|Registration||Dec. 1, 2012||Registration opens for all divisions|
|Registration||Feb. 16, 2013||Registration closes for all Majors divisions|
|Assessment||Feb. 17, 2013||Assessment – only for Majors players new to Jericho. Carnarvon Batting Cage, 10:00 am|
|Registration||Mar. 2, 2013||Registration closes for all Minors divisions|
|Meeting||Mar. 5, 2013||Majors Division Coaches’ Meeting, 7:00 pm|
|Registration||Mar. 9, 2013||Registration closes for T-Ball and Blastball|
|Pre-season||Mar. 30, 2013||Easter Weekend|
|Pre-season||Apr. 6, 2013||Teams formed on paper. Coaches start to notify players of first meeting.|
|Week 1||Apr. 13, 2013||Games start|
|Week 2||Apr. 20, 2013|
|Week 3||Apr. 27, 2013|
|Week 4||May 4, 2013||Jericho Day – Midway, Food, and Photos at Trimble|
|Week 5||May 11, 2013||Photo Day Carnarvon|
|Tournament||May 18, 2013||Victoria Day Weekend / Tournaments|
|Week 6||May 25, 2013|
|Week 7||June 1, 2013|
|Week 8||June 8, 2013|
|Event||June 9, 2013||Road Trip – Yankees vs. Mariners at Safeco|
|Week 9||June 15, 2013||Championship Day at Carnarvon|
|All Star||June 22, 2013||Point Grey Fiesta at Trimble (Parade)|
|All Star||June 29, 2013||All Stars / Tournaments|
|All Star||July 6, 2013||All Stars / Tournaments|
|All Star||July 13, 2013||All Stars / Tournaments|
Baseball Field Schedules
View the 2013 Majors Field Schedule here.
View the 2013 Minors Field Schedule here.
2013 Game Schedules
Jericho 9′s Invitational Tournament
Dates: May 18 – 20, 2013
Location: Carnarvon Park NE diamond (@16th and Mackenzie in Vancouver, BC)
Format: 4 teams, round robin play (Sat/Sun/Mon) followed by a Championship game (Mon).
2013 Participants: Dunbar, Jericho, Kerrisdale, and South Vancouver
Rules: Click here for the complete tournament rules document.
Saturday, May 18th
10:00am – Jericho (V) vs. Dunbar (H)
2:00pm – Kerrisdale (V) vs. South Van (H)
Sunday, May 19th
12:00pm – Dunbar (V) vs. Kerrisdale (H)
4:00pm – South Van (V) vs. Jericho (H)
Monday, May 20th
10:00am – Jericho (V) vs. Kerrisdale (H)
2:00pm – South Van (V) vs. Dunbar (H)
Top 2 teams advance to the Championship game:
Monday, May 20th
6:00pm – RR 2nd (V) vs. RR 1st (H)
Jericho Day Winners
Thanks to everyone for coming out to Trimble Park for our Photo Day and Jericho Day Midway.
Skills contest winners
Longest Home Run:
Age 2 – 4: Cruz Klassen (29 meters)
Age 5 – 6: Jonah Chang (32 meters)
Age 7 – 8: Angus Dewar (55 meters)
Age 9- 10: Kai Koyama-Wong (77 meters)
Fastest to 1st:
Age 2 – 4: Miles Pryde (5.3 seconds)
Age 5 – 6: Michael Adams (4.0 seconds)
Age 7 – 8: Dylan Pryde (4.4 seconds)
Age 9- 10: Jack Rutledge (3.8 seconds)
Age 2 – 4: Cruz Klassen (23 mph)
Age 5 – 6: Jonah Chang (25 mph)
Age 7 – 8: Dylan Pryde (26 mph)
Age 9- 10: Kai Koyama-Wong (41 mph)
I expect these guys to be knocking the ball out of Carnarvon Park once they turn 12. Congratulations!!!
Special thanks goes to Board member Patrick Perry for organizing the event and to all the volunteers that staffed the concession stand and booths.
Jericho Day 2013 – Food, Photos, and Midway at Trimble
Come join Jericho at Trimble Park on May 4 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm for Jericho Day. We’ll be running skills competitions, midway games, and provide food for all registered players. Bring the whole family.
Photo appointments will be scheduled around your games on May 4. Teams should arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointments. Come early or stay late and take advantage of the entertainment.
