What age does my child have to be to participate?
Children from 5 to 13 years old are eligible to participate in one of our programs.
Enrol in the Ball Foundations program if they are:
- 5 years old
- 6 years old with no previous ball playing experience or have insufficient hand-eye coordination to be able to catch.
- 4 years old with advanced motor skills, desire and focus, ability to listen and participate for 3 hours.
Enrol in your choice of the Baseball or Softball program if they are:
- 7 to 12 years old regardless of playing experience
- 6 years old with sufficient skills to play with older children
- 13 years old with limited playing experience
What if my child has never played baseball or softball before?
We encourage players of all abilities to attend our camps. Whether your child is brand new to the sport or an experienced veteran there is a place for them at Learn & Play Ball Academy.
What should my child bring to camp?
Your child should bring a baseball or softball glove appropriate for their program, athletic shorts or baseball pants, running shoes, water/drinks, a healthy lunch and snacks for the day. Sunscreen is strongly recommended.
We provide all who pay the registration fee with an official jersey and baseball hat. We also provide all necessary equipment including safety baseballs and softballs, youth baseball and softball bats, CSA approved batting helmets and protective catching equipment.
Your child may bring any additional baseball equipment they feel will be of benefit to them, such as a CSA approved batting helmet, a youth baseball or softball bat, and baseball pants if wanting to slide. Cleats (metal cleats not permitted) and protective athletic supports are optional.
What if my child has food allergies?
If your child has a severe allergy to any food please indicate this on the registration form so that they can be avoided. Our programs are “nut free”.
What happens if it rains?
It is important to bring weather appropriate clothes in the event of rain. We always play as scheduled, rain or shine, and take shelter when the rain is severe. Should the forecast call for continuing rain we will plan alternate activities such as swimming.
What if I want to drop my child off early for camp, or pick him/her up later?
Extended care is available from 8:30am to 9:30am and 3:30pm to 5:30pm. Our rate per child is $5.00 per half hour and the family rate is $7.50 per half hour.
Please indicate what dates and time you require before / after care on the registration form. Please contact us if you have already registered and are in need of extended care.
Will my child be able to attend the camp if he/she has a physical or mental disability?
We will try our best to accommodate your child. Please contact us if your child is interested in attending.
Will my child be in any pictures and/or videos at the camp?
We will not photograph or film your child without prior parental permission.
What if my child only wants to attend for 1 day?
We accept “drop in” players at the rate of $60 per day or $35 per half-day. Drop in players will have the option to pay the registration fee of $25 if they wish to receive our uniform.
I love your baseball clothing! How can I get an extra uniform?
Additional uniforms (shirt and hat) may be purchased for $25.
What is your refund policy?
The Registration Fee is non refundable. The balance of the fees are refundable with at least one day's notice. Participants who have started a session and are unable to attend further due to medical reasons or family situation will be given a prorated partial refund or allowed to reschedule to subsequent sessions All payments otherwise are final.
When and how do we pay?
Payments by cheque or Interac transfer are encouraged to be made before your registered start date . If you are not able to meet this requirement, please contact us to arrange to pay by cash at the start of camp. Otherwise we cannot guarantee your registration.