MAJORS DIVISION

If you have any questions about this division, please send an email to the League Administrator, admin@jerichobaseball.com.

ABOUT THIS DIVISION

For children born between September 1, 2009, to August 31, 2013.  Players will be baseball age 9 to 12 years old, with discretionary decisions on high performing 8-year-olds. Players will be placed into divisions based on their age and skill level, determined primarily on their assessment scores. Majors will be split into 3 subdivisions: A, B & C.  All Majors Division players are required to attend the assessments which are scheduled for Sunday, February 13, 2022, 8am-noon, at UBC.  Registered players will be contacted directly with more details closer to the date.

COST - $260/player

PLAYER COMMITMENT

Majors A - 1 practice (1 hr and 30 min) and 2 games game (2 - 3 hr) per week.  Practice days/times are set by team coaches and division co-ordinators during the week. Games are scheduled throughout the week and weekend.  Players are usually expected to arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before the game for warmup activities.

Subject to COVID-19 requirements, Majors A teams will usually play in one tournament, and interlocking games during the season in addition regular games versus other Jericho Baseball Majors A teams.

Majors B - 1 practice (1 hr and 30 min) and 2 games game (2 - 3 hr) per week.  Practice days/times are set by team coaches and division co-ordinators during the week. Games are scheduled throughout the week and weekend. Players are usually expected to arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before the game for warmup activities.

Subject to COVID-19 requirements, Majors B teams may have opportunities for one tournament, and interlocking games during the season in addition regular games versus other Jericho Baseball Majors B teams.

Players who are recommended by their coach may have the opportunity to be "called up" to play Majors A games if the Majors A game is not on the same day as the player's own team game.  

 

Majors C - 1 practice (1 hr and 30 min) and 1-2 games game (2 and half hour) per week.  Practice days/times are set by team coaches and division co-ordinators during the week. Games are scheduled throughout the week and weekend. Players are usually expected to arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before the game for warmup activities.

Subject to COVID-19 requirements, Majors C teams may have opportunities for one tournament, and interlocking games during the season in addition regular games versus other Jericho Baseball Majors C teams.

Players who are recommended by their coach may have the opportunity to be "called up" to play Majors B games if the Majors B game is not on the same day as the player's own team game.  

PARENT COMMITMENT

Each team relies on parent volunteer coaches and team manager.  Additional parents will be placed on a rotational schedule to help with duties such as field prep (practices and games), score-keeping, pitch-counting, score-board, announcing and concession duty.  

        

PRACTICE / GAME STRUCTURE

Majors A - Practice plans focused on continued skill development with an emphasis on hitting, pitching, catching and game situations. 

Games follow standard Little League Rules, including in respect of pitch count requirements.   Umpires are provided by the league. 

Scores are kept, standings maintained and there is a double-elimination playoff at the end of the season to determine a Division champion.

Majors B - Practice plans focused continued skill development with an emphasis on hitting, pitching and game situations. 

Games follow standard Little League Rules, including in respect of pitch count requirements, subject to modification by Jericho Baseball local rules (https://www.jerichobaseball.com/coaches).   Umpires are provided by the league. 

Scores are kept, standings maintained and there is a double-elimination playoff at the end of the season to determine a Division champion.

Majors C - Practice plans focused on fun and continued skill development with an emphasis on hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and game situations, including introducing base-stealing.  Coaches to ensure all players given an opportunity to pitch and catch since goal is player development, opposed to game results. 

Given that this is first year of player pitch and transition year, substantial rule modifications around pitching, base stealing, rotating positions and game format are done to ensure a positive experience.  See Jericho Baseball local rules (https://www.jerichobaseball.com/coaches).   Umpires are provided by the league. 

Scores are kept, standings maintained and there is a double-elimination playoff at the end of the season to determine a Division champion.

FIELD LOCATION

Majors A - All games will be played at Carnarvon West, with practices occasionally at Jericho field.  

Majors B - All games will be played at Carnarvon West or Carnarvon East, with practices occasionally at Jericho field.

Majors C - All games will be played at Carnarvon East, with practices occasionally at Jericho field.  

 

EQUIPMENT

Each player receives a baseball hat which they get to keep, a team jersey, catcher’s protective gear and bats to use throughout the season. Players must provide their own batting helmet, baseball glove, baseball pants, athletic cup (jock/jill), baseball cleats (rubber/plastic studs only) and sliding pants.  Bats are optional and will be provided if needed, but it is common at this level for each child to have their own bat.