Can my child be on the same team as friends, neighbours, classmates for transportation purposes?
We make every effort to accommodate special requests, however, this is not always possible. Once players get into Senior Rookie and older divisions, players are drafted by coaches based upon their evaluation scores. Where special requests are indicated, the coaches attempt to accommodate where possible.
What is the earliest age my child can register?
Players can register for Learn to Play starting at 4 years old.
I made a mistake on my registration, can I update my registration?
Yes, if you forgot to include an important piece of information, you can make most changes on the registration website. If that does not work, you can email the league’s registrar (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I registered, now what?
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.
When does registration close?
It doesn’t. If there is still baseball to be played, your child can register. Registrations made after the season start are subject to a late registration fee as noted here:
What are the fees used for?
Moose Jaw Little League strives to provide the best baseball experience at the lowest price possible. We do this primarily through our dedicated volunteers. This ranges from our coaches, to our board of directors to our division coordinators. These individuals commit considerable time and effort with no financial benefit and for that we are able to considerably lower our fees.
While the registration fees we charge cover much of our expenses, they don’t cover them completely. The registration fees cover anywhere from 75% to 85% of our costs. We rely on donations and fundraising to make up the difference.
Our expenses for the league are broken out as follows with the percentages being an approximate figure based on the previous years' of operations:
% of Total
Advertising, website, insurance, membership fees
Diamond rental, repairs and maintenance
Trophies, uniforms, equipment
Umpire fees, training, clinics
If I want to cancel, can I get a refund?
We appreciate that circumstance arise that result in the inability to play, such as changes in your personal life, changes with how we operate the league or any number of reasons. Any refund requested before opening day will be provided subject to an administrative fee noted in the link below. After opening day, no refunds will be provided.
Why do you charge and administrative fee for cancelling, why does it increase closer to the start of the season and why can’t I receive a refund once the season starts?
As noted above, Moose Jaw Little League has a variety costs. The administrative costs we incur are done regardless of a season occurring. The initial administrative fee covers those costs.
The administrative fee increase closer to opening day relates to season specific fees based on the number of players and volunteers.
Once opening day starts, our costs for the year are locked in with no ability to be refunded for any of our expenses. As a result, we are unable to provide for refunds after this date.
What divisions do you have and what are the ages?
Learn to Plan
4 to 5
5 to 6
7 to 8
* Ages are based on the player’s age as of August 31
How much are the registration fees?
Registration fees change on an annual basis based on the needs and costs of running the league. The fee schedule for the current season can be found here:
When are Registration Fees due?
Registration fees are due upon registration.
Are there any discounts for early registration?
Yes. Register before the end of February and you will receive early bird pricing. For the current season, the fees and discounts can be found here:
What if I can’t afford the Registration Fees?
Moose Jaw Little League wants all kids to be able to play regardless of economic circumstance. That’s why we promote Canadian Tire's Jumpstart program that is committed to ensuring kids in need have equal access to sports and physical activity. Below is a link to more information to help make sure everyone can play:
What are evaluations and when are they?
Evaluations are held for the older Divisions (Senior Rookie and above) in an 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. Using the evaluation information, the coaches then get together for a draft to select the teams. The goal is to promote as much skill distribution as possible between teams in each Division.
Evaluations are typically held near the end of March. We will post the specific dates and locations on our website and Facebook pages.
How is "AAA" eligibility determined?
For players that want to be part of their division’s AAA team, we hold tryouts each year prior to AA evaluations. Players must register for AA to be eligible for tryouts.
If a player is not selected for the AAA team, they will need to attend the AA evaluations and be placed onto a AA team.
What is a draft?
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.
What type of equipment does my child need?
All players must supply their own baseball hat, batting helmet, baseball glove, runners / baseball cleats, comfortable pants/ball pants and groin protection.
Moose Jaw Little League will supply jerseys, balls, bats and catcher’s equipment.
It will be at the discretion of the coach(s)/parents to decide if they want to get ball hats to coordinate with the jerseys.
Where can I buy equipment?
Baseball equipment is available from a variety of retailers, such as Canadian Tire, Walmart, Sport Chek or most stores that sells sporting goods. You can also look for used and second hand equipment.
Moose Jaw Little League also holds an annual equipment swap which is an open house for drop off and/or grab a deal on used baseball equipment. This generally occurs mid-April with specific details posted once the date and location has been finalized.
When do I get my jersey?
Your coach will advise you of your team’s jersey pickup date. Often this occurs at the first game.
Do I get to keep my jersey?
No. In an effort to keep costs down, players are not able to keep their jersey’s and should be returned after the last game of the season.
How many games per week do you play?
Depending on the Division and Tier, teams can expect to play 2 games per week over 8 weeks for around 16 regular season games.
When does the season start and end?
The regular season runs from the beginning of May to the end of June. Since the diamonds belong to the City of Moose Jaw, they set the specific start dates and communicate that to us generally in April.
Are there tournaments / additional games?
Yes, there are additional games and tournaments for most of the divisions as follows.
* Please note these dates are approximate as they depend on the season start dates
How many practices per week?
Each Division is different, but most schedule practices before games. Additional practices are at the coach(s) discretion.
When is the game schedule made available?
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.
What days of the week and time are the games?
Games / practices generally start at 6:15 with the days as follows:
What time do the games start and how long are they?
Games / practices generally start at 6:15 with the length generally as follows, but may change based on sunlight and weather:
What is the All Star Season?
For those players who are interested in extending their baseball season, All Star Season is offered for the 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.
Where do your Coaches come from?
Our coaches are parents and volunteers just like you.
How do I become a Coaches?
If you are interested in Coaching (Head Coach or Assistant Coach) or being a parent helper during practices, we invite you to register on our registration site where you can select what division you want to coach (https://www.rampregistrations.com/login?v3=b9e379f3). From there you will be contacted by the division’s coordinator to tell you what next steps are required.
Where do your Umpires come from?
We accept applications from Umpires aged 10 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.
How do I become an umpire?
If you are interested in umping, email the Umpire-in-Chief at UmpireinChief@mjlittleleague.com. There will be an Introductory Umping Clinic in early spring to help set you up for success. Once you’re registered as an umpire, you will receive an email with the exact dates and times of the clinic, plus we will also pot those dates on our website and Facebook page.
You can find more information here http://www.mjlittleleague.com/content/umpires
I have a question that I don't see above. Where can I get an answer?
If you have questions that are not listed, you can always email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also send us a message on our Facebook page or see our executive page if you have a question for a specific person or position with Moose Jaw Little League (http://www.mjlittleleague.com/content/mjll-executive-and-contact-information).