Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Little League Canada suggests all players play in their suggested zones based on their home address.  Below is the City of Regina Little League zone map.  The North Regina Little League (NRLL) zone is pink; the Kiwanis National Little League (KNLL) is white.  

Zone enforcement is not strictly enforced during Regular Season, but it is strictly enforced in the Major All-Star Division where teams are competing to get to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.  If you are playing ‘out-of-zone’ and your Major player is wishing to play All-Stars, please speak to a Director immediately so we can help advise you on how to proceed.  

There are instances where a particular league may not offer programming for your child’s age.  In this case, you are welcome to join whichever Little League provides the appropriate programming for your family.  

We make every effort to accommodate special requests, however, this is not always possible.  In the older Divisions, players are drafted by coaches based upon their evaluation scores.  Where special requests are indicated, the coaches attempt to accommodate where possible.

North Regina offers a T-Ball Division for 4-year olds where players learn the fundamentals of baseball.

A correctly spelled e-mail address should ensure an electronic confirmation of your registration from our system.  If you have not received a confirmation after several days, please contact our Registrar.

Yes, if you forgot to include an important piece of information, please contact the Registrar and we will update your registration.

Near the beginning of the baseball season you will be notified of Evaluations, Uniform pick-up, team practices, etc.  Stay tuned to our website and social media for important updates about dates and schedules.  

Divisions | Age Groups

It is common for children to begin playing baseball when they are 10 years old or later.  In nearly every Division, we have an A Tier that is focused on players who are new to baseball or existing players who require more experience with baseball fundamentals.  

We offer baseball programs in older age Divisions such as Junior and Senior.  

Registration Fees

Registration Fees are due upon Registration.  2020 Registration is now open and will close on March 15, 2020.  

Evaluation and Drafts

North Regina’s evaluations attempt to determine each player’s baseball skills by having the children conduct various infield drills, outfield drills, batting and pitching.  Each player is scored on individual components for each drill.  In older Divisions (Senior Rookie and above), the players are divided into Tiers “A”, “AA” and “AAA” from which the coaches will select their team.  The goal is to promote as much skill distribution as possible between teams in each Division.  A player that does not evaluate will play in the “A” Division.

Evaluations are typically held near the end of March.  You will be notified of your player’s specific time and date for evaluations.  

The number of players in a particular Division will determine how many “AA” and “AAA” teams are created.  The player’s evaluation scores determine whether they are assigned to play in the “A”, “AA” or “AAA” Tier.  Coaches then select from the eligible player list for that Division to form their team roster.  Not every player who is placed on the “AAA” eligibility list is selected to play on a “AAA” team, as coaches may have a list of 84 eligible players to fill 72 positions (i.e. if 6 teams in the Division).

Each Division (“AA” and “AAA”) has a similar number of games during the regular season.

Coaches for each Division (Senior Rookie and above) receive the evaluation scores for the eligible players in their Division.  Coaches then draft (select) players onto the individual teams.  The goal is to promote as much skill parity as possible between teams in each Division.  

Drafts are conducted shortly after player evaluations.  Once teams are formed, coaches will notify players what team they are on and when the first practice will occur.

Equipment

All players must supply their own batting helmet, baseball glove and groin protection.  Baseball cleats are also strongly recommended.  Metal cleats are only allowed in the Junior Division. 

Coaches are provided with a selection of bats and catchers equipment.

Baseball equipment is available from a variety of retailers including Western Cycle Source for Sports.  You will receive a 10% discount if you advise them you are a part of North Regina Little League.

Your coach will advise you of your team’s Uniform Pickup date.  Further information will be posted on our website. 

All Registration Fees must be paid before a uniform can be provided to a player. 

Regular Season

Depending on the Division and Tier, teams can expect to play somewhere between 10 and 12 Regular Season games. 

Each Division also has some type of year-end wrap-up; either a Jamboree Tournament or play-offs.  Most Divisions use a double-knockout play-off format which provides each team with a minimum of 2 play-off games.  However, we reserve the right to change the play-off format if weather is a factor.

Each Division is different, but North Regina will be scheduling practices to ensure the appropriate ratio of practices to games.  

 

Regular Season game schedules are usually posted on the website about 1 week prior to the start of Regular Season. 

Play-off schedules are posted as soon as final Regular Season standings are known.

For “AAA” games on weekdays, game length will vary based on available sunlight.

For “AA” and weekend games, the maximum time allotted is as follows:

  • Junior Rookie  –  No new inning after 45 minutes
  • Senior Rookie AA  –  No new inning after 1 hour
  • Senior Rookie AAA  –  No new inning after 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Minor AA/AAA  –  No new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Major AA/AAA  –  No new inning after 1 hour 45 minutes
  • Junior AA/AAA –  No new inning after 2 hours
  • Senior  AA/AAA –  No new inning after 2 hours

T-Ball, Junior Rookie and Senior Rookie A and AA will receive participation medials.  

For Senior Rookie AAA and up, only the first and second place teams will receive medals. 

All Star Season

For those players who are interested in extending their baseball season, North Regina offers an All Star Season for Minor, Major, Intermediate and Junior Divisions.

Competitive teams are selected from the eligible league players who try out. Each team will play an exhibition schedule with frequent practice sessions to prepare for the Saskatchewan Provincial Championship.  The winning Provincial teams advance to the Prairie Championship tournaments and then to the Canadian Championship tournament.  Ultimately, a winning team representing Canada is invited to the Little League World Series.

If you are interested in trying out for an All Star team, your coach will provide you with more details around the beginning of June.  

Coaches

Our Coaches are parents just like you.   If you are interested in Coaching (Head Coach or Assistant Coach) or being a Parent Helper during practices, we invite you to register.  

Coaches are selected by the Commissioners for each Division.  Often parents are unsure if they have the time to coach a team, and Assistant Coaches are used wherever possible.  Each Coach must submit a Criminal Record Check and complete the Respect in Sport on-line course.

Umpires

North Regina accepts applications from Umpires aged 11 years and older.  Umping clinics are provided to help umpires become more knowledgeable and confident.  The Umpire-in-Chief acts as a mentor to these umpires and coaches them as necessary.