Children from 5 to 13 years old are eligible to participate in one of our programs.
Enroll in the Ball Foundations program if they are:
- 5 years old turning 6 this year
- 6 years old with no previous baseball playing experience
Enroll 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
Children are grouped based on their year of birth for both skills training and games. Coaches will move any children whose skills are noticeably advanced for their age level up a group accordingly after the first day of training.
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.
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.
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”.
In the event of rain we aim to play through a light to moderate rain. In the event of a heavier rain, those wishing to attend camp will have the option to go to the library inside the community centre. Those not wanting to attend will have their payment refunded the prorated amount for that portion of the week, or please credit to a make-up day if preferred. Parents will be notified by email prior to any forecasted rain in the schedule. If not attending, please send an email to notify us so we may plan the coaches’ staffing accordingly.
Extended care is available from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. 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.
We will try our best to accommodate your child. Please contact us if your child is interested in attending.
We will not photograph or film your child without prior parental permission.
We accept “drop in” players at the rate of $65 per day or $40 per half-day. Drop in players will have the option to pay the registration fee of $30 if they wish to receive our uniform.
Additional uniforms (jersey and hat) may be purchased for $25. Wristbands are $5.
All amounts paid are fully refundable with at least one day’s notice. Participants who have started a session and are unable to attend further for whatever reason will be given a prorated refund for the balance of the week or allowed to reschedule to subsequent sessions.
All payments otherwise are final.
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.