Divisions

 

INSTRUCTIONAL 1   [Players born between September 1, 2010 and August 31, 2012]  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 both Instructional 1 and Instructional 2 (click on name to display map)

       Buchanan School - Centre Street and 38 Ave NW

       Capital Hill - 14th St. and 21 Ave NW

       Cathedral - Cathedral Rd. NW - a block SW of Morley Tr. and 24th St. NW

       Banff Trail Park  - 20th Ave and 22nd Street NW

 

INSTRUCTIONAL 2  [Players born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2010]  This division will play Mon/Wed nights 6:30 - 7:30 and is Coach Pitch.  

     Diamond Locations for both Instructional 1 and Instructional 2 (click on name to display map)

       Buchanan School - Centre Street and 38 Ave NW

       Capital Hill - 14th St. and 21 Ave NW

       Cathedral - Cathedral Rd. NW - a block SW of Morley Tr. and 24th St. NW

       Banff Trail Park - 20th Ave and 22nd Street NW

 

MINORS [Players born between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2008]  Games are Tues/Thurs at 6:30.  This division has kids pitching and full baseball rules, scoring and games. Teams will play an in-league round robin and will possibly interlock with Centennial Little League for a series of games. Players should also expect at least one and sometimes two practices per week, as determined by the coach. We do our best to keep these practices on a regular schedule and they will take place at the same diamond locations as games. 

*11 yr. olds may play in this division instead of moving up to the more competitive Majors divisions.  

Diamond Locations for Minors (click on name to display map) 

       Parkdale Community Centre

       Parkdale Helicopter Playground

       Renfrew

Away Diamond Locations for MInors (Centennial Diamonds) Click to display map

      MacEwen

      Sandarac

      Sandstone

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MAJORS & NATIONALS  [Players born between May 1, 2004 and August 31, 2006]  Historically, this division has been tiered with the top half 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.   

     Diamond Locations for both Majors/Nationals (click on name to display map)

        John Laurie

        Confederation Park

        Rosemount

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JUNIORS [Players born between May 1, 2002 and April 30, 2004] Game nights vary based on interlock schedule vs. teams throughout north Calgary and Airdrie.  Teams are placed in Tier 1 or Tier 2 and play on 90 foot base pads. Previously the Tier 2 teams played on 80 foot base pads, but it has been determined that all Junior players will now play on 90 foot base pads. Many leagues do not have a diamond with 90 foot base pads, in which case teams will play on 80 foot base pads. Practice nights are coach scheduled.

     Diamond Locations for Juniors (click on name to display map)

        Triwood

        Highwood

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SENIOR [Players born between May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2002] &

17-19 DIVISION [Players born between January 1, 1997 & April 30, 2000]

Game nights vary based on interlock schedule vs. teams throughout north Calgary and Airdrie. Practice nights are coach scheduled.

       St. Andrews

       Highwood

 

ALL STAR PROGRAM / SUMMER BASEBALL

 

FHLL offers an All Star program following completion of regular season play for Minors, Majors, Nationals & Juniors.  Players are selected on a try-out basis in late June and season goes until the end of July.  All players are encouraged to consider July baseball, as if there is enough interest, we can enter both a Tier 1 ('AAA') and a Tier 2 ('AA') all-star team at each level.

 

The all-star season is a wonderful experience and FHLL would like you to know the commitment that is required from the players and parents. The 'AAA' division of All-Star baseball is very competitive and is structured differently than house league. Unlike the regular season when the focus is on giving every child an opportunity to play every position, managers will set the batting line-up and place players in field positions they feel will give them the competitive advantage. The minimum requirement for playing time is different than the regular season with players required to play only 3 defensive outs and bat once per game.  The 'AA' division will not have quite the same level of expectations, but a strong commitment from both parents and players will be expected.

 

In some divisions we may look to combine with other leagues if we don't have enough interest for our own teams.  Players are evaluated at all-start tryouts by the All Star coaches in each division, as well as input from their regular season coaches.  Players must play in 60% of their team's game to be eligible for all-stars. All-Star team tryouts will be begin after June 1. Little League rules prohibit announcing or practicing All-Star players before June 15.

 

 

Expectations of an All-Star Player:

* Practice held 3-4 days per week, at the Coach's discretion, mid June thru July. Vacations should be avoided during this time.

* Games are played during the week, weekends - including Sundays - and could be scheduled on back-to-back days.

* Players will come to practices and games with a positive attitude and demonstrate exceptional sportsmanship at all times.

*There also may be weekend tournament opportunities, including the long weekend at the start of July.

There will be an additional fee associated with All Stars to cover tournaments, shirts & other expenses. These will be determined at a later date once we have a better idea of the costs assocated with such but parents will be made aware of the additional fees prior to the start of tryouts. Any out of town travel costs are the responsibility of the parents.