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Welcome to Saskatoon Pee Wee (13U) Baseball

    

 

Eligibility (2017)

Pee Wee players born in 2004 or 2005

2017 Pee Wee Division News (top of page)

League Description (top of page)

SASKATOON PEE WEE BASEBALL is a Developmental Division and exists to promote the baseball skills and sportsmanship of its participants. It is proud of the level of conduct and sportsmanship that has been shown in the past and expects all coaches and players to ensure that this will continue. It provides baseball for boys and girls, 12 and 13 years old, and is a member of Baseball Saskatchewan. Its game rules are based on the Baseball Canada rulebook.

Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball is regarded as one of the best Pee Wee Division in the province and your child is sure to have a positive and enjoyable baseball experience while playing in one of its leagues. Pee Wee baseball is the first exposure of young players to the complete game of baseball - runners leading off, sliding into base, and pitchers trying to picking off runners on base are now part of the game.

Teams entered in the Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball Division will play at one of three skill levels (Categories) - A, AA or AAA leagues. The season length and the level of commitment differ for each league - the AAA teams have the longest season and highest commitment level.

In addition to regular league play, teams will have the opportunity to play in at least two local tournaments and to qualify for play in provincial tournaments.

Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball is a volunteer-run organization and its successful operation depends on the involvement and cooperation of players, coaches and parents. Teams and their parents will be asked to play an active role in running tournaments during the season, staffing the concession (the league's major money- maker) and in projects to upgrade the baseball park.

The hub of Pee Wee baseball in Saskatoon is the Geoff Hughes Pee Wee Park, built in 1996. It is a city-owned complex of three diamonds with shale infields, homerun fences and a clubhouse with bathroom facilities, a meeting room and a concession. All fields meet Pee Wee national standards and improvements to the facility are on-going. It is considered one of the best Pee Wee baseball parks in western Canada. While the City provides basic maintenance for the park, the Pee Wee Division is responsible for any further improvements. Most of the funds for these improvements are generated by the Division's parent-run concession.

Important Dates (top of page)
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Expectations of Parents (top of page)
 
Part of the philosophy of Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball is to involve parents in the operation of the league. Our experience is that this provides them with a sense of ownership and pride in the facility during the time their children are Pee Wee ball players. A commitment of four hours per family is suggested.

The most important contribution is to help with the concession. Teams take turns in providing 2 people to staff the concession. Each team will have to do this about three times during the season for league games. As well, during tournaments, the participating teams will staff the concession and prepare the infields.

The bulk of the organization is done by a small number of dedicated people. You can offer to help with running the league. Every year, the league plans a number of improvements both large and small to the facility - you can help by volunteering for any projects that volunteers are called for. If you have specific skills that you think can benefit the league, let us know. Fundraising, obtaining sponsors etc. is always a priority. We always need help in this area.
 
We have a great facility, but more can be done to make it the best in Saskatchewan or even Canada. Let us know if you want to help us reach this goal. Call Geoff Hughes at 373-0962 or email him at geoff.hughes@shaw.ca

Pee Wee FAQ (top of page)

  • How often will my team play?
    All teams are scheduled to play an average of two league games per week. If a team enters a tournament, it can expect to play three to five games during that tournament depending on how successful the team is.
     
  • Where are the games played?
    Most games are played at the Geoff Hughes Pee Wee Park. In addition, teams in the A and AA leagues will play at Riversdale Kiwanis Park (NE diamond) and AA and AAA teams at Nutana Kiwanis Park (SE diamond). Each A, AA and AAA team may be scheduled for a few games at Martensville and/or other communities within a 50 km drive from Saskatoon. (Diamond locations)
     
  • Who owns the Geoff Hughes Pee Wee Park?
    This park is a City-owned facility. Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball rents this facility for its events from the City of Saskatoon.
     
  • Who maintains the fields that Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball uses?
    Maintenance of the Pee Wee Park is done jointly by the City and the Pee Wee League. The Pee Wee League ensures the infields are prepared for play and provides funding for park improvements. The City is responsible for maintenance of the park infrastructure, mowing of grass and oversees the general operation of the Park.
     
  • Are there opportunities for teams to play at the provincial and national level?
    Yes. All teams are eligible to register for provincial play. Depending on the number of teams registered, teams may have to qualify to represent Saskatoon in provincial tournaments. The highest level of play for A and AA Tier II teams is the Provincial Championship. The winner of the Provincial AAA Championship as well as the finalist will represent Saskatchewan at the Baseball Canada Western Regional Pee Wee Championship. The winner of the AA Provincial Championship will advance to the Western Canada Pee Wee Minor Championship.
     
  • What is a Zone Qualifier Tournament?
    This a tournament held to determine which teams from a provincial zone will represent that zone in the Provincial Championship. These are held only when the number of teams entered from a zone for provincial play exceeds the number of places Saskatchewan Baseball has allocated that zone in the Provincial Championship.
     
