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Registration

James Fairweather

Registrar

Registration for spring 2023 will open by January 1st

VCB will open registration for 2023 season no later than January 1, 2023, but it may be opened earlier than that.

In the mean time, fall ball is currently open for registration, until at least Sept 10.  The fall ball season will start the first weekend of September or possibly the last weekend of August.  Please follow the link above to register for our fall baseball program.

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).  In some circumstances, players are permitted to play one division above their age group on travel teams.

Except for 18U AAA, BC Minor Baseball rules require that players play in their local association.  Please refer to the map below 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.

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.

If you live in VCB's catchment but are trying to register a player under the age of 11, 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 2022 season, we're sad to see you go.  You can disconnect your SportsEngine profile membership so you no longer receive mass emails from VCB by following the instructions at https://help.sportsengine.com, then navigate to My Account/Unsubscribe

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.

Girls Program (new for 2022!)

In 2022, for the 15U division, 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 in the 15U division 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.

2022 Base Registration Fees

For the 2022 season, players in all divisions will be charged a base registration fee of $375.

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

Travel team fees

For players selected to the 15U AA or AAA team, or 18U AAA team, VCB will charge an estimated travel team fee of $1275 (for a total season fee of $1650).  The fee will be finalized prior to the start of the season.

Players selected to a spring 13U AA team will not be charged any additional fee, but if these players continue to play into the summer, either at the AA or AAA level, there will be an additional charge, which will be determined by the end of April 2022.

If you wish to try out for a travel team, please go ahead and register for the division your child will be playing.  There is a question on the form asking whether you are intend to try out for a travel team on the registration form.

Tryouts for the travel teams will take place in February with the rosters announced no later than March 10 (possibly earlier).

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.

Payment Policy

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I've played my baseball at Little Mountain Baseball and all my friends will be playing at VCB so I want to play with VCB too, but I don't live in VCB's catchment.  Can I still register with VCB?

A: Generally, no.  Little Mountain's eastern boundary does not quite line up with VCB's eastern boundary: if you live South of 41st and East of Main, you are in LMB's catchment but you are also in Vancouver Minor Baseball's catchment, not VCB's.   And BC Minor Baseball does not allow the school a child attends to be considered when determining a catchment, whereas Little League does.

You may apply for a release from VMBA, which will allow your child to play with another association for one year only, and you will be required to apply again the following year.  The decision to grant or deny a release is made at the sole discretion of the VMBA President.  VCB League Officials have no ability to influence the decision.

 


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.