|Breanna Curley||Tadpole Co-Commissioneremail@example.com|
|Carrie Dodsworth||Tadpole Co-Commissionerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Tadpole is a developmental program that emphasizes having fun while learning the basic skills of baseball - batting, throwing, fielding and base running. First year, or Junior Tadpole players will play exclusively with the pitching machine, using all of the same rules as the second year players. Second year, or Senior Tadpole will continue to develop pitching skills and will use a combination of live pitching and the pitching machine during game play.
Tadpole games will run on Tuesdays, or Thursdays and Sundays. Weekend games are typically at one of three times: 10 am, 1pm or 4 pm.
Junior and Senior
Due to previous success in splitting the division into Jr Tadpole and Sr Tadpole, the 2019 season will remain with two distinct groups. 2012 birth year will be Jr and 2011 will be Sr. The registrar will assign you into your appropriate group, you do not need to choose during registration.
Tadpole barns will start mid January and go to the end of February depending on interest.
Tadpole (Jr) born 2012 - Monday 5:00-6:30 pm & Saturday 9:00-10:30 am
Tadpole (Sr) born 2011 - Monday 6:30-8:00 pm & Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00.
A Sign up Genius link will be sent out in early January to the email linked to your players account. All sign up instructions will come with the link
Games will begin the first week of April and run until mid June. Each team will play 12-14 regular season games and will participate in two tournaments. Teams should expect to hold at least one practice per week, coaches may add additional practices at their discretion. Tadpole Divisionâ€™s primary fields are
PMAP #2, Upper Albion Park, and Merkley Park. All players will get plenty of opportunities to bat, and are encouraged to learn all fielding positions.
There are two tournaments held within this division -- one at the mid-season point and the other at the end of the season. Medals will be awarded to the winner and the runner up teams in each division. These tournaments are a lot of fun and let the kids demonstrate their skills in tournament play.
The â€œMini Mosquitoâ€ Program - "Mini Mosquito" is a competitive program that runs from mid-June to late July. All players that played in the Tadpole Spring Season are eligible, and will attend an evaluation session for team selection. Mini Mosquito plays by Mosquito rules - players pitch the whole game and base stealing is allowed.
The â€œU8 Programâ€ - This is strictly a pitching machine based program that allowed the kids to continue their baseball season into the summer.
Summer Ball teams represent Ridge Meadows and play against other local teams such as Coquitlam, Abbotsford, and Cloverdale etc. Some regional travel is required. There is no set season for the Summer Ball program, there is generally an interlock schedule set up for games and then tournament play-generally games are finished by the end of July