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Foothills Little League (FHLL) endeavors to provide a safe, fun, and inclusive combination of recreation and competition for players ages 4-16 through regular season play among local teams. The regular season runs from April to June with a focus on skill development, equality and most importantly, fun. FHLL is a member of Little League Alberta District 3.
For those players whose skills are more advanced and who wish to play a more competitive season of baseball, the Little League All Star program continues into July and early August. All Star teams are chosen based on an evaluation process and continue the focus on skill development and fun, but with a greater emphasis on player positional play and team success.
Objectives & Expected Level Of Play By Division
(Baseball Age 4 and 5) This division will play Tues/Thurs nights 6:30 - 7:30 and will be a combination of T-Ball and Coach Pitch as individual skill progresses. Focus is on fun and skill development!
Diamond Locations for Instructional (click on name to display map)
(Baseball Age 6 and 7) This division will play Mon/Wed nights 6:30 - 7:45. This division is primarily focused on skill development. Teams will typically spend half the night working on skills and the other half playing a mini-game against another team. The purpose of the mini-game is to give the kids game play experience in preparation for the Minors Division.
Diamond Locations for Instructional (click on name to display map)
(Baseball Age 8 - 10) The Minors Division is divided into three tiers to ensure that players of similar skill levels are grouped together to maximize player development and overall experience. New players and all skills level are encouraged to sign up! Players will be placed on a team in an appropriate tier after evaluations have been completed. All tiers will play in a house league which means that all games/practices are local, there is no travel outside of our boundaries.
Players should expect 2 weekday games and 1-2 practices per week, as determined by the coach. A 70% time commitment is required for games and practices.
We will be offering an all-girls team option for this division.
A Tier - This tier will primarily be machine pitch. Batters will have the option of receiving pitches from either the "Zooka" pitching machine or a coach. Players will be given up to 7 pitches per at bat. Innings will consist of either three outs or five runs. This is a fast paced format to keep the kids engaged. Game scores and standings will not kept, the focus is on developing skills to prepare them for the more advanced tiers. Games times TBD, 1-2 practices per week will be scheduled by coaches.
AA Tier - This tier is a hybrid between player pitch and coach pitch. All at bats will start with a player pitching from 40', if the count reaches 4 balls then a coach will pitch until there is ball hit in play or strike out, there are no walks. This format will allow players to develop for future full player-pitch divisions. Pitch counting, score keeping and umpires will be used in this tier. Standings will be kept and there will be play off games at the end of the season. Games will be on Monday and Wednesday, 1-2 practices per week will be scheduled by coaches.
AAA Tier - This is our most advanced tier and features full player pitch from 46'. Full Minors rules, pitch counting, scorekeeping and umpires will be used for this tier. Standings will be kept and there will be play off games at the end of the season. Teams will competing for an opportunity to win the "Foothills Minors Cup". Games will be on Tuesday and Thursday, 1-2 practices per week will be scheduled by coaches.
Diamond Locations for Minors (click on name to display map)
(Baseball Age 11 and 12) Historically, this division has been tiered with the top percentage of players evaluated placed on Majors teams and the rest placed on Nationals teams. Players will be assigned to either a Majors or Nationals team after skill evaluations are completed.
Game nights vary based on interlock schedule vs. teams throughout north Calgary. Players should also expect at least one and sometimes two practices per week, as determined by the coach and a 70% time commitment is required for games and practices.
Home Diamond Locations for both Majors/Nationals (click on name to display map)
(Baseball Age 13 and 14) Teams will play in a Foothills House League. All games and practices will be local, there won't be any travel outside our boundaries. Teams will play one weekday game either Tuesday or Thursday and one Saturday game. There will be 1-2 practices per week, these will be scheduled by the coaches. All players will be required to complete an evaluation so that equal teams can be formed.
Diamond Locations for Juniors (click on name to display map)
Calgary North Baseball League (17 to 21 year-olds)
Calgary North Baseball League was developed in 2017 as a place for baseball aged 17 and 18 year old players to continue playing after they completed Little League Seniors. It is operated through Alberta Baseball and supported by each of the Calgary District 3 associations. This year they are expanding their program to include 19 - 21 year olds as well.
BIG LEAGUE (17 and 18 years old)
At the CNBL meeting on Jan 6th it was approved that they become a stand-alone program. This means that they will require a minimum of 4 volunteers to sit on the board/committee to act as President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. If you have a player that is looking to play in CNBL this year and are interested in volunteering please contact Bill Smith at DA@AlbertaDistrict3.com .
To register for Big League please go here: http://www.baseballalberta.com/category/156/Registration-Information
FHLL continues to support this program but please consider volunteering with CNBL so that our 17 and 18 year old players can continue their baseball experience.
MEN'S JUNIOR AAA (19 - 21 years old)
CNBL Junior AAA Men’s Baseball – for players born in 1997, 1998 and 1999. A competitive program in conjunction with Baseball Alberta, that involves an interlocking schedule with teams from Innisfail, Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Slave Lake, and St Albert. Some travel is required. Doubleheaders are scheduled on Sundays only, with practices limited to once or twice weekly, depending on availability. Our season runs from early May until late July, with Provincial and Western Canadian Championships in early August. Registration fee is expected to be approximately $350. For further information, or to express interest in joining our program, please contract: Bruce Ritchie firstname.lastname@example.org home:403-275-8907 cell: 403-620-0810
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