  • What is the AA Tier II Provincial Championship?
    This provincial tournament is restricted to AA teams from Regina and Saskatoon. Saskatchewan Baseball determines which category of Provincial Championship a baseball centre may enter on the basis of population. Cities like Saskatoon and Regina, with a population base of 50,000 or more, are required to enter the AAA Championship before AA teams can enter the AA Provincial Championship, whereas a centre with a lower population does not. Consequently, AA teams from Regina and Saskatoon have been at a disadvantage when competing against AA teams from smaller centres. To rectify this situation, the AA Tier II Provincial Championship was created. Saskatoon AA teams are still eligible to enter the Provincial AA Championship, but most do not because they feel they will not be competitive. Having the option of entering the AA Tier II tournament gives more AA teams the opportunity to compete at the provincial level.
     
  • Are new teams formed to play in Provincial Championships?
    Generally the teams that enter provincial play are the same teams that have played throughout the season. The philosophy of Saskatchewan Baseball is to base all Provincial play on club teams, not to form elite teams to compete provincially and nationally. However, a Zone may form one Provincial team from its teams participating in the same Category during League play. Although not encouraged, this is a Zone decision and is not ruled upon by the League.
     
  • What is expected of me as a parent of a Pee Wee baseball player?
    Part of the philosophy of Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball is to involve parents in the operation of the league. Our experience is that this provides them with a sense of ownership and pride in the facility during the time their children are Pee Wee ball players. A commitment of four hours per family is suggested.
     
    The most important contribution is to help with the concession. Teams take turns in providing 2 people to staff the concession. Each team will have to do this about three times during the season for league games. As well, during tournaments, the participating teams will staff the concession and prepare the infields.
     
  • Why is the concession so important?
    Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball does not have a sponsor, so the concession serves as the main source of income for maintenance and improvement of the fields and the building at the Pee Wee Park. All profit from the concession goes to the league and, on average, the concession returns $3,000 or more each season to the league. This is possible because of volunteer efforts by parents. These funds are also used to subsidize League fees and ultimately zone registration fees down.
     
  • In what other ways can I help Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball?
    The bulk of the organization is done by a small number of dedicated people. You can offer to help with running the league. Every year, the league plans a number of improvements both large and small to the facility - you can help by volunteering for any projects that volunteers are called for. If you have specific skills that you think can benefit the league, let us know. Fundraising, obtaining sponsors etc. is always a priority. We always need help in this area.
     
    We have a great facility, but more can be done to make it the best in Saskatchewan or even Canada. Let us know if you want to help us reach this goal. Call Geoff Hughes at 373-0962 or email him at geoff.hughes@shaw.ca
     
  • I have questions about my child's team. Who should I talk to?
    The first contact should be your team's head coach or manager. If that is not satisfactory, then talk to the Pee Wee Coordinator for your Zone. Saskatoon Pee Wee Baseball has no role in forming teams or appointing coaches - this is done by the City Zone with whom you registered your child. The Pee Wee league wants the best playing environment for every Pee Wee ball player and anything that it sees detracting from that is reported to the appropriate Zone, but it has no direct control over how teams are formed or operate.
     
  • I notice that there are two different organizations offering minor baseball in Saskatoon. How do they differ?
    The major difference is in the way teams potentially advancing to inter-provincial, national or international tournaments are formed. There are other differences in field dimensions and age category.
     
    Teams entering Saskatchewan Baseball provincial tournaments are club teams i.e. the teams that have been playing together all season. AAA teams can advance to inter-provincial or national tournaments, AA teams can advance to inter-provincial or provincial tournaments and A teams stop at provincial tournaments.
     
    Little League, the other organization, structures its play so that club teams play until about the end of June. At that point, a representative (elite) team is formed to advance into higher level play, including the opportunity to advance to the Little League World Series. A player who is not placed on this representative team has no opportunity to experience higher level play.

Coach Contact List (top of page)
(The contact list contains 3 pages, one for each league)

Contact Us (top of page)
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Schedules

2017 Pee Wee League Schedules (top of page)

2017 Pee Wee League Standings (top of page)

Past League Championship Results (top of page)

  AAA AA A
2017 Champion Braves    
Finalist Cardinals    
2016 Champion Blue Jay Blitz Prince Albert Royals Prince Albert Royals
Finalist Sask Five Giants Sask Five Giants Blue Jay Heat
2011 Champion Braves Athletics Blue Jays
Finalist A's Blue Jay Heat A's
2010 Champion Jays Muenster Red Sox Davidson
Finalist Braves Bashin' Braves Blue Jay Bandits
2009 Champion Cardinals Bashin’ Braves Kaos Braves
Finalist Braves Cardinals #2 Barracuda Braves
2008 Champion Martensville Blue Jay Crush Dalmeny
Finalist Cardinals Cardinals #2 Hanley

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