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Registration

James Fairweather

Registrar

Registration for spring 2023 is open

Registration for 2023 is currently open.  Please review the information on this page before registering and if you have any questions, contact the Registrar, James Fairweather, before signing up.

The link to the registration forms is near the bottom of this page.

General Registration Information

VCB has a a policy of requiring players to register for their age-specific division (except that players who are turning 19 in the current year have the option of registering in 18U AA as an overage player).

If you live in VCB's catchment but are signing up a player who's 12 or under (as of August 31, 2023), you should be registering with a Little League Association.  Links for the Vancouver West side Little League websites can be found below.

For those of you who won't be joining us for the upcoming season, we're sad to see you go.  If you no longer wish to receive communications from VCB, please follow the instructions here to unsubscribe.  The registrar or other site admins cannot unsubscribe for you.

If you were registered last year and are age-eligible to play again this year but are not planning to do so, we would appreciate if you would let us know by email.  We will be contacting families of eligible unregistered players by phone around Feb 15th unless I've been informed that you are not planning to play this year.  You can contact the registrar at registrar@vcbmountiesbaseball.com.

Base Registration Fees

For the 2023 season, players in all divisions will be charged a base registration fee of $400.

Players selected to travel or summer ball teams will be charged an additional fee (see the section below for more information).

Payment may be made by credit card only.  If you wish to pay by cheque or cash please contact the Registrar for instructions.  All payments are to be made in Canadian dollars.

Payment is due in full at the time of registration.

Financial assistance may be available through various organizations.  Please check the funding page for further information.

All players must be registered to attend assessments (where applicable).  Your child will not be placed on a team until registration is complete.

Travel team fees

Players selected to a travel team (13U AA, 13U AAA, 15U AA, 15U AAA, or 18U AAA) will be charged an extra fee over and above the base registration fee.

Division Travel Team Fee (added to the base fee)
13U AAA $750
15U AA $1375
15U AAA $1875
18U AAA $1375

 

Players not selected to a travel team will be drafted onto a house team, unless you indicate an intention to withdraw by notifying the registrar.  If you decide to withdraw, please do so before the house team drafts take place as we don't offer refunds after the teams are formed.

All-Girls Teams

In 2023, for the 13U & 15U divisions, we are offering the option for girls to play on all girls teams if they would prefer.  We aim to offer baseball programming specific to girls in a fun, positive and safe environment.  We value a sense of belonging, acceptance, friendship, increasing self-esteem, building confidence and a fun atmosphere.  Our program will leave your player a more talented and resilient athlete, baseball player, and better teammate. 

During registration, female athletes born or after January 1, 2007  (16 or under as of Dec 31, 2023) will see a question on the registration form asking if they would like to play on an all-girls team or on a co-ed team.

Note, if we do not have sufficient number of players who wish to play on an all-girls team, those athletes will be given the option of withdrawing and receiving a full refund of their registration fees or they may switch to a co-ed team.

This initiative is spearheaded by Kristy Watson.  She can be reached by email at watsonk1515@gmail.com.

Out of boundary players

Except for 18U AAA, BC Minor Baseball rules require that players play in their local association.  Please refer to the map above to ensure you live within VCB's catchment prior to registering.  If you live outside of the shaded area, you can find your local association on BC Minor Baseball's website.  The link is below.

For the 2023 season, VCB's catchment for 13U, 15U, and 18U is the entire City of Vancouver due to the Trial Merger with Vancouver Minor Baseball.  VMBA players should still register with VMBA, but you will be placed on a Vancouver Community Baseball team.  Players trying out for a travel team do not require a release.

If you live outside the City of Vancouver but want to play on a VCB team for whatever reason, you will need to get a release from your home association.  A release may be granted or refused by your  local association for any reason and the decision may change from one year to the next.

If you're trying out for our 15U AAA team,  BC Minor Baseball rules permit 15U AAA teams to roster up to 3 players from outside their association's catchment area.

VCB welcomes out of catchment players to try out.  If you're out of catchment, please do two things before coming to a tryout:

1.  Email the registrar so we can give you a code to allow you to defer payment of your registration fees.  If you are selected to our team, we'll invoice you for the base registration fee and the travel team fee.

2.  Fill out the BC Minor Tryout release form.

If  you are trying out for the VCB 18U AAA team, be advised that there are no boundary restrictions.  If you are not selected for the 18U AAA team, you will need to return to your home association to play 18U AA (or get a release to play 18U AA with VCB).

Refund Policy

A request for a refund will only be considered if it is delivered, in writing, to the league's Registrar.   If you do not receive a response to your request to withdraw within 24 hours, re-send the email to the Registrar and copy the Association President and the applicable Division Coordinator.  Their contact information can be found on the Contacts page of this website.

There is a $20.00 non-refundable fee for all withdrawals to cover the league's registration and credit card transaction costs.

Requests for refunds prior to the teams being formed will be processed without delay.  It is not necessary to include a reason for the withdrawl.

After the teams have been formed, requests for refunds will only be considered for medical reasons, and must be supported by a note from a physician. If accepted, refunds will be pro-rated (less the non-refundable fee) based on when the injury or illness occurred within the season.

All refunds will be provided no later than two (2) weeks after receiving the request for refund.

Related web sites

BC Minor Baseball

Refer here to find a map of all the the BC Minor Baseball Association Boundaries. This may assist with helping you locate your local association.