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Registration Information

2020 Registration Rates

House League Registration Rates

DIVISION AGE BIRTH DATE

EARLY BIRD

RATE

REGULAR RATE
4U Blast Ball 3-4 2016-2017 $85.00 $110.00
5U Tee Ball 4-5 2015-2016 $90.00 $115.00
6U Coach Pitch 5-6 2014-2015 $100.00 $125.00
7U Machine Pitch 6-7 2013-2014 $120.00 $145.00
9U Rookie Ball 7-9 2011-2013 $190.00 $215.00
11U Mosquito 10-11 2009-2010 $220.00 $245.00
13U Peewee 12-13 2007-2008 $230.00 $255.00
15U Bantam 14-15 2005-2006 $240.00 $265.00
18U Midget 16-18 2002-2004 $245.00 $270.00
19U Junior* 19 2001 $245.00 $270.00

NOTE: This year there is a small processing and transaction fee applied to the registration.

*We are able to have up to three (3) 19yr olds on each 18U Midget team in Interlock. If you are 20+, and want to keep playing baseball, please reach out to us. We'd be happy to help put you in contact with the right people! 

 

Rep Registration Rates

DIVISION AGE BIRTH DATE EARLY BIRD RATE REGULAR RATE
8U  7-8 2012-2013 $580.00 $605.00
9U 9 2011 $580.00 $605.00

10U

10 2010 $610.00 $635.00
11U 11 2009 NO TEAM IN 2020
12U 12 2008 $620.00 $645.00
13U 13 2007 NO TEAM  IN 2020

NOTE: This year there is a small processing and transaction fee applied to the registration.

 

Select Registration Rates

DIVISION AGE BIRTH DATE EARLY BIRD RATE REGULAR RATE
9U  7-9 2011-2013 $TBD $TBD
11U 10-11 2009-2010 $TBD $TBD

13U

12-13 2007-2008 $TBD $TBD
15U 14-15 2005-2006 $TBD $TBD
18U 16-18 2002-2004 $TBD $TBD

NOTE: This year there is a small processing and transaction fee applied to the registration.

PLAYER REGISTRATIONS

House League Player Registration

Select Player Registration
(For Players Selected to Select Teams)
Coming Soon!

Rep Player Registration
(For Players Selected to Rep Teams)


COACH REGISTRATIONS

House League Coach Registration

Select Coach Registration
CLOSED

Rep Coach Registration
CLOSED

In-Person Registration Events -- CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19

*** WHILE OUR IN-PERSON REGISTRATIONS ARE SUSPENDED, PLEASE USE OUR ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM.  IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO US AT PLAYBALL@STCATHARINESBASEBALL.CA, OR (905) 941-3816 AND WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO LEND A HAND! ***

One of our Board Members will be able to assist with registration your child(ren) during one of our In-Person Registration Events. 

** Please be aware that a birth certificate will be required for registration.

2020 In-Person Registration Dates

DATE LOCATION TIME
Thursday March 5 Buckner's Source for Sports 1800 - 2000
Wednesday March 11 Buckner's Source for Sports 1200 - 1400
Monday March 23 Buckner's Source for Sports 1200 - 1400
Thursday March 26 Buckner's Source for Sports 1800 - 2000
Saturday March 28 Canadian Tire, Welland Ave. 1000 - 1300
Sunday March 29 Canadian Tire, Welland Ave. 1000 - 1300
Thursday April 16 Buckner's Source for Sports 1700 - 2000

Payment Options

Online Registrations
Families registering online will be required to pay by credit card. Please ensure that the registration is completed. If you start a registration process, but don't complete the checkout/payment process, your registration will not be considered official.  Online registrations will have the ability to either pay in full at time of registration, or use the payment plan (details below).

In-Person Registrations -- CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19
Families registering in-person will have the option of paying by credit card, cash, or cheque. Sorry, we cannot process Debit cards.

Payment Plans -- HAVE BEEN MODIFIED DUE TO COVID-19
Both online & in-person registrations will have the option to either pay in full, or pay using a payment plan.
 

  1. ONLINE: Payment Plans have been set up to be processed in either 2 or 3 payments (in addition to the registration deposit). These payments will AUTOMATICALLY process on the specified dates. Your initial payment will be $50 half of the registration fee, with the remainder divided over the remaining payment deadline dates (March 1, April 1, May 1, June 1). If registering after any of these dates, the remaining payments will be divided by the number of dates remaining. If registering after May 1  June 1, you will have to pay in full at time of registration.
     
  2. IN-PERSON: Payment Plans in person will be accepted only if a COMPLETE SET of post-dated cheques are provided at the time of initial registration. (All cheques must be dated prior to & including May.1 June 1)

Early Bird Registration Rate -- EXTENDED FOR ENTIRE 2020 SEASON

A discount of $25.00 will be applied to all registrations received before April 4, 2020. After this date, regular rates will apply. 

