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Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. Co-ordinates the Official Youth Baseball in Saskatoon

The federal government recognizes Baseball Canada as the official amateur baseball organization for Canada. Baseball Canada has an official affiliate organization in each province. In Saskatchewan that organization is Sask Baseball, which administers baseball activity in each of the eight zones in the province. The Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. is the official body responsible for both senior and youth baseball playing under Baseball Canada rules in Zone 6 (Saskatoon). In 2013, there were over 800 minor ball players in leagues organized by the Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc.

The Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization which organizes baseball for Saskatoon youth under the auspices of Sask Baseball and Baseball Canada. The Saskatoon Baseball Council's goal is to provide each player with an opportunity to participate, learn and enjoy playing the game of baseball which will promote health, sportsmanship, team play and good citizenship.

The Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. accomplishes this goal through:

  1. Four zone organizations in Saskatoon; the A's, Blue Jays, Braves, and Cardinals. The zones select and equip the minor division teams and coaches.

  2. Six Minor Divisions - Junior Rally Cap (6 yrs and under as of Jan 1), Senior Rally Cap (7 & 8 yrs as of Jan 1), Mosquito (9 & 10 yrs as of Jan 1), Pee Wee (11 & 12 yrs as of Jan 1), Bantam (13 & 14 yrs as of Jan 1), Midget (15, 16, 17 yrs as of Jan 1); and two Major leagues, Men's and Senior. The leagues co-ordinate the playing activity of the teams, such as game scheduling, hosting tournaments, and work with the City in maintenance and improvement of playing facilities.

  3. Saskatoon Minor Baseball, an administrative structure within the Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc., whose responsibility is to provide oversight and coordination of the activities of the Minor Divisions.

Advantages of playing minor baseball organized through the Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc.:

  • Everybody is placed on a team at an appropriate level so that they have the best opportunity for succeeding and enjoying baseball. 16-26 regular season games are scheduled for most players, more for teams playing at higher skill levels within each division, in addition to tournament and playoff games.

  • In the Mosquito and Pee Wee Divisions, teams play in one of three leagues, A, AA or AAA. In the Bantam and Midget Divisions, teams play in either the AA or AAA League.

  • Depending on its level of play, the league season for a team may finish by the end of June (A Leagues), or extend into mid-July (AA Leagues) or late-July (AAA Leagues).

  • Nationally Certified Coaches and player clinics with certified instructors. Pre-season conditioning clinics are offered by zone organizations and other clinics are often available during the season.

  • All games are played at quality baseball complexes - including the Geoff Hughes Baseball Park - one of the nation's top Pee Wee facilities, and the renowned J.F. Cairns Field, current home of the WMBL's Saskatoon Yellowjackets.

  • Teams play as many different teams as possible from within the City and from surrounding areas.

  • Opportunities for league teams in the Mosquito through Midget Divisions to compete in Provincial Championships. All-star teams are not formed for provincial or inter-provincial Championship tournaments.

  • Opportunities to compete at the Baseball Canada Western Canada Championships for the Pee Wee through Midget Divisions.

  • Opportunities to compete at the Baseball Canada National Championships for the Bantam through Midget Divisions.

  • All proceeds generated by the Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. through its Minor Divisions and sponsorships are contributed towards playing facilities, coaching equipment and baseball operations. With the exception of the Minor Division Administrator, the Saskatoon Baseball Council Inc. and its Minor Divisions are run by volunteers.

  • A website to provide all league information and tournament registration.