Registration FAQ

 

Q: How do I determine if my child lives in the boundary catchment area for Central Okanagan Minor Baseball?

The Central Okanagan boundaries dictate which organization you/your child will play.  To check the boundaries, go to: https://www.bcminorbaseball.org/association-boundaries

 

Q: What Division should my child be in?

 

Divisions are determined by a child’s age in the current calendar year.  Please refer to the Divisions page

 

Q: How do I register?

 

All Registrations for COMBA are done on-line. In order to register you will need to have a TeamSnap.com account.

Please visit the TeamSnap.com Home page and click on Create Account in the upper left corner of the page.

The online registration session for the Spring Season will open in early January. An email notification will go out through the system accounts to notify users when Registration is open.

Q: What are the registration dates?

Check out the Registration Dates and Fees page for details.

Q: How much does registration cost?

 

Please refer to the Registration DatesFees page 

 

Q: Are there any programs that offer financial support?

 

Yes - the following associations provide help with registration costs for youth amateur sports.

  • In order to utilize these programs, first you will need to register for the upcoming season via TeamSnap, choosing the offline payment method. Further instructions for doing this are on the registration form.

  • Then, you will need to choose one of the programs listed below and complete their application process. 

  • For more information contact the registrar (information on Contact page)

 

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Program

At Jumpstart, we are committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sports and physical activity – an equal chance to be their best.

BC Baseball KidsPlay Assistance Guidelines

The purpose of the BC (Minor) Baseball KidsPlay Registration Assistance Program is to do our best to ensure that no one is denied access to BC (Minor) Baseball programs due to financial restrictions. BC (Minor) Baseball has been providing youth baseball programs throughout British Columbia since 1963.

Kidsport

KidSport is a national not-for-profit organization that provides financial assistance for registration fees and equipment to kids aged 18 and under.

Q: Are team pictures included with registration?

 

Yes but only at the lower levels.  You will receive more information early in the season.

 

Q: What if my child wants to play on the same team as a friend?

 

In Rallycap and Tadpole divisions we try to accommodate kids wanting to play together.  However, it is not guaranteed.  Mosquito, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget divisions are determined through player evaluations and a draft which makes these requests much harder to accommodate. 

* There is only a maximum of 3 requests per team that will be accommodated

** After the draft, there will be NO moving of players, unless for extenuating circumstances

 

Q: What nights/times will my child play?

See the Divisions page

Q: How long does the Spring season last?

 

The Spring baseball season starts in April and closes at the end of June.
 

Q: When are practices held?

 

Practices above Tadpole division will vary each week and are decided by the team coach at the outset of the season. Practices in Tadpole and Rallycap division are set each week - see above. 

 

Q: What equipment is required?

 

Each child will require a baseball glove, batting helmet and athletic protection.  Kids generally start wearing cleats in Mosquito however, cleats are highly recommended starting in Tadpole.  No metal cleats are allowed until Bantam level.

 

Q: Does my child have to attend tryouts or evaluations? 

 

Player evaluations are held for each division, starting at Mosquito and above. If your child is playing in the Rally Cap or Tadpole Divisions, they do not need to attend evaluations as these teams are picked primarily based on home address. 

 

Player evaluation dates will be determined by the Division Director. An email will go out to all registered players when the dates are determined. Evaluations are not mandatory, but are highly recommended as they ensure the teams in each division are evenly matched. A player will be only be eligible for 'A' league (house league) ball if they do not attend evaluations. 
 

Q: What are the rules for my child's division?

 

The general rules for each division are set out by BC Minor. To review them, navigate to the Divisions page
 

Q: My child wants to umpire, what are the next steps? 

 

Please contact the Umpire Coordinator for more information

 

Q: I have paid for Spring registration but want a refund. What is your refund policy?

  • Open of registration until April 1 - 100% refund less a $50 administration fee

  • April 16 until first game - 50% of registration fees refunded when uniform is turned in

  • After first game - no refunds

  • Exceptions to this policy may be granted by the COMBA Board based on additional information submitted by the requester.

Q: I have paid for Summer registration but want a refund. What is your refund policy?

A full refund is available up until the teams are picked, minus an administration fee.  After the teams have been picked, no refunds will be given without extenuating circumstances, and will be a case-by-case basis.

 

Q: How can I pay for registration?

COMBA only accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Visa

  • Mastercard

 

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