Purpose and Fit
The Power Smart Manitoba Games are great athlete introduction to a multi-sport environment. With the sport of Baseball being in both the Western Canada and Canada Games it is a perfect fit with the Train to Train stage of Long Term Athlete Development. At this age the focus is on training the whole baseball athlete based on their physical, mental, cognitive and emotional development. It is Baseball Manitoba’s goal to use the Manitoba Games as the first step in identifying and development Manitoba athletes for future interprovincial events and beyond.
Baseball Manitoba is proud to be a part of the PowerSmart Manitoba Summer Games and the legacy that these Games provide. Along with Sport Manitoba, Baseball Manitoba will endeavor to provide the athletes with an exciting, meaningful and rewarding experience at the Games in Swan River.
Below is an overview of the baseball program leading to and including the Games. For the full baseball specific details, please see the Manitoba Games Baseball Technical Package.
The Baseball competition of the Games will take place in Phase 1 or July 15 - 18, 2012 in Swan River, Manitoba.
Minor Bantam – 14 years of ages as of December 31, 1998
- Year of birth - 1998 or later.
- All athletes must be a minimum of thirteen (13) years of age as of December 31, 2012.
All six Rural Regions will have All Star teams identified for the Games. The remaining two spots in the tournament will be represented by two Winnipeg All-star teams.
These regional all-star teams will be made up of players who are 1st year Bantam and 2nd year Pee Wee. Each team will have 13 players, and the competition will be played on a Bantam sized field. In Winnipeg the top 26 players will be selected and divided into the two teams.
Regional Identification/Selection Camps
Regional Coaches have been identified and these appointed coaches will be directly responsible for the program activity within their Region. The ID camps and team selection will be the responsibility of the selected coaches within each Region.
Regional dates/locations/etc. will be provided by the coaching staffs and available on the Baseball Manitoba website as soon as we are notified. Camp dates and Program schedules will be dependent upon the Regional Coach’s needs. Athlete registration fees for the Regional camps will be $10 per camp.
- All coaches/mangers must complete the online Respect in Sport program prior to the start of the Games. http://www.sportmanitoba.ca/respectinsport.php.
- Head Coaches must have full Level 1 Certification (theory, technical and practical) with Level 2 Technical, or have the “Regional Coach – Trained” certification. Assistant Coaches must have minimally the Initiation Coach Trained status.
- Baseball Manitoba will work in with the regions in appointing coaches for each of the teams. It is expected that minimally 1 coach will come from each region.