Refund Policy

There will be a $25.00 administration charge for all refunds. Refunds must be requested by May 31, 2019, after which no refunds will be granted (exceptions may apply). To request a refund, please contact our Registrar at playball@stcatharinesbaseball.ca.

NSF Cheque Policy

There will be a $25.00 administration charge for all NSF cheques. Children will not be considered registered & accepted until full payment has been made.

"Pay to Play" Deadlines

A registration is not considered to be final & accepted until the registration fee has been paid in full. 

Any registration with an outstanding balance as of May 31 will either not be placed on a team, or will not be allowed to play/practice until the remaining balance has been paid in full. 

At such time, if a waiting list has been established in your particular division, your child(ren)'s spot may not be guaranteed. Should your child(ren) not have a spot for this season, any payments we have received to that date will be refunded, minus our $25.00 administration charge (see Refund Policy above).


Multiple Child Discount

Families that have 3 (or more) children playing in our Association are entitled to have the 3rd (or more) child(ren) play for free. 

This discount will apply to the youngest child(ren), and will apply towards the House League division's rates if being applied to a child in the Rep Program.

* If your family qualifies for this discount, and your children all play in the House League program, this discount should process automatically. If you qualify, and you have one or more children in the Rep program, please contact our Registrar PRIOR TO REGISTERING at playball@stcatharinesbaseball.ca.
Our Registrar will instruct you on how to get your discount which may or may not require a code to use during the registration process..


Waiting Lists

Registrations will be handled on a first-come, first-served basis. As divisions reach capacity, a waiting list will be created. Should there be enough players on the waiting list in a particular division to allow the creation of another team, SCMBA will strive to create another team (dependent on available resources).

When registering onto a Waiting List, you will NOT be required to pay the registration fee. Once your child is placed onto a team, you will be charged for the registration.


Financial Assistance Programs

SCMBA strives to keep our programs as affordable as possible, but we realize that some of our families may require some financial assistance to help cover the registration and/or equipment expenses. If your family does require some financial assistance, please use the following links to investigate which of the programs may be best suited for your family's needs & situation.

  1. Canadian Tire JumpStart Program
  2. Niagara YMCA ProKids Program
  3. KidSport Niagara

Application & Acceptance to one of these programs should be done PRIOR TO REGISTRATION, and your program should be able to provide  a form or email showing your acceptance to allow us to follow up with them after registration.

All financial assistance families should register in person during one of our In-Person Registration Events so that we can ensure you are registered correctly in our system.

*SCMBA does not want to see any child be unable to play due to financial constraints. If you have investigated the above programs, and are not eligible for any of them, but still require financial assistance, please contact our Registrar at playball@stcatharinesbaseball.ca so that we may work with you to find a solution for your particular situation.


Player Release Information

Baseball Ontario regulates the movement of Rep (allstar) players between OBA Associations.

If ...

  1. Your family resides OUTSIDE of the City of St.Catharines, AND
  2. Your child was NOT rostered on one of SCMBA's Rep teams last season, AND
  3. Your Local Association (by residence) will be hosting a Rep team in your child's division (Minor or Major) this season...

If your child meets all 3 of these criteria, you will likely require an official PLAYER RELEASE from your Local Association. This is a mandatory requirement, and the document is required to be in our possession prior to your child participating in any SCMBA activity. Please contact our Rep Program Convenor at repcobras@stcatharinesbaseball.ca to verify the requirement of a player release for your child, and to discuss the process involved.

If your family resides IN the City of St.Catharines, and you are wanting to tryout/play for a rep team in another Association, you will require a PLAYER RELEASE from SCMBA.

All release requests must be received in writing before April 1st (for the current season), or after September 1st (for the following season), and must include the reason the player is seeking a release. 

Under Baseball Ontario guidelines, players are required to play in their Local Association by residence, therefore SCMBA is under no obligation to grant player releases. SCMBA will evaluate each request on its own merits in context with SCMBA & Baseball Ontario policies.

All release requests should be directed to our Registrar at playball@stcatharinesbaseball.ca.

* House League players (and by extension Select Players) do not require a player release to play in the House League division of another OBA Association (or come to SCMBA). They must however return to their Home Association (by residence) in the future, or request & obtain a player release should they wish to tryout/play for a rep team other than in the Association where they reside.


Brendon Nicholson

Brendon Nicholson

Registrar

St. Catharines Minor Baseball Association Inc.

P.O. Box 20273
St. Catharines ON, L2M 7W7
PlayBall@stcatharinesbaseball.ca
(905) 941-3816