MOSQUITO 2018

Welcome to the 2018 Mosquito Baseball Season! 


I would like to introduce myself, I am Kandis Sampson and this is my second year as Mosquito commissioner. I have been playing many sports since I can remember. I have coached three years of basketball through Tri-City Youth Basketball and two years at a Coquitlam Middle School. I have coached the last four seasons with RMMBA and I have enjoyed watching the kids develop over those years. I look forward to seeing some new faces out there this year as word is spreading about how much fun ball is and Mosquito being the first-year real baseball begins! Look forward to seeing you all out on the field!

The Ridge Meadows Minor Baseball “Mosquito” program is for players born in 2007 or 2008. Mosquito is an instructional program with a lot of game play. The emphasis is on having fun while learning the fundamental skills of baseball – batting, pitching, fielding and base running.

Spring Season
The spring season runs from early April until early June. Each team will play 12-14 regular season games (two games per week) and will participate in two tournaments. Coaches also typically run 1 practice per week. Games are played at local playing fields in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. (Harris Rd. #3 and 4, Merkley Field and Albion #6). Games will run Monday or Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Practices will be at the coaches pick.

All innings are with players pitching (no pitching machine), and base stealing is introduced at this level. All players will get plenty of opportunities to bat, and are encouraged to learn all fielding positions. Outs are recorded, and scores are kept.

There are two tournaments held during the Spring Season -- one at the mid-season point and the other at the end of the season. For tournament play, teams will be split into divisions. Each tournament division will consist of teams of similar caliber and standing, thereby giving each team a fair and reasonable chance to win. Medals will be awarded to the winner and the runner up teams in each division, as well as MVP for each game. These tournaments are a lot of fun and let the kids demonstrate their skills in tournament play.

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Mosquito Selects

After a first year of Mosquito Selects, we have opted to change the program a little. This year we will run two teams, A and AAA. This program will run alongside the spring season. Offered to those who wish to play at a high calibre. It will entail one practice per week, with the option of exhibition games against other associations at the coaches discretion. The AAA team will go to Kamloops May long weekend and the A team will host the Selects Showdown that weekend.  Teams will be picked from evaluations. Please be aware, those that play Selects are not guaranteed a spot on the summer ball team. There is an additional fee.

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Summer “All Star” Mosquito Program
The 2018 Summer "All Star" program will be much more competitive this season. RMMBA has adopted a new and more focused direction that will provide more training and development to help our teams be as prepared as possible for their run to the Provincials. There is an opportunity to create and maintain many teams at this level from within our organization and RMMBA will make as many opportunities open to our players as possible.

All Star try-outs will be held over one weekend near the end of May. Practices  will begin the week following. A schedule will be posted onto this website shortly after the beginning of the regular season. The summer program will begin full time mid-June until the end of July. Mosquito “All Star” teams represent Ridge Meadows and there is some regional travel. All Star teams may also qualify to participate in the Mosquito Provincials. This is an excellent program designed to assist players further developing their baseball skills in a competitive environment.

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Important Dates
January 18th – Barns begins
January 31st – Registration closes
February 24-25th – ID camps/evaluations
April 7th – Season begins
April 14th – Opening day
May 5th – Mid-season tournament starts/skills day
May 18th – MSET A tournament
May 25th – Summer ball tryouts
June 16th – End-season tournament starts

 Never let the fear of striking out get in your way. – Babe Ruth

Kandis Sampson

mosquito@rmmba.ca

 
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