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Under 18

Jeff Churchill

U18 Division Coordinator

About this division

The 18U Division is for players who are 16, 17, or 18 as of Dec. 31st, 2022.   Players who will be 19 as of Dec. 31st also have the option of registering for 18U AA (house), subject to some restrictions which are detailed in the BC Baseball rule book.  Contact the registrar prior to registering if you fall into this category.

At the U18 level, the base paths are set at 90 feet and the pitching distance is 60½' (i.e. a full-sized baseball diamond).  A regulation game is 7 innings long, but games can be shortened due to weather or light.  Base runners are permitted to lead off, balks are called, and the dropped 3rd strike rule is in effect.

VCB is planning to field one "AAA" team in 2022, as well as 9-12 house ("AA") teams in this division.

18U AAA baseball would involve:

  • Very high caliber of play and level of competition
  • ~2 practices and ~3-4 games per week
  • League comprises other associations throughout BC.  Substantial travel for away games/tournaments, ~4 times per month on average
  • There are no boundary requirements for players
  • The teams in BC 18U AAA league currently are: Chilliwack, Cowichan Valley, Kelowna, North Island (Campbell River), North Shore, Prince George, Richmond, Ridge Meadows, South Fraser (Surrey) and Township (Langley) and West Kelowna
  • No minimum play rules per player
  • Requirement that players prioritize baseball over other sports/activities during the season

Full details on a potential VCB 18U AAA program, including costs and coaches, have not been finalized. 

We will provide further updates as and when available.