What is the goal of this program? The Junior Academy was created to create more baseball opportunities for players who show continued interest in getting better within the sport. This program is considered a higher level of competition and will consist of playing competitive teams from other areas.
Will this conflict with Little League – Junior Academy has a working relationship with Little League and every effort has been made to minimize any conflicts.
When do we start? As soon as the teams are confirmed, coaches will have practices start shortly after. We will have indoor use while the weather is cold outside. April – June
When do we play? Generally speaking you will be playing games on weekends and practicing during the week. Please note that there could be some exhibition games scheduled during the week but you will have notice from your coach.
Each team will be entered into the Helena Mothers day, Spokane Memorial Day Super Bash, Lethbridge Ice Breaker, as well as the Mitch Ball Memorial Tournament in Lethbridge.
For the 2023 season each team will play approximately 16-20 games including exhibition/double header games and 3-4 tournaments (weather pending). Each team can expect to practice weekly in coordination with the Little League schedule so athletes can play in both programs. The age cutoff will also be August 31, the same as Little League, no exceptions.
To go along with the 3-4 tournaments, teams will have a 8-10 exhibition game schedule.
The Jr Academy season will be from April to the 1st week of June.
10U – $550
11U – $550
12U – $575
13U – $575
Registration fees include player apparel (T-shirt, Hoodie, shorts, hat), tournaments registrations and facility rentals
Each player will be responsible for a minimum of $150 profit. Any profit after $150 will be split 50/50 between the family and organization.
Opt out fee – $150
Each players family will be required to work 1 bingo
Home Tournaments Volunteering
Each family will be required to help with the Ice Breaker and Mitch Ball Memorial Tournaments, 50/50, raffle table items, concession, or any other tournament events.
Junior Academy 10-13U TRYOUTS 2023
Location – PBA Facility – 545 6 Ave N
Players to be at the facility at least 10-15 mins prior to start time to register (we will have tape on site)
***Tryout fee of $20 will be due at check in / parents will not be allowed in the facility during tryouts.
10U Tryouts – Saturday March 11th – 4:00 – 6:30pm
11U Tryouts – Saturday March 11th – 6:30 – 8:00pm
12U Tryouts – Sunday March 12th – 11:00 – 1:00pm
13U Tryouts – Sunday March 12th – 6:30 – 8:00pm
Skills – Agility, Arm Strength, Athletic Ability, Infield, Outfield, Catchers Pop Times, Conditioning, Hitting, Pitching, Catching
**Times may change if the tryouts can be held outside
***Catchers – bring your gear
Any questions, please contact Chance Wheatley at 403-715-5759 or email at email@example.com
Tentative Tournament Schedule:
Lethbridge Ice Breaker, April 21-23 and April 28-30, 2023, Lethbridge
Helena Mothers Day Tournament, May 12 – 14, 2023, Helena Montana
Spokane Memorial Day Super Bash, May 26 – 29, 2023, Spokane, Washington
Mitch Ball Memorial Tournament, June 2-4 and June 9 -11, 2023, Lethbridge
Jr. Academy Open House
March 4th @ 10:00 Am at Lloyd Nolan Yard – parents information session