If I have questions, who do I contact?
All questions for House League can be directed to the House League Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
All questions for Registration can be directed to the Registration Committee at email@example.com
When is House League Registration open?
Registration typically opens the first week of January.
When does House League Registration close?
House League Registration closes March 31, or when the division is full.
What day of the week will my division play? How often?
Divisions typically have one game per week and one practice. The practice day will not be determined until early May when teams and coaches have their first meeting. In the lower divisions (Rally Cap & T-Ball) practices and games are combined.
When does the season start?
The season begins the first Monday in May ( weather permitting ).
Rally Cap starts later in the month of May.
When does the season end?
Regular season goes until the end of July.
What equipment do I need to purchase for my child?
Every player will need their own helmet, glove, running shoes and protective support. GMBA supplies their uniform (shirt and pants.)
Pants are distributed beginning in April. The dates to pick up pants (new players) or exchange pants for a new size (returning players) will be posted and emailed to all players.
When are Rep tryouts?
Tryouts are announced in the middle of August, and typically start the first weekend after school starts.
When are Rep teams picked?
Teams are picked by the Head Coach at the end of the AAA Tryouts and AA Tryouts.
When is first payment required to be given?
The first payment is usually asked for by the Rep Head Coach at the first team meeting in the fall. Generally October or November. Often this payment will cover your registration fee and a small amount for the team to start a bank account to make team purchases. There are usually one or two more payments throught the season. The level of payment depends on the age of the player, number of tournaments the team enters, and how many sponsors the team can get.
When does the REP season start and end?
The REP teams are selected in September, and workout over the winter. The first regular season game is the first week in May, and the season ends on Labour Day in September, if the team qualifies for Provincials.
Where does the REP teams play their regular season games?
GMBA teams play a full ICBA schedule of about 24-28 games. There are 7 Associations that make up ICBA. They are Guelph, Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Brantford, Woodstock and Stratford. Sometimes, team from outside ICBA will join a division as an Interlock team. These teams might be from Simcoe, Port Dover, London, Paris, or Listowel.
Can you tell me when the tryouts would be for select?
We strive to do tryouts as early as possible to help Select teams get organized. They will be announced in January and you can expect indoor tryouts to begin in March. Typically GMBA offer the Select Program to Minor Rookie to Midget dependant on coach volunteer applicants for each divisional team.
If he were chosen for select approximately how many more times per week would that involve and on what nights? Just looking at the commitment.
Select Teams will play approx. 15 games with their select team which is made up of exhibition games and tournaments that are scheduled by each team (coaches and parents) based on player availability as there is no prescribed league play/schedule. Difficult to explain as the teams have flexibility and may play a game or double header on a couple weekends and/or single games through the week. Typically teams will enter 2-3 tournaments spread over the months of June, July and August. Teams can apply and participate in the Select Provincial Championship (SOBA's) by a qualification process.
The best way to envision Select is as house league plus and the plus is they get an opportunity to play at a higher level of ball against similar teams from other cities.
Is there any extra cost associated with playing on the select team and do you know if it is a weekly practice?
Yes, there are costs incurred by Select Teams for home games, tournaments and uniforms which are divided amongst the players/parents. A Select team typically practice weekly starting mid May to mid August depending on player availability.