11U & 13U divisions, February 10, 2023 for the 15U division. Please click on the following link to access the Bulls 'AA' Registration process for the upcoming season: 2023 Baseball Registration
Tryouts for 'AA' Baseball will be dependent on the number of players that have registered for Bulls 'AA' Baseball in Ponoka, Alberta. Should there be an overabundance of registered players for Ponoka Bulls 'AA' Baseball, tryout evaluations will be held the Week of March 13, 2023.
11U - Players born in 2012 & 2013
13U - Players born in 2010 & 2011
15U - Players born in 2008 & 2009
Player registration cost is $385.00 + a $25.00 Tryout Fee (if tryout evaluations are determined to be needed). Please note that this does not include the additional Volunteer & Uniform deposit fees from Ponoka Minor Ball (both of which will be returned if parent volunteer hours are met and uniforms are returned).
There will be additional expenses with Competitive AA teams that are not included in the player's registration and tryout fee. These will be for expenses such as umpires, tournament entry fees, exhibition games, game balls, etc. The additional fee can range from $100.00 - $400.00 per player depending on the extent of the additional expenses. A slush fund may be created from parents on the team, or to minimize these additional fees, teams may decide to organize a fundraiser(s) or obtain sponsors.
Ponoka Minor ball requires a $75 volunteer deposit and a $75 uniform deposit ($150 total) that will be returned at the end of the season should volunteer hours be met and uniforms returned in good condition.
Click HERE to register a player in the upcoming season for a Ponoka 'AA' Bulls team.
Competitive teams are usually determined between the middle of February to the middle of March. If there are enough players registered, there will be a tryout process starting shortly after registration has ended. Players that do not make the Competitive AA team are encouraged to play for a Community A team.
Depending on weather and indoor facility availability the season starts with 1-2 practices per week around the end of March to the middle of April.
The Competitive AA league utilizes a 3 round seeding / tiering format with teams playing in a Regional format in May, a North / South Divisional format in June, and a Provincial Tiering format in July, with the provincial tournament weekend happening at the end of July / start of August. Each round of seeding / tiering historically involves 2 weekends per month (May, June, and July) with teams playing 2 - 4 games per weekend.
Practices and exhibition games would take place during the week, days to be determined. Teams may also decide to enter tournaments or play exhibition games on weekends that are not scheduled seeding / tiering weekends, but this is determined by each team and diamond availability.
For more information about the Competitive AA seeding / tiering weekends (calendar) and the league in general, please visit the following links located on the Baseball Alberta website:
Calendar: 2023 Baseball Alberta Calendar
For further information about this division, please contact the 'AA' Baseball Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org