U7 RALLY CAP - 2019 Season (born 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
Online Registration Opens February 22, 2019: RRVB Online Central Registration (http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/playerreg)
- If you are new to baseball, create your member account with Red River Valley Baseball (hint: Member Login button is underneath the baseball graphic on the left hand side of the home page)
- If you already have an account from 2018, login to your account to register
- select Springfield Minor Baseball as your community club
Payment options: online credit card, in-person March 4/19 at OBCC for cash or cheque or e-transfer
Age Advancing: follow the instructions on the RRV website. Parents, you must initially register your child in their age appropriate category. Then complete the RRVB online Age Advancement form
Special Requests: be sure to communicate requests for team assignments during registration. Requests cannot be guaranteed after registration has closed
Nights of Play: Tuesday & Thursday
Home Diamonds: Oakbank SMS (Tuesday) and Anola CC (Thursday)
Coach Volunteers: must register through the RRV online portal http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/coachesreg
Many volunteers are needed to organize and manage a Rally Cap team. Parents interested in coaching should reference the RRVB Coaches Den webpage for details on clinics and requirements you will need for 2019 season.
RALLY CAP is an initiative by Baseball Canada. It is a fun and developmental program for boys and girls age 4-7. Teams are comprised of 6 players and 2 coaches to encourage the players to touch the ball as much as possible. Three teams gather at a diamond with two teams playing a game and the 3rd team running age appropriate drills. Click here for full information on the program from Baseball Canada.
Even though Springfield Minor Baseball is part of the Red River Valley Baseball League, we run our own in-house Rally Cap program playing on local Springfield diamonds to minimize travel. In addition to the regular season games, Red River Valley Baseball organizes a fun event called the Rally Cap Jamboree which is mandatory participation. This is typically played on a weekend in May at the Gateway Rec Centre diamonds Details to be confirmed.
Parent participation and volunteering are crucial for this level to be successful. Parents, please be sure to communicate requests for car pooling, coaches, players, siblings to be on the same team when registering. We will try to accommodate requests as best as possible. For players that are 7 yrs old and demonstrate some skill, age advancing to Grand Slam may be a consideration. Parents, please complete the separate online form at the same time as registration for this assessment to be done. Requests AFTER registration will not be accommodated as teams will have been assembled.
Playing season is the same as the other levels, starts beginning of May (weather permitting) and plays through to end of June. Last game is set aside for all Rally Cap teams to attend a wind-up.
Springfield Braves Rally Cap Uniform & Equipment
Player to supply: baseball glove, batting helmet, long pants such as sweats, jeans or gray baseball pants, running shoes or baseball cleats (cleats are not a requirement for this level)
SMBA will supply: bats and balls, and team jerseys
League will supply: coloured “Rally Caps” that the players will earn for achieving skill levels. Players keep the caps they earn.