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Registration

All new and returning players must register online at newwestbaseball.com.

Please review the following information, before registering through the link at the end of this page.

Early registration with the 15% discount will remain available until January 15th, 2021. After January 15th, a 10% discount will apply until February 7th, 2021. After that time, the full registration fee will apply for any spots left and players may be wait-listed depending on available spots.

Payments for fees may be made:
1. Online by paying with credit card
2. By mail by cheque (made payable to NWBA) to: 

NWBA
120-720 6th St
New Westminster, BC
V3L 3C5   

Please note that if you choose to pay by mail, your payment must be received within 2 weeks of registering or your registration will be cancelled.

3. If you wish to pay In-person by cheque or cash, please contact the Registrar to make arrangements.

All registrations are subject to available space in each division.

Information sessions will be held via Zoom:

Session #1: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021 from 7-8pm

Session #2: Saturday, February 6th, 2021 from 11am-1pm

For more information on Jumpstart financial assistance. 

If you need further information on financial assistance, please contact the Registrar.

New Players

New players not previously registered with New Westminster Baseball Association (NWBA) must:
 
1.    Register online
2.    AND one parent/guardian must attend one of the virtual In-Person information sessions listed above.

Before registering, please confirm that you are eligible to play at New Westminster Baseball Association by verifying your address is within the League Boundaries. Players must reside or attend a school within the NWBA league boundaries.

New players must present Proof of Current Address OR Proof of Current School Attended AND Proof of Age of Child at one of the information sessions.

For more information, view the Little League's 2021 Residency and School Attendance Eligibility Requirements.

Please bring the following documents for NEW PLAYERS to one of the information sessions:

1) Proof of Current Address - 3 documents such as a utility, cable, or landline telephone bill, insurance records, driver's license, etc. OR Proof of Current School Attended by completing a Little League School Enrollment Form.

2) Proof of Age of Child - 1 document such as a birth certificate or passport.

Returning Players who have moved outside of NWBA Boundaries

Returning players who have moved out of the geographic boundaries for NWBA since last season will be grandfathered and remain eligible to play with NWBA. Players must have been registered with NWBA in 2019/2020. Please send an email to the NWBA Registrar after registering to confirm your move.

Age Eligibility for Divisions

Little League Baseball has implemented age eligibility rules for its baseball divisions. A player's Little League age will be considered as his/her age as of August 31st in the year of the season being played (i.e if your child is turning 5 by August 31st, 2021, then their Little League age is 5, not 4.) 

For the 2021 season, players should register as per the following guidelines:
T-Ball 1 Division - 4&5 year olds (September 1st, 2015 to August 31st, 2017)
T-Ball 2 Division - 6 year olds (September 1st, 2014 to August 31st, 2015)
Rookie Division - 7 and 8 year olds (September 1st, 2012 to August 31st, 2014)
Minor Division - 9 to 11 year olds (September 1st, 2009 - August 31st, 2012) (8 year olds can request to play up in Minor subject to Assessment.)
Major Division - 10 to 12 year olds (September 1st, 2008 - August 31st, 2011)  ***please note 10 & 11 year olds will be assigned to Minor/Major and will be assigned to a division and team after Assessments***
Intermediate / Junior Division - 13 and 14 year olds (September 1st, 2006 to August 31st, 2008)
Senior Division – (Little League) 15 and 16 year olds (September 1st, 2004 to August 31st, 2006)
16-18 Babe Ruth – (Babe Ruth) 16 to 19 year olds (Any player born prior to May 1, 2005 and on or after January 1, 2002 will be eligible)
Please review the 2021 Little League Age Chart  for further clarification.

Registration Fee

T-Ball 1 & T-Ball 2          $85.00 
Rookie                                  $148.75 Jan 15/ $157.50 Feb 7/ $175.00 Regular
Minor                                    $182.75 Jan 15/ $193.50 Feb 7/ $215.00 Regular
Major                                     $182.75 Jan 15/ $193.50 Feb 7/ $215.00 Regular
Intermediate / Junior  $212.50 Jan 15/ $225.00 Feb 7/ $250.00 Regular
Senior                                    $212.50 Jan 15/ $225.00 Feb 7/ $250.00 Regular
16-18 Babe Ruth            $212.50 Jan 15/ $225.00 Feb 7/ $250.00 Regular

The 15% Early Registration Discount will apply until January 15th, 2021. A 10% Discount will apply until February 7th, 2021.
A $20 fee will be charged for any NSF cheques.

Uniform Deposit
All Rookie and older division players are required to provide to their team manager a postdated cheque (made payable to NWBA and dated July 2, 2021) for the $75.00 uniform deposit at the team practice when uniforms are handed out. This cheque will be returned when the cleaned uniform is returned at the end of the season.

Fundraising Fee
As part of NWBA's fundraising efforts, each player must pay for and sell one case of chocolates ($40.00) or pay the fee ($20.00) in lieu of chocolate sales. Please note: After February 15, 2021, the chocolate option will no longer be available.

Volunteering Fee
A deposit for the $150 Volunteering fee will apply to each family registering with NWBA and will be collected by the Team Parent of the oldest/only child in each family. NWBA is a completely parent-run volunteer organization. It is expected that every player’s parent(s) will take a role for their child's team during the Season. Training is provided where required. Read more about it on the League Volunteering Fee Explanation page. 

Assignment of Players to Divisions - Minors and Majors
The final assignment of 9 to 12 year old players to the Minor and Major divisions will be done after the evaluation process is completed. More information will be emailed to registrants closer to the date. While participation is not mandatory, it is HIGHLY encouraged. Assessments are tentatively scheduled for the weekend of February 20/21, 2021. More details and exact times to follow.

Assignment of Players to Divisions - Rookie and T-Ball
Assignment of players to T-Ball 1 & T-Ball 2 teams will be determined at the T-Ball Meet & Greet which will take place two weeks before the start of the season. Time, date and place to be confirmed by the T-Ball Coordinator.

Assignment of players to the Rookie teams will be completed by the Rookie Coordinator.

Teammate Requests
“Teammate” requests for team placement are accepted in the T-Ball and Rookie divisions. “Sibling” requests for team placement will be considered at all levels for players eligible to play within the same division. Please email the Registrar after you have registered with your request. Requests are not guaranteed. 
 
Refund Policy
There is a $25.00 non-refundable fee for all withdrawals to cover our administration costs. Division fees and deposits will be refunded (less the non-refundable fee) for individuals who withdraw before teams are formed for their division. No refunds will be issued after April 1st. Refunds for medical reasons will be pro-rated (less the non-refundable fee) based on when the illness/injury occurred within the season. A medical note will be required.

If we are required to cancel the 2021 Spring Season prior to April 1st due to COVID-19 Health Orders, all fees will be refunded. Refunds for a cancellation after April 1st will be pro-rated.

Emergency Contact
The Emergency Contact provided should be someone other than the parent(s)/legal guardian(s) of the player (grandparent/aunt/uncle/neighbour.) Should the need arise, first contact will be made to the parent(s) or guardian(s) provided but a non-immediate family contact is also required.

COVID-19
NWBA is anticipating that Spring 2021 will be similar to Fall 2020 under ViaSport Phase 3 in terms of what this means for practices and games. Please review our Safe Operating Plan filed with the City of New Westminster last summer. Please note that final 2021 Spring COVID-19 Safety plan will be distributed closer to the start of the season.

Any questions?
Any questions regarding registration with NWBA can be directed to registrar@newwestbaseball.com.