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Junior House offers a fun and challenging baseball experience for players age 13-14 and introduces wood bat play.
|Tiers: Yes || |
Tiered Play. Sort-outs take place mid-April to form 1 "Canadians" team. The remaining players will be placed on National level house teams.
|Nationals ||Balanced teams. Play House Junior (wood bat) |
|Canadians || |
1 team (strongest players from sort-outs) playing interlock with the district.
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Early May to late June. 12 game regular season schedule plus play-offs.
|Game Frequency: ||1-2 games per week, usually weeknights. |
|Practices: ||1 per week, usually on weekend |
|Weekend play?: ||Possible, but weekends are often reserved for practices. |
|Play-offs: ||Games played after the Regular Season for 1 or 2 weeks mid-to-late June |
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|Diamonds: ||Various fields including Frank MacDonald, Lower Kinsmen, & Mattawa (practice only) |
|Field Size: ||80-ft baselines |
|Pitching distance: ||54 feet |
|Bats allowed: ||Wood bats |
|Metal cleats allowed: ||Yes |
|Provided by league: ||Loaner team shirt, Keeper team KBA hat |
|Provided by player: ||Batting helmet, baseball glove, pants suitable for playing sport, jock or jill, non-metal cleats or metal cleats |
All coaches are instructed to follow a strict guideline for pitch counts and associated rest periods in order to protect young and developing pitching arms. These guidelines are set out by Little League in cooperation with sports and medical authorities across North America.