Photo Day Schedule
Jericho Little League 2013 team and individual photos for most teams will be taken on May 4 at Trimble Park. Each player photographed will receive one individual and one team picture at no cost (included in your registration fees). If you would like to order additional photo packages, fill out an order form that will be distributed in advance. Only fill out the form if you want to order extra photos. Bring the completed form along with your additional payment to your team appointment.
Photo appointments will be scheduled around your games on May 4. For entertainment, we’ll be running our “Jericho Day” festivities at the same time with food, competitions and prizes. Bring the whole family!
Teams should arrive 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointments. In order to get all 550 of our players photographed, we need to stick very tightly to the schedule.
Some teams and individual make-ups will be photographed on May 11 at Carnarvon Park.
Jericho Local Rules 2013
Jericho has a new version of our local rules effective for the 2013 season. All coaches are required to read the Little League playing rules for the current season as well as the Jericho Local Rules.
The Jericho Local Rules 2013 document is available at: JERICHO LOCAL RULES 2013
Opening Day April 13, 2013
“Play Ball!” Impressions from Opening Day 2013
Bat rules and specifications for the 2013 season:
Bats with an aluminum barrel (even if they have a composite handle) are allowed if they meet the specifications below (Rule 1.10):
Little League bats shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less.
Bats with a composite barrel are ONLY allowed if they are on the list of Little League approved bats. The list is available at: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/licensedcompositebats.htm
2013 Rule Changes
Summary: Language was added regarding the recommended procedure a league should follow when a player sustains a possible concussion.
Regulation III(d) Note 3 has been amended to read, in part:
NOTE 3: If a medical professional, Umpire in Chief, the player’s coach, the player’s manager or the player’s parent has determined a player sustains a possible concussion, the player must be, at a minimum, removed from the game and/or practice for the remainder of that day.
His/her return to full participation is subject to:
- An evaluation and a written clearance from a physician or other accredited medical provider and
- Written acknowledgement of the parents
Summary: Wording was revised allowing a pitcher who reaches his/her imposed days of rest threshold while facing a batter to continue to pitch until the current batter has been retired or reaches base.
Regulation VI (d) has been amended to read, in part:
EXCEPTION: If a pitcher reaches a day(s) of rest threshold while facing a batter, the pitcher may continue to pitch until any one of the following conditions occurs: 1. That batter reaches base; 2. That batter is retired; 3. The third out is made to complete the half-inning. The pitcher will only be required to observe the calendar day(s) of rest for the threshold he/she reached during that at-bat, provided that pitcher is removed before delivering a pitch to another batter.
Sunday Skills Clinics
We will be holding optional skills clinics on Sundays starting April 7.
Coach Fred Bietler (UBC and Last Raps) has agreed to help us out with clinics on Sundays. The clinics will be free to all registered Jericho players and will target kids, coaches and interested parents. For those of you who have not yet met Fred, he is a fun coach and articulates fundamentals very nicely. Please attend and encourage your athletes to attend!
Majors A Players: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, Sundays – Carnarvon NE diamond
Majors B and C Players: 10:00 am – 11:30 am, Sundays – Carnarvon NE diamond
Minors A Players: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Sundays – Carnarvon NW diamond
Minors B and C Players: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm, Sundays – Carnarvon NW diamond
Clinics will be held rain or shine. No clinics will be held on May 19 (Victoria Day Weekend) or June 9 (Mariners/Yankees Game).
For more information, contact our player agent Rob at: email@example.com
All teams were represented at the meeting with either the head coach or assistant coach. Issues covered at the meeting were playing rules, pitching rules, pitch counts, player development, regular season and playoff schedules, practice schedules, round robin rules, field prep and equipment clean-up, manager duties, uniforms, expense approval, new equipment needs, etc.
Minors, T-Ball, and Blastball coaches meetings will be held at the beginning of April after Spring Break and Easter.
Little League Canada Coaching Clinics: Teaching for Tomorrow
Little League Canada will also offer some very good coaching clinics on April 3 & 4, 2013 at Vancouver College (5400 Cartier Street). Park in the school parking lot between 39th and 41st off Hudson – 2 blocks east of Granville St.
LEARNING THE GAME (Ages 4 thru 6) – April 3: 5:30 pm Registration – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
PLAYING THE GAME (Ages 7 thru 12) – April 4: 5:30 pm Registration – 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
The clinics are free. Register by clicking on the Teaching for Tomorrow Registration link here.
