Baseball Division

The official season starts in April and ends in June, with divisions for ages 3-16. New players and families wanting FUN always welcome! Please note once players enter the TBALL division they will need the following:

  • Batting helmet
  • Glove
  • Boys are required to wear a jock
  • Jill’s are recommended for girls
  • Mouth guards are recommended
  • Cleats once they enter Minors level (no metal spikes please)

BLASTBALL (Ages 2.5-3): Blastball is introductory baseball that is non-competitive for boys and girls. Blastball players are assigned to a team (let us know if you want the same team as a friend or sibling!). Parent participation is mandatory for this age group to ensure that players have support and success. We have a closing ceremony at the end of the season where players receive an award.

PRACTICES/GAMES: Are scheduled on Saturday mornings. Blastball runs April through June with the exception of Stat holiday weekends.


TBALL (Ages 4-6): For learning basic ball skills and having FUN! During the weekly divisional practice players participate in fun skill developing stations to develop the foundational skills of throwing, catching, running and batting. After the May long weekend a 3 out rule is implemented in games, and for those players who are ready, the coach may pitch to them.

PRACTICES:

  • Divisional Practice is on Friday evenings 5:30 to 6:30 (so players can get to bed on time).

GAMES:

  • Games will be on Sunday Afternoons. Times TBD

MINI MINORS (Ages 5-7): Increased coaching is provided to help players learn baseball skills while having FUN! During defensive play managers and coaches may remain on the field to give instruction. While batting a coach will pitch (under or over hand) to their teams’ batters.

PRACTICES:

  • Divisional Practices are on Thursday evenings 5:30-6:40.
  • Your coach may also schedule an extra team practice.

GAMES:

  • Saturday afternoons. Times TBD.

ROOKIE MINORS (Ages 6-9): This division is an excellent transition between Mini Minors and Minors. Players pitch and coaches help to keep the game moving by coming in and pitching to the batter if the pitcher throws 3 balls. At this level there are no walks, players either hit or strike out. Each team must have a parent scorekeeper and parents are responsible for field set up and take down.

PRACTICES:

  • Division Practice Fridays from 5-6:30,
  • Coaches are strongly encouraged to schedule at least one separate team practice per week at this level.

GAMES:

  • 1-2 games per week,
  • Most Sundays, some Wednesdays and Saturdays

MINORS (Ages 7-11): The focus in the Minor division is to continue develop and improve the core foundational skills of baseball. This includes a strong emphasis on throwing and catching, pitching, and batting. At the same time, in an environment that emphasizes FUN, there is a focus on improving fielding skills, learning plays, positions and developing baseball knowledge! In the minor division players can also steal bases!

Fair play rules apply, with players having the opportunity to play both infield and outfield positions, except where there is a safety concern.

Hampton hosts an annual Minors tournament on the May long weekend that is open to all Little League parks in Victoria. Last year 9 teams participated in the tournament, and all Hampton players are encouraged to participate.

The Minors division also has an end of the year tournament team which plays in the District championships during the first week of July. The winner of the District tournament then moves onto the Provincial championships. To qualify for the 8, 9, 10 year old Tournament team, players must have played a minimum of 12 regular season games.

Each team must have a parent scorekeeper and parents are responsible for field set up and take down. Home team parent volunteers are responsible for selling 50/50 tickets when playing on Diamond 1.

PRACTICES:

  • Divisional Practice Fridays 6:30-8:00.
  • Coaches will also schedule separate team practices.
  • Minor players also have the option to participate in a prospects practice on Sunday mornings from 9-11 AM.

GAMES:

  • 2 games per week.
  • Most Saturdays and Wednesdays, some Sundays and Mondays.

MAJORS (Ages 9-12): The focus is still on the improvement of foundational skills and FUN! Players should be learning basic game strategies at this level and learn to read and implement signals. Players in Majors can play in both the Major and Intermediate divisions during the regular season (double roster).

The Majors division has a tournament team which plays in the District championships in the second week of July. The winner of the District tournament then moves onto the Provincial championships. The winner of provincials then moves onto the Canadians. The winner of Canadians moves onto the Little League World Series in Williamsport Pennsylvania! To qualify for the Tournament team, players must have played a minimum of 12 regular season games.

Each team must have a parent scorekeeper and parents are responsible for field set up and take down. Home team parent volunteers are responsible for selling 50/50 tickets when playing on Diamond 1.

PRACTICES:

  • Divisional Practice Tuesdays 6-8PM.
  • Coaches will also schedule separate team practices.
  • Majors players have the option to participate in a prospects practice on Saturday mornings from 8-9:45 AM.

GAMES:

  • 2 games per week
  • Most Sundays and Fridays, some Saturdays and Wednesdays.

INTERMEDIATE (Ages 11-13): Implemented in 2013 by LIttle League as a transition to full baseball. Pitchers pitch from 50 feet and the field features 70 foot base paths. Near the end of spring baseball, the Intermediate division combines to make one District team. This team plays in the provincial tournament hosted at Central Saanich (2017-2019). The winner of provincials moves onto Canadians. The winner of Canadians moves onto the World Series in Livermore, California USA.

PRACTICES:

  • 1-2 practices per week as set by the coach.

GAMES:

  • 1-2 Games per week
  • Days and times TBD

JUNIORS (Victoria Capitals) (Ages 12-14). Players move up to a 54′ pitch and 80′ base path. Lead offs and stealing are allowed. Teams play Little League teams from Victoria and the mainland as well as many BC Minor Bantam teams. Teams may travel on the island and/or to Vancouver. When hosting teams from the mainland we pick up teams if needed from the ferry, provide them with a meal and take them back to the ferry if needed. Near the end of spring baseball, the Junior division combines to make one District team. This team plays in the provincial tournament. The winner of provincials moves onto Canadians. The winner of Canadians moves onto the World Series in Taylor, Michigan USA.

PRACTICES

  • 2 practices per week as set by the coach

GAMES

  • 1-2 Games per week
  • Days and times TBD:

SENIORS (Ages 13-16): Players play on a full size baseball diamond of 60.5′ pitch and 90′ base path. Full lead offs and stealing are allowed. Teams play Little League teams from Vancouver and BC Minor teams on the island. Teams may be asked to travel on the island and/or to Vancouver a couple of times per year. Near the end of spring baseball, the Senior division combines to make one District team. This team plays in the provincial tournament. The winner of provincials moves onto Canadians. The winner of Canadians moves onto the World Series in Easley, South Carolina USA.

PRACTICES:

  • 2 practices per week as set by the coach

GAMES:

  • 1-2 Games per week
  • Days and times TBD

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