13U A Division Coordinator
13U A is the house league for players aged 11-13. New players are welcome to join up, even if you've never played baseball before!
VCB will have 3-5 teams in this division in 2020, with 12-15 players on each team. The number of teams will depend on registration numbers and how many players are selected to a AA travel team.
Overall Spring Season Schedule
13U A home games will be played at Chaldecott Park in Vancouver. Most games will be on the North diamond but there will likely be a few games on the South Diamond. Away games will be played at diamonds around Metro Vancouver, so there will be some travel involved. In 2019, VCB had 4 13U A teams which interlocked with Burnaby, South Burnaby, North Shore, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, and Vancouver Minor. We expect to have approximately the same schedule for the 2020 season.
Practices will take place at the Chaldecott Park South Diamond. For 13U A, there will be one 90-minute scheduled practice each week. Some coaches may offer additional practice time on an ad-hoc basis.
13U A is an "all-bat" division. There is no limit to the number of defensive substitutions, except for the pitcher: after a pitcher is removed from the mound, he or she cannot pitch again for the rest of the game. They can play any other position ( including catcher), however.
Equipment and Uniforms
All players are to provide their own batting helmets, gloves, grey baseball pants and rubber-cleated shoes. Metal cleated shoes are not permitted in any Peewee division. Caps, belts, and dri-fits are provided by the league. These are yours to keep following the season.
For interested players, there is a second baseball season which follows the spring season. The summer season is managed by BC Minor Baseball. Each BC Minor Baseball Association can enter one or more teams into the league (most just enter one team).
The summer season runs from late June until the Monday of the BC Day long weekend in August. During that weekend, a provincial tournament is held to determine a Provincial 13U A Champion team.
There are other open tournaments during July that summer teams may enter as well.
In late April or early May, players will be asked to submit applications to play on the VCB summer team. The roster is usually 13 players, so if more players want to try out, the head coach will conduct a try-out to select the most capable players.
BC Minor Baseball rules require that players play a minimum number of games in their association's spring house league to be eligible to play on a summer team.
Players selected to the summer team will pay an additional registration fee over their spring season registration fee.
The following players have been named to the VCB 13UA summer team:
Head Coach: Matt Donnelley
Assistant Coach: John Stark