Please bring your glove, running shoes and comfortable clothing. For more details, click here.
Baseball gear for new players
Quality baseball equipment for new players can be purchased at our new sponsor Abbies Sports Shop ( http://www.abbiessports.com/ ).
Just say you’re registered with Jericho Little League to get a 10% discount.
Jericho Coaching Clinics
Jericho would like to thank all those parents that volunteer as coaches for our kids. Several coaches have asked for some help with training for how to teach specific aspects of pitching and hitting, as well as how to run a standard practice. We have arranged two coaching clinics with Fred Bietler of UBC baseball this season on Sunday, February 24th and Sunday, March 3rd.
Sessions run 90 minutes each with one week concentrating on teaching batting skills and the other week on teaching throwing skills. All parents interested in coaching are welcome to attend these clinics.
Please sign-up for one of the time slots, preferably matching the age group you will be participating in. If that time doesn’t work, please use the next age group up. Just sign-up for just one session even if you will be coaching in multiple age groups. To sign-up, go to the google spreadsheet below and write in your name, email address and team age group or division:
Bring your glove to the sessions and be ready to participate in the drills. The clinics will be held rain or shine. The sessions will take place at UBC Mizuno School of Baseball. Parking is available
off of East Mall or in the lot behind the Allan McGavin Sports Physiotherapy centre. See: http://goo.gl/maps/Aihn8
Help us spread the word and encourage other parents who might be able to help with team coaching to sign up even if they have not yet volunteered.
Jericho Players Agent
Mariners Yankees Game
Road Trip! Thank you to all the Jericho families that purchased tickets to the Seattle Mariners home game on Sunday, June 9, 2013 against the New York Yankees. Over 100 families ordered about 500 tickets to the game. Jericho will have a big presence at Safeco!
All of our ticket holding players 14 years of age or younger are invited to wear their uniforms and participate in a pregame on-field parade around Safeco Field. Game time is 1:10pm. The parade starts at noon for those interested in participating.
For any questions about your order contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2013 Season is now closed
Games started on April 13, 2013.
2013 deadlines were as follows:
- Majors registration closed February 16, 2013.
- Minors registration closed March 2, 2013.
- TBall and Blastball registration closed March 9, 2013.
Registration for the 2014 season will open on December 1, 2013.
Batting Cage Upgrades
The Carnarvon batting cage has been upgraded with an artificial turf floor, wind/rain screens, new balls, and new pitching machine pads. The hope is to keep the balls clean so that the pitching machine throws a little more consistently. Or even better, have someone hand pitch to your player with the L-screen in place.
In any case, you have the opportunity to take your kids out to the cage throughout the off-season. Hopefully, we can keep the winter rust to a minimum and make up some of the offensive gap we seem to have with respect to other local leagues.
Contact any coach to get a key to the batting cage. Right now, we don’t have a reservation system in place. If the cage is busy, why not work out together and make a competition out of it? One run for a line drive off the side walls, two runs for a liner to the back of the cage. Grounders keep you alive, three strikes and you’re out. Play 6 “innings” and see who “wins”.
Please keep the cage tidy with the balls in a bucket for the next person. Keep the cage balls in the cage. If you want to hit balls on the field, there are 2 bags of shag balls in the umpire’s equipment box.
Special thanks to Patrick Perry for spearheading these upgrades. Great job!
All players will need to supply their own baseball batting helmet, baseball glove, and jock. Baseball pants and cleats are recommended.
Quality baseball equipment for new players can be purchased at our sponsor and equipment supplier – Prostock Athletic Supply ( http://www.goprostock.com ).
See the attached flyer for a special deal on equipment for new players.
Information Regarding Concussions
Little League Baseball has always been at the forefront regarding the safety and well-being of children. In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety and welfare of children, Jericho Little League strongly encourages all coaches to review the information and training materials on concussions which is available (free of charge) on the Centers For Disease Control website .
Heads Up: Concussion in Youth Sports is a free, online, 30 minute course available to coaches, parents, and others helping to keep athletes safe from concussion. It features interviews with leading experts, dynamic graphics and interactive exercises, and compelling storytelling to help you recognize a concussion and know how to respond if you think that your athlete might have a concussion.
Additionally, all parents and athletes should review the two page concussion information sheet available here .
Thank you for your time and dedication towards keeping our young athletes safe and healthy.