U7 RALLY CAP - 2022 Season (born 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Online Registration Opens February 20, 2022 and closes March 31, 2022 : RRVB Online Central Registration
- Every player will be required to create an account
- select Springfield as your community club
Payment options: online credit card, etransfer **must have pre-registered online**
Age Advancing: follow the instructions on the RRV website. Parents, you must initially register your child in their age appropriate category. Then complete the RRVB online Age Advancement form
Special Requests: be sure to communicate requests for team assignments during registration. Requests cannot be guaranteed after registration has closed
Nights of Play: Tuesday & Thursday
Home Diamonds: Oakbank Elementary
Coach Volunteers: must register through the RRV online portal http://redrivervalleybaseball.bonzidev.com/coachesreg
Many volunteers are needed to organize and manage a Rally Cap team. Parents interested in coaching will also be required to register on the RRV site.
The Rally Cap Program is an initiative to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game. The program helps teams teach players the five FUNdamentals of baseball in a fun and safe environment.
The Rally Cap Program is targeted at kids aged 4 – 7 and designed by Baseball Canada. The goals of the Rally Cap Program are:
• to create an environment in which children and adults can have fun with baseball
• teach baseball skills, rules, and strategy to our players
• model and teach competitiveness with an emphasis on good sportsmanship and self-esteem
NEW: The Toronto Blue Jays have become the National Sponsor of Baseball Canada’s Rally Cap Program and have made a monetary, resource and apparel commitment. The Blue Jays are providing $5,000 which will go towards the hiring of a Rally Cap Coordinator, Baseball Manitoba will use the existing Sport Development Coordinator position to fulfill this role. Also, the Blue Jays will be providing re-vamped Report Cards and newly designed hats for players and coaches. As such, the colored hat system for ranking players is no longer being used.
Even though Springfield Minor Baseball is part of the Red River Valley Baseball League, we run our own in-house Rally Cap program playing on local Springfield diamonds to minimize travel. In addition to the regular season games, Red River Valley Baseball organizes a fun event called the Rally Cap Jamboree which is mandatory participation. This is typically played on a weekend in May at the Gateway Rec Centre diamonds Details to be confirmed.
Parent participation and volunteering are crucial for this level to be successful. Parents, please be sure to communicate requests for car pooling, coaches, players, siblings to be on the same team when registering. We will try to accommodate requests as best as possible. For players that are 7 yrs old and demonstrate some skill, age advancing to Grand Slam may be a consideration. Parents, please complete the separate online form at the same time as registration for this assessment to be done. Requests AFTER registration will not be accommodated as teams will have been assembled.
Playing season is the same as the other levels, starts beginning of May (weather permitting) and plays through to end of June. Last game is set aside for all Rally Cap teams to attend a wind-up.
Springfield Hawks Rally Cap Uniform & Equipment
Player to supply: baseball glove, batting helmet, long pants such as sweats, jeans or gray baseball pants, running shoes or baseball cleats (cleats are not a requirement for this level)
SMBA will supply: bats and balls, and team jerseys
League will supply: The Toronto Blue Jays have become the National Sponsor of Baseball Canada’s Rally Cap and will be providing re-vamped Report Cards and newly designed hats for players and coaches. As such, the colored hat system for ranking players is no longer being used.