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Mosquito Spring Interlock Rules
Mosquito plays 6 innings per game. There is a maximum of 4 runs per inning, except in the last inning, where unlimited runs may be scored. There are 60 feet between bases and 46 ft. from pitching rubber to home plate. Base stealing is allowed after the pitch crosses home plate. Max bat size 32 in. length and 2 1/4 in. barrel diameter.
The Mosquito division is for youth aged 9 and 10, turning 10 and 11 in the current baseball year.
Mosquito games must count and record the amount of Pitches per pitcher by game and date. Strict pitching rules must be adhered to from the BC Minor Baseball Rulebook, rule 23.
Team Volunteer Positions
- Assistant Coach
- Assistant Coach (optional)
- Scorekeeper, including pitch count
- Team Mom or Dad
- Parents for field duty preparation and take down
Be involved: Your child's coaches have made a huge commitment and have a large amount of responsibility. Help them out however you can, be on time for practices and games, communicate with them and let them know they are appreciated. This is more of a family affair than most sports out there.
All parents are expected to prepare the field for play and rake and remove the bases after all games or practices.
Mosquito Division baseball is for players 9 and 10 year olds, turning 10 and 11 in the current baseball season who are interested in enhancing their basic knowledge and skills development of baseball within a recreational baseball program. It provides a game of baseball played in accordance with the NCBA House Rules, BC Minor Baseball Rules and by the Official Rules of Baseball.
The Mosquito division is the first introduction to 'realí baseball. Players wear the full uniform, pitch for the entire game, steal bases, and play for a house league championship. While the mosquito division does prove a challenge as it is the first year where real pitching is started, it is also a place where the game really comes together and skills blossom. The skill level is mixed and the teams are balanced accordingly. It is not too late for children who have never played baseball before to participate, learn and grow into well healed baseball players well before the season is over. Donít be shy, come out and hit, run, catch and throw. You will learn some new skills, make some new friends, and have some FUN.
Mosquito division provides grounding in the fundamentals of baseball and stresses good sportsmanship and fair play; all players are rotated and given opportunity to play various positions during the course of each game.
Games, Practices and Fields
Games are played on weeknights (5:30pm until May 1 and 6:00pm thereafter), and on weekends, typically twice per week. A mid-Season tournament is also scheduled on the May long weekend that players are expected to play in. Coaches will also hold their own team practices at times they determine.
Newton Canadian Baseball interlocks with Surrey Canadian Baseball and North Delta Baseball so games are played at several parks.
We encourage our players to work on their skills away from the park as the better you master a skill the more fun you have.
Unwin Park, Newton Canadian Baseball - Your Home Park - 68 & 134 St
Lionel Courchene Park, Surrey Canadian Baseball - 99 Ave & 154 St
Annieville Park, North Delta Baseball - 112 St & 91 Ave
Gunderson Park, North Delta Baseball - 7630 117 St
Player Evaluations or Try Outs
Evaluations are typically scheduled in late February at Unwin Park Mosquito Diamond. An email indicating the date and time for your scheduled evaluation is email in mid-February. Players are expected to attend the evaluations. Mosquito is the first division where players are chosen by a draft to balance the teams. Requests to play on the same team as a friend cannot be honored because of the draft process. Siblings will be placed on the same team.
Underage or Overage Players
Underage or overage players looking to enter the Mosquito division early must apply to the Commissioner of Baseball in writing before February 15. Applications should include all personal information and reasons why your child should be considered for moving up or moving down a division. The commissioner will make the final decision prior to the start of the season.
Each player must attend the evaluations to ensure an assessment is completed and the level of play is deemed appropriate.
Note: As per BC Minor Baseball rules, pitching restrictions will apply for all overage players.
After the regular season and playoffs there is a chance to participate in summer ball where our 2008 Mosquito AAA made a trip to the Provincials creating memories to last a lifetime and taking home the Provincial win!
NCBA offers summer all-star opportunities at the Mosquito level comprised of players from the spring season expressing interest to carry on. These teams are tiered in AAA, AA and A divisions (A is for first year players only) and play a busy compact season from the end of June through the end of July with the hope of qualifying for the BC Minor Provincial championships in early August. Try Outs take place and players are selected by skill level. Players may be cut after the try out at this level.
Players must be committed for the entire month of July and the August long weekend for the Provincial tournament.
Coaches will add team practices to your playing schedule. Use of the Batting Cage is encouraged.
Coaches are always needed so please think about volunteering a bit of your time to support your children and the community. We almost guarantee that youíll appreciate and enjoy the experience. So donít be shy, you might even learn some new skills, make some new friends, and have some FUN along with your children. Please contact your division coordinator and express your interest!
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