The New West Baseball Association and South Vancouver Little League are excited to be introducing the 2020 D6 Teenage Divisions Program.
It is open to any player inside the District 6 (D6) Little League boundaries which includes; Hastings, Trout Lake, South Van, Richmond and New West, and within the Little League age groups for Intermediate, Junior and Senior. Players that reside within other Little League boundaries that are not running Int. Jr. or Sr. divisions can contact Karen or Cameron directly to inquire about registration.
*D6 teams will be formed and based in either New West or South Van. (players not already within NW or SV boundaries can register on either website link then request which park you would like to be considered for during registration)
The Teenage Division program will be looked at as 2 divisions rather than 3; ‘Senior’ and ‘Junior’.
All players that play on any Teenage division spring season team may be considered to try out for their age division post season team which may include; Senior, Junior, Intermediate Allstars, or 15UAA, 13UAAA, 13UAA Baseball BC Provincials. (and potentially other tournament or summer teams)
* To prepare for the 2020 season, registration is currently open for the Fall & Winter training clinics for the Teenage Division at NWBA and SVLL. (please visit the NWBA and SVLL websites for details) *
It will mainly consist of players that are born between Sept. 1, 2003 - Aug. 31, 2005. All players must show they have the ability to play safely at this level and have the commitment to attend at least 80% of practices and games. A player may be placed on a Junior team when determined developmentally appropriate.
Junior age players may request to be considered to play up on the Senior team throughout the regular spring season
The team roster will carry up to 13 players.
The Senior team based in New West will practice and play home games at Queens Park stadium in New West. (60/90 dimensions), practices and games will be 3-4x/week. Head coach will be announced soon. Player/team development will be supported by The Bullpen and/or The Process Baseball Academy trainers.
The Senior team based in South Van will practice out of Memorial South and home games will be played at either Memorial South or Queens Park stadium (60/90 dimensions). Coaches will be Andrew von Rosen and Ed O’Leary
Regular season away games and tournaments will be played in lower mainland parks such as; South Van, Coquitlam, Langley, Whalley, North Shore, and Saanich/Victoria. Games and tournaments outside these areas will be considered depending on team commitment
The Senior Allstar team will be formed at a combined district level and will represent D6 in the Little League Provincials and potentially the Nationals and World Series. D6 will also form a 15UAA Baseball BC Provincial team. Any player from a New West or South Van spring season team may be considered for either of these teams (depending on age restrictions)
Other post season/summer tournament teams may also be formed (TBD)
Other Babe Ruth teams may also be formed (more information to come)
It will mainly consist of players born between Sept. 1, 2005-Aug. 31, 2007
In order to create more balanced and competitive play for everyone all lower mainland leagues have agreed to run two tiered separate Junior divisions; Junior Tier 1 and Junior Tier 2. Both will have a full regular season and a playoff tournament in June.
All players will be evaluated pre-season (date in Feb.) to determine which tier would be best suited for their developmental level.
All Junior division games are 7 innings (with no new inning after 2 hours), lead offs and picks offs are introduced, and pitching distances and base paths are longer. (13 yr. olds will not be required to pitch from 60 ft. distance during games on larger diamonds).
Player development coaching/training will be available to all Junior teams from organizations such as; ‘The Bullpen’, ‘The Process Baseball Academy’, ‘5 Tool Baseball’
Junior Tier 1 & Junior Tier 2 teams will be based in both New West and South Van.
Players not already within New West or South Van boundaries can register at either park and request which city they’d like to be considered for.
Junior Tier 1 team(s):
Players placed on the Tier 1 team(s) must show the ability to participate at a high level and have the commitment to attend a minimum of 80% of practices, games and all tournaments. Families must be committed to the success of the team by participating/supporting team events, functions and fundraising opportunities.
Team rosters will be up to a max. of 13 players.
Regular season away games and tournaments will be played in Little League parks in the lower mainland and the island such as; South Van, Coquitlam, Langley, Whalley, West Van, the North Shore, Saanich/Victoria. Games and tournaments outside these areas and leagues may be scheduled.
Upon request players on this team may be considered to play up on the Senior team throughout the regular spring season
Post season/Allstar teams will be formed at a district level in 2020. D6 will form one Junior Allstar team and one Intermediate Allstar team to represent D6 in the Little League Provincials and potentially the Nationals and World Series. D6 will also form a 15UAA, 13UAAA, 13UAA team to represent in the Baseball BC Provincials. Any player on any Tier 1 spring team(s) playing in either New West or South Van may tryout for any of the post season teams (within their age restrictions) but are not guaranteed placement.
The New West based Junior Tier 1 team Head coach will be Brett Sakaki.
Practices will be 2-3 days/week and games 2-3 days/week on either Queens Park field #2 (54/80 dimensions) or Queens Park stadium (60/90 dimensions)
South Van based Junior Tier 1 teams Head coaches will be Moto Mukai and Peter Lattimer and will play out of Memorial South field
Junior Tier 2 team(s):
Regular season away games and tournaments will be played in Little League parks in the lower mainland and the island. Games and tournaments outside these areas will be considered depending on team commitment.
Players on this team(s) may be invited to play on the Tier 1 team throughout the spring season
New West Junior tier 2 practice 2 days/week and play games 2 days/week on either Queens park field #2 (54/80 dimensions) or Moody Park field #1. (50/70 dimensions)
South Van Junior tier 2 practice and play games out of Memorial South
If you have any questions regarding the 2020 Teenage Division season please contact Karen Morgan at New West Baseball at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cameron Phillips at South Van Little League at email@example.com .
Karen & Cameron
NWBA & SVLL Junior Division Coordinators