NMBA 13U DIVISION
In the 13U Division we will focus on the development of basic fundamentals, speed variations, stressors and game situations. Players will also work on their mental game, teamwork and dealing with adversity.
13U Spring Ball plays fair play rules.
All players play at least 3 defensive innings per 6 inning game, and all players bat. We conduct pre-Spring Ball evaluations to get a sense for player skill level and form teams of roughly equal overall skill, ensuring that each team is competitive in their league. Coaches are strongly encouraged to give all players an opportunity at all positions (where they are comfortable and won't be at risk of injury). Coaches are strongly encouraged to give all players an opportunity to pitch. The primary objective given to Spring Ball coaches is to make sure all their players finish the season wanting to come back next season. Coaches typically divide players into station groups during practice of similar skill level, so that each station skill can be scaled up or down in a way that is appropriate for the skill level.
Prospects Ball: 13U Spring Ball players who desire a more competitive experience have the opportunity to try out for Prospects Ball, which runs concurrently with Spring Ball and provides extra games and practices to these players. Players who play Prospects Ball are required to fulfill their commitment to their Spring House Team.
2023 Spring Ball Season will be 10 weeks: April 10 - June 23
Practices and games will be seventy-five minute sessions twice per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays between 5:00pm-7:45pm.
You will be provided your Season Schedule by your team coach after registration concludes, evaluations are complete and coaches and teams are selected.
13U SPRING BALL EVALUATIONS
Friday, March 31: 5:00pm - 7:00 pm • Serauxman Field #1
Please arrive no later than 4:45pm to sign in.
Note: Player who have particpated in 13U AA & 13U AAA tryouts are not required to attend evaluations.
Included in 13U Spring Ball Registration:
- A Team T-shirt
- A Baseball hat
- A pair of Ball Socks
- Player Photo | Team Photo Package
Each Player must have:
- Batting Helmet
- Baseball Pants
- Athletic Support (jock / jill)
- Baseball Cleats (rubber)
LOOK LIKE A BALL PLAYER
For information regarding registration or if you have missed the deadline
2023 13U AA TEAM TRYOUTS
Players are ONLY required to
attend ONE tryout session.
Monday, March 6 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm &
Wednesday, March 8 • 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Arbutus Meadows, Indoor Facility
NMBA is working with Victoria and other Island associations to establish a Spring 13U AA League. Our Spring 13U AA team will compete exclusively against teams from Vancouver Island, primarily in Victoria, with the possible exception of one or two tournaments which may be off-island. Games will be on weekends, and practices will be during the week. Schedule details are TBD.
We will use evaluation results from our AAA tryouts to select the team, but we are holding two ADDITIONAL tryout sessions for players who did not attend AAA tryouts but wish to be considered for the AA Spring team. The AA team will be announced following the last AA tryout.
***It is important to note that Spring 13U AA players will be given the opportunity to continue onto the Summer 13U AA team. There will only be Summer 13U AA tryouts if Spring 13U AA players elect not to continue into the summer.*** (We do also expect to have a Summer 13U A team, for which there will be tryouts at the end of the House season.)
13U AA SPRING SEASON TEAM
It is important that parents and players trying out for the NMBA 13U AA Spring Season Team understands the travel, financial, fundraising and volunteer commitments required to ensure a successful season. The Competitive Team Commitment Agreement outlines these responsibilities and every parent and player must read and sign this agreement. The completed, signed form must be returned to NMBA prior to tryouts
There is no such thing as too many Coaches or Parents assisting!
If you are interested in coaching or assistant coaching please contact the 13U Division Manager: email@example.com