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Intermediate - 13 years old

Intermediate

Overview:

The game progresses to more of the “full-meal deal” of baseball. We move to larger diamonds (70' for Intermediate) and generally follow the rules of regulation baseball, including calling balks, allowing lead-offs and the added element of a regular season and playoff interlock with the other Leagues in District 8 (Leagues south of the Bow River). All-Star Tournament play is available in the summer with teams being formed at two different levels: Intermediate and Senior. This Tournament also ultimately leads to a World Series in Livermore, California for the Intermediate teams.

Attendance at an evaluation session in March is mandatory, so please be aware of the dates, times and locations that these are scheduled.

Parents Need to Provide:

Participants are supplied with a numbered, embroidered baseball jersey (which must be returned at the end of the season), ball cap, baseball pants, baseball “sleeves”, a belt and baseball socks (all of which they keep).

Parents need to supply players with cleats (metal is allowed), a baseball glove, an athletic supporter or compression shorts (mandatory in Little League) and a batting helmet. Please make sure the helmet fits properly, is CSA approved, and is marked (athletic tape works well) to identify it as your child’s. A face guard on the helmet is optional.

Many players have or will wish to purchase their own baseball bats. Beginning with the 2018 season, all bats must display the "USA Baseball" logo to be used in any Intermediate game or practice - no exceptions.

Each team will have an adequate supply of USA Baseball approved bats provided by the League.

Schedule Information:

The season starts in late April and playoffs finish up in late June. Most weeks there will be two games scheduled and one or two practices. Games and practices may be scheduled on any day of the week, including weekends. District 8 will strive to have at least one qualified umpire at every regular season and playoff game, and preferably two.

There may be a number of opportunities for out-of-League tournament play, many of which will be out of town. 

Age and Ability:

This level of play is designed for 13 year-olds. Players who are league-age 13 can register for both the Intermediate and Senior Divisions at the same time.

Players must have a birthday from Sept 1, 2008 thru August 31, 2006 to register. Age Chart

Cost:

Cost is $325. Players registering before January 15, 2019 will receive a $25 early registration discount. Players registering after February 15, 2019 must pay a $75 late registration fee, so please register before this date.

Where Games are Played:

Intermediate games are played at the Trico Centre Diamonds in Willow Park. See link to RMLL's Diamonds