FCLL is committed to offering baseball through this pandemic in a safe environment.  Below is information on the 2022  Teenage Programs we currently intend to offer.  Based on the Government of Alberta, Little League Alberta and Little League Canada, FCLL may have to adjust the program offerings.  For more COVID-19 information, please CLICK HERE.

 

Little League District 8 and our four member leagues are excited to announce the new structure for the teenage baseball divisions in 2022 as part of a pilot project approved by Little League International.

 

TWO PROGRAMS

Community Stream and Competitive Stream.

The Community Stream will continue to offer local play at the league and/or district level with a spring season planned for May and June, and teenage summer ball teams formed to play in July.

The Competitive stream will see ‘AAA’ teams formed to play in the new Little League Alberta Triple A Performance League, which will offer provincial play against teams from North Calgary, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Lethbridge and potentially other communities. Half the games are planned to be scheduled at home diamonds plus a longer playing season (28 to 32 games, April to August).

Players in both streams would be eligible for Tournament Play (All-Stars) in the summer months.

 

 

How do I determine my child's Baseball Age?

  • The league age determination date is the age a player has attained as of a specific date (August 31st of the current year), for the purpose of placing the player in a particular Division.  As of 2022 the date in Divisions of Little League Baseball is as follows:

 

 

What Division(s) is my Player eligible for?

  • A breakdown of this is outlined on the 2022 Teenage Baseball Flyer.  CLICK HERE for more details.

 

***The final age delineation between the teenage divisions will be assessed by both District 8 and Fish Creek once the final registration numbers are in.  This will be based on evaluations as well and registration numbers in each age group.***

 

What is the cost?

  • All players pay a base registration fee of $350.
  • Players selected to a Competitive team will pay an additional fee of approximately $500 to offset additional expenses related to playing on a travel team and a longer season.

 

What if I can’t afford the registration fees?

  • Under the Little League charter, no child may be excluded from play based on inability to pay.
  • Subsidies are available through an application on Kidsport:  www.kidsport.ca
  • For further assistance with this, please contact the Fish Creek Little League Treasurer at:  treasurer@fcll.ca.

 

What times do they play?

  • Games generally start at 6:30pm.
  • Games do not have time limits, but do have limits based on darkness, etc.
    • Most coaches ask that players are at the field at least 30 minutes before game time to properly warm up.
  • Weekend games could begin anytime between 9:30am - 6:00pm.
  • *Game times are subject to change.*

 

What are the diamond locations?

  • Games for the 3 different divisions are played on an inter-locking schedule with other leagues within our District on various diamonds.

 

What equipment is included in the registration fees?  What equipment do the parents/guardians need to provide?

  • Fish Creek Little League will supply each team a set of jerseys and bats for the season.
  • Each player will be expected to have a batting helmet, white baseball pants, their own ball glove and athletic cup/jill.

 

When does registration open?

  • For the 2022 Season, Online Registration opens on January 10th.
  • To play in either program simply register and if interested in evaluating for the Competitive stream, simply indicate at the time of registration, there will be an option to do so.
  • You can register by following this link:  http://www.fcll.ca/house-league/

 

When does registration close?

  • Online Registration for the 2022 Season is currently scheduled to close on March 11th.
  • Any late registrations will be placed on a waiting list and space permitting, will be subject to a $50 late registration fee.

 

What is the refund policy?

  • Withdraw on or prior to March 11th:  Full Refund.
  • Withdraw after March 11th:  Registration fees less a $100 administration fee will be refunded.
  • Withdraw after first game played:  No Refunds.
  • The Board has determined the League will not be offering a COVID impact refund this season.

 

How many players on a team?

  • The ideal teams consists of 11-12 players per team, however there may be up to 14 players on a team.

 

What, where and when are evaluations?

  • Evaluation sessions provide the opportunity for Division Directors, Managers and Coaches to assess the ability of players. This process assists the League in placing players appropriate to their skill level. There are a number of stations (pitching, fielding, hitting) through which the players rotate; they are observed and assessed according to specific criteria.
  • Evaluations are only for players registered for Minors and up.
  • Evaluations will be held in the Spring of 2022.  Emails will be sent out when more details are provided.
  • Players are required to evaluate during the appropriate time slot for their age group for one of the dates.  If you are unable to attend, please contact the  Player Agent at:  playeragent@fcll.ca.

 

I registered and I haven’t heard anything yet – what’s happening?

  • Once the registration information is collected and entered in the database, reports for each Division are prepared for the various Division Directors.
  • The number of teams is then determined and Managers and/or Coaches are assigned to each team, then players are assigned or drafted to the teams.
  • There is a Coaches Meeting (to review rules, events, etc) with the Division Directors.
  • The Managers and Coaches for each team receive the team roster and then are in a position to start contacting parents.
  • Often, the Managers and Coaches will organize a parent meeting before the season starts. Practices can then commence.
  • If you have any questions about this process, please contact the applicable Division Director (can be found under About Us at: http://www.fcll.ca/board-members/).

 

I want to coach or volunteer, how do I go about doing this?

  • Please indicate on your child’s registration that you would like to coach or volunteer.
  • To apply to coach or volunteer please complete the steps required in our Coach Registration which can be found at:  https://www.fcll.ca/2022-coach-registration/
  • You can also email your interest to the Volunteer Coordinator at:  volunteer@fcll.ca.

 

 

WHAT LEAGUES ARE PART OF DISTRICT 8?
Calgary West, Rocky Mountain, Fish Creek and Calgary South Little League are the four leagues that comprise District 8 in South Calgary.

Travel to diamonds throughout South Calgary is required to play games and/or practice.

 

Should you not be able to locate an answer to your questions please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar at:  registrar@fcll.ca.

 

NOTE: This information is specific to our league and may change at any time.