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Bantam A

Bantam A is the House League for Vancouver Community Baseball's Bantam Division.


Spring Season 

Vancouver Community Baseball's Bantam A Spring season division consists of 6 to 10 teams, depending on the number of player's registered. Usually there are 11 to 13 players per team.

Assessments 

Following the Spring season is the Summer season. The summer season starts right after Canada Day. During the Bantam A Summer season, one Bantam A Summer team from Vancouver is formed and plays in a Summer League consisting of teams from associations throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The top teams (usually the top 6 or 7 teams) after the completion of the Summer League season advance to the Provincial Championship which is usually held during BC Day long weekend in August. The Summer season usually consists of 8 to 14 games. The Provincial Championship is a two pool round robin tournament leading up to Semi-Final and Championship games.

Try-outs for Vancouver's Bantam A Summer team will begin right after the Spring season Championship games.

Vancouver Community Baseball teams were the Bantam A Provincial Champions in 2004 and 2008.

Please note that all of the dates above are all subject to change. The website should be checked regularly for updates on important dates.

Park Locations

The Bantam A games are played at parks in Vancouver. The majority of the games this year will be played at Chaldecott Park which has two Bantam A diamonds.

Game Information

Generally, there are two games per week, one game during the weekday evening and one game during a weekend day. For some weeks, there may be three games.

The games consist of 7 innings. All players at the game are in the batting order. Defensive substitutions can be made any time. Pitch count is kept to determine how much rest a pitcher requires between games pitched.

There are no games scheduled during the Victoria Day long weekend (May 19 - 22). However, during this long weekend, some teams may enter tournaments held by other associations, such as Richmond, Surrey, Newton, Port Coquitlamn, and Burnaby. These tournaments provide an opportunity for our Vancouver teams to compete with teams from other associations. Entry into these tournaments is the decision of each team's coach based on the availability of players during the long weekend. 

The bases are 80 feet apart (in Little League the bases are 60 feet apart). The pitching distance is 54 feet apart (in Little League the pitching distance is 48 feet).

Equipment and Uniforms

All players are to provide their own batting helmets and grey baseball pants. Hats, jerseys, belts, and socks are provided by the league. All players are to return their jerseys to the league at the end of the season.

Bats may be made of wood or other approved material including aluminum, magnesium, fiberglass, nylon, or laminated wood. These mentioned bats shall be permissible in league and tournament play.

Please refer to B.C. Minor Baseball rule 20.04 for additional information.

For safety reasons, Vancouver Community Baseball's Bantam A Division does not allow the use of shoes with metal cleats.

Playoffs

The play-offs will start the second week of June. The championship game will be played on Saturday, June 24th, 2017.

Summer Season 

Following the Spring season is the Summer season. The summer starts right after Canada Day. During the Bantam A summer season, one Bantam A Summer team from Vancouver is formed and plays in a Summer League consisting of teams from associations throughout the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. The top teams (usually the top 6 or 7 teams) after the completion of the Summer League season advance to the Provincial Championship which is usually held during the BC Day long weekend in August. The summer season usually consists of 8 to 14 games. 

Try-outs for Vancouver's Bantam A Summer team will begin right after the Spring season Championship games.

Vancouver Community Baseball teams were the Bantam A Provincial Champions in 2004 and 2008.

Please note that all of the dates are subject to change. The website should be checked regularly for updates omn important dates.

Bantam A Assessments

Please see the Bantam A drop down menu under ANNOUNCEMENTS for more information on the upcoming assessments.